Semitic Dialects and Dialectology
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Castagna, Giuliano: An Overview of al-Ḥallānīya Place Names, in: Klimiuk, Maciej (Ed.): Semitic Dialects and Dialectology : Fieldwork—Community—Change, Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Publishing, 2022, p. 23-30. https://doi.org/10.17885/heiup.859.c13952

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Published 30.06.2022.


Giuliano Castagna

An Overview of al-Ḥallānīya Place Names

This paper presents a selection of 30 place names of the island of al-Ḥallānīya in the Kuria Muria archipelago. These data have been obtained by means of elicitation during a semi-structured interview with one of the most prominent elders of the island. Firstly, the scant historical data on the toponomastics of the islands are presented. Subsequently, 25 out of the 30 items are analysed both grammatically and etymologically, and a tentative English translation is provided for each of the analysed place names.

Keywords Modern South Arabian, Kuria Muria, Hallaniyat islands, Jibbali, Shehret, field research