Old 04-12-2007   #1
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"In Grand Theft Auto IV, Rockstar have recreated 4 of the 5 boroughs in New York, as well as part of New Jersey. Broker is the GTA IV equivalent of Brooklyn, Manhattan is now called Algonquin, Queens is now Dukes, the Bronx is Bohan, and New Jersey is Alderney."

Hey i noticed the name Alderney in the update list. My girlfriend is from a small island off the coast of france named Alderney. I think it's got about 2000 people who live there. It was used as a nazi base in world war 2 and still has bunkers everywhere. Also alderney's neigbour island is called Jersey and the part of the city it is being named after is New Jersey. Not sure if this is linked or what, Just thought i would point it out.
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Old 04-12-2007   #2
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Very interesting. Thanks for the post
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Yeah, the Channel Islands were the first thing I thought when I read about the boroughs.
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Algonquin rings a bell as well,i'll have to look into it..maybe the whole Algon/Anglo thing.
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Sort of like how they used New Guernsey instead of New Jersey in the original GTA.

Just for reference if anyone's interested:

Alderney - An island in the English Channel, neighbouring another called Jersey as explained by Dudlite

Algonquin - A Native American tribe and the languge they speak, the name Manhatten is also based from a Native American language

Bohan - I couldn't really find anything about this word as it's mostly just peoples name. However it has an unofficial meaning of free-loading or mooching (getting something for free or for very little in return).

Broker - I couldn't find any sort of connection between Brooklyn and any meaning of the word broker, apart from that they sound similar.

Dukes - Duke is a title of nobility, a bit like Queen (but lower).

Having looked these up, only Alderney and Algonquin seem that interesting.
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