Day: February 17, 2016

Since we say Slovenia, Serbia, and Croatia, then why do we say Czech Republic instead of Czechia?

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Posted in categories: English, Linguistics

I am going to regret wading into this. I am quite OK to say Czechia; then again, I have been exposed to languages that are quite OK to say Czechia (Tschechei, Tchéquie, Τσεχία, Ĉeĥio). So why the anomaly in English? It could be an endogenous reason—because Czechia doesn’t work for English speakers; or it could […]