What if all place names were translated? (China map)

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Hendryk, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. Hendryk Banned

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    Since Thande has done the map for Western Europe, here is, in the same spirit, the one for China.

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  2. Thande A special man who knows these things Donor

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    Hey thanks, that's rather awesome.

    I always wonder if our translations of the common Chinese words for countries are just the result of 19th century romanticism, or if they really do evoke such slightly odd uses of Auspicious Venerable Peaceful Peace :D
     
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  3. Nekromans Mernber

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    "River of the Black Dragon" beats "Midlands" hands down any time.
     
  4. birdy Taking your freedom from you

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    Best names i've ever heard:)
     
  5. fortyseven Mastermind

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    Very cool Hendryk. Good job.
     
  6. Zajir ƶɑĵıř

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    Do you know what Inner Mongolia means?
     
  7. Analytical Engine Monarchist Collectivist Federalist

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    The inner land of the Mongols... :p
     
  8. Zajir ƶɑĵıř

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    I want to know what Mongol means,I could have figured that one by myself.
     
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    Mongols meant "The Invincibles" according to German Wiki.
     
  10. Zajir ƶɑĵıř

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    Thanks.
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  11. Ridwan Asher Jungle Arab

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    While awesome :cool::cool::cool:, doesn't "Xinjiang" mean "Western Frontier" ? :confused:
     
  12. Hendryk Banned

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    More like "New Frontier" in fact. Having doublechecked, that does sound more accurate than the vague "New Territories".

    Also, I realize in hindsight that there's an element of Pinyin I forgot to edit from the map: Hu 湖 means "lake", so Hubei and Hunan are respectively "North of the Lake" and "South of the Lake".