A hundred and fifty years of Turkish rule did not only influence the word stock of Hungarian but also folk traditions in this country, as a number of legends show. The memory of that period survived almost to the present day in areas of Hungary that had been occupied by Turks, leaving its traces in geographical names, as well. On the basis of the book 'Geographical names in Somogy County', the author presents names from inside and outside built-in areas that are ethnographically linked to the time of Turkish occupation. Most of the various legends and stories preserved in geographical names can be classified into relatively well-defined sets according to their topics (e.g., fight against the Turks, legends of treasure, memories of deserted settlements).
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