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RecklessEnthusiasm
02-04-2011, 05:34 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.

ravells
02-04-2011, 06:02 AM
That's Brilliant RE! Great find!!!

moutarde
02-04-2011, 12:26 PM
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 :)