Meanings and Stories behind Country Names

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Egypt

Pyramids of Egypt

The Word "Egypt" is divered from Ancient Greek Title "Aígyptos" which was given to their legendary King. Some People thought that it is An Arabic word "Qubti". Qubti was the tribe of Pharaohs of Egypt. The Modern Official Name of Egypt (Arabic) is "Misr" Which is Given By Quran to Egypt.



Brazil

  BrazilWood (Pau-Brasil).
Flowers Of BrazilWood (Pau-Brasil).

Federative Republic of Brazil got its name from tree called "Pau-Brasil" which is popular in coastal forests of Amazon. It is also known BrazilWood and is National Tree of Brazil. Pau-Brasil was used to dying clothes and was highly valued by the European textile industry and was the earliest commercially exploited product from Brazil.

Comoros

Archipelogy of Comoros

Comoros is divered from Arabic Word "Juzur-Al-Qamar" or "Jazair-Ul-Qamar" which means Islands of Moon. This Name was given to this archipelago by Arab Sailors.


Dominica

Coast of Dominica

Previous countries that I mentioned in my blog were divered from an another language or named after thing but you might be surprised to know that Dominica is named after a day "Sunday".

But why? Because Christopher Columbus first came to this island on Sunday.


Ecuador

Equator crossing Ecuador but this monument is 20 meters away from equator

Ecuador is named after Equator because equator runs through northern part of country. Ecuador means Equator in Spanish.

Moldova

A view of Moldova River

Moldova is named after Moldova River but how the name of Moldova River is formed?

According to some Folk Tales, the favourite hunting dog of Transylvanian prince, "Molda" drown in its water. After Molda, Moldova River got its name. And after Moldova River, Moldova got its name. 


Eritrea

Traditonal boat floating in Red sea, Eritrea

Eritrea, which borders Red Sea got its name from Red Sea. The Ancient Greeks gave the sea its name "Erythre Thalassa. The Romans borrowed the Greek term and called it Mare Erythreum. Their descendents, the Italians, who occupied the region in 1935, Italianized “Erythreum” to “Eritrea,” and applied it to the country.


Malta

Coast Of Malta

Malta got its name form Greek word "méli" which means honey. Posibally, because this island was famous for its Honey. It might also derive from the Phoenician word “maleth,” meaning refuge.


I hope that you will find this blog interesting!


 Corrections and suggestions are welcome!


~Jetpunker180


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Level 28
Apr 17, 2021
I know about Brazil! Brazilwood is a very beautiful tree, but Portuguese stole it, like with gold. Stupids. And I loved! Will you do a new series?
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Level 54
Apr 17, 2021
Really, Is it still in Brazil? Maybe
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Level 28
Apr 17, 2021
Still, but very less than before the Portuguese steal the Brazil-Wood, the Sugar Cane, and the Gold (FROM MINAS GERAIS!!! MINAS!!!). I’m happy that we aren’t colony anymore (I don’t have nothing against Portuguese. Is just a Brazilian Meme that Portuguese stole the gold. LOL!)
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Level 54
Apr 17, 2021
You were colonized by Portuguese while we are colonized by British, the British did same with us.
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Level 28
Apr 17, 2021
“Envy is so thin and pale because it bites and does not eat.”

— Francisco de Quevedo

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Level 28
Apr 17, 2021
I think you should show the trunk tree of Brazil-Wood, and the real name that we call is “Pau-Brasil” :)
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Level 54
Apr 17, 2021
Replaced
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Level 28
Apr 17, 2021
Thank you!
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Level 73
Apr 17, 2021
Great blog! But allow me to suggest some corrections:

all it's should be changed to its (without the apostrophe). Also, Paraohs should be corrected to Pharaohs.Thanks

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Level 54
Apr 17, 2021
Thanks, Fixed
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Level 68
Apr 17, 2021
I must say for someone non-native to English this was rather good! I knew some of these but Eritrea and Moldova for example I had no clue. Excellent blog :)
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Level 54
Apr 17, 2021
Thanks, Stewart!
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Level 50
Apr 17, 2021
Wow! Looking forward to a sequel 😉
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Level 54
Apr 17, 2021
Thanks, If you guys are saying, I will made.
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Level 51
Apr 17, 2021
Awesome! I really liked this one. Like Neil said, can you make a sequel?
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Level 54
Apr 17, 2021
Thanks, Maybe
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Level 57
Apr 17, 2021
Great blog Jetpunker180!
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Level 54
Apr 17, 2021
Thanks
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Level 66
Apr 17, 2021
Interesting!
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Level 54
Apr 17, 2021
thanks
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Level 56
Apr 17, 2021
Really cool! I love what you did with the formatting!
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Level 54
Apr 17, 2021
thanks, I got this idea from Stewart's blog
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Level 48
Apr 17, 2021
Wow! Great blog, very interesting!!
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Level 54
Apr 18, 2021
Thanks
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Level 38
Apr 17, 2021
Sorry but you mistranslated Comoros

Comoros in Arabic is as you said جزر القمر but it means Islands of the moon

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Level 54
Apr 18, 2021
Oh, great sorry, it will be soon fixed, I don't know why I mistranslated because قمر is also word of urdu
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Level 38
Apr 20, 2021
Anyway, it is a great idea for a blog. Waiting for the next one
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Level 54
Apr 20, 2021
Thanks
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Level 35
Apr 29, 2021
Amazing blog! I think you can create blog series about country names!