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ERIC Number: EJ823410
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1466-4208
Language Planning and Placenaming in Australia
Hodges, Flavia
Current Issues in Language Planning, v8 n3 p383-403 Nov 2007
Before colonisation Australia was fully named by its Indigenous population, but that complex network of naming was largely overlooked as Europeans introduced their own names for features and settlements. Each of Australia's states and territories now has a nomenclature authority, whose activities are coordinated through the Committee for Geographical Names in Australasia. Recently there has been a focus on increasing the number of placenames of Indigenous origin within the Introduced system through assigning Indigenous names to places hitherto lacking official names; using dual names; and replacing Introduced names regarded as offensive by members of Indigenous communities. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia