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  1. Baffin Island(noun)

    the 5th largest island and the largest island of Arctic Canada; lies between Greenland and Hudson Bay


  1. Baffin Island(ProperNoun)

    An island in Nunavut, Canada, north of the Canadian mainland.

  2. Origin: Named after William Baffin, English explorer


  1. Baffin Island

    Baffin Island, in the Canadian territory of Nunavut, is the largest island in Canada and the fifth largest island in the world. Its area is 507,451 km² and its population is about 11,000. Named after English explorer William Baffin, it is likely that the island was known to Pre-Columbian Norse explorers from Greenland and Iceland and may be the location of Helluland, spoken of in the Icelandic sagas.


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