What India is for the world, it is India or Hindustan for many people living in this country. Similarly, the Japanese call their country Nippon. There are other countries in the world that have more than one name.
What we know by name from Russia in English and from Russia in Hindi is called Rosia in Russian language.
The name of an emerging world superpower is China or China for the world, but in Chinese language its name is Chungkuo.
The people of Bhutan, a close neighbor of India, call their country Druk Yule in the local language.
Madaliv is the smallest country in South Asia, located on islands in the Indian Ocean. It is called Dhivehi Raje in local Dhivehi language.
The name of Switzerland is different in the four languages spoken there, French, German, Italian and Romansh. It is called Suis, Shwats, Swejara and Swejra respectively.
Whenever it comes to powerful machines, luxurious cars and technology, Germany’s name is on everyone’s tongue. But in German it is called Deutschaland.
Germany’s neighboring Poland is named Polska in the local Polish language. It is the fifth most populous country in the European Union, with a population of 3.85 crore.
Greece, the favorite destination of tourists around the world, is now in the news due to refugee and economic crisis. His name is Helas in the Greek language.
Armenia borders Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The name of this country is Hayastan in the local Armenian language.
This country of Europe is famous for its beautiful beaches and natural beauty. The name of Croatia is Hrvatska in the local language.
The birthplace of one of the oldest civilizations in the world is named in English. But in the local Arabic language it is called Egypt.
North Korea and South Korea
North Korea, which is among the most isolated countries of the world, is locally called Choson. Similarly, South Korea is called Hanguk in Korean.
The world knows the name of Tunisia as the birthplace of the 2011 Arab Revolution. But it is called Tunes in the local Arabic language.