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March 18, 2018

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March 18, 2018

Etymological map of Africa

March 18, 2018
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Etymological map of Africa. I particularly like ‘He Who Talks too Much’ (Lalibela. Ethiopia), ‘It has Sunk’ (Dodoma, Tanzania), and ‘Chief Who never Sleeps’ (Harare. Zimbabwe) ht Ranil Dissanayake

etymological map of Africa

3 comments

  1. Lightened my Monday morning. I could spend hours looking at that map. In fact, I am. How descriptive, evocative, tantalising…..how wonderful for there to be a city “Where People Get Honour And Respect”.

  2. Reminds me of a place marked on a map of Lakes in South Sudan close to where I was working in the early 80s. The 1:250,000 series was heavily based on surveying by Condominium officials in the 1930s. Out there in floodplains was Panerda. Which translates as “My maternal uncle’s place”. One can clearly reconstruct the conversation through an interpreter…

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