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Yeah, some of them are the etymologies of the English names, and others are origins of the name in the indigenous language.

The map often doesn't translate the names of the "tribes". Sweden is "land of the Svear", but "Svear" has its own etymology, which is something like "our people". So, the name means something like "land/realm/kingdom of our people".

Which is a pretty common sort of meaning for endonyms (also: the etymological roots of language names often mean something like "language" or "our speech").
The Māori language is often referred to here as "te reo" (the language). "Māori" itself just means normal and as a reference to the people dates to the post-contact era, presumably in contrast to the weird looking folk who had started turning up on the shores.

"Aotearoa" has a disputed etymology, although "long white cloud" is the one that seems to stick. It didn't originally refer to the whole country though. A translation of "New Zealand" might just be "New Sea-Land".
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Time for some cartograms. See if you can guess what this one is before looking at the file name.

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And the periodic table, considered as a series of cartograms.

abundance by atoms of elements in earth’s crust


That's surprisingly even (if it's a compressed log scale, he doesn't say)

Periodic Table cartogram: log abundance of the elements in humans | Prof Mark Winter


Periodic Table cartogram: abundance of the elements in the universe by atoms | Prof Mark Winter


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I don't understand the first one - or if I do then it must be wrong.

According to Wikipedia there's only 30 grams of Francium (Fr) in the whole Earth's crust at any given time: it's radioactive and decays away quickly and is only slowly produced by the radioactive decay of other elements.

Astatine (At) is even rarer.
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Yeees ... he doesn't give any source data or methodology.
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Turbopony is doing some interesting mapping including US states and Canadian provinces and territories. This has resulted in some interesting contrasts:





You'd think with that much booze you'd see way more Jesus.

But hey:



So either booze prevents diabetes or Jesus causes it?
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Diabetes causes doubt about evolution. Survival of the fittest, yeah right.
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