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English nameHoy
Gaelic nameno Gaelic form

Location and type of place name

LocationOrkney, Northern Isles
Local authorityOrkney Islands ~ Arcaibh
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Orkney ~ Arcaibh
Topographical feature typeIsland(s) ~ Eilean(an)
Postcode areaKW16
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceND2598
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


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Language notes
SourcesThis name is of Norse origin in an area where Gaelic was never spoken to the extent that Gaelic names were coined. There is also no evidence of a Gaelic form of the name from elsewhere. This name, therefore, has not been translated in line with our policy.
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