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Old geographic names

Posted by CJ on November 20, 2005

Very hard to find the old American terms for certain countries versus what is used today. And why did they change? Like "Peking" changed to "Bejing" but since the duck survived, perhaps they had to tell the story. But what about: San Paulo versus Sao Paulo? Nambia versus Namibia? Does anyone have a very old atlas? Do we remember it wrong or were they common misspellings or what? Thanks!