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English nameThe Flows
Gaelic nameNa Flobhachan
Genitive formnam Flobhachan

Location and type of place name

Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Caithness ~ Gallaibh
Topographical feature typeWetland ~ Boglach
Post townHalkirk
Postcode areaKW12
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceND193492
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


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Language notes 
SourcesNa Flobhachan (This is a new name borrowed from English) : S. Grannd, Faclair
1. A wet peat-bog, a morass, a swamp “a low-lying piece of watery land, rough and benty, which has not been broken up”, Also in n.Eng. dial. Freq. in place-names, esp. in Gall. Adj. flowy, boggy, spongy, of ground or turf.
This is also known as The Flow Country.
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