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English nameThe Inneans
Gaelic nameNa h-Inneanan Mòra is Beaga

Location and type of place name

Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townCampbeltown
Postcode areaPA28
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNR7007
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


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Language notes 
Sourcesinnean ~ anvil or anvil shaped hill.[add to meaning seciton]

There are a number of places deriving from this element. For example, Middle Inens in Cowal and Innean Glen in Kintyre. Robertson also gives na h-aoinnean for a place near Taynuilt, and an t-innean for Inion.

The place in question is by Innean a’ Chromain, 'anvil of the kite'. The English form is a plural reflecting he two places Innean Mòr and Beag.

A. Martin says this is from ‘anvil’.
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