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anonymous asked:

Could you do a post about what 'Germany' is called in all other languages? Because honestly some of the names people came up with for us is ridiculous.

Haha, good idea, sure I will!

The many names of ‘Deutschland’

Legend

  • * - Read from right to left
  • italized ‘d’ - From Old High German ‘Diutisc’ (Theodiscus)
  • italized ‘g’ - From the Latin ‘Germania’ or the Greek ‘Γερμανία’
  • italized ‘a’ - From the name of the Alemanni tribe
  • italized ‘s’ - From the name of the Saxon tribe
  • italized ‘n’ - From Protoslavic ‘Němьcь
  • italized ‘u’ - unknown origin
  • check out ‘further reading’ at the bottom to kill a few hours

Indo-European

Romance/Italic 

  • French - Allemagne (a)
  • Spanish - Alemania (a)
  • Italian/Romanian/Latin - Germania (g)
  • Catalan - Alemanya (a)
  • Portuguese - Alemanha (a)
  • Galician - Alemaña (a)
  • Friulian - Gjermanie (g)

Germanic 

  • English - Germany (g)
  • Old English - Þēodiscland (d)
  • German - Deutschland (d)
  • Dutch/Afrikaans - Duitsland (d)
  • Swedish/Danish/Norwegian - Tyskland (d)
  • Icelandic - Þýskaland (d)
  • Yiddish - *דייטשלאנד (deytshland) (d)
  • Frisian - Dútslân (d)
  • Luxembourgish - Däitschland (d)

Uralic (not classified under Indo-European)

  • Finnish - Saksa (s)
  • Estonian - Saksamaa (s)
  • Hungarian - Németország (n)
  • Northern Sami - Duiska (d)

Slavic

  • Russian/Bulgarian - Германия (germaniya) (g)
  • Belarusian - Нямеччына (nyamyecchyna) (n) 
  • Ukrainian - Німеччина (nimechchyna) (n)
  • Czech - Německo (n)
  • Slovak - Nemecko (n)
  • Polish - Niemcy (n)
  • Macedonian - Германија (germanija) (g)
  • Slovene - Nemčija (n)
  • Serbo-croatian: Bosnian/Croatian - Njemačka, Serbian - Немачка (nemačka) (n)
  • Kashubian - Miemieckô (n)
  • Sorbian: Upper Sorbian - Nemska, Lower Sorbian - Nimska (n)

Baltic

  • Latvian - Vācija (u)
  • Lithuanian - Vokietija (u)

Celtic

  • Welsh - Yr Almaen (a)
  • Irish - An Ghearmáin (g)
  • Breton - Alamagn (a)
  • Manx - Yn Ghermaan (g)
  • Scottish Gaelic - A’ Ghearmailt (g)
  • Cornish - Almayn (a)

Indo-Aryan

  • Nepali/Marathi - जर्मनी (jarmanī) (g)
  • Sinhala - ජර්මනිය (jarmaniya) (g)
  • Bengali - জার্মানি (jārmāni) (g)
  • Punjabi - ਜਰਮਨੀ (jaramanī) (g)
  • Gujarati - જર્મની (jarmanī) (g)
  • Romani - Ssassitko temm (s)
  • Hindustani: Hindi - जर्मनी (jarmanee), Urdu - *جرمنی (jarmanī) (g)

Iranian

  • Persian - *آلمان (‘Ālmān) (a)
  • Kurdish - Elmaniya (a)
  • Tajik - Олмон (olmon) (a)

Other Indo-European languages

  • Greek - Γερμανία (germanía) (g)
  • Albanian - Gjermani (g)
  • Armenian - Գերմանիան (germanian) (g)

Afro-Asiatic

Semitic

  • (modern standard) Arabic - *ألمانيا (‘almania) (a)
  • Hebrew - *גרמניה (germania) (g)

Other Afro-Asiatic languages

  • Hausa - Jamus (g)
  • Somali - Jermalka (g)

Niger-Congo

  • Swahili - Ujerumani (g)
  • Zulu - Ejalimani (g)
  • Shona - Jerimani (g)
  • Igbo - Jemanị (g)
  • Yoruba - Jamani (g)
  • Northern Sotho - Tôitšhi (d)

Other various languages that are not categorized because I was too lazy to properly finish this

  • Korean - 독일 (dogil) (d)
  • Nahuatl Teutōtitlan (d)
  • Vietnamese - Đức (d)
  • Hawaiian - Kelemania (g)
  • Javanese - Saksa (s)
  • Lao - ເຢຍລະມັນ (yialaman) (g)
  • NauruanDjermani (g)
  • Samoan - Siamani (g)
  • Tahitian - Heremani (g)
  • Tongan - Siamane (g)
  • Filipino - Alemanya (a)
  • Ojibwe -  ᐋᓂᒫ (aanimaa) (a)
  • Quechuan - Alimanya (a)
  • Tatar - Алмания (almania)
  • Tetum - Alemaña (a)
  • Turkish -  Almanya (a)
  • Chinese -  德意志 (déyìzhì), Also 德國 (déguó) (d)
  • Japanese ドイツ (doitsu) (d)
  • Esperanto - Germanio (g)
  • Interlingua - Germania (g)
  • Malayalam - ജർമ്മനി (jarm'mani) (g)
  • Malay/Indonesian - Jerman (g)
  • Kannada - ಜರ್ಮನಿ (jarmani) (g)
  • Tamil ஜெர்மனி (jermaṉi) (g)
  • Sesotho - Jeremane (g)
  • Khmer - ប្រទេសអាល្លឺម៉ង់ (prateh aloumong) (a)
  • Basque - Alemanian (a)

Further reading

  • Germania: x; x
  • Germanic peoples: x; x
  • Theodiscus: x; x
  • Old High German: x
  • Alemanni tribe: x; x; x
  • The Saxons: x; x
  • ‘The names of Germany’ Wiki page: x 

If you would like to add a language or suggest a correction, message me!

“Could’ya pick any worse films Bill?-WE’VE seen these all before”a groaned left his chapped lips as he sulked into his friends couch, discarding the films to his side—”You’re off film duty for the REST of your miserable life-I Richie Tozier banned Bill Denbrough from EVER deciding the films at sleepovers” Giving a shot at his newest accent-old English, he’d picked it up from some cartoon-EVEN if theres sounded better.

@kiingoflosers