What’s in a Name? Exonyms: Köln vs Cologne, Donau vs Danube, Beijing vs Peking

Exonyms: Shape-Shifting Place Names “Munich” is the English exonym for the city that Germans call München. An exonym is a name used in a specific language for a geographical feature situated outside the area where that language is spoken, and differing from the original name (toponym). Another example is “Austria” for Österreich, or “Bavaria” for […]

What’s in a Name? Exonyms: Köln vs Cologne, Donau vs Danube, Beijing vs Peking

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