This innovative world map shows the literal meaning of every country's name

Have you ever wondered what actually means the name of your country and how it came up? 

Each country has its own unique history from which its name derives. The etymology of the name of every geographical destination on the planet is a fascinating subject and makes things even more interesting for those who love to discover information about a country from which they come from, live or are about to travel.



This colourful world map created by Credit Card Compare showcases the suggested literal translation of each country’s name so as to be revealed its original meaning. The name can reveal a lot about a country's historic journey and its natives. 

As can be seen from this imaginative map, many factors appear to have influenced the naming of a country: the location, the natural environment, social observations by early explorers, its suffering and successes in a country’s history and its conquerors etc.

Some translations are as follows:

India: Country of the river Indus
Greece : Land of the Ionians
Ethiopia: Land of Burnt Faces
Egypt: Temple of the Soul of Ptah
Spain: Land of Many Rabbits
Hungary: 10 Arrows
Canada : The Village
Cuba : Centre Place

Europe

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Asia

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Africa 

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South America

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Oceania

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North America

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