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English name Benbecula
Gaelic name Beinn na Faoghla
Meaning
Location Western Isles
Local authority Western Isles ~ Na h-Eileanan Siar
Parish post 1891
County post 1891 Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature type Island(s) ~ Eilean(an)
Post town ISLE OF BENBECULA
Postcode area HS7
OS sheet number
OS grid reference NF781501
Type of name Place ~ Àite
Element meaning  
Element type
Language notes  
Sources Benbecula 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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