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to·pon·y·my

(tō-pon'i-mē),
Topical or regional nomenclature, as distinguished from organonymy.
[topo- + G. onyma, name]

toponymy

(tə-pŏn′ə-mē)
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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Toponymy may be studied using taxonomic, epistemic, semiotic and ideological approaches.
Not normally privy to the scrutiny of the outsider, it tells the story of local knowledge, time, and thought on and of the sea and the incorporation of livelihood in relation to toponymy.
In other words, the policy of linguistic landscape regarding Palestinian place names in Israel has always been part of a preoccupation with Hebrew toponymy itself.
It shows how categoricalness of demands and the courage of those who claimed their presence in the city and their right for contributing adds to the toponymy of the city.
For human geography, with a special emphasis on population geography, toponymy and historical geography, Mara Popp should be noted, whose published works, alongside with Simion Mehedinti's, paved a new way of development for the Romanian geography.
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Douglas Wharram, "Linguistic Analysis of Inuit Toponymy on Jens Haven's Map of 1765 and Related Documents" 3; see also Ludger Muller-Wille, "Assessment of Inuit Toponymy on Jens Haven's Map of 1765" 4, unpublished papers prepared for the Labrador Metis Nation (2007).
However, the toponymy of the landscape and its name are the reflection of these past actions.
Gallant literature, emblematic in its essence, transformed proper names into particular allegories and resorted to onomatology and toponymy to express a general idea or concept.
Contrariwise, the local onomastics and toponymy are looked down upon: "My cousin was born in Lourenco Marques and never uttered the very difficult three syllables of the word Maputo.
Believe me, I would love to see local administration in Wales that is less corrupted by party advantage, properly resourced, realistically-sized and with sensible toponymy.
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