Courtesy of endonymmap.com
Erika Owen
August 31, 2016

Even remembering one list of all the world's countries is difficult, but there's one thing you may not have considered before: For every language, there is a different set of country names.

It's easy to forget when you've grown up knowing only one set.

That's the idea behind this map, which shares all of the world's many country names in the translation of the region's given language. It's a map of endonyms, or the names “for a place, site or location in the language of the people who live there.”

Courtesy of endonymmap.com

Courtesy of endonymmap.com

This map would make for a great gift for the world traveler in your life. For more information on the map, and some fun facts the map creators discovered along the way, head right this way.

Erika Owen is the Senior Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen. 

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