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Formally called ! ( COMPLETED )

Post by memory man » Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:19 am

These are places formally known as : -

What are they called now?

1. Constantinople - Istanbul - Uncle D
2. Stalingrad - Volgograd - brengreen
3. Ceylon - Sri Lanka - Uncle D
4. Bombay - Mumbai - PWinPolemi
5. Peking - Beijing - DavidatLWH
6. East Pakistan - Bangladesh - DavidatLWH
7. British Honduras - Belize - Oxfordboy
8. Abyssinia - Ethiopia - DavidatLWH
9. Gold Coast - Ghana - The Aquila
10. French Sudan - Mali - brengreen
11. Siam - Thailand - Oxfordboy
12. Northern Rhodesia - Zambia - DavidatLWH
13. Zetland - Shetland Isles - DavidatLWH
14. Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City - Dominic
15. New Amsterdam - New York - Oxfordboy
16. Burma - Myanmar - Oxfordboy
17. Cambodia - Kampuchea - mm & Dominic
18. Leningrad - St Petersburg - mm & Dominic
19. Persia - Iran - Uncle D
20. South West Africa - Namibia - Oxfordboy
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Re: Formally called !

Post by Devil » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:09 am

Formally or formerly? BIG difference! A number of the places you mention were formerly called by a different name but may continue using both the current and the former names. E.g. Constantinople is still used today for Istanbul by the Greek communities in the city. The name İstanbul (Turkish pronunciation: [isˈtanbuɫ] ), colloquially [ɯsˈtambuɫ]) is commonly held to derive from the Medieval Greek phrase "εἰς τὴν Πόλιν" (pronounced [is tim ˈbolin]), which means "to the city"[30] and is how Constantinople was referred to by the local Greeks (Wiki)

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Re: Formally called !

Post by Oxfordboy » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:09 am

7. Belize
11. Thailand
15. New York
16. Myanmar

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Re: Formally called !

Post by Uncle D » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:09 am

1. Istanbul
3. Sri Lanca
19. Iran
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Re: Formally called !

Post by memory man » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:10 am

Thanks ever so much for pointing out my error Devil.
You are very clever and observant.
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Re: Formally called !

Post by Oxfordboy » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:15 am

Tough audience Memory Man - it's pretty obvious from the context what you mean. Slightly confused by Cambodia though. I deal with a large company there on a daily basis, and I'm pretty sure it's still called "Cambodia"!

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Post by memory man » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:24 am

I can only go with the quiz site answers, but I've just checked
and found this with a Google search.

Kampuchea
On January 5, 1976, Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot announces a new constitution changing the name of Cambodia to Kampuchea and legalizing its Communist government.



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Re: Formally called !

Post by Oxfordboy » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:53 am

I stand happily corrected. Not sure many of the locals I deal with have got the memo about the name change though :-)

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Re: Formally called !

Post by Dominic » Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:07 am

Cambodia is no longer called Kampuchea.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Kampuchea

I worked there for a short while in the 90s. Fascinating but tragic place. Locals had a great sense of humour. I loved exploring the ancient ruins but you needed a guide in those days. I remember teaching mine how to get a better price from the beer sellers by guaranteeing to take tourists to a particular vendor in return for a discount. That discount would then become a bigger tip for the tour guide at the end of the tour. He was well happy with that nugget.

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Post by memory man » Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:19 am

I'm confused now :? :?

Dominic says :- Cambodia is no longer called Kampuchea. ( according to WIKI )

Mm posted:- Kampuchea
On January 5, 1976, Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot announces a new constitution changing the name of Cambodia to Kampuchea and legalizing its Communist government. ( From Google search )

which is the correct name ?? :?
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Re: Formally called !

Post by memory man » Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:34 am

Dominic wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:07 am

18. Stalingrad
Not the answer I have from the quiz site.
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Re: Formally called !

Post by DavidatLWH » Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:01 pm

5. Beijing
6. Bangladesh
8. Ethiopia
12. Zambia
13. Shetland Isles

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Post by Dominic » Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:04 pm

memory man wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:19 am
I'm confused now :? :?

Dominic says :- Cambodia is no longer called Kampuchea. ( according to WIKI )

Mm posted:- Kampuchea
On January 5, 1976, Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot announces a new constitution changing the name of Cambodia to Kampuchea and legalizing its Communist government. ( From Google search )

which is the correct name ?? :?
Well, they both are. Your statement is correct. However, later, it was changed back.
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Post by Dominic » Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:05 pm

memory man wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:34 am
Dominic wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:07 am

18. Stalingrad
Not the answer I have from the quiz site.
I didn't know it had changed again. Must be confusing for the postmen.
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Re: Formally called !

Post by brengreen » Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:26 pm

2. Volgograd
10. Mali

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Post by PW in Polemi » Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:28 pm

4. Mumbai
Kay
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Re: Formally called !

Post by Oxfordboy » Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:30 pm

20. Namibia

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Post by memory man » Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:46 pm

No. 9 No. 9 No. 9
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Post by The Aquila » Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:01 pm

They used to Ghana Gold Coast

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Re: Formally called ! ( COMPLETED )

Post by memory man » Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:11 pm

Well done everyone.

Here's a little info.

http://www.northcyprusonline.com/North- ... -Names.php
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