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Mi’kmaq Names in Guysborough County
The following is taken from "History of the County of Guysborough" by H. C. Hart.

Micmac Names

Micmac names relating to Guysborough County from a "First Reading Book in the Micmac Language," by the late Rev. S. T. Rand, Missionary to the Indians - kindly loaned by Rev. W. H. Fraser of Halifax.

The name for the whole country including Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick is Magumaage, or Micmac Land.

The district of Canso to Halifax, which had it's own chief was called Eskegawaage.

Chedabucto, Sedabooktook, running far back.

Clam Harbour, Asaugadich, clam ground.

Country Harbour, Asaugadich, flounder ground also,Moolaboogwek, deeply gullied out.

Cole Harbour, Wonpaak, still water.

Canso, Camsok, opposite a high bluff.

Little Canso, Camsogooch, little Camsok.

Ecum Seckum, Megwasaagunk, a red house.

Fox Island, Sebelogwokun, where skins are stretched.

Gut of Canso, Tooegunuk, an outlet.

Indian Harbour, Utkgunaakade, autumn fishery.

Liscomb Harbour, Megadawik, where the big eels are taken.

Mary Joseph, Kulokwejook, sculpin ground.

New Harbour, Okoboogwek, foaming with discolored foam, also Ansaakw, a lonely rock.

Oyster Ponds, Pajdoobaachk, wave dashed, or buried by the rolling wave.

Port Mulgrave, Wolumkwa-kagunuchk, lobster ground.

St. Mary's, Nabsoosakunuk.

White Head, Camsogoochech.

Wine Harbour, Pulamkeegunchk, an outlet cut through the sand.

 

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