The Czech Republic is expected to change its name to “Czechia” to make it easier for companies and sports teams to use it on products and clothing.

Source: www.bbc.com

That sound you hear is cartographers and database managers gasping at the joy and shock of need to updata all their data and maps.  Old maps still show Czechoslovakia, maybe on date in the future someone will be excited to find “The Czech Republic” on the map as much as I was fascinated to discover Hindustan on a 19th century globe. 

 

Tag: Czechia, languagetoponyms, culture.

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