Manitoba meaning

mănĭ-tōbə
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.
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(place) Province of SC Canada: 213,271 sq mi (552,370 sq km); cap. Winnipeg.
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(place) Lake in S Manitoba: 1,817 sq mi (4,706 sq km)
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Origin of manitoba

  • Cree manitoowapaaw, the narrows (of Lake Manitoba), lit., god narrows

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition