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African placenames : origins and meanings of the names for natural features, towns, cities, provinces, and counties

Author: Adrian Room
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed., Extensively rev. and enlargedView all editions and formats
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"This revised work has many expanded or entirely rewritten entries, increasing from 2,000 to more than 2,500 entries. Each entry identifies the country and, in most cases, geographical location. 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"--Provided  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Gazetteers
Local history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Room
ISBN: 9780786435463 0786435461
OCLC Number: 226291862
Description: v, 218 pages ; 27 cm
Contents: The Dictionary --
Appendix I. Arabic Terms in African Placenames --
Appendix II. Official Languages of African Countries --
Appendix III. Locations and Populations of African Countries --
Appendix IV. Official Names of African Countries --
Appendix V. Independence Dates --
Appendix VI. African Placenames with Biblical Connections --
Appendix VII. African Placenames in the 1771 Encyclopedia Britannica.
Other Titles: African place names
Responsibility: Adrian Room.
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Includes entries of placenames that identify the country and, in most cases, geographical location within the country. This work offers an account of the name's origin and meaning, along with  Read more...

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