2 Apr 2013

Why is Germany called Germany?

Why is Germany called Germany? This name cames from the Latin Germania, but had been used in the English language only since 1520.

Only English-speakers call Germany on this name. The Germans call their fatherland Deutschland, while Germanen refers to one of the ancient inhabitants of the land, the Germanic tribes.
Many languages is use a form of the French Allemagne. In England, an earlier version of this word was in use in pre-modern times. TBC


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