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Geographic Names
General Remarks

According to AACR2 23.2B1, a geographic heading is established in the official language of the country if there is no generally recognized English form.
The accompanying RI emphasizes the need for a recently published gazeteer in the language, and BGN decisions.

This means that almost every geographic heading must change to the vernacular form for each country, e.g. Belarusian towns in Belarusian, Georgian towns in Georgian, etc.
Previously, all geographic names of the Former Soviet republics were established in Russian (as the official language of the country).

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