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The Concise Gazetteer of Slovenia

 

The Concise Gazetteer of Slovenia is based on resolutions of seven United Nations conferences on the standardization of geographical names (Geneve 1967, London 1972, Athens 1977, Geneve 1982, Montréal 1987, New York 1992 and 1998), especially on resolutions I/4 (National gazetteers), II/17 (Consultation on the preparation of gazetteers), II/35 (Interim lists of standardized names), III/2 (Specifications for international gazetteers of countries), IV/18 (Combined treatment of toponymic data), and V/16 (Publication of geographical names in their national official form).

 

The Gazetteer contains the Slovene geographical names on the 1:1,000,000-scale map of the Republic of Slovenia. All geographical names within the territory of the Republic of Slovenia were standardized by the Commission for the Standardization of Geographical Names of the Slovene government in 2001. A short geographical overview of Slovenia, a short description of Slovene language and Slovene alphabet, a table with some Slovene geographical terms in English, German, French and Spanish, and a list of references are included as well.

 

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List of Foreign Geographical Names in Slovene Language

 

List of more than 2300 foreign geographical names in Slovene language with the description of the method for writing exonyms. The publication is only available in digital form.

 

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Orthographically Correct Representation of Proper Names in Register of Geographical Names and Register of Spatial Units

 

A proper name serves as the exact identification of the designated object in terms of its type and also as its individualization in terms of a specific entity.  A proper name has its form of expression, i.e., its visual form when written and its auditory form when pronounced.  This form is strictly specified with respect to the number, selection, and sequence of its constituents as well as with respect to the syntactic relationships between them.  The constituents of a proper name therefore cannot be changed or added or subtracted (e.g., Ljubljana, Nova Gorica, Šmarje pri Jelšah, Občina Koper, Vlada Republike Slovenije).  A proper name provides unambiguous identification only after it has been standardized, i.e., after all of its constituents and their invariable sequence have been defined.  An important part of standardization of proper names is their linguistic standardization, in which the correct representation is specified, i.e., the representation of proper names is brought in line with the modern Slovene literary standard and, in particular, with the principles of the Slovene orthography.

 

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Toponimska navodila za Slovenijo (december 1995)

 

Toponymic Guidelines for Slovenia in Slovenian language.

 

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Toponymic Guidelines for Slovenia

 

In accordance with Resolution IV/4 of the United Nations on the standardization of geographical names, every country is supposed to produce toponymic guidelines. The following Toponymic Guidelines for Slovenia is intended for Slovene and foreign editors of maps and other works whose content refers to toponyms. The guidelines are in accordance with resolutions adopted at conferences on the standardization of geographical names of the United Nations, of which Slovenia has been a full member since 1992. In their form and contents they are similar to the toponymic guidelines of other countries. Together with the Glossary of Toponymic Terminology they form the basis for the work of Slovenia's Commission for the Standardization of Geographical Names.

 

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Slovar toponimske terminologije (december 1995)


Slovar se po vsebni in pomenu smiselno nanaša na termine in definicije angleško-angleškega Slovarja toponimske Ekspertne skupine Združenih narodov za zemljepisna imena in predstavlja skupaj s Toponimskimi navodili za Slovenijo ter resolucijami Združenih narodov o standardizaciji zemljepisnih imen osnovo za delo slovenske Komisije za standardizacijo zemljepisnih imen.

 

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