If Niemcy is Germany, then how do you say "Germans" in Polish. Niemcy are "Germans" in Russian.
So Polish doesn't have separate proper nouns for countries? Only the adjective like Polska or the national identity like Niemcy? Never mind. Dumb question. Russia is Rosja, America Ameryka
Hm. No, today definetely not (I don't know if we could accept it when said about pre 20th century Germany). It's either: Niemcy są bogatymi ludźmi (The Germans are wealthy people) or Niemcy są bogatym krajem (Germany is a wealthy country).
This plural is the oldest way of creating countries names. Today we still have: Niemcy (Germany) vs Niemiec (a German), Czechy (Czechia) and Czech, Włochy (Italy) and Włoch), Węgry (Hungary) and Węgier, Prusy (Prussia, historical country) and Prus or Prusak.
Historically there were also Bawory (Bavaria), Szwaby (Swabia) Multany (Multenia, part of Romania), Rakuzy (Austria), Turki (?) (locative w Turczech, Turkey), Szwajcary (locative. Szwajcarzech, Switzerland), Gryzony (Grabunden in Switzerland), Francuzy (France). Today this is mostly replaced by latin -ia ending.
Włochy sounds funny to a Russian ear. The word for "fleas" is блохи (blochi).
We say Italija and ital'janiec/ital'jancy in Russian.
Plus, Wallachia is Romanian. I wonder how it came to mean Italy
Yes. We use Włoch for an Italian and Wołoch for Vlach. Countries are: Włochy and Wołoszczyzna respectively.
This mystery is solved by linguists. Walh/wealh (or similar) is a name that Germans gave to every non-Germanic tribe, be it Vlach, Welsch or Walloon.
Wallachs are any Romance people (Romanians/Moldovans in particular, because they’re closest to Slavs).
Why does duolingo translate Kraj differently for France and Germany - state and country. It's really annoying
The sentence that you have to have in mind is "France is a big country" which has exactly 'country' as the main answer. If it was rejected and 'state' suggested (it's only an accepted option), it must have been a bug.
Chwała Polsce! For resisting the corrupt European Union's immigration policy!