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TIL: ‘Germany’ in Hungarian = Németország, land of the Német = mutes. Apparently this was the Proto-Slavic term for "foreigners, in particular Germanic" (cp. "barbarian", "Welsh"), and the Hungarians got it from them.

Germany is unusual in how many different names it has in other languages 😌

@melissaboiko
Is that largely because of the name often being 'whatever Germanic tribe we had most to do with', and there was a bunch of them?

@melissaboiko
If you're interested, "Hungary" in Ukranian is "Ugorshchyna" [Угорщина] = land of Ugrians.

Also in Russian "Germany" is "Germaniya" [Германия] but "Germans" is "nemtsy" [немцы] 🤷 Etymology of this word is the same as of Hungarian "nemet", i.e. it means "foreigners".

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