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Atlas of Mi’kmaw Place Names

Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Place Names Atlas

The most complete geographical representation ever created of Mi’kma’ki (territory inhabited by the Mi’kmaq) and Mi’kmaw Place Names is now available online thanks to the efforts of more than 100 people, spanning thousands of hours  of work over five years.Interactive Atlas of Mi’kmaw Place Names in Nova Scotia

The digital atlas includes an online interactive map with more than 700 place names derived from approximately 1500 names collected throughout Nova Scotia from interviews with Mi’kmaw Elders and others.

The digital atlas also includes pronunciation, translations, etymology, and other features, such as photos and videos of some of the interviews. The user has the ability to customize the map by selecting various GIS layers including hydrology, terrain elevation, historical maps of Nova Scotia and much more.

To find out more see Mi’kmawPlaceNames.ca and to access the digital atlas go to sparc.smu.ca/mpnmap/