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    Names of european (and some other) states and their capitals in your own language

    I think we had such topic in one of the old forums and it was pretty funny. so why not to renew it here? How do you call the states and their capitals in your own language(s)? Of course, if there are more official languages in your country, please say the names in all of them.
    I will start with Croatian (in abbreviations):

    State(država) / Capital (glavni grad):

    Albania(Albanija) / Tirane(Tirana)
    Andorra(Andora) / Andorra la Vella(Andora)
    Armenia(Armenija) / Yerevan(Erevan)
    Azerbaijan(Azerbajdžan) / Baku(Baku)
    Austria(Austrija) / Wien(Beč)
    Belarus(Bjelorusija) / Minsk(Minsk)
    Belgium(Belgija) / Brussels(Bruxelles, pronounciation "Brisel")
    Bosnia&Herzegovina(Bosna i Hercegovina) / Sarajevo(Sarajevo)
    Bulgaria(Bugarska) / Sofija(Sofija)
    Croatia(Hrvatska) / Zagreb(Zagreb)
    Cyprus(Cipar) / Nicosia(Nikozija)
    Czech Republic(Ceska Republika) / Prague(Prag)
    Denmark(Danska) / Copenhagen(Kopenhagen)
    Estonia(Estonija) / Tallinn(Tallinn, pronounciation "Talin")
    Finland(Finska) / Helsinki(Helsinki)
    France(Francuska) / Paris(Paris, pronounciation "Pariz")
    Georgia(Gruzija) / Tbilisi(Tbilisi)
    Germany(Njemačka) / Berlin(Berlin)
    Greece(Grčka) / Athens(Atena)
    Hungary(Mađarska) / Budapest(Budimpešta)
    Iceland(Island) / Reykjavik(Reykjavik, pronounciation"Rejkjavik")
    Ireland(Irska) / Dublin(Dublin, pronounciation"Dablin")
    Italy(Italija) / Rome(Rim)
    Latvia(Letonija, Latvija) / Riga(Riga)
    Lithuania(Litva) / Vilnius(Vilnius or Vilna)
    Luxembourg(Luksemburg) / Luxembourg(Luksemburg)
    Macedonia(Maledonija) / Skopje(Skopje)
    Malta(Malta) / La Valetta(Valeta)
    Moldova(Modavija, Moldova) / Chisinau(Kišinjev)
    Monaco(Monako) / Monaco(Monako)
    Montenegro(Crna Gora) / Podgorica(Podgorica)
    The Netherlands(Nizozemska) / Hague(Haag, pronounciation"Hag")
    Norway(Norveška) / Oslo(Oslo)
    Poland(Poljska) / Warsaw(Varšava)
    Portugal(Portugal) / Lisbon(Lisabon)
    Romania(Rumunjska) / Bucharest(Bukurest)
    Russian Federation(Ruska Federacija or Rusija) / Moscow(Moskva)
    Serbia(Srbija) / Belgrade(Beograd)
    Slovakia(Slovacka) / Bratislava(Bratislava)
    Slovenia(Slovenija) / Ljubljana(Ljubljana)
    Spain(Spanjolska) / Madrid(Madrid)
    Sweden(Svedska) / Stockholm(Stockholm, pronounciation"Stokholm")
    Switzerland(Švicarska) / Berne(Bern)
    Turkey(Turska) / Ankara(Ankara)
    Ukraine(Ukrajina) / Kiev(Kijev)
    United Kingdom(Ujedinjeno Kraljevstvo) / London(London)
    -England(Engleska) / London
    -Scotland(Škotska) / Edinburgh
    -Wales(Wales, pron. "Vels") / Cardiff(Cardiff, pronounciation "Kardif")
    -Northern Ireland(Sjeverna Irska) / Belfast(Belfast)



