10 place names that ended up in the dictionary

New etymological guide Around the World in 80 Words by Paul Anthony Jones takes the reader on a circumnavigation of the English language, tracing the meanings and histories of eighty words derived from world place names. To whet your globetrotting appetite, here are ten of the book’s most fascinating entries …

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Happy Easter Island

Easter Island (also known as Rapa Nui and Isla de Pascua) is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world. The nearest continental land mass is over 3,700 kilometres away.

The Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen landed on the Island on Easter Sunday in 1722 and gave it its European name. Read More Happy Easter Island