MYGEONAMES

Toponymic Guidelines for Map and Other Editors for International Use

This guideline comprises the use of language, spelling and pronunciation and geography names in Malaysia. The publication of these Toponymic Guidelines for Map and Other Editors for International Use aims to help international users to understand the methodology for geographical naming, language form, pronunciation, dialect, etc. as practised in Malaysia.
The publication of the Toponymic Guidelines for Map and Other Editors for International Use is based on the following resolutions of the UNCSGN:

  •  IV/4; 1982; Publication of toponymic guidelines for map and other editors.
  •  V/11; 1987; Differentiation of toponyms from other map text.
  • V/14; 1987; Publication of toponymic guidelines.
  • VI/7; 1992; Toponymic guidelines for map and other editors.

This guideline has been prepared by National Committee on Geographical Names (NCGN) under the auspices of the Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia.

  1. Toponymic Guidelines for Map and Other Editors for International Use
  2. The Map for West Malaysia, Sabah dan Sarawak