Top 10 country names facts Selected as the most interesting among country names related questions in Country names quiz Which country derives its name from the word "East"?Austria. The native name of Austria, Österreich, means 'Eastern Realm'. Austria was a prefecture of Bavaria created in 976. At the time, the Danube basin of present-day Austria was the easternmost extent of Bavaria, and in fact of all the Germans. Created by: globalquiz.orglanguages facts » Apart from the United States of America, which other country in the world is officially named "United States"?Mexico. The official name of Mexico is United States of Mexico. Several other such countries existed in the past, including United States of Brazil (1937-1967), United States of Colombia (1863-1886) and United States of Indonesia (1949-1950).Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of Mexico facts » Which country used to be called Ceylon?Sri Lanka. Arabs referred to it as Serendib, which is the origin of the word "serendipity", from the Persian fairy tale The Three Princes of Serendip, whose heroes "were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of".Created by: globalquiz.orgcountries facts » Which country derives its name from the word "South"?Australia. "Australis" means "South" in Latin. Following European discovery, names for the Australian landmass were often references to the legendary Terra Australis Incognita - an "unknown land of the South" which appeared on many maps since Roman times.Created by: globalquiz.orgLatin facts » Which country is named "Suomi" in its native language?Finland. The official name of Finland is "Suomen tasavalta".Created by: globalquiz.orggeography facts » Which country is named "Nippon" or "Nihon" in its language?Japan. The English word Japan derives from the Chinese pronunciation of the Japanese name. Created by: Kinga Hgeography of Japan facts » Which country is named "Magyarország" in its own language?Hungary. Hungarians are also known as Magyars, as they call themselves Magyarok in their native language. Hungarian is a Uralic language unrelated to any neighboring language and distantly related to Finnish and Estonian. Created by: globalquiz.orggeography facts » Which country is named "Sak'art'velo" in its own language?Georgian language is written in its own unique writing system, the Georgian script. Certain grammatical similarities with Basque, especially in the case system, have often been pointed out. However, the hypothesis that both languages are related, is generally considered to lack conclusive evidence.Created by: globalquiz.orggeographic names facts » Which country is named "Misr" or "Masr" in its language?Egypt. The English name Egypt is derived from the Ancient Greek Aígyptos, but it has nothing in common with the local name of the country (except maybe with the Late Egyptian name of Memphis - Hikuptah). Ancient Egyptians called their land Kemet, meaning "black soil" (as opposed to the desert). Today, Misr is the official name of Egypt, while Masr is the Egyptian-local pronunciation in the Egyptian Arabic.Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of North Africa facts » Which country is named "Hayastán" in its own language?Armenia. The Armenian language is an Indo-European language in a branch by itself, sharing its branch with no other extant language. The other extant Indo-European languages in a branch by themselves are Albanian and, in some classifications, Greek. The Armenian is an old language, with a fifth-century Bible translation as its oldest surviving text.Created by: globalquiz.orggeography facts » Play country names quiz and see all the questions.