Definition of Near North in English:

Near North

Pronunciation /ˌnɪə ˈnɔːθ/


  • 1Australian, New Zealand China, Japan, and other countries of East and South-East Asia.

  • 2Canadian The southern edge of northern Ontario, extending in a band for 300 miles across Canada, and bounded by the Ottawa River on the east and Lake Superior on the west.


1930s. From near + north, after Near East.