Alternate Geographical Place Names

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by anw_rev, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. anw_rev Well-Known Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    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!
  2. NikoZnate γνῶθι σεαυτόν

    Jul 2, 2011
    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)
  3. Wendell Wendell

    Jun 8, 2005
    Lost in what might have been
    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.
  4. pa_dutch Member

    Sep 19, 2004
    Marege - Australia (Makassarese)
  5. Turquoise Blue Strawberry Socialist

    Sep 5, 2010
    Still Europe
    Mazula- Mexico (if the Arabs colonized it)
    Further Maghreb- Americas (same scenario)
  6. chr92 Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2008
    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.
  7. Lyly Commie Queer

    Sep 16, 2007
    Texas, USA
    Misr - Egypt (Arabic)
    Darian - Panama (English, Scottish colonization)
  8. PoorBoy Laborus Tardis

    Oct 16, 2005
    ~49°N; 123°W (±30′)
    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