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Type Settlement & Political Subdivision

Meaning & History

Meaning uncertain, possibly related to Old High German suedan "to burn" or possibly of Celtic origin. This is the name of a town (and a canton named for it) in central Switzerland.
VariantsSchweiz(German) Switzerland(English) Suiza(Spanish)
Other Languages & CulturesSchwytz, Suisse(French) Svitto, Svizzera(Italian) Switz(Medieval German) Schweiz(Swedish)
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