As entertaining as it is informative, this dictionary offers records and explanations of a northern English dialect. The research presents information about words that go back as far as the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings as well as those present in today's vernacular. Ideal for anyone interested in English etymology, this reference is thorough and essential.
This encyclopedia was designed as a step in the direction of filling this information gap. In it, the reader will find entries on the lives ofmore than three hundred contemporary individuals from modern North Africa and the Middle East, including Afghanistan, who are making theirmarks on all walks of life. A central purpose of this work is to show this broad region as a vibrant, diverse part of the globe, full of people doing things with their lives that are not all that different from what Westerners do with theirs.