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Istanbul was Constantinople-Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople-Been a long time gone, Constantinople-Now it's Turkish delight on a moonlit night-Every gal in Constantinople Lives in Istanbul, not Constantinople-So if you've a date in Constantinople.She'll be waiting in Istanbul-Even old New York was once New Amsterdam.Why they changed it I can't say-People just liked it better that way-So take me back to
In the 13th century Arabs used the appellation Istinpolin, a “name” they heard Byzantines use—eis ten polin—which, in reality, was a Greek phrase that meant “in the city.” Through a series of speech permutations over a span of centuries, this name became Istanbul. Until the Turkish Post Office officially changed the name in 1930.Similar examples of modern Turkish placenames derived from Greek in this fashion are İzmit, earlier İznikmit, from Greek Nicomedia, İznik from Greek Nicaea ([iz nikea]and İstanköy for the Greek island Kos (from is tin Ko)
- Byzantium, c. 667 BC to AD 330, founded by Greek colonists from Megara in 667 BC and named after their king Byzas or Byzantas (Βύζας or Βύζαντας in Greek). The name "Byzantium" is a Latinization of the original Thracian-Greek name Byzantion.
- Nova Roma (New Rome) c. May 11, AD 330. That particular name enjoyed little common use, and it was as the 'City of Constantine' (Constantinopolis) that it lived through the subsequent centuries.
- Constantinople, AD 330 to March 28, 1930. Constantinople was highly significant as the successor to ancient Rome and the largest and wealthiest city in Europe throughout the Middle Ages, known as the "Queen of Cities".
- Fall of Constantinople on May 29, 1453 by Mehmet II
- March 28, 1930 The Republic of Turkey officially renamed the city İstanbul.
- -Latin Constantinopolis, Nova Roma
- -Albanian:Stamboll-Arabic قسطنطينية (Qustantiniyya)-Armenian: commonly Polis/Bolis"(Պոլիս)-Armenian:Ստամբուլը-Kurdish:Stenbol-Urdu
- It also had names and nicknames such as: Islambol(plenty of Islam),Astana,Pah-i-Taht,'Dersaadet' , 'Deraliye',Gosdantnubolis (a variang of Armenian), Tsargrad, Rumiyya al-kubra(New Rome), New Jerusalem, the Eye of the World, the Refuge of the Universe, the Gate of Happiness.Jews often called it "Costa".