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The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

John Everett-Heath

Third edition


Published online May 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191751394 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780191751394.001.0001

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Over 10 500 entries

This dictionary explores the history, meanings, and origin of place names around the world. It covers countries, regions, islands, cities, and towns, giving the name in the local language, as well as key historical facts associated with many place names.

In addition to the entries themselves, the dictionary includes a glossary of foreign word elements which appear in place names and their meanings, and a list of personalities and leaders from all over the world who have influenced the naming of places.

Book.  10464 pages.  509260 words. 

Subjects: Names Studies

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Aachen (North Rhine–Westphalia/Germany) in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

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Aalsmeer (The Netherlands) in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

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Aarau (Switzerland) in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

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Aargau (Switzerland) in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

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Aasiaat (Greenland/Denmark) in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

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Ābādān (Iran, Turkmenistan) in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

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Abakan (Khakasiya Republic/Russia) in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

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Abancay (Peru) in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

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Abarqū (Iran) in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

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Abasolo (Mexico) in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

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