A province of south-central Canada. Originally part of a 1670 grant to the Hudson's Bay Company, it was admitted as a province in 1870, shortly after Canadian Confederation. An influx of settlers over the following decades led to an extension of its boundaries in 1881. Winnipeg is the capital.
Province of SC Canada: 213,271 sq mi (552,370 sq km); cap. Winnipeg.
Lake in S Manitoba: 1,817 sq mi (4,706 sq km)
Origin of manitoba
Cree manitoowapaaw, the narrows (of Lake Manitoba), lit., god narrows