Origins and Meanings of the Names for Natural Features, Towns, Cities, Provinces and Countries, 2d ed.
About the Book
In this useful work, detailing more than 2,500 African placenames of all types, each entry identifies the country and, in most cases, geographical location within the country. An account of the name’s origin and meaning follows, along with appropriate historical, topographical, and biological references. Cross references provide former names, alternate spellings, and alternate forms of current names. An introduction comprises a geographical summary, a chronological survey of the exploration and colonization of Africa, and an overview of African languages.
About the Author(s)
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: appendices, bibliography
Copyright Date: 2014 
Table of Contents
The Dictionary 15
Appendix I: Arabic Terms in African Placenames 203
Appendix II: Official Languages of African Countries 204
Appendix III: Locations and Populations of African Countries 206
Appendix IV: Official Names of African Countries 207
Appendix V: Independence Dates 209
Appendix VI: African Placenames with Biblical Connections 211
Appendix VII: African Placenames in the 1771 Encyclopædia Britannica 212
Select Bibliography 215
Book Reviews & Awards
“fascinating…recommended”—Booklist; “a useful reference”—ARBA; “recommended”—Reference Reviews; “absolutely essential”—Reference Quarterly.