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English nameTeangue
Gaelic nameTeang
Meaningtongue, narrow strip of land

Location and type of place name

LocationSkye, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Sleat
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Postcode areaIV44
Relevant main roadsA851
OS sheet number412
OS grid referenceNG660091
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG teanga ~ tongue
Element typetopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesON nom. sg. tunga, fem. ‘tongue, narrow strip of land’ reanalysed as teanga, 'tongue'
Teng 1654 Blaeu Map (Skye)
Teang 1820 Thomson
Teanga 1882 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
An Teanga Forbes, 194
Teanga, An Teangaidh, the tongue or narrow strip of land. ON tunga Forbes, 401
An Teanga, the tongue or spit of land Mac an Tàilleir
[tʲεŋ] (no article) local source, Sgianaidean
[tʲεŋə] (no article) local source, Sòdhaigh
[tʲεŋ] (no article) local source, Àrnasdal
Additional infoThe lack of article and terminal -a suggests a name originally of Norse origin, reanalysed into the Gaelic form.
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