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4 edition of California place names found in the catalog.

California place names

Gudde, Erwin Gustav

California place names

the origin and etymology of current geographical names.

by Gudde, Erwin Gustav

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

    Places:
  • California.
    • Subjects:
    • Names, Geographical -- California.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF859 .G79 1960
      The Physical Object
      Pagination383 p.
      Number of Pages383
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6273586M
      LC Control Number59011311
      OCLC/WorldCa480318

      20 In the California Farmer of Ma 21 California Farmer, Octo ] Kroeber: California Place Names of Indian Origin 47 Bailey's etymology of may-a-eamass, "camass eaters," is imaginary,' since caraas is a Northern and not a Californian Indian word, and "eat" is not mai in Wappo or any neighboring language. Marin County. 'Place Names' is a modest description, for the listings unleash a flow of history, folklore, geography, and etymology. And yes, even humor and romance If there is one indispensable Arizona book, Barnes's Arizona Place Names is it. Every man, woman, and child who sets foot in the Grand Canyon State should have this book at hand."—.

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