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So far, we have found very little information about Bojey Village. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Bojey Village to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Bojey Village - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Bojey Village, please Contact Us.




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-profile   General information about Bojey Village
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Bojey Village
-census   Census information for Bojey Village
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Bojey Village
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Bojey Village
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-map   Interactive map centered on Bojey Village
-tripmap   TripAdvisor Tourism pages
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Bojey Village
-glossary   This page...

Glossary and Definitions ...

Historic Community
We use the term 'historic' broadly and in our Gazetteer, it generally means that the community no longer exists. That said, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past.

If we can be more specific, then you'll see either:

- 'Ghost Town' to indicate that while some ruins are in the vicinity of where the community once stood, the community no longer exists. Being a Ghost Town does not mean that people no longer live or conduct business in the area. When visiting a Ghost Town, please be sure to respect private property.

- 'Shadow Town' to indicate that the community was much larger in the past and while some people may continue to live there, the community is a shadow of its past.
Portmanteau
A portmanteau is the forming of a linguistic combination or contraction by taking two (or more) words, their sound and the meaning of those words to create a new word. For example, guess and estimate becomes guesstimate. An explanation of Bojey Village can be found under Toponymy (see below).
Toponymy
The definition of toponymy includes the study of place names (in this case, the community of Bojey Village). Toponymy includes the origin of the name and any meanings or stories that might be behind the name. While we generally limit ourselves to just the origin of a community's name, we appreciate any additional information.

The toponymy of Bojey Village:

A Doukhobor<2> Community, belonging to the Cowley-Lundbreck Colony.


Footnotes ...



<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Bojey Village, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The Doukhobors (or Doukhabours) are a Christian sect that were persecuted in the late 1800's by the Russian government and the Russian Orthodox Church. To avoid further persecution, many of the Doukhobors sought refuge in the Canadian Provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan and in this case, Alberta.

Once in Canada, the Doukhobors continued their communal traditions by forming Colonies, with small villages (such as Bojey Village) forming within each Colony.

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