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In geography and cartography, a toponym is a place name, a geographical name, a proper name of locality, region, or some other part of Earth's surface or its natural or artificial feature. Toponymy is the taxonomic study of place names; see that articles for a list of related articles. In some cultures, most or all such place names have a definite meaning in the language; this is not the case, generally, for native English language speakers.

In linguistics and grammar, toponym is a name derived from a place or a region.
See List of toponyms for a complete listing of names.
See List of popular local toponyms for a list of toponyms that are uses as names for business, schools, etc. only in a particular locality.

In anatomy, toponym is a name of a region of the body, as distinguished from the name of an organ.

In biology, a toponym is a binomial name of a plant.

See also: -onym

External links

  • Placename indexes (http://www.asu.edu/lib/hayden/govdocs/maps/geogname.htm)

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ASU Libraries: Place Names on the Internet (1326 words)
Kentucky Place Names - A searchable index to place names in Kentucky from the Kentucky Geological Survey.
GEOnet World Place Names Server - GEOnet is a database of World place names developed from the country gazetteers that were published by the US Defense Mapping Agency (now the National Imagery and Mapping Agency).
Place Names Database of Estonia - Since it declared its independence in 1991, Estonia has renamed a number of places.
MARC Code List for Countries (1473 words)
Prior to 1971, when the place associated with the item was in question, this condition was indicated by the addition of the letter q in the third character position of the code or by the use of the next higher letter if the third character position was already used.
Any variant names of the place or names of places assigned to use that code are listed on successive lines, with the first such name preceded by the symbol UF (used for).
These UF names may represent alternate names of the place, older names of the place, names representing component or subjurisdictional parts of the place, or names of places formerly assigned a separate code.
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