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U.S. map of true land name origins (7 pictures)

The Atlas of True Names reveals the etymological roots, or original meanings, of the familiar terms on today’s maps of the United States. Each state has true meaning derived from certain cultures and languages. The map is part of a growing collection that now covers the World, Europe, the British Isles and Canada. The maps open up a whole new meaning to the names of the places familiar with, but otherwise thought they were just letters slapped together. The US version includes 535 ‘true’ names and an index view on the reverse side which includes additional details about the origins of each name. Available for purchase at Atlas of True Names


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