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Ever Wondered What Your Country's Name Means?  
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1989 times:

then check this webpage and you'll get the answer?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_country_name_etymologies

Cheers

BM


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User currently offlineHighpeaklad From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 538 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

Well I think mine's fairly self explanatory....


Chris



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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

United States=A bunch of states united to form a country
Of America=Area of which we're on (the Americas)

I guess you can consider it self-explanatory Wink



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User currently offlineRossbaku From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 673 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

Scot = Name of the people who inhabit the country
Land = self explanitory.....

RossBaku  Silly


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4917 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1936 times:

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 2):
America

Do you know where the word America cam from? Maybe that's what the strter as getting at.

YOWza



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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1927 times:

Quoting YOWza (Reply 4):

Do you know where the word America cam from? Maybe that's what the strter as getting at.

Amerigo vespucci



A man without the knowledge of his past history,culture and origins is like a tree without roots
User currently offlineAirwave From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
Ever Wondered What Your Country's Name Means?

I've often wondered that about states, cities, counties...al that good stuff, lol.

Quoting YOWza (Reply 4):
Do you know where the word America cam from? Maybe that's what the strter as getting at.

That's how I read it, too. And wasn't it named after/for Amerigo Vespucci?



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User currently offlineAirwave From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 5):
Amerigo vespucci

Ah, well, beaten by two minutes on the nose, lol.



When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 5):
Amerigo vespucci

Not necessarily. The Amerigo Vespucci explanation has always been based on the similarity of the names rather than anything else. One other explanation concerns the Welsh-born London merchant Richard Ap Merike, who paid for many of the early expeditions to North America and whose coat of arms was a set of stars and stripes.

Could be coincidence, of course.



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User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4130 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1893 times:

I think California comes from "Caliente" and "Forno" = "Hot Furnace" in Spanish.


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User currently offlineTheredbaron From Mexico, joined Mar 2005, 2325 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1885 times:

Mexico = navel of the moon...

I guess we are the navel of the world..at least Mexico is always dead center in earth animations (universal pictures and such!)

Best regards TRB



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User currently offlineAirwave From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1872 times:

Quoting Theredbaron (Reply 10):
I guess we are the navel of the world.

Sooo...are you guys an innie or an outtie?  Wink



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User currently offlineTheredbaron From Mexico, joined Mar 2005, 2325 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1841 times:

Quoting Airwave (Reply 11):

Anyone will do (i just hope we are not Navel "lint")  Wink



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User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

Honestly, I haven't thought about it. But then, there are more important things for me to think about.

Chris



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User currently offlineBravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1834 times:

"Pakistan" is both a Persian and an Urdu word. It is composed of letters taken from the names of all our homelands - "Indian" and "Asian". That is, Punjab, Afghania (North West Frontier Province), Kashmir, Iran, Sindh (including Karachi and Kathiawar), Tukharistan, Afghanistan, and Baluchistan. It means the land of the Paks-the spiritually pure and clean. It symbolizes the religions, beliefs and the ethnical stocks of our people; and it stands for all the territorial constituents of our original Fatherland. It has no other origin and no other meaning; and does not admit of any other interpretation. Those writers who have tried to interpret it in more than one way have done so either through love of casuistry, or through ignorance of its inspiration, origin and composition.

Taken from http://www28.brinkster.com/pakistan4ever/wordpakistan.html


User currently offlineReidYYZ From Kyrgyzstan, joined Sep 2005, 536 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1820 times:

Toronto, like Canada and most other place names in the country mean "meeting place", "place of gathering" or "a place to gather or meet" in one aboriginal language, or another. Today, they are called "Tim Hortons" in the local language. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

User currently offlineAirwave From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1789 times:

Quoting ReidYYZ (Reply 15):
Toronto, like Canada and most other place names in the country mean "meeting place", in one aboriginal language or another. Today, they are called "Tim Hortons" in the local language.

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 



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User currently offlineMarambio From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2004, 1162 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

Argentina: From the Latin argentum, meaning "silver". Early Spanish and Portuguese traders used the region's Río de la Plata or "Silver River" to transport silver and other treasures from upstream Peru. The land around the terminal downstream stations became known as Argentina - "Land of Silver."

Saludos,
Marambio



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User currently offlineA319XFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

"Suomi (Finnish name), Soome (Estonian name), Sum' (Old Russian name): may derive from the Finnish root suo for "marsh" and maa for "land" or from the Baltic root zeme for "land"."

I don't know why they put the "may" in there.

I know the explanation for England says "Land of the Angles", but I bet it comes from the German meaning of "Eng" - tight. As there ain't much space around!  Smile


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8463 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1747 times:
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South Africa...hmmm....  Smile


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User currently offlineCurtisMan From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1002 posts, RR: 50
Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

Quoting ReidYYZ (Reply 15):
Today, they are called "Tim Hortons" in the local language. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

HAHAHA - excellent - a true classic!

PS - I look forward to meeting you at Timmy's (a slang for the modern).


Cheers!
Len



Citizen of the World
User currently offlineBCNGRO From Andorra, joined Oct 2004, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1716 times:

Quote:
The name Andorra could originate from a Navarrese word andurrial, which translates as "shrub-covered land.

 indifferent 

Quote:
Sudan: from the Arabic Bilad as-Sudan, "Land of the blacks"

 flamed  wink 



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