[Tagging] Feature Proposal – RFC – natural=peninsula (Was: Feature Proposal – RFC – place=peninsula)

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 21:04:14 UTC 2019


On Thu, 10 Jan 2019 at 20:39, Markus <selfishseahorse at gmail.com> wrote:

I've replaced *nearly surrounded by water* with *surrounded by water
> on the majority of its border*, but i'm unsure whether this is
> clearer. If you or someone has a better idea, please tell me.
>

>From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peninsula

A *peninsula* (Latin <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_language>:
*paeninsula* from *paene* "almost” and *insula* "island") is a piece of
land surrounded by water on the majority of its border while being
connected to a mainland <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mainland> from
which it extends.

I think the etymology is a useful bit of guidance.  The rest is what you
have but with a little extra
at the end, which may serve to make it clearer.  It would probably be
sensible to link to that Wikipedia
article for clarification.

It may help you to also read
https://www.diffen.com/difference/Isthmus_vs_Peninsula
so you can add the difference between an isthmus and a peninsula (so people
don't tag
isthmuses as peninsulas).  It also has a slightly different explanation of
what a peninsula
is (a definition that was mentioned here in the past week or so).

-- 
Paul
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