    Australia(Australija) / Canberra(Canberra, pronounciation "Kanbera")
    New Zealand(Novi Zeland) / Wellington(Wellington, pron."Velington")
    United States(Sjedinjene Američke Države)/Washington,pron.Vosington
    Canada(Kanada) / Ottawa(Ottawa, pronounciation "Otava")
    China(Kina) / Beijing(Peking)
    Mexico(Meksiko) / Mexico City(Meksiko)
    India(Indija) / New Delhi(New Delhi, pronounciation "Nju Delhi")
    Israel(Izrael) / Tel Aviv, Jerusalem(Tel Aviv, Jeruzalem)
    Brazil(Brazil) / Rio de Janeiro(Rio)
    South Korea (Južna Koreja) / Seoul(Seoul, pronounciation"Seul")
    North Korea(Sjeverna Koreja) / Pyeongyang(Pyongjang)
    Japan(Japan) / Tokyo(Tokio)

    etc
    Baš kad je sve kao u snu, nešto tad stane ti na put.
    Promijeni smjer, vrti u krug, odjednom nabolje krene, krene bez tebe i mene.....


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    Re: Names of european (and some other) states and their capitals in your own language

    Well, English is my native language, so I'll say them in Irish

    An Eoraip

    An Albáin - Tiorána
    Andóra - Andorra la Vella
    An Airméin - Eireaván
    An Asarbaiseáin - Baki
    An Bheilg - An Bhruiséil
    An Bhealarúis - Minsc
    An Bhoisnia-Heirseagaivéin - Sairéavó
    An Bhulgáir - Sóifia
    An Chipir - An Leafcóis
    An Chróit - Ságrab
    An Danmhairg - Cóbanhávan
    An Eastóin - Tallinn
    An Eilvéis - Beirne
    Éire - Baile Atha Cláith
    An Fionlainn - Heilsincí
    An Frainc - Páras
    An Ghearmáin - Beirlín
    An Ghréig - An Aithin
    An Iodáil - An Róimh
    An Iorua - Osló
    An Íoslainn - Réicivíc
    An Ísiltír - Amstardam
    An Laitvia - Ríge
    An Lichtinstéin - Vaduz
    An Liotuáin - Vilnias
    Lucsamburg - Lucsamburg
    Málta - Vaileite
    Montainéagró - Podgorica
    Poblacht na Macadóine - Scóipé
    An Mholdóiv - Císineá
    Monacó - Monacó
    An Ostair - Vín
    An Pholainn - Vársá
    An Phortaingéil - Liospóin
    An Ríocht Aointaithe - Londain
    An Rómáin - Búcairist
    An Rúis - Moscó
    San Mairíne - San Mairíne
    An Spáinn - Maidrid
    Poblacht na Seice - Prág
    An tSeirbia - Béalgrád
    An tSeoirsia - Tblisi
    An tSlóivéin - Liúibleána
    An tSlóvaic - An Bhratasláiv
    An tSualainn - Stócólm
    An Tuirc - Ancara
    An Ucráin - Cív
    An Ungáir - Búdaipeist

    Have I missed anyone?

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    Re: Names of european (and some other) states and capitals in your own language

    Nice topic . Here are the ones in Dutch (/). 'Ië' is pronounced as 'ee' like in knee+ uh:

