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Van, Llanidloes

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Van (Y Fan) is the Anglicised placename for a small hamlet to the north west of Llanidloes in Powys, Mid Wales. [1]

11 relations: Anglicisation, Hamlet (place), Lead, Llanidloes, Metal mining in Wales, Mid Wales, Montgomeryshire (UK Parliament constituency), Powys, Toponymy, Welsh language, Welsh toponymy.


Anglicisation or anglicization, also Englishing, is the process of converting anything to more "English" norms.

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Hamlet (place)

A hamlet is a type of settlement.

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Lead is a chemical element in the carbon group with symbol Pb (from plumbum) and atomic number 82.

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Llanidloes is a town along the A470 road and B4518 road in Powys, within the historic county boundaries of Montgomeryshire (Sir Drefaldwyn), Wales.

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Metal mining in Wales

Metal mining in Wales affected large areas of what are now very rural parts of Wales and left behind a legacy of contaminated waste heaps and a very few ruined buildings.

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Mid Wales

Mid Wales (Canolbarth Cymru or simply Y Canolbarth "The Midlands") is the name given to the central region of Wales.

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Montgomeryshire (UK Parliament constituency)

Montgomeryshire (Sir Drefaldwyn) is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Powys (or; Welsh) is a principal area, local-government county and preserved county in Mid Wales.

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Toponymy is the study of place names (toponyms), their origins, meanings, use, and typology.

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Welsh language

Welsh (Cymraeg or y Gymraeg, pronounced) is a member of the Brittonic branch of the Celtic languages spoken natively in Wales, by some along the Welsh border in England, and in Y Wladfa (the Welsh colony in Chubut Province, Argentina).

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Welsh toponymy

The placenames of Wales derive in most cases from the Welsh language, but have also been influenced by linguistic contact with the Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, Anglo-Normans and modern English.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van,_Llanidloes

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