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wilderness

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics.

An area which has generally been affected more by natural forces than by human agency; a region little affected by people. Some 77 000 km2 of the USA have been designated as wilderness...

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Yermo (Mexico, USA)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 9 words.

‘Waste Land’ or ‘Wilderness’ in Spanish.

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Steidel

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 13 words.

German: topographic name from stiūdelīn, a diminutive of stūde, ‘thicket’, ‘wilderness’.

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Steidinger

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 20 words.

South German (Württemberg, Baden): topographic name formed like Staudinger, from the collective noun Steiding ‘wilderness’, ‘thicket’; compare Steidle.

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Salo

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 52 words.

Finnish: ornamental name from salo ‘forested wilderness’, perhaps chosen in some cases as a topographic name by someone who lived

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Berghorst

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 25 words.

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a wilderness area on a mountain, from Berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’ + Horst

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Empty Quarter, The (Saudi Arabia)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 49 words.

A huge, desolate desert wilderness that even the Arabs call ‘The Empty Quarter’ from ar rub’ ‘the quarter’ and al

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La Mancha (Castile–La Mancha/Spain)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 24 words.

A flat and barren region in central Spain derived from the Arabic al-Manshah ‘The Wilderness’. See castile-la mancha.

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Boone, Daniel (1734–1820)

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 54 words.

In 1775 he blazed the famous Wilderness Road from Virginia to Kentucky, and founded the settlement of Boonesborough. The Shawnee

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La Mancha (Castile-La Mancha/Spain)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 23 words.

al-Manshah

A flat and barren region in central Spain derived from the Arabic al-Manshah ‘The Wilderness’. See Castile-La Mancha.

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Empty Quarter, The (Saudi Arabia)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 45 words.

A huge, desolate desert wilderness that even the Arabs call ‘The Empty Quarter’ from 'ar-rub᾽ ‘the quarter’ and al-

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