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    Names for Germany and Germans

    So from this article, I've found six very different foreign names for Germany. Can anyone contribute any more?

    What about further names for Germans? (Please resist the temptation for cheap jokes )
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    Hm it's very interesting...

    I think in Danmark they say Tyskland

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    En espanol dices Alermania. Y, si tu vives en Alermania eres Aleman y puedes hablar Aleman tambien.

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    In Italian it is "Germania", but the people are called "tedeschi" (plural form of "tedesco" and "tedesca") and one speaks "il tedesco". In French it's "l'Allemagne", the people are called "l'Allemand" and "l'Allemande" (masculine and feminin respectivly), and the language is "allemand".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Тостер
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    In French it's "Allemagne", the people are called "allemand" and "allemande" (masculine and feminin respectivly), and the language is "allemand".
    Just to correct a few things, no upper case and no article.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    Hm it's very interesting...

    I think in Danmark they say Tyskland
    Yes, it's the same in Sweden.

    tysk = thiodhisk (?) = tedesco = teuton = deutsch = duits = dutch

    etc.

    It just meant "nation" originally. Likewise, a 1000 years ago the Swedish name for Sweden was Svithiodh - i.e. the nation of Svi (Swe-, svear, suiones, etc)

    Aleman/Allemande ("all the men") was a Teutonic tribe, wasn't it?
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    The "Allemannen" where a German tribe. The dialect spoken in southwest Germany and in the German part of Switzerland is called "allemannisch".

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    Huh, I always just called it "mumbling"

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