Monday, January 13, 2014

Местните имена в Кюстендилско / Regional names in Kustendilsko

The new Bulgarian onomastic dictionary has been published by Ivan Umlenski and Georgi Kovachev. This voluminous research of collected and explained nearly 28.000 local names from Kyustendil, of which about 4000 are included in this first volume. Characteristics of the names are to be discussed, as well as their structure and grammatical features. The 1. vol. contains maps of the dialects in Kyustendil. These regional names comprise information not only about language, but about history, archeology, population movement, its material and spiritual culture. Many of them are related to different legends.