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The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

John Everett-Heath

Fourth edition


Published online September 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780191866326 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780191866326.001.0001

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Over 11,000 entries

This dictionary explores the history, meanings, and origin of place names around the world. It covers continents, countries, regions, islands, bays, capes, cities, towns, deserts, lakes, mountains, and rivers, giving the name in the local language as well as key historical facts associated with many place names. The fourth edition includes updates to French regions and to Ukrainian place names.

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

Book.  11246 pages.  580926 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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