Sunday, July 23, 2006

Spelling Iraq cities

The AP Stylebook online has a section on Iraq city names, for consistency's sake. It deletes all prefixes (ad, al, an, etc.).
Baghdad
Balad
Baqouba
Basra
Beiji
Fallujah
Habaniyah
Haditha
Hamdania
Hillah
Irbil
Iskandariyah
Karbala
Kirkuk
Mahmudiyah
Mosul
Najaf
Nasariyah
Obeidi
Ramadi
Samarra
Tal Afar
Taji
Tikrit

2 Comments:

At 11:19 AM, July 25, 2006, Blogger Serenity Now! said...

Question (because I'm new) should the heading be "Spelling Iraqi cities"?

 
At 6:27 PM, July 27, 2006, Blogger Nicole said...

Iraq or Iraqi is acceptable. Newspaper headlines often use the country name in adjectival form to save space.

Good question!

 

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