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54+ Ways to Spell “Muammar Qaddafi” (aka Moammar Gadhafi, aka …)

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[And don’t forget to look at the ABC blog post: “How Many Different Ways Can You Spell ‘Gaddafi’?” They list 112 ways to spell Gaddafi!!]

If you are a researcher, then you know that using the very literal Internet for your research means that you need to know multiple spellings for names and words.

The Library of Congress has an Authority File that is a useful tool for this purpose. For example, if you were researching Mr. Qaddafi, here are some of your options (and this is a “Name Authority Headings” example).

(And if you’re wondering what a MARC Record is ….)

Library of Congress Authority Record for Qaddafi, Muammar (LC Control Number: n 81068638)

100 1_ a Qaddafi, Muammar
400 1_ a Gadhafi, Moʼammar
400 1_ a Kaddafi, Muammar
400 1_ a Qadhafi, Muammar
400 1_ a El Kadhafi, Moammar
400 1_ a Kadhafi, Moammar
400 0_ a Moammar Kadhafi
400 1_ a Gadafi, Muammar
400 0_ a Muʼammar al-Qadafi
400 0_ a Moamer El Kazzafi
400 0_ a Moamar al-Gaddafi
400 0_ a Muʼammar Al Qathafi
400 0_ a Moʼammar el-Gadhafi
400 0_ a Muammar Kaddafi
400 0_ a Moamar El Kadhafi
400 0_ a Muammar al-Qadhafi
400 0_ a Muʻammar al-Qadhdhāfī
400 1_ a Qadafi, Muʼammar
400 1_ a El Kazzafi, Moamer
400 1_ a Gaddafi, Moamar
400 1_ a Al Qathafi, Muʼammar
400 1_ w nna a Qadhdhāfī, Muʻammar
400 1_ a Khaddafi, Muammar
400 0_ a Muammar al-Khaddafi
400 0_ a Muʻamar al-Ḳad’afi
400 1_ a Ḳad’afi, Muʻamar al-
400 1_ a Ghaddafy, Muammar
400 1_ a Ghadafi, Muammar
400 1_ a Ghaddafi, Muammar
400 1_ a Kaddafi, Muamar
400 1_ a Quathafi, Muammar
400 1_ a Gheddafi, Muammar
400 0_ a Muammar Ghaddafy
400 0_ a Muammar Ghadafi
400 0_ a Muammar Ghaddafi
400 0_ a Muamar Al-Kaddafi
400 0_ a Muammar Quathafi
400 0_ a Muammar Gheddafi
400 1_ a Khadafy, Moammar
400 1_ a Qudhafi, Moammar
400 1_ a Qathafi, Mu’Ammar el
400 1_ a El Qathafi, Mu’Ammar
400 1_ a Kadaffi, Momar
400 1_ a El Gaddafi, Moamar
400 1_ a Moamar el Gaddafi
400 1_ a Kazzafi, Moammar
400 1_ a Gheddafi, Muhammar
400 1_ a al-Qadhafi, Muammar
400 0_ a Muammar Al-Gathafi
400 1_ a Al-Gathafi, Muammar
400 1_ a Gathafi, Muammar
400 1_ a Kadhafi, Mouammar
400 1_ a Al Gathafi, M.
400 1_ a Gathafi, M. Al

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2 responses to “54+ Ways to Spell “Muammar Qaddafi” (aka Moammar Gadhafi, aka …)”

  1. Anonymous says:

    One more for the list: Ka-DAFFY, Moranmor

  2. Sometimes I am a little bit confused of the spelling of Qaddafi. When I search on sites I found different spellings, so that's why I am a little bit confused. And I never thought that there are many spellings of words of Qaddafi.

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