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Geography / Geography
|Arabic term or phrase: Farming Road vs. Agricultural Road vs. Delta Road (Egypt)|
|I have a confusing problem of criteria between a group of Spanish engineers, an English map and the puportedly Arabic equivalent of place names on an engineering project in Egypt. Can anyone help resolve the renderings above? Do they all refer to the same piece of infrastructure?|
All of these three terms refer to the same highway connecting Cairo and Alexandria. It runs through the Delta governorates, which are located between the two branches of the Nile (Rosetta and Damietta). Since agriculture and farming are the main activities of these governorates, this highway may be called Farming Road or Agriculture Road.
The correct nomenclature for this highway is either Delta Highway or Country Highway.
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Local time: 06:34
|Yes, Delta Highway was the name on the map. The English translation of the Spanish rendering was "Agriculture Road" (Latin root influence). I don't doubt that the more colloquial "Farming Road" was a British English takeoff from the Arabic, but if there's no confusion we'll go ahead with "Agriculture", so as not to confuse the engineering team. Thank you, helpful as always.|
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Context and examples (place names, etc.) would be most helfpul to all
If you could kindly provide some context and examples (place names, etc.), that would be most helfpul to all.
Stephen H. Franke
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