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What do these country names mean?
Country names don't just form naturally, like volcanos and river systems... they're 100% man-made! Yet we rarely ask ourselves what the names of various countries stand for. Now, thanks to the Australian company Credit Card Compare we can find out, and the results are pretty surprising!
There's everything from names related to the characteristics of the terrain, the impressions of conquering armies, or to even more mysterious origins. Check out the results, which were gathered from the CIA's World Book of Facts and the Oxford University Press Dictionary.