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November 24, 2009 9:31 am  #1


Unusual names of Countries in different languages

Estonia (Eesti) is called "Viro" in Finland and "Igaunija" in neighbouring Latvia...

Italy (Italia) is called "Olaszország" by Hungarians and "Włochy" in Poland...

If You know more examples, please, continue this list 

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November 27, 2009 7:00 pm  #2


Re: Unusual names of Countries in different languages

Greece is called "Yunanistan" in Turkey.
Poland is called "Lengyelország" in Hungary.
Austria is called "Rakousko" in Czechia.


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November 27, 2009 11:03 pm  #3


Re: Unusual names of Countries in different languages

I will write in my language (Indonesian)
Greece is "Yunani"
Egypt is "Mesir"
Netherlands is "Belanda"
Cote D'Ivoire is "Pantai Gading"
Greenland is "Tanah Hijau"

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November 28, 2009 9:39 am  #4


Re: Unusual names of Countries in different languages

Germany is probably one of the countries called in more different ways by the neighbours
In the Netherlands = DUITSLAND - in Denmark = TYSKLAND - in Poland = NIEMCY - in Czechia = NEMECKO - in France = ALLEMAGNE. Besides, Germany is called SAKSAMAA in Estonia, SAKSA in Finland and... KELEMANIA in Hawaii 


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November 29, 2009 4:35 pm  #5


Re: Unusual names of Countries in different languages

I will write in my language Urdu

Greece is called "Yunan"
Egypt is called "Misir"
Syria is called "Shaam"
India is called "Bharat"

 

December 4, 2009 12:20 pm  #6


Re: Unusual names of Countries in different languages

In Finland they call Austria "Itävalta" and Sweden "Ruotsi" 


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January 26, 2010 7:18 pm  #7


Re: Unusual names of Countries in different languages

Germany is also called "Tedeschia" in Italy, and Deutschland in Germany!

 

February 6, 2010 7:48 am  #8


Re: Unusual names of Countries in different languages

I will write in my language (Finnish):

Netherlands is "Alankomaat"
Denmark is "Tanska"
Germany is "Saksa"
Russia is "Venäjä"
Belarus is "Valko-Venäjä"
France is "Ranska"
Côte d'Ivoire is "Norsunluurannikko"

Antarctica is "Etelämanner"

Pillandia wrote:

Estonia (Eesti) is called "Viro" in Finland...
In Finland they call Austria "Itävalta" and Sweden "Ruotsi"

Yep, that's right

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April 10, 2010 3:54 pm  #9


Re: Unusual names of Countries in different languages

In Estonia the "United Kingdom" is called "Ühendkuningriik" 


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April 15, 2010 3:27 pm  #10


Re: Unusual names of Countries in different languages

Croatia is called Hrvatska in Croatia

 

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