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Old October 20th, 2011, 11:40 PM
anw_rev anw_rev is offline
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Alternate Geographical Place Names

OK, maybe this kind of game has been done, but nevermind that. Here, you post alternate names of places, whether they are cities, islands, or even continents. The names can be used in ATL or OTL (during earlier times), and must include in what language or civilization the names are used.

As opening:
Zabaj--Southeast Asia (Arabic)
Mul Jawa--Java (Arabic)
Zanj--East Africa (Arabic)
Andalus--Iberian Peninsula (Arabic)

Thanks in advance!
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Old October 20th, 2011, 11:58 PM
NikoZnate NikoZnate is offline
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Frangistan--Europe (Persian/Turkish/Arabic)
Anahuac--Mexico (Nahuatl)
Kemet--Egypt (Egyptian)
Kush--Nubia/Sudan (Egyptian)
(the) Maghreb--Morocco (Arabic)
Beč/Becs--Vienna (Serbo-Croatian/Hungarian)
Peninsula of Haemus--Balkan Peninsula (Greco-Roman)
São Lourenço--Madagascar (Portuguese)
Anatolia--Central Turkey (Greek)
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 08:59 PM
Wendell Wendell is offline
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Fusang, either the Americas or New Zealand if the Chinese foray into widespread trade and eploration continues unabated after the fall of the Yuan dynasty.
What if?
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Old October 24th, 2011, 03:12 AM
pa_dutch pa_dutch is offline
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Marege - Australia (Makassarese)
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Old October 24th, 2011, 11:01 AM
Turquoise Blue Turquoise Blue is online now
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Mazula- Mexico (if the Arabs colonized it)
Further Maghreb- Americas (same scenario)
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Old October 24th, 2011, 08:23 PM
chr92 chr92 is offline
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Polynesian explorers would probably call parts of America Hawaii (or Tahiti). Or a poetic name like Rainclouds in the East.

A less successful Irish settlement of Scotland – Pictland.

A less unlucky Minoan Crete – Kheftiu for Crete, Greece and much of the East Mediterranean for quite a while, leaving a larger cultural print, with many similarities to OTL Greece.
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Old October 24th, 2011, 08:32 PM
Lyly Lyly is offline
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Misr - Egypt (Arabic)
Darian - Panama (English, Scottish colonization)
Illustrious Men - Alternate Presidents of the US
Justice Thunders Condemnation - Counterfactual History of the US
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Old October 24th, 2011, 09:26 PM
PoorBoy PoorBoy is offline
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Pencock, English Siam
Fairwinds, River Plate Colony
Dadu, Capital of (Mongol) Imperial China
Nova Iorca, Portuguese North America
Lutencia, Francia
The Sea of the Sleeve
Hmm, it seems I've accidentally involved myself with a project:

Timeline Jump in Headlines: Mystery Plane Lands in Vancouver
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