Does Jarkov mean Ярков or Жарков?

  • And where did you see it? Feb 4 '15 at 19:42
  • @Dmitry Alexandrov In Wikipedia in articles related to WWII, as a placename
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    Feb 5 '15 at 2:22
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    Cannot google it. Are you sure that it was English Wikipedia? If Spanish, then that is Харьков. Feb 5 '15 at 2:36
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    Could you please provide a link to the original article? It may help research. Feb 6 '15 at 14:21
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    @shabunc c'mon this is a question from 2015 do you think it warrants being put on hold after all these years during which it wasn't put on hold? Jul 6 '19 at 11:33

Probably Жарков, being the more common surname; "French" transliteration was used in Soviet and Russian travel passports until about the late 90s. If, however, the presumed language of the transliteration is a Nordic one, or Italian, or any other one where j is iotic and v is not [f], then Ярков is more likely.


It would seem to be the Spanish name for Харьков: Járkov


Transliteration into Latin characters - for passports of the Russian Federation (since 16.03.2010)

Жарков - ZHARKOV

Ярков - IARKOV

Джарков - DZHARKOV




Found it in English wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jarkov_Mammoth

  1. I think in case of the mammoth he (discoverer) was Ярков.

But the French Wikipedia stands for Zharkov (https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jarkov_(mammouth) )

  1. Excuse me, my first hypotesis is wrong. Here is the link (https://kocmi.ru/mamont-zharkova.html) to the russian source with the correct discoverer's surname (so it is Жарков).

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