OT Why Germany? [was Re: Guido van Rossum resigns as Python leader]

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Sat Jul 14 03:07:58 EDT 2018


On Sat, 14 Jul 2018 07:41:43 +0000, Bob Martin wrote:

> in 796624 20180714 064331 Gregory Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz>
> wrote:
>>Larry Martell wrote:
>>> And while we're talking about the Dutch, why is the country called
>>> Holland, but then also The Netherlands, but the people are Dutch?
>>
>>And Germany is called Deutchland?
> 
> The real question is why do English speakers refer to Deutschland as
> Germany.

It comes from the Roman name for the region, which they may have got from 
the Gauls.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germania



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