In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
2the Basque Country
- The most widely accepted term in the Basque language for the Basque country. The present comunidad autónoma includes the three Basque provinces of Vizcaya, Guipúzcoa and Álava, but not neighboring Navarra which also has substantial numbers of Basque-speakers and retains many Basque cultural traditions. For this reason the most uncompromising of Basque separatists prefer the term Euskal Herria, which includes Euskadi, Navarra and also the Basque départements of south-west France, known as Iparralde.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
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.