The land of the Rising Sun is the poetic name of Japan in European languages. The self-name of the country (Nippon) is indicated on the letter by two hieroglyphs-the sun and the root (or beginning).
That is, literally this phrase can be translated as “the beginning of the sun”, or, in literary translation, sunrise.
Thus, the name “Nippon”, in a modified form included in all European languages, and means “Land of the Rising Sun”. Continue reading
French belongs to the family of romance languages, that is, originated on the basis of the Latin language, which was spoken in Ancient Rome. The name “Francia” in Latin means literally “land of the Franks”.
Until the V century BC, Gauls lived in the territory of modern France, and the country was called Gaul. Subsequently, the country was captured by the Romans, but the former name remained. Continue reading