Why Are There Different Names for the Same Country?

Germany image via Shutterstock

Why do we call other countries by names they do not use themselves?

  1. andreabitely reblogged this from mentalflossr
  2. 6j0 reblogged this from mentalflossr
  3. songbooksandtea reblogged this from mentalflossr
  4. shnargen reblogged this from tremarctosornatus
  5. imabrickshithouse reblogged this from kingjaffejoffer and added:
    You know, it’s funny. I actually found that Japan was called Nippon when i was playing that game Okami. It’s based on...
  6. bunnylover17 reblogged this from mentalflossr
  7. killsmedead reblogged this from mentalflossr
  8. andyspoison reblogged this from mentalflossr
  9. kawaiikelley reblogged this from kushiyuka
  10. introspectivemeltdown reblogged this from kingjaffejoffer
  11. rurounidrew reblogged this from kingjaffejoffer
  12. sinderbella reblogged this from mentalflossr and added:
    It actually really bothers me that lazy tongued white folk change the natural name of a place because we’re too lazy to...
  13. lenamira reblogged this from mentalflossr
  14. iamthegarebear reblogged this from kingjaffejoffer
  15. cirraman reblogged this from mentalflossr
  16. beckalina reblogged this from mentalflossr
  17. whoahomo reblogged this from complexication
  18. nottoolong reblogged this from mentalflossr
  19. kushiyuka reblogged this from mentalflossr
  20. unsuccessful reblogged this from kingjaffejoffer
  21. dejectedarr reblogged this from mentalflossr
  22. tremarctosornatus reblogged this from mentalflossr
  23. person-concentrate reblogged this from mentalflossr and added:
    Yup, Im’a geek out on this for a bit.
  24. bio--punk reblogged this from mentalflossr
  25. thatguysloan reblogged this from kingjaffejoffer
  26. pensivepusher reblogged this from mentalflossr