These Maps Show The True Meaning Of Place Names Around The World

For anyone who has ever wondered what place names really mean, the Atlas of True Names has created a series of maps illustrated with the etymological roots of the names around the world.

New York is “New Yew-Tree Village,” Cuba is the “Place To Find Gold,” and China is “Riceland.”

Southern California and surrounding states:

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Northeastern U.S.:

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Southern U.S. and Mexico:

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British Isles:

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United Kingdom:

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Italy and surrounding states:

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Southwest Asia:

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