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Greece in Norwegian

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How is Greece called in Norwegian. It was not mentioned in the Countries section.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/ArtyomBondartsov

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nod84
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Actually, Norwegian is the only other European language that calls our country with the same name root that we Greeks formally call it, hence: Hellas (Ελλάς) (note that any silent letters like 'H' are not written down in Greek). But more informally and in the 99% of cases in daily life, we just call our country "Ελλάδα / Ellada". Both "Hellenes' and 'Graecians' were ancient Greek tribes, but for some reason the 'Hellenes' name root prevailed. But 'Greece' which comes from 'Graecians' is still okay though and also historically accurate.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/thfc3
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Hellas or Grekenland (historically), in both bokmål and nynorsk.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Windrammer
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Hellas.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/norgreek
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thank you guys

1 year ago