Place Name SCHWEIZ

TYPE: Country
USAGE: German, Swedish
PRONOUNCED: SHVIETS (German), SHVAYTS (Swedish)  [details]

Meaning & History

From the name of the town and canton of SCHWYZ. This is the German and Swedish name of Switzerland.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Schwyz, Switzerland (English), Schwytz, Suisse (French), Svitto, Svizzera (Italian), Switz (Medieval German), Schwyz, Suiza (Spanish)
Entry updated July 11, 2018