atlas of true names

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PostTue Jun 25, 2013 5:32 pm » by kentrb

pretty cool info.

The Atlas of True Names reveals the etymological roots, or original meanings,
of the familiar terms on today's maps of the World, Europe, the British Isles, Canada and the United States.

For instance, where you would normally expect to see the Sahara indicated,
the Atlas gives you "The Tawny One", derived from Arab. es-sahra “the fawn coloured, desert”.

The 'True Names' of 3000 cities, countries, rivers, oceans and mountain ranges
are displayed on these four fascinating maps,
each of which includes a comprehensive index of derivations.


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PostTue Jun 25, 2013 5:59 pm » by Slith

Cool post Fossil. I've done a lot of genealogy research on my family name. First time I've seen this site . :flop:

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