A map showing the original meanings of place names in North America

A map showing the original meanings of place names in North America

Now this is impressive: It’s called the Atlas of True Names, and it reveals the etymological origins and translations of familiar place names whose original meanings we’ve mostly forgotten. Looking at it, you’d think North America was some sort of fantasy novel.

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via io9 http://io9.com/a-map-showing-the-original-meanings-of-place-names-in-n-514283788

x-post by Jered Higgins

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