The Many Different Names of Poland ‒ Video Explainer
The name Poland may seem like an obvious word denoting a contemporary country but it wasn’t always the case. In fact, even today, Poland is called different things depending on who’s doing the talking.
While the official name of the country, Polska, along with its cognates in various modern languages – like Poland, Polen, Pologne, Polónia or Польша (Polsha) – all go back to one historical word root, the story of the name, and actually the many names of Poland, is much more intricate and puzzling.
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