from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A territory of northern Canada including part of the mainland west of Hudson Bay and north of latitude 60° north, islands in the Hudson Bay, and most of the Arctic Archipelago. Nunavut, which comprises what was formerly the eastern portion of Northwest Territories, is primarily inhabited and controlled by the Inuit. It officially became a new territory of Canada on April 1, 1999. Iqaluit, at the head of Frobisher Bay on Baffin Island, is the capital. Population: 29,500.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. Territory in northern Canada which has Iqaluit as its capital.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an Arctic territory in northern Canada created in 1999 and governed solely by the Inuit; includes the eastern part of what was the Northwest Territories and most of the islands of the Arctic Archipelago
From Inuktitut nunavut ("our land"). (Wiktionary)