This is my personal tribute to this country which I visited and (I really can’t explain why) feel it’s been a bit hard to forget. I simply loved it! So, to all Argentinian Tolkien fans, here’s a little gift. I hope you enjoy! (PS: Spread the word to ATA)
As you can see there, I composed names for all the Argentinian provinces according to its etymologies. Some of them were a bit easy, for instance Buenos Aires, Tierra del Fuego, Río Negro, Formosa and so on. Others, I had to research deeply the indigenous languages which they come from, like Neuquén. And there were other cases that I could compose nothing at all, due to the lack of etymology or simply the doubts involving some given. Then, trying to achieve the best result possible, I rendered an orthographic equivalent as seen in: Tyulvut, Tyaco and Mendósa.
I liked a lot the “experiment” and maybe I’ll do some other maps in the future. Let’s see!
If you’re not Argentinian and don’t know much Quenya, check the regular map here