germanic country

  • germans: ok, so our country is called Deutschland
  • the french: got it. the country of Allemagne
  • germans: ...no? that doesn't even sound like it
  • the english: oh no, we got it, it's Germany
  • germans: not even close
  • the polish: it's Niemcy, right?
  • germans: how are you each getting it wrong in a completely different way
  • danes: Tyskland
  • lithuanians: Vokietija
  • germans: ...
  • germans: anyone else?
  • finns: Saksa
  • germans: you know what? sure. whatever

The Wheel of the Year

The Wheel of the Year is an annual cycle of seasonal festivals, observed by many modern Pagans. It consists of either four or eight festivals: either the solstices and equinoxes, known as the “quarter days”, or the four midpoints between, known as the “cross quarter days”.

The festivals celebrated by differing sects of modern Paganism can vary considerably in name and date. Observing the cycle of the seasons has been important to many people, both ancient and modern, and many contemporary Pagan festivals are based to varying degrees on folk traditions.

In many traditions of modern Pagan cosmology, all things are considered to be cyclical, with time as a perpetual cycle of growth and retreat tied to the Sun’s annual death and rebirth.

Yule/Winter Solstice: a festival observed by the historical Germanic peoples, later undergoing Christian reformulation resulting in the now better-known Christmastide. A celebration the beginning of longer days, as this is the shortest day of the year in terms of sunlight. 

Imbolc: the first cross-quarter day following Midwinter this day falls on the first of February and traditionally marks the first stirrings of spring. It is time for purification and spring cleaning in anticipation of the year’s new life. 

For Celtic pagans, the festival is dedicated to the goddess Brigid, daughter of The Dagda and one of the Tuatha Dé Danann.

Among witches reclaiming tradition, this is the  time for pledges and dedications for the coming year.

Ostara/Spring Equinox: from this point on, days are longer than the nights. Many mythologies, regard this as the time of rebirth or return for vegetation gods and celebrate the spring equinox as a time of great fertility.

Germanic pagans dedicate the holiday to their fertility goddess, Ostara. She is notably associated with the symbols of the hare and egg. Her Teutonic name may be etymological ancestor of the words east and Easter.

Beltrane: traditionally the first day of summer in Ireland, in Rome the earliest celebrations appeared in pre-Christian times with the festival of Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers, and the Walpurgis Night celebrations of the Germanic countries. 

Since the Christianization of Europe, a more secular version of the festival has continued in Europe and America. In this form, it is well known for maypole dancing and the crowning of the Queen of the May.

Litha/Summer Solstice: one of the four solar holidays, and is considered the turning point at which summer reaches its height and the sun shines longest.

Luchnassad/Lammas: It is marked the holiday by baking a figure of the god in bread and eating it, to symbolize the sanctity and importance of the harvest. Celebrations vary, as not all Pagans are Wiccans.  

The name Lammas (contraction of loaf mass) implies it is an agrarian-based festival and feast of thanksgiving for grain and bread, which symbolizes the first fruits of the harvest. Christian festivals may incorporate elements from the Pagan Ritual.

Mabon/Autumn Equinox: a Pagan ritual of thanksgiving for the fruits of the earth and a recognition of the need to share them to secure the blessings of the Goddess and the God during the coming winter months. The name Mabon was coined by Aidan Kelly around 1970 as a reference to Mabon ap Modron, a character from Welsh mythology. Among the sabbats, it is the second of the three Pagan harvest festivals, preceded by Lammas / Lughnasadh and followed by Samhain.

Samhain: considered by some as a time to celebrate the lives of those who have passed on, and it often involves paying respect to ancestors, family members, elders of the faith, friends, pets, and other loved ones who have died. In some rituals the spirits of the departed are invited to attend the festivities. It is seen as a festival of darkness, which is balanced at the opposite point of the wheel by the festival of Beltane, which is celebrated as a festival of light and fertility.

  • Brits: *colonize and subject India and Pakistan to famines that coasted the lives of 100 million people, run the country like a megacorperation, and continues to rob the labor and resources of the country till today which makes them want to travel to the UK for a less horrible life*
  • Brits: Why can't Indians go back to their own country?
  • Germans: *Invite Turkish workers as part of a program to help rebulid infrastructure in the 60s*
  • Germans: Who let all these Turks in?
  • Americans: *literally conquers mexico*
  • Americans: why there so many Mexicans here?
Research:Large to Small Scale, Avoiding Homogenizing East Asian Cultures, & Paralleling Regions Appropriately

I’m currently working on a project set in a secondary world, but with nations that roughly correspond to major cultures in our world. 

