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Toponymy of the Bigăr Region in the Romanian Banat

Zdenek Salzmann
Anthropological Linguistics
Vol. 32, No. 1/2 (Spring - Summer, 1990), pp. 139-148
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30028143
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Toponymy of the Bigăr Region in the Romanian Banat
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Abstract

The village of Bigfr in the southern Romanian Banat was settled during the 18208 by Czech-speaking peasants from Bohemia. The regional toponymy they use can be assigned to four languages--Czech, Serbian, Romanian, and German. Czech is employed especially for microtoponymy. Over 150 toponyms are classified or analyzed according to the geographic feature they refer to, their origin, linguistic structure, and motivation.

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