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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

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  1. Baffin Island(ProperNoun)

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

  2. Origin: Named after William Baffin, English explorer

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  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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