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Re: City/Town Names that are one-of-a-kind
« Reply #100 on: April 02, 2019, 02:28:00 PM »

Another big no for this thread. Houma, Louisiana isn't unique, as there is the county-level city of 侯马 (Humǎ) in Shanxi, China.

I don't think that counts.
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Re: City/Town Names that are one-of-a-kind
« Reply #101 on: April 02, 2019, 02:29:20 PM »

Another big no for this thread. Houma, Louisiana isn't unique, as there is the county-level city of 侯马 (Humǎ) in Shanxi, China.

I don't think that counts.

It should. A city named Beijing in the US wouldn't count because of the one in China, even though it's also transliterated.
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Re: City/Town Names that are one-of-a-kind
« Reply #102 on: April 02, 2019, 02:32:23 PM »

Another big no for this thread. Houma, Louisiana isn't unique, as there is the county-level city of 侯马 (Humǎ) in Shanxi, China.
I don't think that counts.
It should. A city named Beijing in the US wouldn't count because of the one in China, even though it's also transliterated.

Sure, but that's because a hypothetical Beijing in the US is likely named for the Chinese city.

Houma, LA was named for the natives who formerly lived there. Vastly different etymology from whatever the Chinese city is named after.
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Re: City/Town Names that are one-of-a-kind
« Reply #103 on: April 02, 2019, 02:47:57 PM »

Another big no for this thread. Houma, Louisiana isn't unique, as there is the county-level city of 侯马 (Humǎ) in Shanxi, China.
I don't think that counts.
It should. A city named Beijing in the US wouldn't count because of the one in China, even though it's also transliterated.

Sure, but that's because a hypothetical Beijing in the US is likely named for the Chinese city.

Houma, LA was named for the natives who formerly lived there. Vastly different etymology from whatever the Chinese city is named after.

So, then, what about towns named Clinton that aren't named after the same person?
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Re: City/Town Names that are one-of-a-kind
« Reply #104 on: April 02, 2019, 04:22:32 PM »

So, then, what about towns named Clinton that aren't named after the same person?

The name "Clinton" likely has the same origin/etymology between two different people with that same last name, even if they're not related. I would count that as the same.
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Re: City/Town Names that are one-of-a-kind
« Reply #105 on: April 02, 2019, 08:01:25 PM »

Another big no for this thread. Houma, Louisiana isn't unique, as there is the county-level city of 侯马 (Humǎ) in Shanxi, China.
  Houma I almost moved there.  Great city not too much development and far enough away from NOLA to want to go to the big city without a lengthy drive.

If my friend did not wiggle out of a deal he made with someone and meet a conman in the process I would have helped him build a community there.  I liked the people there and though not one of a kind name a one of a kind type of city.
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Re: City/Town Names that are one-of-a-kind
« Reply #106 on: April 03, 2019, 01:42:35 AM »

Houma, Shanxi has 290,000 people

Houma, Louisana has...34,000.

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Re: City/Town Names that are one-of-a-kind
« Reply #107 on: April 03, 2019, 01:29:38 PM »

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