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Saturday, 23 March 2013

New Names and Old Names of Places



New Name : Old Name
Ankara : Angora
Bangladesh : East Pakistan
Banjail : Bathurst
Beijing : Peking
Belize: British Honduras
Bengalooru : Bangalore
Botswana : Bechuana Land
Burkino Faso : Upper Volta
Cambodia : Kampuchia
Cape Kennedy : Cape Caneveral
Djibouti : French Somaliland
Ethiopia : Abyssinia
Ghana : Gold Coast
Guianea Bissau : Portuguese Gayana.
Guyana : British Guinia
Harare : Salisburry
Hawaiin Islands : Sandwich Islands
Indonesia : The Dutch East India
Iran : Persia
Iraq : Mesopotamia
Istanbul : Constantinople
Jakartha : Batavia
Japan : Nippon
Kinshasa : Leopoldville
Kiribati : Gilbert Island
Laos : Lanxang
Lesotho : Basitoland
Madhya Pradesh : Central Province
Malabo : Santa Isabet
Malavi : Nyasaland
Malaysia : Malaya
Mali : French Sudan
Manchuria : Manchuko
Mexico : New Spain
Mosambique : Portuguese East Africa
Mumbai : Bombay
Myanmar : Burma
Namibia : South West Africa
Nauru : Pleasant Island
Orissa : Kalinga
Papua New Guinea : Trust Territory of New Guinea
Portuguese : Lucitania
Sri Lanka : Ceylon
St. Petersburg : Leningrad
Surinam : Dutch Gayana
Taiwan : Formosa
Tasmani : Van Diemen’s Land
Thailand : Siam
Togo : Togoland
Tuvalu : The Ellice Islands
Varanasi : Banares

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