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Manitoba

Man·i·to·ba

Manitoba

 
pronunciation:
mae nih to b
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part of speech: noun
definition: a Canadian province between Ontario and Saskatchewan.
derivation: Manitoban (n.)
Word History
Manitoba probably comes from the Cree words manitou bou, which mean "the narrows of the Great Spirit." The province was named after Lake Manitoba, which becomes very narrow near its center where the waves make loud noises on the rocks. The Cree believe the sounds come from a huge drum beaten by the spirit Manitou.