anthroponymy


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anthroponymy

a branch of onomastics that studies personal names. — anthroponymist, n.
See also: Names
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antroponímia
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See also Michael Walsh, "Introduced Personal Names for Australian Aborigines: Adaptations to an Exotic Anthroponymy," in Names and Naming, 34-36.
Hence, African name books are only as good as their authors, and those with a linguistic background with perhaps a specialty in anthroponomastics or anthroponymy (the study of the names of human beings), and perhaps the most expert in this arena (Obeng 2001).