By that I mean I’m trying to create amalgamations of cultural groups. For example, one country corresponds to Germanic cultures, one to Celtic, one to Mediterranean. There are, so far, also countries that correspond to Eastern Asia - a mixture of Japanese, Chinese and Korean, mainly - South America, “Arab countries” and so on. My first question, in that regard, would be whether or not this concept - creating a “vibe” that reads Eastern Asian, for example, but is not one specific culture - is offensive and if it is, what I can do to solve it. 

The project I’m working on makes use of so called FaceClaims, which means that, for example, actors are used to represent fictional characters. If I based the country on China alone, then I could only use Chinese FCs and would thus greatly limit the representation. A solution I thought of was to have each country be inofficially split up in itself, so the “East Asian” country would have a “Chinese” region, a “Korean” region and so on.
Secondly, I have a desert region that I thought would be nice for an “African” (I am very much aware that there is no such thing as an “African culture”, so bear with me) cultural group. For this “country”, I thought of a loose union between different nations of people. There, I’m stuck - should I choose one region in Africa, let’s say West Africa, and base each nation on one specific peoples there? Or should I create my own “African-inspired” cultures? Or should I choose cultures from all around Africa and base a nation on each?

My third question goes along a similar line: The “cultures” I have chosen for the countries are by far not all there are in the world. There is no country for Native Americans, for example, none for South-Eastern Asians (unless I integrate them with my “India”), no Central Asian, etc. I know it is impossible to include all cultures there are in the world, but how do I choose which ones to represent in a concept like mine? I don’t want to exclude them, but I simply cannot create as many countries as there are cultural groups.

One possible solution I thought of specifically refers to Jewish people, since I feel it is important to represent them more in fantasy writing. My current idea was to have their story go similar to that of our world: Exile, long travels, and a split into groups, one of which would be the Ashkenazim, living somewhere near the Germanic country, and the other would be the Sephardim, which I imagined to live in between the “Arab” and “African” country, in a semi-autonomous city-state. But is it offensive to adapt what happened to the Jewish people in a secondary world or should I make it so that they have a more positive past and life, no exile like there was in our world? As far as I know, the exile is an important part of Jewish identity and cultural understanding, but I thought I’d ask anyway.

I’m going to preface this that some of this wording might sound very harsh, but I recognize you are genuinely asking out of a place of respect but you just aren’t sure what the best way to respect the world’s diversity is. The problem is it’s still not quite respectful enough, and shows sometimes glaring ignorance of nuances in the region.

I would also like to remind people that just because your exact question hasn’t been answered to the full scope you’re looking at, doesn’t mean you can’t get an answer as a whole. For example, we’ve discussed the concept of how and when to mix different cultures in the East Asian tag. Shira will cover your questions regarding Jewish representation below. 

However, I’m going to specifically tackle this from a research and worldbuilding perspective, primarily talking about a history of forced homogenization and how to avoid recreating colonialism/imperialism.

Notes on Language and False Equivalences

For starters, basically all of these groups are too broad. By a long shot. Either they flatten sometimes dozens to thousands of cultures (“Native American country” is in the thousands, “West Africa” is in the hundreds, “China, Japan, Korea” is in the dozens, if not hundreds, same deal with India). This language use makes people pretty uncomfortable, because it implies that the basis is stereotypes. It implies you haven’t done research, or, at least, haven’t done enough. When discussing nuance, it’s best to imply you understand there is nuance— like you did with Africa and Jewish culture, but neglected to do everywhere else.

You also go very broad with all non-European cultures, but narrow down a general homogeneous part for your European analogues, by picking Germanic and Celtic.

This double standard is something that is exactly what we try to draw attention to at WWC: to our ears, it sounds like “I’m taking Germanic peoples for Europe, but I’m going to mix three East Asian countries because those two regions have the equivalent amount of sameness that I can pass it off.”

While that sounds specific to just you, it’s not. We’ve received this type of question dozens of times in the past and it’s a general cultural attitude we’ve faced lots and lots and lots of times. Western society makes you think the equivalence is equal, because they’ve flattened all non-European countries with the single broadest brush, but it’s not.

