Baffin Island


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Baffin Island

An island of eastern Nunavut, Canada, west of Greenland and south of the Queen Elizabeth Islands. It is the fifth-largest island in the world.

Baffin Island

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(Placename) the largest island of the Canadian Arctic, between Greenland and Hudson Bay. Area: 476 560 sq km (184 000 sq miles)

Baf′fin Is′land


n.
a Canadian island in the Arctic Ocean, between Greenland and N Canada. ab. 1000 mi. (1600 km) long; 190,000 sq. mi. (492,000 sq. km). Also called Baf′fin Land`.
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Noun1.Baffin Island - the 5th largest island and the largest island of Arctic CanadaBaffin Island - the 5th largest island and the largest island of Arctic Canada; lies between Greenland and Hudson Bay
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
Arctic Ocean - ice covered waters surrounding the North Pole; mostly covered with solid ice or with ice floes and icebergs
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While working to convert the Inuit of Baffin Island, Quebec between 1894 and 1905, Anglican missionary Edmund James Peck kept journals of his life and work in the area as well as ethnographic notes detailing Inuit language, spirituality, and shamanism, published here.
In May 2000, as spring was just reaching Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic, a famed local hunter took Nweeia out on the ice searching the open water for those tusk-bearing, high-Arctic whales.
Alicia HemplemanAdams, 15, will brave bitterly cold conditions as she treks along the desolate route from Baffin Island in the Nunavut region of north east Canada to the pole.
Alicia Hempleman-Adams, aged 15, will brave bitterly cold conditions as she treks along the desolate route from Baffin Island in the Nunavut region of north east Canada to the pole.
Alicia Hempleman-Adams, 15, will brave bitterly cold conditions as she treks along the desolate route from Baffin Island in the Nunavut region of north east Canada to the pole.
We have already kite-skied in the Canadian Arctic, Norway and Baffin Island so this was the next place we wanted to come to.
I was born near Pond Inlet (on Baffin Island in the eastern Arctic).
On April 26 the winningmost jump jockey of all time is donning a pair of cross-country skis and setting off on an Arctic expedition to Baffin Island to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
The best they could hope for on the flag-waving front was a possible Camera d'Or prize for Baffin Island filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk, whose mythic tale Atanarjuat [The Fast Runner] was screening in the Un Certain regard sidebar.
At the beginning of July, she set up electronic position indicators at Cape Enauolikon Baffin Island, then anchored four miles off Cape Donovanon Southampton Island, using her helicopters to ferry equipment ashore.
Other events include Arctic animal mask workshops, Inuit food, and film of the BBC wilderness walk across Baffin Island.
Stewart addressed these criticisms when she visited Iqaluit, the Baffin Island community that will become Canada's 13th capital city when the Northwest Territories separates in April, 1999.