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Type Settlement
Pronounced Pron. JO-hanis-BERG(African French)  [key]

Meaning & History

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.
Added 5/5/2017 by AngelM0113
Edited 5/6/2017 by Beautiful Victory