Country-Name Etymologies: A WhatsApp Group Challenge

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Country-Name Etymologies: A WhatsApp Group Challenge



Where did country names come from? If youโ€™re asking the same question, weโ€™ve got you covered.

Weโ€™ve created a WhatsApp group challenge today to find out the country name etymologies and origins; and hear them directly from the citizens themselves.

Weโ€™re more than happy to share this with you, our readers here at ConnectPals!

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With 30+ nationalities participating in this challenge, here are the audios shared by each participant explaining how did his country get its name today. So get your earphones ready!

Let us know if we missed your country by leaving a reply in the comment section below.ย 

Below is the detailed instruction of the group challenge that we provided to each participant.


Letโ€™s talk about your countryโ€™s โ€œetymologyโ€. In only about ONE MINUTE of audio, explain where does the name of your country comes from.

Hint: There is an etymology section on every countryโ€™s Wikipedia page. If you find it hard to explain it in English, just read that section aloud.

๐ŸŽ™Introduce yourself first (name and country)
๐ŸŽ™Then proceed with your explanation (in English).

country-name etymologies

WhatsApp Group Challenge: Country Name Etymologies

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ด Angola & its etymology (audio of an Angolan)

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia & its etymology (audio of an Australian)

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazil & its etymology (audio of a Brazilian)

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Chile & its etymology (audio of a Chilean)

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณย China & its etymology (audio of a Chinese)

๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia & its etymology (audio of a Croatian)

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark & its etymology (audio of a Danish)

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ Ecuador & its etymology (audio of an Ecuadorian)

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece & its etymology (audio of a Greek)

๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary & its etymology (audio of a Hungarian)

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India & its etymology (audio of an Indian)

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Indonesia & its etymology (audio of an Indonesian)

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท Iran & its etymology (audio of an Iranian)

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Israel & its etymology (audio of an Israeli)

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy & its etymology (audio of an Italian)

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Kazakhstan & its etymology (audio of a Kazakh)

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Mexico & its etymology (audio of a Mexican)

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ Pakistan & its etymology (audio of a Pakistani)

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช Peru & its etymology (audio of a Peruvian)

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Philippines & its etymology (audio of a Filipino)

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey & its etymology (audio of a Turkish)

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Saudi Arabia & its etymology (audio of a Saudi)

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South Korea & its etymology (audio of a Korean)

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง U.K. & its etymology (audio of a British)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ U.S.A. & its etymology (audio of an American)

๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ Vietnam & its etymology (audio of a Vietnamese)

So there you have those country-name etymologies!

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