Why is Germany named Germany?
Germany is named after the Germanic tribes that settled in the area. The Romans referred to these tribes as the Germanic people.
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The name Germany come from the group of tribes that settled in Northern Europe who were collectively known ethically as Germanic due to customs and language. Germans, by the w…ay, refer to their country as "Deutschland". (MORE)
The name comes from the Latin name "Germania" that was popularised by Julius Ceasar and probably originated from the Gallic tribes. In Germany it is called Deutschland, whi…ch comes from the Old German word "Duitsic" that means 'of the people'. Other countries such as France and Spain name it after the Alamanni tribe (Allermagne and Alemania respectively). Poland calls it "Niemcy" which originates from the word for 'can't speak our language'. (MORE)
The English name Germany comes from the LatinGermania. Julius Caesar adopted it from a Gallic term for thepeoples west of the Rhine river, it's likely that it meant"neighb…or". The Germans refer to their country as Deutschland ,which is derived from the Old High German diutisc , orsimilar variants from Proto-Germanic * Ãeudiskaz , whichoriginally meant "of the people". This in turn comes from aGermanic word meaning "folk" (leading to Old High German diot , Middle High German diet ), and was used todifferentiate between the speakers of Germanic languages and thosewho spoke Celtic or Romance languages. These words come from* teuta , the Proto-Indo-European word for "people"(Lithuanian tauto , Old Irish tuath , Old English Ã¾eod ). The Italian word for the Germans was tedesco or Tedeschi (variants: todesco , tudesco , todisco ) and comes from the same Old High German root,although not the name for "Germany" ( Germania ). The British soldiers fighting in Italy in WW2 shortened this to Teds . (MORE)