Lexis of Oriental Origin in Microtoponyms of Sarajevo

Đenita Haverić, Amela Šehović

Abstract


This paper explores Sarajevo’s microtoponyms as sources for studying its past, culture, and traditions. Generally, microtoponyms, more than other language units (eg., phonemes, morphemes, etc.), are subject to changes that are conditioned by socially-political reasons. The approach taken in the paper is primarily linguistic and based on that, the studied microtoponyms are divided according to the language of origin of the basic word into those of Arabic, Persian, or Turkish. The conducted research also confirms several examples with components of mixed origin and those in which the formative formants are from one of the Oriental languages or the Bosnian language.

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