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Auf dem Weg zu einer vergleichenden Kolonialtoponomastik

Der Fall Deutsch-Südwestafrika

Thomas Stolz and Ingo H. Warnke


This contribution presents and evaluates colonial place names in German South-West Africa which have thus far largely been excluded from research on German colonial toponomy for technical reasons. Newly collected data close a large empirical gap and contribute to assessing the conclusiveness of hypotheses formulated on the basis of evidence from other former German colonies. Quantitative and qualitative methods will be used to determine the extent to which German South-West African place names correspond to the general picture of German colonial toponymy and which factors can be held accountable for certain particularities of South-West Africa in the toponymic domain.

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