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If you are one of these, Italians would call you a “tedesco”. If you are one of these, Hungarians would call you a “Nemet” and in Czech Republic, a “Němčina”

In Norway, a “Tysk”, in Finland a “Saksa” (probably derived from Saxon) and in Lithuania, you would be a “Vokietijos”

My word! Or should I say, my many words!

So what am I then?

A German

That’s right. All these wonderful exotic and etymologically varies words mean “German” in the respective tongues I mention above.

As a etymological hobbyist, I find that this variation of the national adjectival form to be quite unusual and will be the subject of private study- the results of which I will post here in the near future.

To be continued…..

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