What’s the origin of your country’s name?

We’ve already revealed the literal translation of American states and Canadian provinces and how European countries got their name, but what about the literal translation for the names of all countries on the planet?  We’ve got that too.

Here’s a few favorites:

  • The Village:  Canada
  • Red Dyewood:  Brazil
  • People Born Along the River:  Paraguay
  • Land of Flames:  Malawi
  • Land of the Burnt Faces:  Ethiopia
  • Land of Many Rabbits:  Spain
  • Home of Warriors:  Denmark
  • 10 Arrows:  Hungary
  • Land of the Wolves:  Georgia
  • The City:  Cambodia
  • Place Where One Stands:  Kazahkhstan
  • Frizzy-Haired Men:  Papua New Guinea

Click on the image to see a larger, more legible version of this beautifully designed map:

The literal translation of country names.
The literal translation of country names.

The literal translation of country names. Source: Credit Card Compare

Here’s each continent: