A talk by Toni Torregrossa & Joaquim Marques Bolufer - Wednesday, 21 May 2014 at 20.00 in the Auditorium of the Museum of Xàbia
The talk will be in Castellano and English
Toni is Torregrossa is a translator in Valenciano and a specialist in the study and spelling of place names – toponymy. He has studied toponymy and map corrections from the year 1985 and has published studies on the topic, the most recent on names on the coast of Javea.
Joaquim Marques Bolufer is the municipal archaeologist of Javea. He has conducted and published several works of archeology and ethnography and compilations of toponyms.
Together they will talk on the fascinating subject of the meaning of place names in Javea.
Toponymy is a discipline of linguistics that studies the origin of "place names" . Xàbia, a large municipality occupied intensely since prehistoric times, preserves a rich "toponímic" heritage. For example, the name of the "partida" Falandons or Forandons located at the western end of the area, derives from the name of an old farmstead owned by a mudejar of Gata called "Ando" (XIV -XV centuries) where there was - and still is - a water source. All this meant the "partida" was known, at least to the eighteenth century, as the Font d' Ando (Ando’s Source), a name that eventually became Forando.
Stay and enjoy a drink and an informal chat afterwards