I would also caution you on relying on media images for face claims, because media images only represent the idealized version of beauty. We’ve written multiple description guides that point out how much variety exists within all ethnic groups and how people seeing us as all the same is a microaggression.

You are right that you can’t tackle all of the world’s diversity into your worldbuilding, because, well, there is so much. The core of your question is basically how to narrow it down, which is what I’m going to tackle.

My suggestion is twofold: 

  1. Research big, top level things, over a few centuries— namely, keep track of empires that have tried to take over places and look at what groups Western society lumps together when it spreads multiple regions.
  2. Build small with a focus on a very specific place and group— namely, pick the smallest possible region you can and see what you have to build from there.

Researching Big

Researching big helps you catch what not to flatten, or at least, where flattening might be reinforcing situations that a government perpetuated. I’m going to focus on East Asia since that’s the bulk of your question, and it’s also where I’ve spent some time worldbuilding. The principles apply to all groups you’re trying to research.

East Asia— namely Japan, Korea, and China, although that is an oversimplification itself— is composed of two empires: China and Japan. This makes homogenization extremely risky because you’re touching two nerves of countries trying to take over in very recent history.

China has taken over a very large swath of land over centuries, and still has independence fights to this day from their recent history. As a result, they have both a roughly overreaching culture because the empire is so old, and a very fractured culture with over 50 recognized ethnic groups. When you think of “Chinese” you usually think of the dominant Han Chinese, but because of its old empire roots you can get a giant variety. In modern day, some provinces have kept their individual culture, while others have been part of China for so long there is a general “sameness” to them that can capture the flare you want.

Japan’s imperialism is similarly recent, only ending in 1947, and it left wounds across the Pacific (including Korea, China, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Malaysia). Many of their actions are classified as war crimes. They’ve also erased their own Indigenous population by insisting only one ethnicity lived in the country. Both of these factors make mixing Japan into an “East Asian” mix tricky. Japan’s culture, while heavily impacted by China and Korea, is pretty distinct because of its island status.

Big research also lets you see the neighbouring areas at a time borders might not have been the same. For example, in the 1600s, China was much smaller because the Manchu External Expansion hadn’t happened yet. As a result, places we now think of as “Chinese” actually weren’t, and you’ll have to account for these differences in your worldbuilding. You can determine this by looking up historical maps/empires, which might require book research (libraries are wonderful).

This does not mean you can ignore recent history, however. Because the story is set in modern day, people will be viewing it through a modern lens. You need to research both the modern and the historical context in order to understand how to go about crafting a respectful world.

So that’s stuff you would’ve discovered by big research. By tracking empire movements, you can see where old wounds are and what historical contexts exist within whatever region you’re pulling from. If you take North America, you can see how each individual tribe is cast aside in favour of settler stories; in Africa, you can see how multiple empires wanted to plunder the land and didn’t care who it was; in the Middle East, you can see both the recent military involvement, the historical Ottomans, and the historical Persians.

Build Small

You can also see what empires influenced their regions for long enough to create a similar-ish culture throughout multiple regions, which can help you extract the essence you’re looking for. I would add a very large caution to only do this for historical empires where those who suffered under the regime are not fighting in present day/ have living memory of it (such as incorporating too much of England, France, or Spain in the Americas, along with the two examples above).

Now you can build small. If you wanted to give a sense of, say, coastal China with a heavy amount of trade, you can pick a major port city in China and figure out the pluralism in relation to that city. What parts identify it as Chinese (architecture, governance, food, general religious practices— folklore changes by region, but the general gist of practices can remain similar enough to get a vibe), and what parts are borrowed from a distinct enough culture they’re noticeably different?

By going from a city level, you can imply pluralism by throwing in asides of differences “out there” that shows you’ve thought about it, without cramming your world full of cultures you can’t fit in the plot. You can then also narrow down what to include based on map proximity: if there’s an easy sea or land path to an Egyptian analogue, you’re probably going to at least hint at it. This is a known historical trade, btw. Egyptian blue and Han purple are made of similar substances, pointing to an ancient cultural link.

You can research this by simply googling the country and looking under its history in Wikipedia. If you look up “China”, you can see “Imperial Unification” as one of its history points. “Japan” similarly gets you the Meiji period. Turkey shows the Ottoman empire. You can also look up “empires in [region]” that will give you a similar overview. This even works for places you don’t think have historical empires, such as North America (the pre-colonization section notes several).

