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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

"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
Print Book, English, ©2006
McFarland & Co., Jefferson, N.C., ©2006