French (African) Submitted Place Names

These names are a subset of French names used more often in Africa (in regions where French is spoken as a first or second language). See also about French names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
JOHANNESBURG   (Settlement)   French (African)
Origin of Johannesburg's name is explained. In reaction to an inquiry, officials in Pretoria replied that Johannesburg was named after Johann Friedrich Bernhard Rissik and Christiaan Johannes Joubert - the only document dealing directly with the origin of the city's name.