This also is a starting place for what the borders would’ve been during any given time period, and gives you places to potentially factor in military involvement and recent strife. This is where modern research comes in handy, because you can get an idea of what that strife looked like.

Hope this gives you an idea how to go about worldbuilding a diverse population, and how to avoid paralleling recent wounds. 

~ Mod Lesya

Regarding Your Jewish Characters

I think it’s valid to reflect our real history in fantasy although if you dwell too much on the suffering aspects and not the “richly varied cultural traditions” aspects you’ll probably lose some of us because suffering-porn written from the outside gets old fast (if you’re Jewish yourself you 200% have the right to write this, of course.) Human Jewish characters living in pockets in fake-northern-Europe and fake-Mediterranea and fake-North-Africa (or even Fake China and Fake India; we’re there, too) is actually injecting some well-needed historical accuracy back into a genre that’s been badly whitewashed, gentilewashed, etc by imagining a Europe where nobody but white gentiles existed until they conveniently popped into existence during whatever era the writer thinks is appropriate.

In other words, if your fake Germany has a Jewish neighborhood in its largest city, that’s a way of making pseudo-European fantasy more realistic and less -washy, and is overall a good move, despite the fact that the destruction of the temple is the reason we were in Germany in the first place. (I mean… it’s not like you’re planning on sitting there writing about Tisha b'Av itself, right? You don’t have to say “And the reason there are Jews here is because a bazillion years ago, we wound up getting scattered” just to have Jews.)

By the way, having myself written secondary-world fantasy where entire countries, plural, get to be majority-Jewish, and 100% free of on-screen antisemitism, I think both ways are valid.

–Shira

How to: German Country Comedy

The protagonist is a blonde woman.

She is from the city but has to go to the country (aka HELL), and it’s hilarious because she is completely unprepared for the Country Life™ - her fancy car, high heels, tight pencil skirts, and a stick up the arse were never made for walking through cow pats and horse droppings.

(Which constantly happens, since no-one bothers to put that stuff on the dung heap where it belongs.)

She’s super unhappy at first, unlike [insert family member here, usually a child]. They just fall in love with The Village™, The Farm™ which belonged to the protagonist’s parents, and The People™:

  • The three men in their sixties who spend their lives gossiping in The Pub™
  • The landlady of said pub who was born in a dirndl and will die in a dirndl
  • The Hot Vet™ (male) with whom the protagonist will end up – OR WILL SHE? Because there’s also
  • The Hot Farmer™ (male)

Apart from the totally unexpected love triangle, there is also some family drama which probably revolves around the protagonist leaving home/her parents for the city/a career (blasphemy!) and ends with the farm being sold –

NOT, because of an amazing business idea which combines both the country traditions and the protagonist’s badass business-ing abilities. Hooray!

The drama is only interrupted by droll misadventures, e.g.:

protagonist feels something wet and slimy on her arm, shrieks, stumbles, places her designer-clad bottom on the aforementioned dung heap, and the wet thing turns out to be the muzzle of an adorable baby cow

She stays, of course, and finds True Love™ as well as the village folk’s approval.

Also, jolly trombone/tuba music.

(I blame @percontation-points for the unreasonable amount of ™ .)

In germany we don’t say “you’re too late”, we say “Du bist schlimmer als die Deutsche Bahn” and I think that’s beautiful

  • Liechtenstein: good morning, big bruder~
  • Prussia: morning, sweet Lil~!
  • Belarus: what? I thought Switzerland was your brother.
  • Liechtenstein: I have many now~ I think all of the Germanic countries are my siblings~
  • Belarus: really? Then would that mean Sweden and England are your brothers too?
  • England and Sweden: ... wait-what??
  • Switzerland: STOP IT!! DONT FURTHER COMPLICATE THIS FAMILY!!
Theory of Fantastic Beasts Locations

JK tweeted this last month….

