Donald Dillon (DILLOND@ATL.A1GATE.NEDLLOYD.NL)
Wed, 27 Mar 1996 20:11:11 GMT
From: NAME: Donald H. Dillon
TEL: 1-770-951-3675 <DILLOND@A1@ATL>
Until this thread came up I had only seen it spelled Mafeking,
but of course I had to check a real authoritative source.
Therefore I checked my (London) Times Atlas of the World and
found the following spelling: Mafikeng
As I understand the Times method of spelling it is that local
names are spelled according to local tradition in Latin
characters. This is the atlas my company (an international
steampship line, based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands) has
indicated we are to use for location name spellings as it is most
in line with the UN spellings and definition of spelling.
Hope this helps.
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