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ⓘ Péribonka, Quebec




Peribonka, Quebec
                                     

ⓘ Peribonka, Quebec

Peribonka is a municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec, located in the Maria-Chapdelaine Regional County Municipality. It is situated at the mouth of the Peribonka River where it forms a bay on the north shore of Lac Saint-Jean.

Hemon Louis, 1880-1913, French writer, who spent several months in peribonka in 1912 during which he prepared the notes for his famous novel, Maria Chapdelaine.

Peribonka comes from the Innu words periwanga or perhaps pelipaukau, meaning "river digging in / removing the sand", from the roots or by the handle, "remove", and Anga means "sand".

                                     
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