Intangible heritage of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship


Local names are a very interesting element of intangible cultural heritage of Poland. If you have ever been fascinated by a strange name of a village or a street, you are in the right place. We explain here where names of squares, towns, newly built housing estates and flyovers come from. We explain which of them are traditional and why they are worth being preserved and cultivated.

Place Names. Contexts

Why is place naming an important part of cultural heritage?

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What is toponymy? What are its subdivisions?

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History of place name protection

Since when have place names been protected? What sciences study them?

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The idea behind the protection of place names

What is the idea behind the protection of place names? Why do changes in naming have negative effects?

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Where can you find more information on place names?

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