Literal Meanings of Country Names

This world map is labeled not with country names, but with a bit of history of the country names. NeoMam Studios took the names of each country in the native language and found the original meaning of each name. Senegal becomes Our Canoe, Azerbaijan becomes Protected by Fire, Mexico is In the Navel of the Moon, and Spain is Land of Many Rabbits. Most end up being some variation of "land of the people who live here," but many are quite descriptive and some are real head scratchers.  



See the full map and each continent at Credit Card Compare. Explore a database of the research that led to these names as well. -via Nag on the Lake


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