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Oka

Oka (ōˈkə) [key], village, S Que., Canada, on the north shore of the Lake of the Two Mountains (a widening of the Ottawa) and SW of Montreal. It is noted as the site of a Trappist monastery and farm (est. 1881), where Oka cheese is made. An agricultural institute there is affiliated with the Univ. of Montreal. About 600 Native Americans live at Oka.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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