are used in Normandy in northeastern France and on the British Channel Islands by speakers of Norman
(a language related to French
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BURHOU (Island) Norman
A Channel Island in ENGLAND
. Means "storehouse island", from 'bur', meaning "storehouse", and -'hou
', a Norman suffix derived from Old Norse 'holmr', meaning "island".
CHAUSEY (Island) Norman
A large group of islands in the Channel Islands, FRANCE
. The -'ey
' is the Norman word for "island".
CREVICHON (Island) Norman
Islet in the Channel Islands, ENGLAND
. Means "isle of crabs, crayfish, and cranes", due to the abundance of those animals in the area.
DIROUILLES (Island) Norman, French
Islet chain in the Channel Islands. Each rock has many names. May mean "rags", as a direct transliteration of the French word dirouilles.
HOUMET (Island) Norman
The Houmets are an islet chain in the Channel Islands. The name is from the Norman word 'hou', meaning "island".
JETHOU (Island) Norman
One of the Channel Islands in ENGLAND
. The -'hou' suffix means small island or small hill.
LIHOU (Island) Norman, Breton
Island in the Channel Islands in ENGLAND
. From the Breton words 'lydd' or 'ligg', meaning "in or near water", and the Norman suffix -'hou', meaning "island". The island and reef in AUSTRALIA
named after this island.
MINQUIER (Island) Breton, Norman, English
An island chain in the Channel Islands, ENGLAND
. Could be from Breton 'minihi', meaning "sanctuary, or from 'minkier' meaning "seller of fish".
ORTAC (Island) Norman
A small Channel Island in ENGLAND
. Likely means "large rock at the edge" from the Norman 'or', meaning "edge", and 'etac', meaning "stack", referring to the geological landform.