Analysis of Some U.S. Place Names of Spanish Origin

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The article presents an overview of some US place names of Hispanic origin through different types of classifications, especially through the classification of H.L. Mencken. The history of origin of some geographical names is explained, preceeding historical events are considered. Special attention is focused on artificial names, geographical nick-names, hybrid toponyms and place names etymologically originated from Christopher Columbus name.

I A Martynenko

Moscow State Law University n.a. O.E. Kutafyin (MSLU)

Email: irineta@rambler.ru
The English Language Department № 2

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