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  • I don't know when or where the name "Egypt" came to pass (Rome? Latinized Greek?), but "Judea and Samaria" (Yehuda v'Shomron) is typical for Israeli naming. Egypt is still called [Eretz] Mitzrayim -- the land of bondage, as if Moses airlifted the entire nation across the Sea of Reeds just last week. The rest of the middle east, FWIR, is as the English named it.[*]

    How did it get this way? Go ask Ehud Ben-Yehuda, the inventor of modern Hebrew. Where ever a biblical term was applicable, it was maintaine

    • Placenames in Mingo [] are mostly the same way: they have a bunch for local (Ohio, WV, PA, NY) things, and then just things here and there, and everything else is copied from English.

      I remember that the word for Florida was interesting, tho -- it was hard to make out whether it meant "There-Are-Alligators-There" or "Things-Deteriorate/Disintegrate There". (It was hard to tell because the word for "alligator" (or was it "crocodile"?) is something like "it-is-leprous", and "leprous" is based on the root that otherwise generally means deteriorate/disintegrate".) At least that's how I remember it; I hope I haven't muddled it.