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Can you name the country from an explanation of its origin? (Northern Africa)

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Derived from the ancient Greek name for Red Sea(Erythra Thalassa, based on the adjective erythros 'red')
'Lake', from Lake ____ in the country's southwestDerived from the Kanuri tsade ('lake')
'Land of Honest Men'From an amalgam of More burkina ('honest', 'upright', or 'incorruptible men') and Dioula faso ('father's house')
Name derived from capitalCity's name derives from Arabic al-Jazā'ir ('The Islands')
Greek: 'Northwest Africa'1934: Name Italian _____ based on earlier use in 1903 by Italian geographer Federico Minutilli
The name of its capital was added to prevent confusion with its neighbor
Discoverd in1444 this island was named after the cape on the nearby Senegalese coast, today known as Cap-VertThe name means 'Green Cape', from the Portuguese
Named after the geographic region to the south of the Sahara, stretching from Western to eastern Central AfricaRegional name derived from Arabic bilād as-_____ 'the lands of the Blacks', denoting West northern-Central Africa.
Named after the ancient Berber Kingdom (3rd century BC - 7th century AD), in the far north of this countryThe Berber kingdom was itself named after the Berber Mauri or Moor tribe, Its name being Latin for 'land of the Moors'
After the ancient West African kingdom (empire) of the same name, where a large part of the modern country isThe name means 'hippopotamus' in Malinké and Bamana
Named for a river
Folk etymology: from Portuguese câmbio ('trade'),
due to the region's involvement in the slave trade
From a corruption of a local name Kambra or Kambaa (Mandinkan: 'Kaabu river') or Gambura, an amalgam of Mandinkan Kaabu and Wolof bur ('king')
Portuguese explorer Pedro de Sintra named the country after the striking mountains that he saw in 1462 while sailing the West African coastUnclear what exactly made the mountains look like lions--Three explanations: Resembled the teeth of a lion, looked like sleeping lions, thunder sounded like a lion's roar
Named after the _____ River, from a native term Ni Gir or 'River Gir' or from Tuareg n'eghirren ('flowing water')The name has often been misinterpreted, especially by Latinists, to be derived from the Latin 'black', a reference to the dark complexions of the inhabitants of the region
Derived from an older name: 'Hwt-ka-Ptah' (Ht-ka-Ptah, or Hout-ak Ptah, meaning 'House of the Ka of Ptah')
Also led to the name Coptic
Strabo claimed it was from Greek for 'Below the Aegean.'
Arabic name: Misr, probably derived from an ancient term, Mizraim which may have itself been derived from an ancient word, md-r or mdr, meaning 'Country'
After Capital
Afar Theory:The Afar named this area Gabod (plateaux or uplands); The Arab sailors called it Gabouti, and later on, the French turned it into its present name
Issa Theory: Legend of a ferocious beast, the Bouti, which killed goats, and sheep, and terrorized people, the men hunted and defeated the beast, and named the area Jab Bouti or the Bouti’s defeat
Name derived from capital, with a variant of the French suffix added in many, though not all, languagesTheory: Name of city from Berber
for 'to lie down' or 'encampment'
Alternate: associated with the Punic goddess
Tanith (aka Tunit) or a city named after her
Named after the region and the gulf
Etymology uncertain
Theory: Portuguese word Guinée, a corruption of Ghana
Theory: corruption of Djenné and Berber ghinawen, aginaw, or aguinaou ('burnt one') refering to the lands inhabited by the Guineus, a generic term for the black African peoples below the Senegal River, as opposed to the 'tawny' Zenaga Berbers, above it, whom they called Azenegues or Moors
Full Arabic name al-Mamlakah al-Maghribiyyah translates to 'Kingdom of the West', sometimes called 'Maghrib-al-Aqca' 'Farthest West' to distinguish it from more eastern regionsEnglish name: From Spanish & Portuguese 'Marruecos' & 'Marrocos', in turn derived from 'Marrakesh', the medieval Latin name for the Almoravid dynasty and Almohad Caliphate capital. 'Marrakesh' remains the name in Persian. Turkish: Known as 'Fas', from its ancient capital Fes
Named after a River, the etymology of which is contested; Theory (by David Boilat in 1853): stems from the Wolof phrase sunu gaal, which means 'our canoe' (or pirogue)Modern historians: Refers to the Berber Zenaga,
who lived on the northern side of the river
Competing theory: from the medieval town
of 'Sanghan', at the mouth of the river
Some Serer people from the south: From the Serer term 'Roge Sene', 'Supreme Deity' and 'O Gal' 'body of water'

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