… or, how a French placename spread round the world

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Ever wondered why Montpel(l)ier is such a widespread place name?

There are over 150 examples, scattered over four continents, many of them thousands of miles from the French original.

This study shows how ‘your’ Montpel(l)ier fits into the world-wide pattern.

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