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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.
Hindi is the official language of two countries: India and ...?
About 38% of the inhabitants of Fiji are descendants of Indian laborers, brought between 1879 and 1916 to work on Fiji's sugar cane plantations. The official languages of Fiji are English, Fijian and 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.
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).
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.
Where does the name of the Russian currency come from - the ruble?
from the red color
from a two-headed eagle
from notches on the edge
The word "ruble" comes from the verb meaning "break" and refers to the Middle Ages, when pieces of silver were broken into smaller ones when changing money. The ruble was the world's first decimal currency: it was decimalised in 1704 when the ruble became legally equal to 100 kopeks.
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.