View Full Version : Having trouble naming your countries? Here is a map with name origins.

02-04-2011, 04:34 AM
This is a map with each country labeled by the origin of its name converted into simplified English. I thought it was pretty interesting and might give some insight into how we go about naming our fantastic countries and kingdoms.

02-04-2011, 05:02 AM
That's Brilliant RE! Great find!!!

02-04-2011, 11:26 AM
Very cool stuff, though a lot of it is probably debatable. I've done a lot of research on the toponymy of earth's country names recently (yes, for my own mapping endeavours! :D ), and quite a few of these are different from what I found :P A couple examples are egypt (black land - greek), spain (land's edge - latin), england (land of the angles - greek).

And all of those names are probably just as valid as the ones I found too :)