Julius Caesar used it to refer to all
tribes east of the Rhine.
Named after Simón Bolívar
Given the name by the French, who named it after the predominant ethnic group.
An adaptation of its former name:
"The Gilbert Islands"
Named after the second highest
mountain in Africa
Describes its position in the
middle of the continent
Only country named after a lady.
Named after a province in the Netherlands
Named after an Italian explorer with last name Vespucci.
Combines Tanganyika and Zanzibar
Perfectly describes the cold climate.
Named after Maurice of Nassau,
leader of the Netherlands
Incorrectly called "Land of the Moors"
Named for a river that drains
into the Dead Sea
Named after the Biblical figure Jacob
A derivation of Marrakesh,
the former capital
A portmanteau of Punjab, Afghania,
Kashmir, Sindh, and Baluchistan
Combination of the country's peninsula
and its ruling royal family
Based on Marco Polo's rendering
of "Sun Origin"
Some erroneously think the country was named after a bird, confused with a Guineafowl, imported from the country to the New World.
Named after King Philip II of Spain
The native people are to thank for this Southeast Asian country's name.
Named after a rich Biblical king
Named after Christopher Columbus
Named for a Viking tribe that settled
along the Black Sea
Central African Republic
United States of America
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