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Country Name Etymology

Given the etymology of the country's name in English, the country's native language, and a foreign language, give the internationally recognized name of the country in English. It goes from Easy to Hard per column
Not all countries are sovereign states- ie Hong Kong, Puerto Rico
Some Countries used more than once
Quiz by Chestnuthare
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First submittedFebruary 13, 2016
Last updatedNovember 6, 2016
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English Name Etymology
Country Name
Land of the Franks
France
Land of the Angles
England
Land of Bengal
Bangladesh
Named after the Goryeo kingdom
Korea
Spanish for "The Savior"
El Salvador
Land of the Mauri
Mauritania
From Greek, meaning burnt face
Ethiopia
Possibly from the name of the Aesti people
Estonia
Derived from the name of the Latgalian tribe
Latvia
Country Name in the Native Tongue
Etymology
Country Name
Ísland
Land of Ice
Iceland
Nederlands
Lower Countries
Netherlands
Schweiz
Comes from the region Schwyz
Switzerland
Filasṭīn
Named after the Philistines
Palestine
Hellas
Land of the Hellenes
Greece
Hanguk
Land of the Han
South Korea
Zhōngguó
Central states/nation
China
Maṣr
Named after Noah's grandson Mizraim
Egypt
Shqipëri
Land of Eagles
Albania
Country Name in Foreign Language
Language
Etymology
Country Name
Norwegen
German
Northern Way
Norway
Al-Hind
Arabic
Land of the Indus River
India
Cap Vert
French
Meaning Green Cape
Cape Verde
Alemania
Spanish
Named after the Alamanni tribe of central Europe
Germany
Rìběn
Chinese
"Sun Origin"
Japan
Erythraía
Greek
Land of the Red Sea
Eritrea
Hırvatistan
Turkish
Land of the Hrvati
Croatia
Yūnān
Persian
Land of the Ionians
Greece
Kitay
Russian
Named after the Manchurian Khitan tribe
China
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level 56
Feb 15, 2016
Awesome quiz!
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level 57
Feb 15, 2016
Thanks! If you don't mind saying, were some of them a little too hard?
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level 65
Aug 13, 2016
Great, very informative =)
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level 57
Nov 6, 2016
Just for those interested, the name of the Khitan tribe also led to the term Cathay, which is another term for China, albeit used more poetically now. So the Russian Kitai is actually Cathay. Names for China based on the Khitan tribe are mainly used in Central Asian countries, and some Slavic speaking countries.
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level 45
Jul 6, 2018
Just a tiny bit of constructive criticism for the quiz maker the Netherlands is actually 'Nederland' in Dutch. 'Nederlands' is the language we speak.