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Old 12-09-2013, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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Argentina
Brazil
America
Italy
Luxembourg
Switzerland
India
Malaysia
Mexico
Costa Rica
New Zealand
Australia
Venezuela
Tanzania
Mozambique
Libya
Bahamas
Puerto Rico (Despite being a commonwealth and voted in favor of statehood last U.S. election)
France
Ukraine
Lithuania
Sri Lanka
Russia
Great Britain
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:37 PM
 
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Not to diss on these countries, China and Australia but once you know what the names of these countries mean, their names aren't really too special.

China (Zhong guo) means "middle kingdom" in Chinese
Australia (Terra Australis) means "southern land" in Australia
also, not to mention the Central African Republic.

I would say Japan (Nihon) too but it's not so bad. It means "land of the rising sun" or place of the sun's origin.

Regardless, they are nice names though.
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Old 07-10-2015, 05:54 PM
 
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Montenegro
Morocco
Sri Lanka
Tanzania
Somalia
Martinique
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Old 07-11-2015, 06:03 AM
 
Location: near Turin (Italy)
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I like the Greek words for Greece, "Ελλάς" (in latin letters it is something like "Ellas"), and "Ελλάδα" ("Ellada"). In particular I like the first one.
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Old 07-11-2015, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
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I like the Greek words for Greece, "Ελλάς" (in latin letters it is something like "Ellas"), and "Ελλάδα" ("Ellada"). In particular I like the first one.
I agree, its Greek name sounds better than its names in most other languages (Greece/Grecia/Gretsiya etc.). I also think the same for Finland, Suomi sounds better than Finland/Finlandia etc.
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Old 07-11-2015, 02:10 PM
 
Location: A cold & gloomy place
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I like the Greek words for Greece, "Ελλάς" (in latin letters it is something like "Ellas"), and "Ελλάδα" ("Ellada"). In particular I like the first one.
I prefer Hellas. Greece sounds too much like a muscial.
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Old 07-11-2015, 02:25 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Mine are:

Macedonia
Zimbabwe
Botswana
Honduras
Mexico
Somalia
Ethiopia

Former:
Yugoslavia
Persia
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Old 07-11-2015, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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For me, I like countries which has the article 'the' on its name every time it is being mentioned. I dunno, it's just that the presence of 'the' makes that country very special.

e.g. The Philippines, The Netherlands, The Bahamas, The Gambia, The Marianas, etc. aside from that, I also like Australia, Mexico, Turkey, Colombia, Brazil, Morocco, Puerto Rico


You will love my choice...

The United States of America
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Old 07-12-2015, 02:58 AM
 
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Montenegro I.e. Black mountain

Iceland-conjures up fairy tale images

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

The United Kingdom

Switzerland

The Netherlands

Argentina

Greenland
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Old 07-12-2015, 03:22 AM
 
Location: A cold & gloomy place
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Mali
Monaco
Seychelles
Tunisia
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