    Albania: Albanië / Tirane: Tirana
    Andorra: Andorra / Andorra la Vella: Andorra la Vella
    Armenia: Armenië / Yerevan: Jerevan
    Azerbaijan: Azerbeidzjan / Baku: Baku
    Austria: Oostenrijk / Wien: Wenen
    Belarus: Wit-Rusland / Minsk: Minsk
    Belgium: België / Brussels: Brussel
    Bosnia&Herzegovina: Bosnië-Herzegovina / Sarajevo: Sarajevo
    Bulgaria: Bulgarije / Sofia: Sofia
    Croatia: Kroatië / Zagreb: Zagreb
    Cyprus: Cyprus / Nicosia: Nicosia
    Czech Republic: Tsjechië / Prague: Praag
    Denmark: Denemarken/ Copenhagen: Kopenhagen
    Estonia: Estland / Tallinn: Tallinn
    Finland: Finland / Helsinki: Helsinki
    France: Frankrijk / Paris: Parijs
    Germany: Duitsland / Berlin: Berlijn
    Georgia: Georgië / Tbilisi: Tbilisi
    Greece: Griekenland / Athens: Athene
    Hungary: Hongarije / Budapest: Budapest
    Iceland: IJsland / Reykjavik: Reykjavik
    Ireland: Ierland / Dublin: Dublin
    Israel: Israël / Jerusalem: Jeruzalem
    Italy: Italië / Rome: Rome
    Latvia: Letland / Riga: Riga
    Lithuania: Litouwen / Vilnius: Vilnius
    Luxembourg: Luxemburg / Luxembourg: Luxemburg
    Macedonia: Macedonië / Skopje: Skopje
    Malta: Malta / La Valetta: La Valetta
    Moldova: Moldavië / Chisinau: Chisinau
    Monaco: Monaco / Monaco: Monaco
    Montenegro: Montenegro / Podgorica: Podgorica
    The Netherlands: Nederland (sometimes: Holland / Amsterdam: Amsterdam
    Norway: Noorwegen / Oslo: Oslo (Oslo)
    Poland: Polen / Warsaw: Warschau
    Portugal: Portugal / Lisbon: Lisabon
    Romania: Roemenië / Bucharest: Boekarest
    Russian Federation: Rusland / Moscow: Moskou
    San Marino: San Marino / San Marino: San Marino
    Slovakia: Slowakije ()- Slovakije () / Bratislava: Bratislava
    Slovenia: Slovenië / Ljubljana: Ljubljana
    Spain: Spanje / Madrid: Madrid
    Sweden: Zweden / Stockholm: Stockholm
    Switzerland: Zwitserland / Berne: Bern
    Turkey: Turkije / Ankara: Ankara
    Ukraine: Oekraïne / Kiev: Kiev/Kiëv
    United Kingdom: Verenigd Koninkrijk / London: Londen

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    Re: Names of european (and some other) states and their capitals in your own language

    Quote Originally Posted by doctormalisimo View Post
    Well, English is my native language, so I'll say them in Irish


    Have I missed anyone?
    No but you missed CAPITALS...
    Baš kad je sve kao u snu, nešto tad stane ti na put.
    Promijeni smjer, vrti u krug, odjednom nabolje krene, krene bez tebe i mene.....


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    Re: Names of european (and some other) states and their capitals in your own language

    Albania (Arnavutluk) - Tiran
    Andorra (Andorra) - Andorra la Vella
    Armenia (Ermenistan) - Erivan
    Azerbaijan (Azerbaycan) - Bakü
    Austria (Avusturya) - Viyana
    Belarus (Belarus/Beyaz Rusya,means ''White Russia'') - Minsk
    Belgium (Belçika) - Brüksel
    Bosnia & Herzegovina (Bosna Hersek) - Saraybosna
    Bulgaria (Bulgaristan) - Sofya
    Croatia (Hırvatistan) - Zagreb
    Cyprus (Kıbrıs) - Lefkoşa
    Czech Republic (Çek Cumhuriyeti) - Prag
    Denmark (Danimarka) - Kopenhag
    Estonia (Estonya) - Tallinn
    Finland (Finlandiya) - Helsinki
    France (Fransa) - Paris
    Georgia (Gürcistan) - Tiblis
    Greece (Yunanistan) - Atina
    Hungary (Macaristan) - Budapeşte
    Iceland (İzlanda) - Reykavik
    Ireland (İrlanda) - Dublin
    Israel (İsrail) - Kudüs
    Italy (İtalya) - Roma
    Kazakhstan (Kazakistan) - Astana
    Latvia (Letonya) - Riga
    Liechtenstein (Lihtenştayn) - Vaduz
    Lithuania (Litvanya) - Vilnüs
    Luxembourg (Lüksemburg) - Lüksemburg
    Macedonia (Makedonya) - Üsküp
    Malta (Malta) - Valetta
    Moldova (Moldova) - Kişinev
    Monaco (Monako) - Monako
    Montenegro (Karadağ) - Podgoriça
    The Netherlands (Hollanda) - Amsterdam
    Norway (Norveç) - Oslo
    Poland (Polonya) - Varşova
    Portugal (Portekiz) - Lizbon
    Romania (Romanya) - Bükreş
    Russian Federation (Rusya Federasyonu) - Moskova
    San Marino (San Marino) - San Marino
    Slovakia (Slovakya) - Bratislava
    Slovenia (Slovenya) - Lübyana
    Spain (İspanya) - Madrid
    Sweden (İsveç) - Stokholm
    Switzerland (İsviçre) - Bern
    Turkey (Türkiye) - Ankara
    Ukraine (Ukrayna) - Kiev
    United Kingdom (Birleşik Krallık) - Londra
    Vatican (Vatikan) - Vatikan

