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There are a number of places in the world with doubled names, often as a result of the grammatical rules of the local language from which the name derives. In some Indonesian languages, for instance, it is common to pluralize a noun by doubling the word. Thus 'orang' might mean 'man', while 'orang orang' would mean 'men'. The linguistic term for this is reduplication.

There is a greater clustering of double-named places in Indonesia and Australasia than elsewhere, but these names occur in the Americas and Europe as well.

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Many of the world's double-named places are rather obscure and so either do not have Wikipedia entries yet, or have entries that are not marked as members of this Category. Below are links to more complete geographical lists.

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