At first I thought she was just being extra™ …

But, five movies, five languages. And we now know that the second Fantastic Beasts film is going to be set in Paris. So the possible locations (confirmed in bold) are:

  • FB1 - Five = New York
  • FB2 - Cinq = Paris (though JK confirmed bits of it would be in the UK)
  • FB3 - Funf = German speaking country, probably Germany or Switzerland
  • FB4- Cinco = Spanish or Portuguese speaking country… My money is on Brazil
  • FB5 - Cinque = Italy or Switzerland
German Vocab: Countries and nationalities (+languages) - Europe

Europa - Europe

Albanien - Albania 🇦🇱
der Albaner (m) - Albanian
die Albanerin (f) - Albanian
Albanisch (n) - Albanian (language)

Andorra - Andorra 🇦🇩
der Andorraner (m) - Andorran
die Andorranerin (f) - Andorran
Katalanisch (n) - Catalan (language)

Belgien - Belgium 🇧🇪
der Belgier (m) - Belgian
die Belgierin (f) - Belgian
Französisch, Flämisch, Deutsch (n) - French, Flemish, German (languages)

Bosnien-Herzegowina - Bosnia and Hercegovina 🇧🇦
der Bosnier (m) - Bosnian
die Bosnierin (f) - Bosnian
Bosnisch bzw. Serbokroatisch (n) - Bosnian i.e. Serbo-Croatian

Bulgarien - Bulgaria 🇧🇬
der Bulgare (m) - Bulgarian
die Bulgarin (f) - Bulgarian
Bulgarisch (n) - Bulgarian (language)

Dänemark - Denmark 🇩🇰
der Däne (m) - Dane
die Dänin (f) - Dane
Dänisch (n) - Danish (language)

Deutschland - Germany 🇩🇪
der Deutsche (m) - German
die Deutsche (f) - German
Deutsch (n) - German (language)

Estland - Estonia 🇪🇪
der Este (m) - Estonian
die Estin (f) - Estonian
Estnisch (n) - Estonian (language)

Finnland - Finland 🇫🇮
der Finne (m) - Finn
die Finnin (f) - Finn
Finnisch (n) - Finnish (language)

Frankreich - France 🇫🇷
der Franzose (m) - Frenchman
die Französin (f) - Frenchwoman
Französisch (n) - French (language)

Griechenland - Greece 🇬🇷
der Grieche (m) - Greek
die Griechin (f) - Greek
Griechisch (n) - Greek (language)

Irland - Ireland 🇮🇪
der Ire (m) - Irishman
die Irin (f) - Irishwoman
Irisch (Gälisch), Englisch (n) - Irish (Gaelic), English (languages)

Island - Iceland 🇮🇸
der Isländer (m) - Icelander
die Isländerin (f) - Icelander
Isländisch (n) - icelandic

Italien - Italy
der Italiener (m) - Italian 🇮🇹
die Italienerin (f) - Italian
Italienisch (n) - Italian (language)

Kosovo - Kosovo 🇽🇰
der Kosovar (m) - Kosovar
die Kosovarin (f) - Kosovar
Albanisch (n) - Albanian (language)

Kroatien - Croatia 🇭🇷
der Kroate (m) - Croat
die Kroatin (f) - Croat
Kroatisch bzw. Serbokroatisch (n) - Croatian i.e. Serbo-Croatian (language)

Lettland - Latvia 🇱🇻
der Lette (m) - Latvian
die Lettin (f) - Latvian
Lettisch (n) - Latvian (language)

Liechtenstein - Liechtenstein 🇱🇮
der Liechtensteiner (m) - Liechtensteiner
die Liechtensteinerin (f) - Liechtensteinerin
Deutsch (n) - German (language)

Litauen - Lithuania 🇱🇹
der Litauer (m) - Lithuanian
die Litauerin (f) - Lithuanian
Litauisch (n) - Lithuanian (language)

Luxemburg - Luxembourg 🇱🇺
der Luxemburger (m) - Luxembourger
die Luxemburgerin (f) - Luxembourger
Luxemburgisch (n) - Luxembourgish (language)

Malta - Malta 🇲🇹
der Malteser (m) - Maltese
die Malteserin (f) - Maltese
Maltesisch, Englisch (n) - Maltese, Englisch (languages)

Mazedonien - Macedonia 🇲🇰
der Mazedonier (m) - Macedonian
die Mazedonierin (f) - Macedonian
Mazedonisch (n) - Macedonian (language)

Moldawien/Moldau - Moldova 🇲🇩
der Moldawier/Moldauer (m) - Moldovan
die Moldawierin/Moldauerin (f) - Moldovan
Moldawisch/Moldauisch/Rumänisch (n) - Moldovan/Romanian (language)

Monaco - Monaco 🇲🇨
der Monegasse (m) - Monégasque
die Monegassin (f) - Monégasque
Französisch (n) - French (language)
(Monegassisch (n) - Monégasque [language])

