papua islands

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You know what I love? 
Names. 
You know what I love more than just names? 
Geographically accurate names.

(Current popular names all over the world)

The following information was found here

Names From The Ancient World

  • Eastern
  • Egypt
  • Greece
  • Rome
  • Africa

Medieval European Names
Medieval English Names

Anglo-Saxon/Old English Names

  • Dithematic Names (Name with two elements)
  • Monothematic Names (Single element names & bynames)
  • Religion (Gods; Goddesses; Calendar)
  • Rulers

CELTIC

  • Ireland 
    [Celtic-Male Origin | Celtic-Female Origin | More]
  • Scotland 
    [Naming Patterns | Celtic Origin | Biblical Origin | More]
  • Wales 
    [Naming Practices | Biblical Origin | Welsh Surnames | More]
  • Brittany 
    [Male | Female | Surnames | More]
  • Old Celtic 
    [Male | Female | Religion | Cornwall | Isle of Man | More]

Modern English First Names

  • The Central Stock of English First Names
  • Linknames (feminine forms of Biblical, Celtic, germanic, Greek, Latin and Modern male names)
  • Saints (calendar of saints, patron saints)
  • Modern Coinages
    Placenames | Blended | Combined | Borrowed Words | Unisex
  • Surname Adaptations (English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh and Foreign surnames used as first names)
  • Themed Names (twins, mulit-births, colors, creatures dates, etc)
  • More

Western European Names

  • France | Naming Practices | Medieval | More
  • Italy | Latin | Medieval | More
  • Germany | Naming Practices | Medieval | More
  • Austria | First Names | Surnames | Rulers
  • Switzerland | First Names | Surnames
  • Netherlands | Naming Practices | Friesland | More
  • Belgium | Naming Practices | Walloon | More
  • Spain | Catalonia | Aragon | Asturias | Galicia | More
  • Portugal | Biblical Origin | Latin Origin | More
  • Basque | Male | Female | Surnames

Eastern European Names

  • Poland | Slavonic Origin | Various | More
  • Hungary | Pronunciation etc | Names | More
  • Czech-Slovak | Czech | Slovak | Czechoslovakia | More
  • Albania | Male | Female | Surnames
  • Bulgaria | First Names | Surnames | More
  • Romania | Male | Female | Surnames
  • Former Yugoslavia
    Former Yugoslavia | Bosnia-Hercegovina | Croatia | Macedonia | Montenegro | Serbia | Slovenia
  • Greece | Greek Origin | Latin Origin | Surnames | More

Scandinavian Names

  • Old Norse | Male | Female | Name Elements | More
  • Norway | Norse Origin | Germanic Origin | Surnames | More
  • Sweden | Norse Origin | Germanic Origin | Surnames | More
  • Denmark | Norse Origin | Various Origin | Surnames | More
  • Iceland | Norse Origin | Various Origin | Surnames | More
  • Faroe Islands | Norse Origin | Foreign Origin | Surnames
  • Finland | Pronunciation | Religion | Finnish | Compounds | More

Former Soviet Union Names

  • Russia | Naming Practices | Slavic Origin | Surnames | More
  • Europe and the Caucasus 
    Ukraine | Belarus | Moldavia | Georgia | Armenia | Azerbaijan | Caucasus
  • Baltic States
    Estonia | Latvia | Lithuania | Finland
  • Asian Republics
    Kazakhstan | Tajikistan | Turkmenistan | Uzbekistan | Kirghizistan 

African Names

  • Northern Africa | Gen. Names
    Morocco | Algeria | Tunisia | Libya | Egypt | Western Sahara 
  • Eastern Africa | Gen. Names
    Sudan | Ethiopia | Eritrea | Somalia | Djibouti | Uganda | Burundi | Rwanda | Kenya | Tanzania | Swahili 
  • Central Africa | Gen. Names
    Chad | Central African Republic | Cameroon | Equatorial Guinea | Gabon | Congo | Democratic Republic of Congo 
  • Western Africa | Gen. Names
    Mauritania | Mali | Burkina Fasu | Senegal | Gambia | Guinea-Bissau | Guinea | Sierra Leone | Liberia | Ivory Coast | Ghana | Togo | Benin | Niger | Nigeria 
  • Southern Africa | Gen. Names
    Angola | Zambia | Zimbabwe | Malawi | Mozambique | Namibia | Botswana | South Africa | Lesotho | Swaziland
  • African Islands
    Madagascar | Comoro Islands | Mauritius | Cape Verde Islands | Seychelles | Sao Tome and Principe 

Northern Native American Names

  • Native names used in modern America
  • Various Native American Nations
  • Algonquin [Cheyenne, Shawnee, Mohican/Mahican]
  • Apache [Mimbreno, Warm Springs, White Mountain, Bedonkohe, Chiricahua]
  • Iroquois [Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onundagas, Seneca, Tuscaroa]
  • Ojibwa [Ojibway, Potawatomi, Chippewa]
  • Cherokee | Choctaw | Creek | Crow | Hopi | Kiowa | Miwok | Navajo | Nez Perce | Omaha | Osage | Seminole | Sioux | Yakima
  • Inuit

