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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)

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Old October 20th, 2011, 11:58 PM
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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
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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.
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Old October 24th, 2011, 03:12 AM
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Marege - Australia (Makassarese)
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Old October 24th, 2011, 11:01 AM
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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
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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
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Misr - Egypt (Arabic)
Darian - Panama (English, Scottish colonization)
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Old October 24th, 2011, 09:26 PM
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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
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