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This map shows the names of all the countries mean
Travel to Belgium is named after the Gallic tribe of the Belgae did you know probably. And that the Netherlands owes its name to its low location you could probably guess. But where are all the other names come from? This map shows you the origin of all the countries in the world!

Admittedly, many among them do not have big eyes to draw. That France is the ‘country of the Franks’, Rwanda ‘the land of the Rwandans’ and Iceland ‘land of ice’, you wonder probably not. Other countries, however, have a slightly gekkere origin.

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you Know, for example, ‘the land of the many rabbits’, ‘the country on the border’ or ‘place of shelter’? That are, respectively, Spain, Ukraine and Malta. In Africa you will find then again the countries with the bizarre names ‘the islands’ (Algeria), ‘border’ (Egypt), ‘the land of burnt faces (Ethiopia), ‘those who fled’ (Botswana) and ‘hippo’ (Mali).

another holiday is " men with kroezelhaar’ or, respectively, Papua New Guinea. The vast Canada gets the ironic translation ‘the village’.

be Confusing, the countries ‘little Venice’ and ‘the land of the Romans’. Although both countries Italy do think, this is about Venezuela and Romania. Italy itself bears the mysterious name of ‘the land of the small cattle’.

Who still wants to know more about of the origin of some countries, in the research of the creators of the map diving. That have all of their findings and conclusions are combined in an easy to read table that briefly says something about every country in the world. The map in big size, you can here.

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