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Title: Traces of the ancient population of Ukraine in toponymics
Paper URL: http://www.geocities.com/valentyn_ua/ArchTopAngl2.doc
Author: Valentyn Stetsyuk
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Homepage: http://alterling2.narod.ru/English/Alindin.html
Institution: 3F Limited
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics
Subject LANGUAGE Family: Germanic; Iranian; Western Turkic
Abstract: For carrying out of researches, a list of toponims of Ukraine and the adjacent countries has been created according to topographical maps of separate regions of scale 1:200000. Names of settlements, the rivers, lakes, mountains etc opaque to understanding were brought in the list. In the whole, more one thousand toponims was is included in the list. Then attempt to etymologyse each of names has been made by means of German, Turkic, Iranian and other languages. Bringing a short result, it is possible to tell, that the data of toponymics as a whole confirm determinated by graphicanalitical method areas of formation of some German and Iranian languages, and also enable to specify ways of their latest migrations.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: In Progress
URL: http://www.geocities.com/valentyn_ua/ArchTopAngl2.doc


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