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African placenames

origins and meanings of the names for over 2000 natural features, towns, cities, provinces, and countries

by Adrian Room

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Published by McFarland in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa,
  • Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • Names, Geographical -- Africa.,
    • Africa -- Gazetteers.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-235).

      Other titlesAfrican place names.
      Statementby Adrian Room.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDT2 .R66 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 235 p. ;
      Number of Pages235
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1428987M
      ISBN 100899509436
      LC Control Number93040261

      This book seeks to provide a semi-popular guide to the major place names in Southern Africa: names of cities, towns, villages, mountains, rivers, promontories, bays, and other cultural and natural features In its compilation the recommendations of the File Size: 1MB. , African placenames: origins and meanings of the names for natural features, towns, cities, provinces, and counties / Adrian Room McFarland & Co Jefferson, N.C Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required.

      the description is the meaning and history write-up for the name; separate search terms with spaces; search for an exact phrase by surrounding it with double quotes. example: "lord of the rings" will match names from the novel 'The Lord of the . African names have special significance. And the presence of multiple cultures in the 53 African nations adds to the richness of African names and the diffi-culty in understanding them. Even in the developed world, some people of African heritage carry African names (for example, Barack Obama). Science editors with knowledge ofFile Size: KB.

      African names are used in various places on the continent of Africa. See also about African names. Possibly a Somali form of ADAM. Alternate transcription of Arabic آمنة (see AMINAH (1)), as well as the Somali form. Fula form of AMINAH (1). Form of ABDUL used in parts of French-influenced western Africa. Even an axe handle can inspire a place name. Most of the following information is derived from Oregon Geographic Names, 7th Edition, by Lewis A. McArthur, Revised and enlarged by Lewis L. McArthur, Published by Oregon Historical Society Press,


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African placenames by Adrian Room Download PDF EPUB FB2

In this useful work, detailing more than 2, African placenames of all types, each entry identifies the country and, in most cases, geographical location within the country.

An account of the name’s origin and meaning follows, along with appropriate. African Placenames: Origins and Meanings of the Names for over Natural Features, Towns, Cities, Provinces and Countries [Room, Adrian] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

African Placenames: Origins and Meanings of the Names for over Natural Features, Towns, Cities, Provinces and CountriesAuthor: Adrian Room. African Placenames: Origins and Meanings of the Names for Natural Features, Towns, Cities, Provences and Countries [Adrian Room] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

In this extensively revised and enlarged edition of a work first published inmany of the entries have been expanded or entirely rewritten. In this extensively revised and enlarged edition of a work first published inmany of the entries have been expanded or entirely rewritten, African placenames book the entries have increased in number from 2, to more than 2, Each placename's entry identifies the country and, in most cases, Price: $ Placenames: Places, Images and Information.

Travelling around Southern Africa, discovering great places to visit and finding out about their history. Toponomy (the names of places), is a good way to start learning about any places that we visit.

Taking pictures of people and their places follows naturally on from that interest. Dictionary of Southern African Place Names by RE Raper - HSRC. Usage CC0 Universal Topics South Africa, Place Names Collection opensource. An onomastic study of Southern African Place Names done by the Human Science Research Council.

Addeddate Identifier. African Placenames: Origins and Meanings of the Names for over Natural Features, Towns, Cities, Provinces and Countries by Adrian Room. McFarland & Company. Used - Like New. Cloth, no dj. Fine. - Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal; Alex - Alexandra, township to the northeast of Johannesburg; Arniston - Waenhuiskrans ’’Azania’’-[South Africa]], commonly used by polical activists and journalists, sometimes even in formal reference.

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Mw,mgi Kllgo will of. Get this from a library. African placenames: origins and meanings of the names for over natural features, towns, cities, provinces, and countries. [Adrian Room]. African states and rulers: an encyclopedia of native, colonial, and independent states and rulers past and present User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict Two works one might expect to have already covered the contents of Stewart's book, Bertold Spuler's Rulers and Governments of the World (LJ 10/15/77) and Peter Truhart's Regents of Nations.

Get this from a library. African placenames: origins and meanings of the names for natural features, towns, cities, provinces, and counties. [Adrian Room] -- "This revised work has many expanded or entirely rewritten entries, increasing from 2, to more than 2, entries.

Each entry identifies the country and, in most cases, geographical location. Etymology. The word "toponymy" is derived from the Greek words tópos (τόπος) "place" and ónoma (ὄνομα) "name". Toponymy itself is a branch of onomastics, the study of names of all kinds.

In a more restricted sense, the term 'toponymy' refers to an inventory of toponyms, while the discipline researching such names is referred to as toponomastics. A placename is often much more than just a label.

A name may bespeak the history of a nation, the culture of a people, or the hopes of an individual. Such connections are revealed in this very large reference work on placenames of the world, which offers an in-depth look at the origins of each.

First published inthe work in this new edition contains over 6, entries. Author Adrian Room. Title African Placenames: Origins and Meanings of the Names for over Natural Features, Towns, Cities, Provinces and Countries. Binding Library Binding. Book Condition Very Good. Jacket Condition Missing.

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