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By Adrian Room

This new form of geographical dictionary lists earlier and current trade names of greater than 7,000 areas. It focuses really on placenames with legitimate or semiofficial prestige instead of nicknames or colloquial abbreviations. trade placenames are very important for old and geographical purposes, and even if they predominate in nations that experience gone through wars and invasions, such trade names can both good consequence from political or administrative adjustments. as well as the authentic information regarding each one access, the dictionary additionally reviews on names and their origins the place applicable. Appendices specialise in placenames in non–English languages and on areas which were renamed in fictional works.

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