Place Name SWITZERLAND

TYPE: Country
USAGE: English

Meaning & History

From Switzer, a word meaning "Swiss", ultimately derived from the name of the Swiss town and canton of SCHWYZ, plus land. This is the name of a country in central Europe.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Schwytz, Suisse (French), Schweiz, Schwyz (German), Svitto, Svizzera (Italian), Switz (Medieval German), Schwyz, Suiza (Spanish), Schweiz (Swedish)
Entry added May 31, 2018