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(Timbuktu used in English, Tombouctou mostly French...)
(Wikipedia uses 'Tombouctou')
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:I've always seen Timbuktu in the US, while working for the UN, and in travel publications. But it sounds like a job for a google search... I found 278,000 for Timbuktu and 31,000 for Tombouctou-- almost all French. I suggest Timbuktu as the article name with redirects from the other two and the intro sentence "Timbuktu, also spelled TOMBOUCTOU" which sounds like the way to go here.. [[User:Maj|Majnoona]] 19:16, 7 Jul 2004 (EDT)
 
:I've always seen Timbuktu in the US, while working for the UN, and in travel publications. But it sounds like a job for a google search... I found 278,000 for Timbuktu and 31,000 for Tombouctou-- almost all French. I suggest Timbuktu as the article name with redirects from the other two and the intro sentence "Timbuktu, also spelled TOMBOUCTOU" which sounds like the way to go here.. [[User:Maj|Majnoona]] 19:16, 7 Jul 2004 (EDT)
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::I'd agree with that but Wikipedia uses 'Tombouctou' with redirects from the other ones. --[[User:Nzpcmad|Nzpcmad]] 21:00, 7 Jul 2004 (EDT)

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What is the correct spelling? Tombouctou / Timbuctu / Timbuktu ...? --Nzpcmad 16:36, 7 Jul 2004 (EDT)

I've always seen Timbuktu in the US, while working for the UN, and in travel publications. But it sounds like a job for a google search... I found 278,000 for Timbuktu and 31,000 for Tombouctou-- almost all French. I suggest Timbuktu as the article name with redirects from the other two and the intro sentence "Timbuktu, also spelled TOMBOUCTOU" which sounds like the way to go here.. Majnoona 19:16, 7 Jul 2004 (EDT)
I'd agree with that but Wikipedia uses 'Tombouctou' with redirects from the other ones. --Nzpcmad 21:00, 7 Jul 2004 (EDT)

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