List of river name etymologies

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This page lists the various etymologies (origins) of the names of rivers around the world.

Africa[edit]

Antarctica[edit]

Asia[edit]

Australia[edit]

Europe[edit]

See also Old European hydronymy.

North America[edit]

South America[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nile#Etymology of the word Nile
  2. ^ , originally from Sanskrit 'Nihar' meaning 'mist' or 'heavy dew'. Brook_of_Egypt#Traditional_interpretation_as_the_Nile
  3. ^ Alph River
  4. ^ Antarctic Explorers
  5. ^ Indus#History
  6. ^ Murray River#Exploration
  7. ^ Online Etymology Dictionary
  8. ^ Beck, Noémie (2009). "Irish River-Goddesses: Drowning and Wisdom". Goddesses in Celtic Religion. Université Lumière Lyon 2. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  9. ^ Svenskt ortnamnslexikon ("Swedish Place-Name Dictionary"), 2003, pp. 322.
  10. ^ a b Volga river#Nomenclature
  11. ^ Room, Adrian (2006). Placenames of the World. McFarland
  12. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=M1JIPAN-eJ4C&pg=PA398&dq=volga+river+western+russia&sig=-nZtSyf44KS3U6327k7LP3mFCck
  13. ^ Bright (2004:52)
  14. ^ Bright (2004:89)
  15. ^ "Captain Robert Gray explores Grays Bay and charts the mouth of Grays River in May 1792". HistoryLink.org. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  16. ^ "Delaware". Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved 1 September 2007. 
  17. ^ Bright (2004:160)
  18. ^ Bright (2004:174)
  19. ^ Bright (2004:290)
  20. ^ McCafferty, Michael. 2004. Correction: Etymology of Missouri. American Speech, 79.1:32
  21. ^ Koontz, John. "Etymology". Siouan Languages. Retrieved 28 November 2006. 
  22. ^ Bright (2004:396)
  23. ^ "Snake River (Hells Canyon)". National Wild and Scenic Rivers Program. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  24. ^ Bright (2004:466)
  25. ^ Kelton, Dwight H. (1888). Indian Names of Places Near the Great Lakes. Detroit, MI: Detroit Free Press Printing Company
  26. ^ Bright (2004:488)
  27. ^ Bright (2004:537)
  28. ^ Bright (2004:583)
  29. ^ Amazon River
  30. ^ Amazon Rainforest#Etymology
  31. ^ Places to visit in Paraguay when visiting Iguassu Falls

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bright, William (2004). Native American Place Names of the United States. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press