Nunavut

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geographical name Nu·na·vut \ ˈnü-nə-ˌvüt \

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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