Share this entry

Share this page

Northwest Territories

Line breaks: North|west Ter¦ri|tor¦ies
Pronunciation: /nɔːθwɛstˈtɛrətriz
 
/

Definition of Northwest Territories in English:

A territory of northern Canada extending northwards from the 60th parallel and westwards from Hudson Bay to the Rocky Mountains; population 41,464 (2006); capital, Yellowknife. From 1670 the southern part of this territory was part of Rupert’s Land; the remainder was under nominal British rule until 1870, when both parts were ceded to Canada.

Definition of Northwest Territories in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day ingratiate
Pronunciation: ɪnˈɡreɪʃɪeɪt
verb
bring oneself into favour with someone through flattery…