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In geography and cartography, a toponym is a place name, a geographical name, a proper name of locality, region, or some other part of Earth's surface or its natural or artificial feature. Toponymy is the taxonomic study of place names; see that articles for a list of related articles. In some cultures, most or all such place names have a definite meaning in the language; this is not the case, generally, for native English language speakers.
In linguistics and ethnology, toponym is a name derived from a place or a region.
See List of toponyms for a complete listing of names.
See List of popular local toponyms for a list of toponyms that are uses as names for business, schools, etc. only in a particular locality.
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