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Australian Place Names- What Do They Mean?

You don't need to be an expert on Australian geography to play my quiz. The pictures should give lots of hints.
Average (10 qns)
Feb 06 16
294 plays
Words from the Names of Cities and Towns

Some of the most interesting words in the English language are derived from the names of world cities, towns or village. See if you can't recognize some of these fascinating terms!
Average (10 qns)
Jun 21 04
6375 plays
Geographical Eponyms

Eponyms are common nouns derived from proper names. "Common nouns" deriving from "geographical names" describing where certain things were found, produced,sold, are sometimes called "geographical eponyms". Try out some of the easier cases.
Average (15 qns)
Feb 26 02
3219 plays
Multicultural Alaska

Alaska is a huge land, plenty of room for diverse place names from many cultures.
Average (10 qns)
May 06 16
123 plays
Onomastics: Hidden Meanings Of Placenames

Not only ordinary words but also names of countries, cities, etc. often have a surprising origin. See which of these you can identify.
Average (10 qns)
Sep 02 02
1950 plays
Placenames in Britain

With just a little bit of basic background knowledge, the place names on a map of Britain become suddenly so transparent. This quiz invites you to decode some of the more common 'etymologies'.
Tough (10 qns)
Feb 05 02
945 plays
Origin of USA State Names

The names of the US states are as diversified as the country: some are from Native American languages, some are Spanish or French. Many refer to historic persons, others to rivers, some even to the colour of the soil. Check your knowledge.
Tough (15 qns)
Feb 08 02
1944 plays
English County Names

Do you know where the names of English counties came from? This quiz tests your knowledge of language and history rather than the geography of England.
Tough (10 qns)
Apr 11 02
1095 plays
Origins of British Place Names 1

I'll give you the county and the location's original meaning, you choose the modern name from the list. All information is taken from the 'Oxford Dictionary of Place Names'. Good Luck!
Tough (10 qns)
Feb 06 08
552 plays
More British Placenames

Part of British history can be found back in the many Latin, Welsh, Old Norse and Gaelic placenames that complete the Anglo-Saxon picture a map of Britain offers. Finding out what a placename means is often easier than you might think. Just have a try.
Tough (10 qns)
Feb 05 02
606 plays
Understanding English Placenames

Why not try an educated guess at the meaning of some English placenames. Test your sixth sense for language..and history!
Difficult (10 qns)
Jan 12 04
453 plays
English Place Names

There are numerous elements which form part of English place names. This quiz is on the meaning of some of them.
Difficult (10 qns)
Jun 16 09
744 plays
Origins of British Place Names 2

My first quiz on this subject got some great feedback, so here's the second in what may become a longer series! Same as before, I'll give the county and meaning, you choose the city/town/village. Good Luck!
Difficult (10 qns)
Mar 02 08
489 plays
Origins Of American Placenames

In a "young country" like the U.S.A., the names of towns and regions are often etymologically very transparent, yet there are quite a few "surprises". Just check some here.
Difficult (10 qns)
Aug 11 02
576 plays
English Place Names

A quiz on how British place names originated.
Difficult (15 qns)
Jan 08 02
621 plays
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