Czech Place Names
ČECHY (Region) Czech, Slovak
From the name of the Slavic tribe of the Czechs, probably derived from the Slavic root čelo
meaning "family, tribe". This is the Czech name of Bohemia
, while the Czech Republic is called Česko
ČESKO (Country) Czech, Slovak
From the name of the Slavic tribe of the Czechs (see ČECHY
). This is the Czech name for the Czech Republic.
HOŘOVICE (Settlement) Czech
From Czech hora
meaning "mountain". This is the name of a town in the Czech Republic.
KOREA (Country) English, German, Dutch, Finnish, Czech
From medieval Latin Corea
, itself derived from GORYEO
, the name of a kingdom which ruled most of the Korean Peninsula from the 10th to 14th centuries. This is the name of two countries, North and South Korea. Hanguk
are the Korean names for the countries.
SLOVENSKO (Country) Slovak, Czech
From medieval Slavic slovene
referring to the tribe of the Slavs. This is the Slovak name for Slovakia.