Around the World, Europe, Ukraine

Fabio Goes to Ukraine!

Buon giorno! My friend Fabio have recently gone to Ukraine and here’s his story. conventional short form: Ukraine local long form: none local short form: Ukrayina former: Ukrainian National Republic, Ukrainian State, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic etymology: name derives from the Old East Slavic word “ukraina” meaning “borderland or march (militarized border region)” and began… Read More Fabio Goes to Ukraine!

Around the World, Europe, Spain

Juanan Says Hola EspaƱa!

Ā conventional long form: Kingdom of Spain conventional short form: Spain local long form: Reino de Espana local short form: Espana etymology: derivation of the name “Espana” is uncertain, but may come from the Phoenician term “span,” related to the word “spy,” meaning “to forge metals,” so, “i-spn-ya” would mean “place where metals are forged”; the… Read More Juanan Says Hola EspaƱa!