Created by Kalimedia, these beautiful maps called Atlas of True Names feature different parts of the world sporting the original meaning of each location's names. Above, the Greater Toronto Area. I live in the Meeting Place.
The Atlas of True Names reveals the etymological roots, or original meanings,of the familiar terms on today's maps of the World, Europe, the British Isles, Canada and the United States.
For instance, where you would normally expect to see the Sahara indicated,the Atlas gives you "The Tawny One", derived from Arab. es-sahra the fawn coloured, desert.
The 'True Names' of 3000 cities, countries, rivers, oceans and mountain rangesare displayed on these four fascinating maps,each of which includes a comprehensive index of derivations.
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