African Placenames: Origins and Meanings of the Names for Natural Features, Towns, Cities, Provinces and Countries (Hardback)
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Short Description for African Placenames Each of the over 2,000 entries gives the country and, in most cases, geographical location within the country. An account of the name's origin and meaning follows, with appropriate historical, topographical and biological references. Cross references provide both former names and alternate spellings or forms of current names.
- Published: 15 October 2008
- Format: Hardback 224 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780786435463 ISBN 10: 0786435461
Full description for African Placenames
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.