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How did countries get their names?

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LIVING in such a globalised world means we can lose sight of individuality.

On one hand, this is brilliant as it brings humans closer together and puts the need for borders into question.

However, it also causes us to become complacent in understanding a nation’s history, culture and even where it is on the map, as the US Department of State recently illustrated.

Source: Travel Wire Asia

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No, guys. Singapore isn’t in Malaysia.

Thankfully, Australian company Credit Card Compare has created a beautiful map which contains the literal translations of every nation’s name.

It reveals a little about the history of a country and tells the tales of the first people to roam the lands.

Source: Credit Card Compare

Originally, the map was created as a PR stunt to churn up interest in the company. However, the map has since been picked up by over 200 media, proving that........

© Asian Correspondent