Place Name POLAND

TYPE: Country
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: PO-lənd  [details]

Meaning & History

From the name of the Slavic tribe of the Poles, derived from the medieval Slavic word polje meaning "field", combined with land. This is the name of a country in eastern Europe.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Polen (Dutch), Pologne (French), Polen (German), Polonia (Italian), Polska (Polish), Polonia (Spanish)
Entry added December 8, 2017