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The Dictionary of Southern African Place Names

The Dictionary of Southern African Place Names

The Dictionary of Southern African Place Names gives an insight into what shapes a place and its people through our heroes, events, beliefs, values, fears and aspirations.
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Title: The Dictionary of Southern African Place Names
Authors: Peter E. Raper; Lucie A. Möller; L. Theodorus du Plessis
Genre: Local history; Linguistic
Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers
4th edition. Johannesburg; Cape Town, South Africa 2014
ISBN 9781868425495 / ISBN 978-1-868425-49-5
Softcover, 16 x 24 cm, 592 pages

Desription:

The Dictionary of Southern African Place Names helps you sort your Komkhulu from your Kommetjie with the most comprehensive glossary of Southern African towns, villages, railway stations, mountains, rivers and beaches. The 9000 short entries incorporate data from sources dating as far back as 1486, encapsulating the linguistic and cultural heritage of all the peoples of the subcontinent, past and present. In this highly readable book the expert authors take you on a fascinating journey of the highways and byways of Southern Africa. Whether you are a motorist, an adventurer or merely an armchair traveller, this book has a multitude of facts and details that will amuse and interest you. This is much more than a reference book, it gives an insight into what shapes a place and its people through our heroes, events, beliefs, values, fears and aspirations.

Content: The Dictionary of Southern African Place Names

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction
Background
International standardisation
National standardisation

The National Place Names Committee (NPNC)
The South African Geographical Names Council (SAGNC)
Principles and guidelines of the SAGNC
Conventions regarding South African place names
Conventions regarding Bushman (San) Place names
Conventions regarding Khoikhoi place names
Conventions regarding names from Bantu languages
Conventions regarding Dutch place names
Conventions regarding Afrikaans place names
Conventions regarding English place names
Conventions regarding dual names
Origins of place names
Structure of place names
Meanings of place names
Reference to place names
Syntax of place names
Research methods
User guidelines
Dictionary of place names
Bibliography


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