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São Tomé vs. São Thomé
September 1, 2005
7:12 pm
seneca
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This is probably minor, but I’m always wondering whether both are technically correct, or whether one option is better than the other :-)

It seems to me that most of the time the country is referred to as “São Tomé and Principe”, but then you get the occasional chocolatier who refers to it as “São Thomé “.

Anybody? My Portuguese is not the greatest…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sao_Tome

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September 1, 2005
7:51 pm
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It’s actually two islands, Principe being the smaller of the two, and Sao Tome the larger. Both spellings are correct, so I wouldn’t worry. It’s a matter of personal usage and preference.

September 1, 2005
8:22 pm
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If you’d like to translate from Portuguese to English a translation tool might be of help:
[url]http://www.seventypercent.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=405[/url]

“Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos” (Maricel E. Presilla)

"Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos" (Maricel E. Presilla)
September 1, 2005
9:57 pm
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Incidentally, does anybody know if the Claudio Corallo chocolate that Pralus is producing is from Sao Tome or Principe? In the Rosenblum book it sounded like Corallo is growing on Principe, but I’ve never seen cacao specifically tagged as being from there…

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September 2, 2005
1:03 am
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I received the same impression as well, Seneca. Anyway, click here for confirmation:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/new…..world.html

According to the article Claudio is growing on Principe.

September 2, 2005
1:14 am
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Excellent…Thanks for the link!

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September 2, 2005
4:50 am
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BBC confirms Principe:
[url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/3920167.stm[/url]

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