World Map
February 13, 2005 9:26 AM   Subscribe

I saw a site once that featured a world map in which each country was identified in its native spelling (i.e. Spain is Espana). Any leads for me finding it again?
posted by Heatwole to Writing & Language (8 answers total)
I would try the UT Austin Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.
posted by mlis at 9:46 AM on February 13, 2005

I think you're looking for the Linguistic Atlas of the World.
posted by cmonkey at 11:01 AM on February 13, 2005

Just checked my archives; cmonkey has it.
posted by mcwetboy at 11:49 AM on February 13, 2005

I don't know where the Linguistic Atlas of the World got its info, but from a quick perusal I easily spotted at least one error (Madagascar -- Malagasy? No, it should be Madagasikara)

Also, dodgy popups.
posted by palegirl at 1:39 PM on February 13, 2005

Yeah, plenty of errors. Many of the former Soviet states are misspelled.
posted by epimorph at 2:46 PM on February 13, 2005

Just as a (much too late) aside: España should be spelt Espagna if you don't have a ñ on your keyboard...
posted by benzo8 at 12:26 AM on February 14, 2005

Huh? Sez who? I've never seen that in my life.

Also, various mistakes in the map discussed here.
posted by languagehat at 6:29 AM on February 14, 2005

Canadian maps romanize place names below the country level according to their actual name in the local language, though I don't know how they handle bilingualism. The Canada Map Office site doesn't show any global maps anymore, though.
posted by joeclark at 3:14 PM on February 15, 2005

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