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Old 02-25-2013, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Names that you love to feel rolling off your tongue. My top five would be
- Brazil
- Norway
- India
- Egypt
- Sudan

Honorable mention for Morocco, Denmark, Ecuador, Samoa, Nicaragua, Switzerland.

In memoriam: Burma, Zaire
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:37 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Sudan and Nicaragua are odd choices I think.

I'm biased but I think Australia is well named and sounds nice, and it's meaning 'southern land' is nice. Most countries are named after groups of people but Australia is different. This is also reflected on our flag.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Scotland in latin, Caledonia!

Also like Indonesia, Uruguay and Portugal.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:09 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Scotland in latin, Caledonia!

Also like Indonesia, Uruguay and Portugal.
I actually thought of Indonesia and Portugal. Caledonia is nice too, I like those old 'fantasy' sounding names.

I prefer most of the old names for countries rather than the new ones. Like Persia vs Iran, Burma as Myanmar.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:34 PM
 
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My choices

Burkina Faso
Vanuatu
Tuvalu.. Capital Funafuti
Nicaragua
Leichtenstein
Uruguay
Burundi
Mozambique
any of the ex USSR Stan countries
Azerbaijan
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:54 AM
 
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unusual thread but anyways

argentina

usa

italy

chile
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:03 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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20 most beautiful sounding country names in English language imo (not in order)...

Mexico
Jamaica
Nicaragua
Panama
Colombia
Ecuador
Venezuela
Brazil
Bolivia
Paraguay
Argentina
Lithuania
Macedonia
Israel
Ethiopia
Botswana
Mozambique
Madagascar
Indonesia
Australia
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:19 AM
 
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Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Australia
Venezuela
Italy
Norway
Maldives
Seychelles
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:32 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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20 most beautiful sounding country names in English language imo (not in order)...

Mexico
Jamaica
Nicaragua
Panama
Colombia
Ecuador
Venezuela
Brazil
Bolivia
Paraguay
Argentina
Lithuania
Macedonia
Israel
Ethiopia
Botswana
Mozambique
Madagascar
Indonesia
Australia
My favorites in Dutch language...

Mexico
Jamaica
Nicaragua
Panama
Colombia
Ecuador
Venezuela
BraziliŽ
Bolivia
Paraguay
AgentiniŽ
MacedoniŽ
IsraŽl
EthiopiŽ
Botswana
Mozambique
Madagaskar
IndonesiŽ
AustraliŽ
MongoliŽ
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Near Tours, France about 47į10'N 0į25'E
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It is interesting how some countries have completly different names in different languages:

ENG. Germany (Germans)
FR. Allemagne (Allemands)
IT. Germania (Tedeschi)
ES. Alemania (Alemanes)

I don't like how my own country is named in some germanic languages; Frankreich/Frankrijk for two reasons
1- We are are not ruled anymore by the Franks
2- We are not a "reich" anymore but a republic
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