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Talk the Talk: Persabian Gulf

Tuesday 15th May / presented by Daniel Midgley

Is it the Persian Gulf, or the Arabian Gulf?

It depends on who you ask. But Google’s map makers are finding that it’s hard to stay impartial to political conflict when putting a name on a map can cause international tensions to flare. Who gets to name something anyway?

Linguist Daniel Midgley explores names and naming on this episode of Talk the Talk.

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