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Placenames of the world : origins and meanings of the names for 6,600 countries, cities, territories, natural features, and historic sites

Author: Adrian Room
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"First published in 1997, the work in this new edition contains over 7,000 entries, including 1,000 new placenames from previously under-represented areas such as China and Japan. Entries cover natural features as well as manmade entities. Each entry includes the name of the feature; a brief description and its geographical location; and the origin of the name"--Provided by publisher.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Room
OCLC Number: 1194921674
Description: 1 online resource (v, 433 pages)
Contents: The Placenames --
Appendix 1: Common Placename Words and Elements --
Appendix 2: Major Placenames in European Languages --
Appendix 3: Chinese Names of Countries and Capitals --
Select Bibliography.
Other Titles: Place names of the world
Responsibility: Adrian Room.
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"First published in 1997, the work in this new edition contains over 7,000 entries, including 1,000 new placenames from previously under-represented areas such as China and Japan. Entries cover natural features as well as manmade entities. Each entry includes the name of the feature; a brief description and its geographical location; and the origin of the name"--Provided by publisher.

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