Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Alternate names for "Lombardia"

By alternate, I mean in different languages. The following is from the "List of European regions with alternative names" Wikipedia page. I added a few, which I was familiar with, from the left-hand side language links from the Wikipedia Lombardy page. I couldn't add them all because it would be unreasonably time-consuming.

There are alternate names for other major regions, cities, or land forms, and we can add that sometime. For example, Brescia, Bergamo, and Val Camonica. "Brescianische" is German for "Brescian"; however, "Brescianer" means "Brescian" in a different context. "Bergamaschische" means "Bergamask" in German.

"Camunische" is German for "Camunian," while "Camunienne" is French for "Camunian. "Vallis Camunnorum" is Latin for "Valle Camonica." "Kamunowie" is Polish for "Camunni" in the ancient sense.

Lets stick with Lombardia today. It's interesting that in Latin, below, they formed a name based on the term "Langobard." Also below, Gaelic Irish always provides for some really interesting words.

Langbarðaland (Icelandic)

Langobardia (Latin)

Llombardia (Catalan)

An Lombaird (Irish)

Lombardei (German)

Lombardia (Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Italian, 
Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Eastern 
Lombard, Ladin, Magyar, Sardinian, Norwegian, 

Lombardía (Spanish, Piedmontese)

Lombardie (French, Czech; Friulian)

Lombardiet (Danish, Swedish)

Lombardija (Croatian, Maltese, Serbian, Slovene, Latvian)

Lombardije (Dutch)

Lombardiya (Turkish)

Lombardye (Afrikaans)

Lombardy (English, Scottish, Tagalog)

Lumbardìa (Western Lombard, Corsican)

Lumbardéia (Emilian)

Lombardïa (Ligurian)

Lummardìa (Neapolitan, Sicilian)

Łonbardia (Venetian)


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