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Old 17 June 2021, 10:24   #16
Amarok
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Originally Posted by Anubis View Post
CzeRe True that, at first I was not sure if is Czech or Chechnya.
Germans say "Tschechien" very often, I don't often hear "Tschechische Republik", so the new short name "Czechia" comes very close to it.

TL;DR
Chechnya vs. Czechia -> yes, sound similar, but that could also be said with:
Slovenia vs. Slovakia.
Interestingly I've never heard someone say he lives in the "Slovak Republic" (which is the official name), everyone uses the short form Slovakia. Maybe that's also the reason for the short name Czechia (because we used to be Czechoslovakia)? Probably.
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