What are the names of different countries in your language?

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Posted in categories: Linguistics, Mediaeval Greek

Sofia Mouratidis gave names in current Greek. For jollies, I’m going to give names in Byzantine Greek, which are often quite different: the modern names are mostly from Latin, while the older names were usually from Italian.

  • France: Frandza (now Gallia)
  • Germany: Alamania (now Germania)
  • Austria: Aoustria or Osterigon (now Afstria—which is a spelling pronunciation of Αὐστρία)
  • England: Engletera or Inglitera (now Anglia)
  • Flanders: Filandra (now Flamandia)
  • Sweden: Suedzia (now Suidia)
  • Poland: Lekhia or Polonia
  • Croatia: Khrovatia (now Kroatia)

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