The Perplexing Problem of Manitoba’s Nameless Lakes | Atlas Obscura

As the province’s official toponymist, Kappel has the Adam-esque task of pinning names on its many anonymous features. Although the Manitoba database currently contains about 8,000 lake names, they’re just a drop in the bucket. Go through some simple subtraction, and the scale of anonymity becomes clear: “About 90,000 of our lakes currently do not have an official name,” Kappel notes.

Read more at the Source: The Perplexing Problem of Manitoba’s Nameless Lakes | Atlas Obscura

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Connie J. Jasperson lives in Olympia, Washington. A vegan, she and her husband share five children, a love of good food and great music. She is active in local writing groups, an editor for Myrddin Publishing Group, and is a writing coach. She is an active member of the both the Northwest Independent Writers Association and Pacific Northwest Writers Association, and is a founding member of Myrddin Publishing Group. Music and food dominate her waking moments. When not writing or blogging she can be found with her Kindle, reading avidly.

2 thoughts on “The Perplexing Problem of Manitoba’s Nameless Lakes | Atlas Obscura”

  1. In Japan, it’s not uncommon to name natural features with numbers, for example Sakayama Lake #2 is larger than Sakayama Lake #5 but not as large as Sakayama Lake #12.

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