How did your country get its name ? - Page 6




 
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Boots
 
September 16th, 2010  
Ted
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeEnfield
Great Britain,,,,well some one had to be the greatest
So much for history, just get right down to business eh?
October 23rd, 2011  
42RM
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeEnfield
Great Britain,,,,well some one had to be the greatest
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ted
So much for history, just get right down to business eh?

Britain
The Britons were the Celtic people culturally dominating Great Britain from the Iron Age through the Early Middle Ages. Britain was the name made popular by the Romans when they came to the British islands.

England
Used to be known as Engla land, meaning the land of the Angles, people from continental Germany, who began to invade Britain in the late 5th century, along with the Saxons and Jute.

Great Britain
The term Great Britain was first used during the reign of King James I of England (James VI of Scotland) in 1603, to refer to the separate kingdoms of England and Scotland. On the same landmass, that was ruled over by the same monarch. Despite having the same monarch, both kingdoms kept their own parliaments.

United Kingdom (The uniting of kingdoms)
The 'United Kingdom of Great Britain' was formed in 1707 by the Act of Union that created a single kingdom with a single Parliament. (Scotland has always retained its own legal system) A hundred years later the Act of Union of 1801 joined Ireland to 'Great Britain' and the name "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland" was first used (Since 1921 only Northern Ireland has been part of the United Kingdom and so the name changed). United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
October 23rd, 2011  
dougal
 
 
Im not to sure about Ireland or 'Eire' as its known in Irish. But the very first name of Ireland was Inisfåil which means land of destiny
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Boots
October 23rd, 2011  
42RM
 
Ireland is the anglicised name of the island which is named Eire in the native Gaelic language. In mythology the land was named after the goddess Eiru by the Milesian Bard Amergin.
October 23rd, 2011  
viper2007
 
 
For my country, the name Singapura- it means the Lion City. Singa means "lion" and pura (a Sanskrit word) means "city".

Legend has it that a Prince from a neigboring country (what is now part of Indonesia) came to the island escaping his enemies, saw an animal and was told it is a lion- hence the name...

Singapore is the anglicised version of the true name...
October 25th, 2011  
BritinAfrica
 
 
The name Britain goes back to Roman times when they called England and Wales "Britannia" (or "Britannia Major", to distinguished from "Britannia Minor", ie Brittany in France). The Roman province of Britannia only covered the areas of modern England and Wales.

Hence, Great Britain as opposed to Minor Britain or Brittany in France


The area of modern Scotland was never finally conquered, because no one could understand a word they said. Ever heard a Jock in full tirade?

Waits for the flak
October 25th, 2011  
42RM
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
The area of modern Scotland was never finally conquered, because no one could understand a word they said. Ever heard a Jock in full tirade?

Waits for the flak
Oh! if my C/Sgt read this…!
He will chase you to the end of the world. A pissed off Jock Marine, one should not wish for.

But you're right. One can´t ****ing tell whether they are sober or total pissed.
October 25th, 2011  
eTe
 
 
Hahaha I love those accents. I don't know why, they just sound... I dunno...
Hard to explain.
October 26th, 2011  
VDKMS
 
Caesar called Belgium Belgica.

November 23rd, 2011  
william henry
 
Haywood: We do get it a lot!! It’s all good, we knew when we came up with this name that we’d have to explain it everyday for the rest of our lives. We were taking some photos one day in front of some old ‘antebellum’ style houses in Nashville, and that word came out and it just kinda stuck. The word has a nostalgic feel to it, and in a weird way we felt that reflected our sound and what we were going for
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