toponymic query

John McChesney-Young panis at PACBELL.NET
Tue Nov 18 18:12:08 UTC 2003

Marc Sacks asked:

>In connection with exonyms, does any of you know why "Mumbai" is replacing
>Bombay in various places? Is this political correctness, or has the city
>officially changed its name?

The name was changed in Maharashtra in 1995 and at the national level
in 1997. See:


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