Place Name GERMANY

TYPE: Country
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: JUR-mə-nee  [details]

Meaning & History

From Latin Germania, first attested in the writings of Julius Caesar, used to refer to the areas east of the Rhine and north of the Danube. The origin of the term is uncertain. This is an English exonym corresponding to German Deutschland.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Germania (Ancient Roman), Germania (Italian), Germaniya (Russian)
Entry updated July 2, 2017