Thursday, 1 October 2015

50 Names For London

As Shakespeare once almost said, London by any other name would smell as rank. The capital, in fact, has many names, both historic and modern. The French, Spanish and their former colonies plump for the familiar Londres, while the Italians favour Londra.

In more far-flung lands, the Maori's know London as Ranana, while native Hawaiians might speak of Lākana. The home nations show perhaps the most variation, with offshoots of Celtic yielding Londain, Loundres, Llundain and others.

1 comment(s):

cristian raicu said...

Londra missing.