List of meanings of countries' names
This list covers English language country names with their etymologies. Some of these include notes on indigenous names and their etymologies. Countries in italics are endonyms or no longer exist as s...
List of meanings of countries' names - Wikipedia
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JPMorgan Brexit Analysis: Scotland Will Leave The UK And Get A New Currency
JPMorgan is almost certain that Scotland will leave the UK before an official Brexit and believes the newly independent country will adopt a new currency for the first time in 300 years.
Niccolo Machiavelli Born - May 3 1469
On this day in 1469, the Italian philosopher and writer Niccolo Machiavelli is born. A lifelong patriot and diehard proponent of a unified Italy, Machiavelli became one of the fathers of modern politi...
The Slow-Motion Financial Suicide Of the Roman Empire
More than 2,000 years before America’s bailouts and entitlement programs, the ancient Romans experimented with similar schemes. The Roman government rescued failing institutions, canceled personal deb...
Fatal Whale Attack Reveals The ‘Dark Side’ Of Dolphins
Marine wildlife experts believe dolphins attacked a young pilot whale which was found stranded on a beach in Skye. Vets had to put down the badly injured three-year-old female calf, which was discover...
Cocoa Farmers Tasting Chocolate for the First Time in their Lives
  \The Ivory Coast is the world's largest producer and exporter of cocoa beans used in the manufacturing of chocolate. As of 2009 they supplied approximately 30% of the cocoa produced in the world.Yet...
Meteor over Loch Ness: This is how the photographer captured the breath-taking picture
This stunning image of a shooting star is what award-winning photographs are made of – but the man behind the lens said capturing the sight was an "absolute fluke". John Alasdair Macdonald, a tour gui...
The Story of Whisky
A great introductory documentary into the world of Scotch Whisky
35 Reasons Why Scotland Must Be On Your Bucket List
Scotland is more than just kilts and haggises – as a country with a rich and ancient history and striking natural landscapes, it is a great destination for photographically-inclined travelers. Scottis...
Côte d'Ivoire
I miss my country, my beautiful homeland always in my heart.
Scotland
scotland a quick video of scotland featuring Edinburgh, Skye, the highlands, stirling, the trossachs and more.
Etymology of Afghanistan
Afghanistan /æfˈɡænɨstæn/ (Pashto/Dari: افغانستان, Afġānistān), officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia...
Etymology of Afghanistan - Wikipedia
Afghan (ethnonym)
The ethnonym Afghan (افغان Afġān) has been used in reference to Pashtuns. The name Afghanistan (افغانستان Afġānistān; Afghan + -stan) is a derivation from the ethnonym Afghan, originally in the loose ...
Afghan (ethnonym) - Wikipedia
Etymology of Albania
Albania (/ælˈbeɪniə/, al-BAY-nee-ə, or sometimes /ɔːlˈbeɪniə/, awl-BAY-nee-ə; Albanian: Shqipëri/Shqipëria; Gheg Albanian: Shqipni/Shqipnia), officially ...
Etymology of Albania - Wikipedia
Albania (toponym)
The toponym Albania may indicate several different geographical regions: a country in the Balkans; an ancient land in the Caucasus; as well as Scotland, Albania being a Latinization of a Gaelic name f...
Etymology of Algeria
2°E / 28°N 2°E / 28; 2 Algeria (/ælˈdʒɪəriə/ or /ɔːl-/; Literary Arabic: الجزائر al-Jazāʼir; Algerian Arabic, Tamazight: Dzayer, ⴷⵣⴰⵢⴻⵔ; ...
Etymology of Algeria - Wikipedia
Etymology of Algiers
Algiers (Arabic: الجزائر‎, al-Jazā’er; Algerian Arabic pronunciation: دزاير Dzayer, Berber: Dzayer tamaneɣt, French: Alger) is the capital and largest city of Algeria. According to the 1...
Etymology of Algiers - Wikipedia
Etymology of Angola
Angola /ænˈɡoʊlə/, officially the Republic of Angola (Portuguese: República de Angola [ʁɛˈpublikɐ dɨ ɐ̃ˈɡɔlɐ]; Kikongo, Kimbundu, Umbundu: Repubilika ya Ngol...
Etymology of Angola - Wikipedia
Etymology of Argentina
The name of Argentina (a Spanish adjective meaning "silvery"), traditionally called the Argentine in English, is ultimately derived from the Latin argentum "silver" and the feminine of the adjectival ...
Etymology of Argentina - Wikipedia
Origin and history of the name of Argentina
The name of Argentina (a Spanish adjective meaning "silvery"), traditionally called the Argentine in English, is ultimately derived from the Latin argentum "silver" and the feminine of the adjectival ...
Etymology of Armenia
Armenia (/ɑrˈmiːniə/, /ɑrˈmiːnjə/ Armenian: Հայաստան Hayastan), officially the Republic of Armenia (Armenian: Հայաստանի Հանրապետություն, Hayastani Hanrap...
Etymology of Armenia - Wikipedia
Armenia (name)
The name Armenia enters English via Latin, from Ancient Greek Ἀρμενία.The Armenian endonym for the Armenian people and country is hayer and hayk’, respectively. The exact etymology of the name is unk...
Armenia (name) - Wikipedia
Etymology of Australia
Australia (/ɒˈstreɪliə/, /ə-/, or colloquially /-jə/), officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is an Oceanian country comprising the mainland of t...
Etymology of Australia - Wikipedia
Etymology of Austria
Austria (/ˈɒːstriə/; German: Österreich [ˈøːstɐˌʁaɪç]), officially the Republic of Austria (German:  Republik Österreich ), is a federal republic a...
Etymology of Austria - Wikipedia
Name of Austria
The German name of Austria, Österreich, derives from the Old High German word Ostarrîchi "eastern realm", recorded in the so-called Ostarrîchi Document of 996, applied to the Margraviate of Austria, ...
Name of Austria - Wikipedia
Etymology of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan (/ˌæzərbaɪˈdʒɑːn/ AZ-ər-by-JAHN; Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan [ɑzærbɑjdʒɑn]), officially the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Respub...
Etymology of Azerbaijan - Wikipedia
Name of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan (/ˌæzərbaɪˈdʒɑːn/ AZ-ər-by-JAHN; Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan [ɑzærbɑjdʒɑn]), officially the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Respub...
Name of Azerbaijan - Wikipedia
Etymology of the Bahamas
The Bahamas /bəˈhɑːməz/ (), officially the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is an island country of the Lucayan Archipelago consisting of more than 700 island...
Etymology of the Bahamas - Wikipedia
Etymology of Bahrain
Bahrain (/bɑːˈreɪn/; Arabic: ‏البحرين‎  al-Baḥrayn), officially the Kingdom of Bahrain (Arabic: مملكة البحرين‎  Mamlakat al-Baḥrayn...
Etymology of Bahrain - Wikipedia