In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- They have machineguns, Kalashnikovs, you name it.
- Several Kalashnikov assault rifles were found at the scene.
- I tried to put my money in my bag, but a young police officer thrust his Kalashnikov at me and rifled through my bag.
- Piles of bullets, Beretta handguns and Kalashnikovs are laid out carefully next to ornamental knives and silver jewellery.
- Security forces found three hand guns and a Kalashnikov rifle in the possession of some of the suspects.
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As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.