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Author Everett-Heath, John.

Title The concise dictionary of world place-names / by John Everett-Heath
Edition Second edition
Published [Oxford] : Oxford University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource
Summary "With over 9,000 entries, from Aachen to Zyrardów, this dictionary gives the history, meanings, and origin of an enormous range of country, region, island, city, and town names from around the world. In doing so, it reveals religious and cultural traditions, the migration of peoples, the ebb and flow of armies, the presence of explorers, local languages, industrial developments, topography, as well as superstitions and legends."
Notes "Second edition published online only 2010."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 594-596)
Subject Gazetteers.
Geography -- Dictionaries.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0199580898