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African Placenames: Origins and Meanings of the Names for Natural Features, Towns, Cities, Provinces and Countries
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African Placenames: Origins and Meanings of the Names for Natural Features, Towns, Cities, Provinces and Countries (Paperback)

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In this extensively revised and enlarged edition of a work first published in 1994, many of the entries have been expanded or entirely rewritten, and the entries have increased in number from 2,000 to more than 2,500. Each placename's entry identifies the country and, in most cases, geographical location within the country. An account of the name's origin and meaning follows, along with appropriate historical, topographical, and biological references. Cross references provide former names, alternate spellings, and alternate forms of current names. A new introduction comprises a geographical summary, a chronological survey of the exploration and colonization of Africa, and an overview of African languages.

Reference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksTravel & MapsTravel maps & atlasesPlace names & gazetteers Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Publication Date: 30/05/2014 ISBN-13: 9780786495610  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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The late Adrian Room was a noted toponymist and onomastician. The author of more than 50 reference books about words and names, he lived in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England.

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