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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, see English spelling differences), occasionally anglification, anglifying, englishing, refers to modifications made to foreign words, names and phrases to make them easier to spell, pronounce, or understand in English.

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Hamlet (place)

A hamlet is a small human settlement.

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

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Llanidloes is a town on the A470 and B4518 roads 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 is a principal area, a county and one of the preserved counties of 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) is a member of the Brittonic branch of the Celtic languages.

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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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