Literal Translation of Country Names – 2/2/19


Argentina. Poland. Namibia. You may be familiar with these country names, but do you know what they really mean, in that country’s native language? Answers (in order): Land Beside the Silvery River. The People of the Fields. The Vast Place. The Australian company Credit Card Compare writes: “We live in a time of air travel and global exploration. We’re free to roam the planet and discover new countries and cultures. But how much do you know about the people who lived and explored these destinations in times past? Learning the etymology—the origin of words—of countries around the world offers us fascinating insight into the origins of some of our favorite travel destinations and the people who first lived there.”

Check it out here. This is a fun geography lesson, and offers good trivia to show off at your next party. I love the colors and style of the map, too!