Montenegro - Montenegro 🇲🇪
der Montenegriner (m) - Montenegrin
die Montenegrinerin (f) - Montenegrin
Montenegrinisch, Serbisch (n) - Montenegrin, Serbian (languages)

Niederlande - Netherlands 🇳🇱
der Niederländer (m) - Dutchman
die Niederländerin (f) - Dutchwoman
Niederländisch (n) - Dutch (language)

Norwegen - Norway 🇳🇴
der Norweger (m) - Norwegian
die Norwegerin (f) - Norwegian
Norwegisch (n) - Norwegian (language)

Österreich - Austria 🇦🇹
der Österreicher (m) - Austrian
die Österreicherin (f) - Austrian
Deutsch (n) - German (language)

Polen - Poland 🇵🇱
der Pole (m) - Pole
die Polin (f) - Pole
Polnisch (n) - Polish (language)

Portugal - Portugal 🇵🇹
der Portugiese (m) - Portuguese
die Portugiesin (f) - Portuguese
Portugiesisch (n) - Portuguese (language)

Rumänien - Romania 🇷🇴
der Rumäne (m) - Romanian
die Rumänin (f) - Romanian
Rumänisch (n) - Romanian (language)

Russland - Russia 🇷🇺
der Russe (m) - Russian
die Russin (f) - Russian
Russisch (n) - Russian (language)

San Marino - San Marino 🇸🇲
der San Marinese (m) - Sammarinese
die San Marinesin (f) - Sammarinese
Italienisch (n) - Italian (language)

Schweden - Sweden 🇸🇪
der Schwede (m) - Swede
die Schwedin (f) - Swede
Schwedisch (n) - Swedish (language)

Schweiz - Switzerland 🇨🇭
der Schweizer (m) - Swiss
die Schweizerin (f) - Swiss
Deutsch, Italienisch, Französisch, Rätoromanisch (n) - German, Italian, French, Romansh (languages)

Serbien - Serbia 🇷🇸
der Serbe (m) - Serb
die Serbin (f) - Serb
Serbisch bzw. Serbokroatisch (n) - Serbian i.e. Serbo-Croatian (language)

Slowakei - Slovakia 🇸🇰
der Slowake (m) - Slovak
die Slowakin (f) - Slovak
Slowakisch (n) - Slovak (language)

Slowenien - Slovenia 🇸🇮
der Slowene (m) - Slovene
die Slowenin (f) - Slovene
Slowenisch (n) - Slovene (language)

Spanien - Spain 🇪🇸
der Spanier (m) - Spaniard
die Spanierin (f) - Spaniard
Spanisch (n) - Spanish (language)

Tschechien (Tschechische Republik) - Czechia (Czech Republic) 🇨🇿
der Tscheche (m) - Czech
die Tschechin (f) - Czech
Tschechisch (n) - Czech (language)

Türkei - Turkey 🇹🇷
der Türke (m) - Turk
die Türkin (f) - Turk
Türkisch (n) - Turkish (language)

Ukraine - Ukraine 🇺🇦
der Ukrainer (m) - Ukrainian
die Ukrainerin (f) - Ukrainian
Ukrainisch (n) - Ukrainian (language)

Ungarn - Hungary 🇭🇺
der Ungar (m) - Hungarian
die Ungarin (f) - Hungarian
Ungarisch (n) - Hungarian (language)

Vatikanstadt - Vatican City 🇻🇦
der Vatikaner (m) - Vatican
die Vatikanerin (f) - Vatican
Latein / Lateinisch (n) - Latin (language)

Vereinigtes Königreich - United Kingdom 🇬🇧
der Brite (m) - Briton
die Britin (f) - Briton
Englisch (n) - English (language)

Weißrussland(Belarus; amtlich) - Belarus(official; colloquial: “White Russia")🇧🇾
der Weißrusse/Belarusse (m) - Belarusian
die Weißrussin/Belarussin (f) - Belarusian
Weißrussisch/Belarussisch (n) - Belarusian (language)

Zypern - Cyprus 🇨🇾
der Zyprer (entire island)/Zypriot (Greek-speaking part) - Cypriot
die Zyprerin (entire island)/Zypriotin (Greek-speaking part) - Cypriot
Griechisch, Türkisch (n) - Greek, Turkish (languages)

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