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Renaming Remaining

TitleRenaming Remaining
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of PublicationSubmitted
AuthorsStreitmatt R
Series Titlen.e.w.s
Keywords* Cities * colonization * names * nomenclature, Alexandre de Rhodes, Azania, Bombay, Borges, Calcutta, Cape Town, Chennai, city, Harare, Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Tzu Nyen, Kolkata, Lee Weng Choy, Leningrad, Madras, Mumbai, Mzanzi, New York, Rangoon, Salisbury, St. Petersburg, Western Transvaal, Yangon

The renaming of cities is an interesting phenomena. Almost all cities, over time, have been renamed. From New Amsterdam/New York to the city that I live in, Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City. Saigon and HCMC largely remain interchangable in common parlance.