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The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

John Everett-Heath

Second edition


Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199580897 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780199580897.001.0001

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From Aachen to Zyrardów, this dictionary gives the history, meanings, and origin of an enormous range of country, region, island, city, and town names from around the world. In doing so, it reveals religious and cultural traditions, the migration of peoples, the ebb and flow of armies, the presence of explorers, local languages, industrial developments, topography, as well as superstitions and legends.

This online-exclusive new edition includes over 1,000 new entries, as well as significant updates to hundreds of the existing entries, bringing them right up to date for the new decade. In addition there is a glossary of words that are common components for place-names (e.g. ‘havn‘ meaning harbour) and an index of relevant personalities.

This is a unique and fascinating guide for geographers, travellers, and all with an interest in current world affairs.

Book.  9372 pages.  455951 words. 

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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 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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Abay (Kazakhstan) in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

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Abbeville (France, USA) in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

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