[Tagging] Tag for a plateau or tableland?

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Wed Apr 17 08:01:28 UTC 2019

The several related Wikipedia pages failed to mention Table Mount as a
synonym, even though they had plenty of foreign language terms listed.
American English bias perhaps?

The first hit I get for “table mount” is Guyot: “In marine geology, a guyot
also known as a tablemount, is an isolated underwater volcanic mountain (

That’s not the same. There is also a proper name “Table Mountain”, a
flat-topped mountain on the Cape of Good Hope peninsula by Capetown

It looks like the Dutch / Afrikaans term is literally “Tablemountain”.
Perhaps it is the same in German?

On Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 4:45 PM Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

> sent from a phone
> > On 17. Apr 2019, at 06:55, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > I searched taginfo for "tableland", "table_land", "table-land",
> > "plateau" and "mesa".
> >
> > There are 94 natural=plateau and 3 natural=mesa.
> > I found no uses of natural=table or table_land or tableland or tableland
> there are also 52 natural=plain and no *=high_plain nor * table_mount or
> flat-top_mount
> Would you see a tableland different from table_mount or synonymous? After
> all these are different words.
> Maybe there is overlap?
> Generally I would prefer to use an English English term, rather than a
> Spanish or French English term.
> Cheers, Martin
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