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Specific countries in the dictionary - synonyms or related words

Albion

an old word meaning ‘England’ or ‘Britain’

Aotearoa

noun

the Maori name for New Zealand. It means ‘the land of the long white cloud’.

Bharat

noun

Indian English the Hindi name for India

Blighty

Britishinformal old-fashioned England. This word was used especially by soldiers during the First World War.

Britain

England, Scotland, and Wales

the Commonwealth

Australian Australia or its government

Cymru

the name for ‘Wales’ in the Welsh language

down under

noun

informal Australia or New Zealand

the Emerald Isle

mainly literary a name for Ireland

GB

abbreviation

Great Britain

GDR

abbreviation

German Democratic Republic: the name given to East Germany when it was separate from West Germany

Gr.

abbreviation

Greece

Gr.

abbreviation

Greek

Great Britain

the island that consists of England, Scotland, and Wales

Ind.

abbreviation

India

Ind.

abbreviation

Indian

the Lucky Country

Australian Australia, seen as a rich happy country

Mzansi

noun

South Africaninformal another name for South Africa

NA

abbreviation

North America

NI

abbreviation

British Northern Ireland

NZ

abbreviation

New Zealand

Oz

Britishinformal Australia

PR

abbreviation

Puerto Rico

the Principality

noun

mainly journalism another name for Wales

RSA

abbreviation

Republic of South Africa

SA

abbreviation

South Africa

the States

noun

informal the United States of America

Ulster

another name for Northern Ireland, used mainly by people who believe that Northern Ireland should remain part of the UK

the US

the United States

the USA

the United States of America

Open Dictionary

freshet

a rise in the level of a stream or river

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