African Placenames: Origins and Meanings of the Names for Natural Features, Towns, Cities, Provinces and Counties / Edition 2

African Placenames: Origins and Meanings of the Names for Natural Features, Towns, Cities, Provinces and Counties / Edition 2

by Adrian Room
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786435461

ISBN-13: 9780786435463

Pub. Date: 07/03/2008

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

In this extensively revised and enlarged edition of a work first published in 1994, many of the entries have been expanded or entirely rewritten, and the entries have increased in number from 2,000 to more than 2,500. Each placename's entry identifies the country and, in most cases, geographical location within the country. An account of the name's origin and

Overview

In this extensively revised and enlarged edition of a work first published in 1994, many of the entries have been expanded or entirely rewritten, and the entries have increased in number from 2,000 to more than 2,500. Each placename's 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 historical, topographical, and biological references. Cross references provide former names, alternate spellings, and alternate forms of current names. A new introduction comprises a geographical summary, a chronological survey of the exploration and colonization of Africa, and an overview of African languages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786435463
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
07/03/2008
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents


Preface     1
Introduction     3
The Dictionary     15
Arabic Terms in African Placenames     203
Official Languages of African Countries     204
Locations and Populations of African Countries     206
Official Names of African Countries     207
Independence Dates     209
African Placenames with Biblical Connections     211
African Placenames in the 1771 Encyclopaedia Britannica     212
Select Bibliography     215

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