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Word formed from the initial letter or letters of each of the successive of major parts of a composite term. Examples: Soweto (South West Townships); radar; UNGEGN.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Terms for the Standardization of Geographical Names, United Nations Group of Experts on Geographic Names, United Nations, New York, 2002.

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Monday, February 17, 2003

Last updated on Tuesday, April 23, 2013