I want to know if one needs to capitalize "Savannah Belt" in the following sentence:

"We are in the Savannah Belt."

Is it a proper noun?

  • There are quite a few examples of 'savannah belt' on the internet, enough to justify the generic usage. However, as with 'canyonlands' and 'Canyonlands' in the US SW, there may both be generic and proper usages. But this is better asked on a dedicated geography website; proper nouns are often not part of the standard lexicon. – Edwin Ashworth May 3 '18 at 8:25
  • So both a generic usage and usage as a proper now are acceptable? – user191110 May 3 '18 at 8:27
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    I'm saying that that is possible. You need to check with say a Nigerian geographical institute or consulate. They pronounce on what's proper. – Edwin Ashworth May 3 '18 at 8:29

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