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Why Does Germany Have So Many Different Names?

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In the English language, we call the country Germany. In French, it's Allemange. In Danish, it's Tyskland. In German, it's the nation of Deutschland.

Why do the European languages have so many different-sounding names for one country? Akira Okrent, a linguist, and Sean O'Neill, an artist, explain in this video how Germany's neighbors created widely divergent names for it.

-via Blame It on the Voices

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