United Nations Statistics Division
Glossary of Terms for the Standardization of Geographical Names
Series: M, No.85
The Multilingual Glossary of Terms for the Standardization of Geographical Names is edited by the U.N. Editing Service. The objective of the publication (in English, French, Russian, Spanish, Chinese and Arabic) provides geographical names users with a glossary of words necessary for the better understanding of maps and documents. The objective is to further the worldwide standardization of geographical names, leading towards improved human communications and understanding.