„Nomina Geographica Europaea. Bibliographische Sammlung zu europäischen Orts-, Flur- und Gewässernamen“

  • Jürgen Udolph
Keywords: place names, hydronyms, toponyms, field names, collection of names, Southern Slavs


    The article is about a file with around 450,000 geographical names that has been freely accessible on the Internet for a few months. The card index bears the title Nomina Geographica Europaea. Bibliographische Sammlung zu europäischen Orts‑, Flur- und Gewässernamen, reachable at the following internet address: https://adw-verwaltung.uni-Goettingen.de/ortsnames/images_lightbox.php. The text describes the file in more detail. The origin, principles and structure are outlined in more detail and it is pointed out that the use is completely free and open to all interested parties.
    In the second part of the article, an example of the migration of Slavic tribes to the Balkans is shown how the file with its large amount of data can be used: the collection of geographical names allows, thanks to the information it contains, to create mappings, the results of which are important for the question of the routes by which Slavic tribes made their way south.