toponymic query

Dan Goodman dsgood at VISI.COM
Tue Nov 18 18:32:34 UTC 2003

Marc Sacks wrote:
> 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 official change is old news; I suspect it was changed right after
Indian independence.  India's film industry is still called Bollywood,

And Calcutta is now Kolkata.

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