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Topical or regional nomenclature, as distinguished from organonymy.
[topo- + G. onyma, name]
n. pl. topony·mies 1.
a. The place names of a region or language.
b. The study of such place names.
2. Anatomy Nomenclature with respect to a region of the body rather than to organs or structures.
to·pon′·y·mist (-mĭst) n.
toponymy (tō-pŏn′ĭ-mē) [″ + onoma, name]
Nomenclature of the regions of the body.
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The opinions of modern toponymists
are far more acceptable.
If, as Richardson assured readers, "the place-name study techniques employed [by him] are no different from those of toponymists
elsewhere" (2006, 9), then such techniques are perhaps not sufficient to solve as complex a problem as the origins of Java la Grande.
Those who seek to rewrite history on the evidence of early maps and charts should not so readily ignore the research of relevant academics, historians of cartography, historical linguists, toponymists