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Meaning & History

Originally from Northern Sami Čohkkirasjávri meaning "lake of assembly". It was later changed to the much more Finnish-sounding name Jukkasjärvi. This probably changed the meaning of the name as the first element jukkas is of uncertain origin (but it coincides with the Finnish given name Jukka). The second element järvi means "lake" in Finnish (compare Sami járvi, also meaning "lake"). Jukkasjärvi is a small village in Northern Sweden most known for having the world's first icehotel.
Added 12/2/2018 by Beautiful Victory