Nunavut

geographical name
Nu·​na·​vut | \ ˈnü-nə-ˌvüt How to pronounce Nunavut (audio) \

Definition of Nunavut

semiautonomous territory of northeastern Canada, created in 1999 from the eastern two-thirds of the Northwest Territories and consisting of a mainland part, parts of Victoria and Melville islands, and all of the islands in the Arctic Archipelago east of 110° west; capital Iqaluit area 725,015 square miles (1,877,788 square kilometers), population 31,906

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“Nunavut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nunavut. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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