There's an exercise calling france a 'place'. Is that decision interesting as well? Just dont overthink it. We're here to learn. Not pass judgement. And im saying that as a jew living in israel. If you must make some sence of it you can think of it the same way you do about the country in the north eastern edge of africa you call egypt while arabs call it miSr. Btw, jews have a similar name for it. Why do you insist on calling a place a diffrent name from the one use by its citizens? -Who cares?!
There are Christians, certainly a minority but there is definitely Christians.