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MAP REVEALS THE HISTORICAL MEANINGS OF COUNTRY NAMES

Map Reveals The Historical Meanings Of Country Names

Each country has its own fascinating history and in linguistics a country’s name is often the first clue to their historic culture. This world map—created by Credit Card Compare—shows the literal translation of each country’s name, suggesting their original meanings. By using a range of sources such as The World Fact Book and Oxford Dictionaries, each country’s name was translated into its early native language, unearthing intriguing facts from around the globe.
A spreadsheet of the translations and their sources is available here.


Map Reveals The Historical Meanings Of Country Names

Map Reveals The Historical Meanings Of Country Names

Map Reveals The Historical Meanings Of Country Names

Map Reveals The Historical Meanings Of Country Names

Map Reveals The Historical Meanings Of Country Names

Map Reveals The Historical Meanings Of Country Names

Map Reveals The Historical Meanings Of Country Names

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