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English nameBenbecula
Gaelic nameBeinn na Faoghla
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Location and type of place name

LocationWestern Isles
Local authorityWestern Isles ~ Na h-Eileanan Siar
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeIsland(s) ~ Eilean(an)
Post townISLE OF BENBECULA
Postcode areaHS7
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNF781501
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

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Language notes 
SourcesBenbecula is in Gaelic Beinn-a-mhaoil said to be for Beinn-nafaoghlach,
“The hill of the strand: MacKinnon
Beinnabhaoghla: MacDonald Collection of Gaelic Poetry, 1911, 303

Eilean Beinne faodhla: Am Fèillire, 80
Beinn-bhaoghla,:Watson, Ròsg Gàidhlig 263
Brinnabhaodhla (B. nam faodhla), benˈjəwöLə (also -L).
Bhin-e Bhàghla [gen.]: Book of Clanranald 215
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