Abstract

Historic-Toponymic dictionary for Isla del Coco, Costa Rica. Many names have been used for the different places of Isla del Coco, and some have changed over time. Studying different historic sources, seventy-six names of the main topographic features were collected for Isla del Coco National Park, Costa Rica. These names could be grouped in four main categories: those associated with the British traveler’s visitations, the ones related with the republican period of Costa Rica and those linked with the island’s terrestrial and marine flora and fauna. The methodology used allowed the proper documentation of seventy-one names. This methodology and the publication of this dictionary intend to generate a feedback regarding the naming of topographic characters of Isla del Coco. Citation: Díaz-Bolaños, R.D., E.J. Alfaro & A. Ugalde-Quesada. 2012. Diccionario histórico-toponímico de la Isla del Coco, Costa Rica. Rev. Biol. Trop. 60 (Suppl. 3): 1-14. Epub 2012 Dec 01.
Keywords: Isla del Coco, Cocos Island, eastern tropical Pacific, Costa Rican history, toponymy, Central America, map