Language Origins of Country Names

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Can you name the language from which (English) country names originate?

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CountryLanguageMeaning
AfghanistanHome of the Pashtuns
AlbaniaLand of the Albanians
AlgeriaLand of Algiers
AndorraUnknown
AngolaLand of Ndongu
Antigua and BarbudaAncient & Bearded
ArgentinaSilvery Land
ArmeniaLand of the Armenioi
AustraliaSouthern Land
AustriaEastern March
AzerbaijanLand of Aturpat
BahamasThe Shallows
BahrainThe Two Seas
BangladeshBengali Country
BarbadosBearded Ones
BelarusWhite Russia
BelgiumLand of the Belgae
BelizeUnknown
BeninBeni
BhutanUnknown
BoliviaLand of Bolivar
Bosnia and HerzegovinaLand of Bosna & Dukeland
BotswanaCountry of the Tswana
BrazilBrazil(wood)
BruneiUnknown
BulgariaLand of the Bulgars
Burkina FasoLand of Honest Men
Burma (Myanmar)Birmania
BurundiLand of the Rundi-Speakers
CambodiaLand of the Kambojas
CameroonShrimp (River)
CanadaVillage
Cape VerdeGreen Cape
Central African RepublicCentral African Republic
ChadLake
ChileUnknown
ChinaUnknown
ColombiaLand of Columbus
ComorosMoons
Democratic Republic of the Congo(Democratic Republic of the) Hunters
Republic of the Congo(Republic of the) Hunters
Costa RicaRich Coast
CroatiaUnknown
CubaUnknown
CyprusUnknown
Czech RepublicCzech Republic
DenmarkUnknown
DjiboutiUnknown
DominicaSunday Island
Dominican RepublicRepublic of (Saint) Domingo
East Timor (Timor-Leste)East East
EcuadorEquator
EgyptHome of the ka of Ptah
El SalvadorThe Saviour
Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Ghana
EritreaLand of the Red Sea
EstoniaLand of the Aesti
EthiopiaLand of the Blacks
FijiViti Levu
FinlandLand of the Finns
FranceLand of the Franks
GabonCloak
GambiaGambra
GeorgiaUnknown
GermanyUnknown
GhanaWarrior King
CountryLanguageMeaning
GreeceGræcus
Grenada(Emirate of) Granada
GuatemalaForest
GuineaGhana
Guinea-BissauGhana-Bissau
GuyanaLand of Many Waters
HaitiMountainous Land
HondurasDepths
HungaryTen Arrows
IcelandLand of Ice
IndiaRegion of the Indus (River)
IndonesiaIndian Islands
IranUnknown
IraqUnknown
IrelandUnknown
IsraelName of Jacob
ItalyBull
Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire)Ivory Coast
JamaicaLand of Wood and Water
JapanSun Origin
JordanDescend
KazakhstanHome of the Kazakhs
Kenya(Mount) Kenya
KiribatiCorruption of Gilbert
North KoreaKorea
South KoreaKorea
KosovoField of the Blackbirds
KuwaitFortress Built Near Water
KyrgyzstanLand of Forty Tribes
LaosLaotian
LatviaUnknown
LebanonWhte or Milk
LesothoDark skinned
LiberiaFree Land
LibyaBerber Tribe
LiechtensteinLight Stone
LithuaniaUnknown
LuxembourgSmall Castle
MacedoniaTall Taper
MadagascarCorruption of Mogadishu
MalawiUnknown
MalaysiaLand of Hill Town
Maldives(Palace) Islands
MaliHippopotamus
MaltaHoney
Marshall Islands(Captain) Marshall Islands
MauritaniaLand of the Moors
MauritiusLand of Maurice (of Nassau)
MexicoMexxica
Federated States of MicronesiaSmall Islands
MoldovaMoldavia
MonacoSingle Dwelling
MongoliaFire Land
MontenegroBlack Mountain
MoroccoMarrakesh
Mozambique(Island of) Mozambique
NamibiaLand of the Namib (Desert)
NauruI go to the Beach
NepalThose who Domesticate Cattle
NetherlandsLow Land(s)
New ZealandNew Zeeland
Nicaragua(Lake) Nicarao Water
NigerRiver Gir
NigeriaLand of the Niger (River)
NorwayNorthern Way
OmanUnknown
CountryLanguageMeaning
PakistanHome of P(unjab), (A)fghania. Kashmir, I, S(ind) & (Baluchis)TAN
PalauBelau
PanamaPlace of Abundance of Fish
Papua New GuineaFrizzy Hair New Guinea
ParaguayUnknown
PeruUnknown
PhilippinesLand of King Philip (II)
PolandLand of Polans
PortugalPortucale (Porto & Gaia)
QatarQatara (Zubara Town)
RomaniaRoman Realm
RussiaLand of the Rus
RwandaLand
Saint Christopher and Nevis (St Kitts & Nevis)St Christopher (Kitts) & (Our Lady of the) Snows
Saint LuciaSt Lucy
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSt Vincent & (Islands of) Grenada (City)
SamoaSacred Centre
San MarinoSt Marinus
São Tomé and PríncipeSt Thomas & Prince
Saudi ArabiaSaud's Land of the Arabs
Senegal(River) Zenaga
Serbia-
Seychelles(Jean Moreau de) Séchelles
Sierra LeoneLion Mountains
SingaporeLion City
SlovakiaLand of the Slavs
SloveniaLand of the Slavs
Solomon Islands(King) Solomon Islands
SomaliaLand of the Somali
South AfricaSouth Africa
South SudanSouth Land of the Blacks
SpainSpagne
Sri LankaHoly Island
SudanLand of the Blacks
SurinameSurinam
SwazilandLand of the Swazi
SwedenOne's Own People
SwitzerlandLand of the (Village of) Suittes
SyriaAssyria
TaiwanUnknown
TajikistanLand of the Tajiks
Tanzania(Lake) Tan(ganyika) & Zan(zibar)
ThailandLand of the Thai
TogoTogo(ville)
TongaSouthern
Trinidad and Tobago(Island of the) Holy Trinity & Tobago
TunisiaTunisie
TurkeyLand of the Turks
TurkmenistanHome of the Turkmens
TuvaluEight Islands
UgandaBuganda
UkraineBorderlands
United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emitrates
United KingdomUnited Kingdom (of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
United StatesUnited States (of America)
UruguayUnknown
UzbekistanHome of the Free
VanuatuOur Land
Vatican City (Holy See)City on Vatican (Hill)
VenezuelaLittle Venice
VietnamSouthern Yue (People)
YemenUnknown
ZambiaLand of the Zambezi
ZimbabweHouse of Stones

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