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Alexandria Digital Library Gazetteer Server - ADL Gazetteer. If you search for a placename ADL not only provides a map, but gives also a link to search in Yahoo!
BC Geographical Names - Government site lists geographical naming principles and policy; how to propose a geographical name; access to the BC Geographical Names Information System (BCGNIS); links to BC-history/related sites and to toponymy sites.
Etymologies of country names
GNS: GEOnet Names Server - Global searchable database set up by the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA), US. Foreign place names as approved by the US Board of Geographic Names, other name variants. Approx. 3.3 million entries
Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature - Protocols for naming planetary features, by the Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGSPN) of the International Astronomical Union.
GeoNative - "Putting minority and native languages on the map." Information on world language geography, with emphasis on minor languages.
Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names - Compiled by the Getty Research Institue, TGN is a structured vocabulary developed primarily for the field of art history, but can be used in any in many other applications. The thesaurus contains nearly 1 million place names representing approximately 900,000 places.
Place Names Servers on the Internet - A collection of links by Arizona State University. - Worldwide index of place names. A collection of links.
The Global Gazetteer - AllM marketing provide locational codings for most towns and cities in the world.
The Global Gazetteer - AllM marketing provide locational codings for most towns and cities in the world.
UNGEGN - United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names. Located on the pages of the Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names, contains numerous information and also UN resolutions on the issue of place names.
World Gazetteer by ESRI - Enter a city, country or river name for which to search. ESRI stands for Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.
Worldwide Directory of Cities and Towns - Longitude, latitude and altitude of more than 2,800,000 towns and cities, sorted by country and then alphabetically.
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