What does your country name really mean?

Countries get their names from the craziest places

Stars Insider

08/12/19 | StarsInsider

TRAVEL International

Naming a country is pretty important, wouldn't you say? That said, a lot of people probably don't even know what their country's name means. Unless you're from the United States of America, most countries have names which are quite puzzling, making us go way back through history to find its true translation. Take Argentina, which translates to mean "silvery," named after the light reflecting on the Rio de la Plata. Then there's France, which translates to mean "fierce" or "brave," adding a level of depth to French identity. Click on to make some huge discoveries about country names around the world, and find out the true meaning of your nation's name.

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