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Country Name Etymologies Mapped Worldwide


Geography geeks will love this world map showing the etymological origins of the names of every country in the world. A few cool ones: Chile means “where the land ends”; Cameroon comes from “river of shrimps.” Some Redditors have spotted some errors, so don’t use this map for a graduate seminar, but there’s a lot of neat information here.

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