Aboriginal Place Names

Author: Alexander Wyclif Reed
Editor: New Holland Pub Pty Limited
ISBN: 9781876334000
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"Where does the name Cooloongatta come from? What does Uluru mean? So many of our place names are derived from Aboriginal words, but their orgins and meaning are unknown to most Australians. This new edition gives thousands of Aboriginal meanings from all over Australia, plus many new entries for places that have recently been given Aboriginal names."--BOOK COVER.

Aboriginal Place Names Of South East Australia And Their Meanings

Author: Aldo Massola
Editor: [Melbourne] : Lansdowne
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Some original names of natural features, notes on easy misunderstandings of Aboriginal words by settlers; Approx. 2138 words with Eng. meanings, 98 listed bibliographies & 10 documented manuscript material.

Australian Aboriginal Words And Place Names And Their Meanings

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Australian Aboriginal Words And Place Names And Their Meanings

Author: J. Endacott
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Aboriginal Place Names Of New York

Author: William Martin Beauchamp
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Papers On Australian Place Names

Author: John Sprott Ryan
Editor: [Armidale, N.S.W.] : University of New England
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Article, Some Aboriginal place-names in the Richmond - Tweed area separately annotated.

Aboriginal Words And Place Names

Author: Alexander Wyclif Reed
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Aboriginal Placenames

Author: Luise Hercus
Editor: ANU E Press
ISBN: 1921666099
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Aboriginal approaches to the naming of places across Australia differ radically from the official introduced Anglo-Australian system. However, many of these earlier names have been incorporated into contemporary nomenclature, with considerable reinterpretations of their function and form. Recently, state jurisdictions have encouraged the adoption of a greater number of Indigenous names, sometimes alongside the accepted Anglo-Australian terms, around Sydney Harbour, for example. In some cases, the use of an introduced name, such as Gove, has been contested by local Indigenous people. The 19 studies brought together in this book present an overview of current issues involving Indigenous placenames across the whole of Australia, drawing on the disciplines of geography, linguistics, history, and anthropology. They include meticulous studies of historical records, and perspectives stemming from contemporary Indigenous communities. The book includes a wealth of documentary information on some 400 specific placenames, including those of Sydney Harbour, the Blue Mountains, Canberra, western Victoria, the Lake Eyre district, the Victoria River District, and southwestern Cape York Peninsula.

Indian Names In Michigan

Author: Virgil J. Vogel
Editor: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472063659
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Vogel traces the origin of hundreds of Indian place names

British Columbia Place Names

Author: G.P. (Philip) V. Akrigg
Editor: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774841702
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Elephant Crossing. Houdini Needles. Miniskirt, Tickletoeteaser Tower, and Why Not Mountain. These are just some of the many names of places, rivers, mountains, and lakes that you will come across in the newest edition of British Columbia Place Names. This classic which, in its various editions, has sold over 29,000 copies, covers about 2,500 geographical features, cities, towns, and smaller communities in the province. The book abounds with fascinating historical facts, stories, and remarkable characters involved with the names of towns, cities, rivers, lakes, mountains, and islands. The selection was determined by the geographical importance of the feature as well as story of the naming. In the introduction the authors deal with the stages by which B.C. acquired its place names, the history of research into those names, and the categories into which they fall. The latter range from the honorific and commemorative to the comic and disrespectful. Aboriginal names receive particular attention. The location of each place is clearly indicated and the text is accompanied by detailed maps. Brief biographical accounts of persons with places named after them as well as an abundance of anecdotes make this a fascinating book for browsers and an invaluable resource for historians.

One Thousand And More Place Names In New South Wales

Author: A. E. Martin
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History of place names in New South Wales; Some Aboriginal.

Place Names In Alabama

Author: Virginia O. Foscue
Editor: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 081730410X
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Place Names in Alabama is the first systematic attempt to account for all the names of the counties, cities, town, water courses, bodies of water, and mountains that appear on readily available maps of Alabama. In dictionary format, this volume contains some 2,610 place names, selected according to strict criteria as outlined in the introductions, from more than 52,000 available for the state of Alabama. Included in each entry is a description of the geographical feature, its exact location, the etymology of each name the feature has carried through the years, the historical circumstances and dates of each naming, and the sources for these facts, which include both written documents and interviews with local informants. “...provides fascinating insights, into not only the origin of the name but also many of the people who settled the state.” —Joab L. Thomas, President of The University of Alabama “An invaluable resource for television news and talk shows...not to mention a treasure for trivia buffs!” —Tom York, WBRC-6

New South Wales Aboriginal Place Names And Euphonious Words

Author: Frederick David McCarthy
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Place Names In Victoria And Tasmania

Author: A. E. Martin
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History of place names in Victoria and Tasmania; Some Aboriginal.

Louisiana Place Names Of Indian Origin

Author: William A. Read
Editor: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817355057
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His writings spanned five decades and have been instrumental across a wide range of academic disciplines. Most importantly, Read devoted a good portion of his research to the meaning of place names in the southeastern United States—especially as they related to Indian word adoption by Europeans. This volume includes his three Louisiana articles combined: Louisiana: Louisiana Place-Names of Indian Origin (1927), More Indian Place-Names in Louisiana (1928), and Indian Words (1931). Joining Alabama's reprint of Indian Places Names in Alabama and Florida Place Names of Indian Origin and Seminole Personal Names, this volume completes the republication of the southern place name writings of William A. Read.

Indian Place Names In Alabama

Author: William A. Read
Editor: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 081730231X
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"What is the 'meaning' of names like Coosa and Tallapoosa? Who named the Alabama and Tombigbee and Tennessee rivers? How are Cheaha and Conecuh and Talladega pronounced? How did Opelika and Tuscaloosa get their names? Questions like these, which are asked by laymen as well as by historians, geographers, and students of the English language, can be answered only by study of the origins and history of the Indian names that dot the map of Alabama.—from the Foreword Originally published by Professor Read in 1937, this volume was revised, updated, and annotated in 1984 by James B. McMillan and remains the single best compedium on the topic.

Native American Place Names Of Indiana

Author: Michael McCafferty
Editor: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252032683
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In tracing the roots of Indiana place names, Michael McCafferty focuses on those created and used by local Native Americans. Drawing from exciting new sources that include three Illinois dictionaries from the eighteenth century, the author documents the language used to describe landmarks essential to fur traders in Les Pays d’en Haut and settlers of the Old Northwest territory. Impeccably researched, this study details who created each name, as well as when, where, how and why they were used. The result is a detailed linguistic history of lakes, streams, cities, counties, and other Indiana names. Each entry includes native language forms, translations, and pronunciation guides, offering fresh historical insight into the state of Indiana.

Deadly Sounds Deadly Places

Author: Peter Dunbar-Hall
Editor: UNSW Press
ISBN: 9780868406220
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A comprehensive book on contemporary Aboriginal music in Australia.

Aboriginal Geographical Names Of Canada

Author: Albertina Pianarosa
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Native geographical names have a very special place in the toponymy of Canada. This specialized toponymic bibliography is the first of its kind in Canada to be developed from a data base covering the whole country. Of particular assistance to users are the annotations which accompany nearly all the 1240 entries. In addition to over 1000 records on Native Canadian toponymy, have also been included, for comparison purposes, some records on Native toponymy in other countries.