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Where does the name of Italy come from?
from the Apennine Peninsula
from the Latin vitulus
from alphabet system "italica"
from the name of the Celtic tribe
The name Italy (Italia) is an ancient name for the country and people of Southern Italy. Originally is was spelled Vitalia, probably from the same root as the Latin vitulus (a one-year-old calf), thus literally meaning 'calf-land' or "Land of Cattle. The bull was a symbol of the southern Italic tribes and was often depicted goring the Roman wolf as a defiant symbol of free Italy during the Social War.
What nationality was Martin Van Buren?
Martin Van Buren was the eighth president of the United States. 'Van' suggests Dutch origin of his surname, but the capitalized form indicates anglicised version - like Eddie Van Halen (as opposite to Dutch lower-case Vincent van Gogh).
Hindi is the official language of two countries: India and ...?
None of the above
India is unique for having Hindi as an official languages. Hindi is widely spoken in Pakistan, Fiji, and Nepal, but it is not the official language. The official languages of Pakistan are English and Urdu. The official language of Nepal is Nepali. The official languages of Fiji are Fijian, English, and Fiji Hindi. However, Fiji Hindi, aka Hindustani, is NOT the same thing as Hindi.
This is aleph, the first letter of the Phoenician alphabet, progenitor of Greek alpha and Latin A. What does it resemble?
It is unknown
Aleph derives from an Egyptian hieroglyph depicting an ox's head. Tilt your head to the right and you will see this. The Phoenician word aleph means ox.
Where in the world is Catalan the sole official language?
in the Balearic Islands
Andorra is the only part of the world where Catalan is the only official language. It is used by Andorran television and radio stations.
How many official languages are there in Ukraine?
The official language of Ukraine is Ukrainian, an East Slavic language which is the native language of 67.5% of Ukraine's population. Russian is the native language of 29.6% of Ukraine's population (mostly urban areas) and the rest (2.9%) are native speakers of other languages.
On which language is Italian standard language based?
Tuscan, specifically its Florentine variety, became the language of culture for all the people of Italy, thanks to the prestige of the masterpieces of Dante Alighieri, Francesco Petrarca, Giovanni Boccaccio and Niccolò Machiavelli. It would later become the official language of all the Italian states and of the Kingdom of Italy, when it was formed. Only 2.5% of Italy’s population could speak the Italian standardized language properly when the nation unified in 1861.
This is Schlumbergera, commonly called Christmas Cactus, because it flowers in winter. What is it called in southeast Brazil, where it occurs in the wild?
Flor de Natal (Christmas flower)
Flor de Dezembro (December flower)
Flor de Maio (May flower)
Flor de Papai Noel (Father Christmas Flower)
In Brazil, the genus is referred to as Flor de Maio (May flower), reflecting the period in which they flower in the Southern hemisphere.