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Manitoulin Island, Canada

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Manitoulin Island, which separates Lake Huron from Georgian Bay, is the largest lake-bound island in the world, clocking in at 1,068 sq. miles (100 miles long, 31 miles wide). Part of the Canadian province of Ontario, the island has a long history, stretching far back into prehistoric times: artifacts found on the island have been dated to 12,000-30,000 BP. In 2006, the census counted 13,090 permanent residents, of whom 61.1% were white and 38.9% were aboriginal; the aboriginals live in six Anishinaabe reserves. Ojibwe, the language of the island’s aboriginals, is spoken by 8.8% of the island’s total population (there are 56,531 Ojibwe speakers world-wide).

The island is a popular resort, its population growing by a quarter during the summer months.

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Photograph: Manitoulin Island; NASA Whirlwind. WikiCmns; Public Domain.

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