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Ever Wondered What Your Country's Name Means?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:30 am

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

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

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RE: Ever Wondered What Your Country's Name Means?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:39 am

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


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RE: Ever Wondered What Your Country's Name Means?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:41 am

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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RE: Ever Wondered What Your Country's Name Means?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 6:26 am

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

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RE: Ever Wondered What Your Country's Name Means?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 6:27 am

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 2):
America

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

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RE: Ever Wondered What Your Country's Name Means?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 6:41 am

Quoting YOWza (Reply 4):

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

Amerigo vespucci
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RE: Ever Wondered What Your Country's Name Means?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 6:43 am

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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RE: Ever Wondered What Your Country's Name Means?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 6:44 am

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 5):
Amerigo vespucci

Ah, well, beaten by two minutes on the nose, lol.
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RE: Ever Wondered What Your Country's Name Means?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 6:48 am

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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RE: Ever Wondered What Your Country's Name Means?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:28 am

I think California comes from "Caliente" and "Forno" = "Hot Furnace" in Spanish.
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RE: Ever Wondered What Your Country's Name Means?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:42 am

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!)

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RE: Ever Wondered What Your Country's Name Means?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:53 am

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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RE: Ever Wondered What Your Country's Name Means?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:36 pm

Quoting Airwave (Reply 11):

Anyone will do (i just hope we are not Navel "lint")  Wink
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RE: Ever Wondered What Your Country's Name Means?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:46 pm

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

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RE: Ever Wondered What Your Country's Name Means?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:56 pm

"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.

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RE: Ever Wondered What Your Country's Name Means?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:50 pm

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.
 
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RE: Ever Wondered What Your Country's Name Means?

Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:02 am

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.

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RE: Ever Wondered What Your Country's Name Means?

Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:50 am

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."

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RE: Ever Wondered What Your Country's Name Means?

Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:57 am

"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
 
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RE: Ever Wondered What Your Country's Name Means?

Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:57 am

South Africa...hmmm....  Smile
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RE: Ever Wondered What Your Country's Name Means?

Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:38 am

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).


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RE: Ever Wondered What Your Country's Name Means?

Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:46 am

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

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

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