    USA (Amerika Birleşik Devletleri) - Vaşington
    Japan (Japonya) - Tokyo
    China ( Çin Halk Cumhuriyeti) - Pekin
    Canada (Kanada) - Ottava
    Brazil (Brezilya) - Brasilia
    Mongolia (Moğolistan) - Ulanbatur
    South Korea (Güney Kore) - Seul

    And 2 countries which is named weird names in Turkish, like people make fun of word '' Turkey ''

    India (Hindistan) - Yeni Delhi, Hindi means turkey in Turkish so it's like '' land of turkey ''

    Egypt (Mısır) - Kahire, Mısır means corn

    At least I've never seen anybody who used these names for making fun well glad to be respectful despite others


    btw I think Ankara is the same in every languages actually it was called '' Angora '' in English in old times ( about 1910-1940, I was looking at old newspapers )

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    Re: Names of european (and some other) states and their capitals in your own language

    Quote Originally Posted by vatroslav_cro View Post
    No but you missed CAPITALS...
    aw I'll do them later.

    Oh and I forgot

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    Albania - Albanien
    Andorra - Andorra
    Armenia - Armenien
    Azerbaijan - Azerbaijan
    Austria - Østrig
    Belarus - Hviderusland
    Belgium - Belgien
    Bosnia & Herzegovina - Bosnien & Herzegovina
    Bulgaria - Bulgarien
    Croatia - Kroatien
    Cyprus - Cypern
    Czech Republic - Tjekkiet
    Denmark - Danmark
    Estonia - Estland
    Finland - Finland
    France - Frankrig
    Georgia - Georgien
    Greece - Grækenland
    Hungary - Ungarn
    Iceland - Island
    Ireland - Irland
    Israel - Israel
    Italy - Italien
    Kazakhstan - Kazakhstan
    Latvia - Letland
    Liechtenstein - Liechtenstein
    Lithuania - Litauen
    Luxembourg - Luxemborg
    Macedonia - Makedonien
    Malta - Malta
    Moldova - Moldavien
    Monaco - Monaco
    Montenegro - Montenegro
    Netherlands - Holland
    Norway - Norge
    Poland - Polen
    Portugal - Portugal
    Romania - Rumænien
    Russia - Rusland
    San Marino - San Marino
    Serbia - Serbien
    Slovakia - Slovakiet
    Slovenia - Slovenien
    Spain - Spanien
    Sweden - Sverige
    Switzerland - Svejts/Schweiz (both can be used, though I prefer the 2nd one)
    Turkey - Tyrkiet
    Ukraine - Ukraine
    United Kingdom - Storbritannien

    I missed out the capitals for a reason btw. Most of them are spelled the way it is in English so I decided to skip that part.
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    It is ok for the capitals, but you missed also some countries (Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia), so could you please update your post?
    Baš kad je sve kao u snu, nešto tad stane ti na put.
    Promijeni smjer, vrti u krug, odjednom nabolje krene, krene bez tebe i mene.....


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    My first and only language is English so you all know what the places are called already .

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    Re: Names of european (and some other) states and their capitals in your own language

    Quote Originally Posted by MyHeartIsYours View Post
    My first and only language is English so you all know what the places are called already .
    do them in Welsh, Scottish or Cornish

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