Southern and Central Native American Names

  • Aztec [History, Male, Female, Religion, Calendars, Rulers]
  • Inca [Male, Female, Religion, Calendars]
  • Maya [History, Male, Female, Religion, Calendars]
  • Amazonian [Names from tribes living in the rain forests]

India

  • Hindu Names
    Male Names [A | B | C - K | L- Z] | Female | More
  • Hindu Gods
  • Sikh
  • Others

Middle and Near Eastern 

  • Arab/Muslim
    Male | Female | More
  • East
    Iran | Turkey | Kurds | Pakistan | Bangladesh | Afghanistan
  • Jewish Names
    Biblical | Yiddish | Modern | Various | Surnames

  • China 
    Info | Male | Female  
  • Japan 
    Info | Male | Female
  • Korea 
    Info | Male | Female
  • Mongolia
  • Himalayan 
    Nepal | Bhutan | Tibet
  • Indochina 
    Burma | Thailand | Vietnam | Cambodia | Laos
  • South East Asia 
    Indonesia | Malaysia | Brunei | The Philippines

Pacific 

  • Polynesia
    Maori | Samoa | Tonga | French Polynesia | Fiji | Cook Islands | Easter Island | Hawai'i | Australia
  • Micronesia
    Federated States of Micronesia | Kirbati | Marashall Islands | Marianas Islands and Guam | Nauru | Belau
  • Melanesia
    Soloman Islands | Papua New Guinea | Vanuatu | Tuvalu

Kalam Tribe - Papua New Guinea 

The Kalam people create elaborate head-dresses using feathers from birds such as cockatoos, parrots, lorikeets and bird of paradise. They live in remote areas high in the mountains of New Guinea, their villages only accessible by prop plane. There are no roads in or out.

Cabin Pressure…continued

I was SO happy to hear that Ben is up for more Cabin Pressure. I know John Finnemore has many other things to do, but I amused myself by putting together a list of destinations. I made it more challenging by adding the “letter echo” principle–the first letter has to be repeated. All of these are places that apparently have airport codes.

Addis Ababa (given in Zurich)

Baden-baden, Germany

Cerreto Castello, Italy

Djumu-Djomoe, Suriname

El Encanto, Colombia

Fort Frances, Canada

Gorom-Gorom, Burkina Faso

Hinton-in-the-Hedges, UK

Ikaria Island, Greece

Jeon Ju, South Korea

Kar Kar Island, Papua New Guinea

Lurcy-Lévis, France

Mersa Matruh, Egypt

New Norcia, Australia

Oulu/Oulunsalo, Finland

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Quemu Quemu, Argentina

Ron Ron, Costa Rica

San Salvador, Bahamas

Tan Tan, Morocco

Ulan Ude, Russia

Vila Velha, Brazil

Walla Walla, US

Xai-Xai, Mozambique

Yangi Yul, Uzbekistan

Zalaegerszeg, Hungary (this one was impossible so this was as close as I could get)

Who has other suggestions?

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HISTORY MEME → [4/4] Families/Dynasties: House of Windsor

The House of Windsor is the royal house of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. The dynasty is of German paternal descent and was originally a branch of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, itself derived from the House of Wettin, and it succeeded the House of Hanover as monarchs in the British Empire following the death of Queen Victoria, wife of Albert, Prince Consort. The houses of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Windsor have provided five British monarchs to date, including four kings and the present queen, Elizabeth II.

The name was changed from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to the English Windsor in 1917 because of anti-German sentiment in the British Empire during World War I. During the reign of the Windsors, major changes took place in British society. The British Empire participated in the First and Second World Wars, ending up on the winning side both times, but subsequently lost its status as a superpower during decolonisation. Much of Ireland broke with the United Kingdom and the remnants of the Empire became the Commonwealth of Nations.

The current head of the house is monarch of sixteen sovereign states. These are the United Kingdom (where they are based), Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. As well as these separate monarchies, there are also three Crown dependencies, fourteen British Overseas Territories and two associated states of New Zealand.

theguardian.com
Manus Island: dark chapter of Australian immigration poised to close
The detention of refugees and asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea has been marked by reports of trauma, self-harm and deaths
By Helen Davidson

Here’s a pretty decent account of how the Australian Government, in the name of humanity and compassion created a system of detention that was the exact the opposite.

Offshore detentions become a purgatory, with families and children detained in very poor conditions, with constant abuse, bullying and violence against them.

A system that dehumanised and humiliated them.

A system that has seen the government breach basic human rights. 

A system that has been condemned by people and organisations from all walks of life, including religious organisation and the United Nations. 

A system that has been deemed illegal. 

A system that Papua New Guinea has declared unconstitutional.

A system that the Australian government is once again, at the very end is using to punish and bully refugees, completely abandoning them.

Shame.

Shame to the Australian government.

And shame that no one will be prosecuted for these breaches in human rights and the people who have lost their lives under this violence of the state.