Submitted Place Name Revision History

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7/3/2021, 10:53 AM Beautiful Victory
1/29/2017, 1:14 PM Beautiful Victory

Name Luleå
Type Settlement
Usage Swedish
Pronounced Pron. LOO-leh-aw(Swedish) LOO-leh(local dialect)
Other Forms FormsLule (dialectal form), Luleju (Northern Sami), Julevu (Lule Sami)
Edit Status Status3. usages AND description are verified

Meaning & History

Derived from the name of the Lule River (see Lule Älv). A combination of Lule Sami lulij "the people living in the east" (referring to forest Sami people) and the place name element -eå denoting the city's location near the river.
Added 1/29/2017 by Beautiful Victory