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Author Everett-Heath, John, author.

Title The concise dictionary of world place-names / John Everett-Heath
Edition Fourth edition
Published [Oxford] : Oxford University Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Summary "Includes over 11,000 entries. This dictionary explores the history, meanings, and origin of place names around the world. It covers continents, countries, regions, islands, bays, capes, cities, towns, deserts, lakes, mountains, and rivers, giving the name in the local language as well as key historical facts associated with many place names. The fourth edition includes updates to French regions and to Ukrainian place names. In addition to the entries themselves, the dictionary includes a glossary of foreign word elements which appear in place names and their meaning, as well as a list of personalities and leaders who have influenced the naming of places around the world"--Publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from publisher's description (Oxford Reference Online Premium, viewed September 21, 2018)
Subject Gazetteers.
Geography -- Dictionaries.
Names, Geographical -- Etymology -- Dictionaries
Names, Geographical -- Etymology.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Form Electronic book
Author Oxford University Press.
ISBN 0191866326