European Countries' Etymology

Name the countries of Europe, based on the meanings of their names.
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Meaning
Country
"Land of the Rus"
Russia
"Northern way"
Norway
"Borderland"
Ukraine
"People from Rome"
Romania
"Land of the Swiss"
Switzerland
"Lowlands"
Netherlands
"Land of the Franks"
France
"Land of ice"
Iceland
"Land of the Belgae"
Belgium
"River Bosna and the Land of a Duke"
Bosnia and Herzegovina
"Home of mixed tribes"
Bulgaria
"Black mountain"
Montenegro
"Port of Cale"
Portugal
"Land of the Ionians"
Greece
"Land of the men"
Serbia
Meaning
Country
"Land of the rabbit"
Spain
"Land of the Slavs"
Slovenia
"White Russia"
Belarus
"Dark river"
Moldova
"Waterside dwellers"
Estonia
"On the mountain ridge"
Croatia
"Shrub-covered land"
Andorra
"Land of the Czechs"
Czechia
"Land in the West"
Ireland
"Forest clearers"
Latvia
"Land of the Slovaks"
Slovakia
"10 arrows"
Hungary
"Land of the people"
Germany
"Land of tall people"
Macedonia
"Land of Eagles"
Albania
Meaning
Country
"Unified dominion"
United Kingdom
"Land of calves"
Italy
"Land of the Svear"
Sweden
"Eastern realm"
Austria
"People of the fields"
Poland
"Home warriors"
Denmark
"Field of the blackbirds"
Kosovo
"Bright stone"
Liechtenstein
"Land of the Finns"
Finland
"Shoreland"
Lithuania
"Little castle"
Luxembourg
"Saint Marinus"
San Marino
"Place of refuge"
Malta
"Single house"
Monaco
"Garden city"
Vatican City
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Level 70
Jul 25, 2018
According to Wikipedia, Albania is derived from Albanoi, an Illyrian tribe. Shqipëri is the Albanian name for the country and it comes from their word for eagle, shqiponjë.
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Level 73
Jul 25, 2018
An Illyrian tribe... what a lie in the official history.
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Level 64
Jun 10, 2019
would have liked more time
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Level 32
Feb 24, 2021
Ireland = Land + Eriu (Celtic - Eyre - Ire)
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Level 32
Feb 24, 2021
Hungary = Land of the Huns

Hun was an anglo word used for both the Magyar (Hungarian) people and the Huns (Mongolia)