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Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada 09

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada 09

Description : Yellowknife is the territorial capital of Canada,s Northwest Territories, and the only settlement in the territory to legally be a city. Located on the north shore of Great Slave Lake on the west side of Yellowknife Bay at the outlet of the Yellowknife River. The city Yellowknife (and the surrounding waterbodies) were named for the copper knives used by the local Chipewyans and Dene who moved into the area in the early 1800s.

The current population is ethnically mixed, and the territory government lists five languages as spoken in significant numbers: Chipewyan, Dogrib, South and North Slavey, English, and French.The Tli Cho (Tłįchǫ) First Nation, formerly known as the Dogrib, are an Aboriginal Canadian people living in the Northwest Territories

In Dogrib, the town is called Somba K,e - where the money is - .

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