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Indigenous Toponyms in the Antipodes: A Gazeteer-Based Study

Tent, Jan


During the centuries of Britain’s colonial expansion, English was transplanted to the four corners of the globe, and became an extensive and prolific borrower of general lexical items and toponyms from indigenous languages. The Englishes of Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji are three typical examples. Indigenous loanwords and toponyms comprise one of the most distinctive features of these Englishes, and are regularly used to express national identity. Although these nations share a common...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Names : A Journal of Onomastics
DOI: 10.1080/00277738.2017.1369743


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