With many languages spoken it is often difficult to have the same name when two or more words are used to indicate a region or country.
In several parts of Europe (a.o. Belgium) in the previous century spoke about Czechia and Czechoslovakia. Now the old name Czechia may come back in use.
Unlike most European countries, the Czech Republic has lacked a one-word version of its name in foreign languages.
Czech leaders, including President Milos Zeman, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, speakers of both chambers of Parliament and the foreign and defense ministers met on Thursday the 14th of April and endorsed the new name “Cesko” or Czechia.
Now, the country is set to use the name Czechia in English, Tschechien in German or Tchequie in French,” translations of “Cesko” in Czech.
The Foreign Ministry said a one-word name is more practical and flexible for various uses.
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