Place-name Changes 1900-1991

Place-name Changes 1900-1991

Book - 1993
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We know about explosive name changes of late in the former Germanies, Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and such; but for decades former colonies have been reconstituting native names, villages and towns have been memorializing recent heroes or celebrities, and real estate developers have changed their marketing strategies. Room cites some 4,500 names of villages, towns, regions, and countries, providing the current name, description and location (e.g. a township in Virginia), the former name, and when the change was made. Most of the changes are officially sanctioned, but some are just so popular that they have become current. Includes an appendix of the official names of countries. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Rowman and Littllefield
Contains over 4,500 name changes worldwide, ranging from small villages to entire countries.

Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1993
ISBN: 9780810826007
Branch Call Number: 910.3 Room 1993
Characteristics: xxv, 296 pages ; 23 cm


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