Given the relative stability of the world, the formation of countries and renaming of cities continues to happen. It's always been interesting to see the different names given to a country by another which is often most notable during a sporting tournament like the Olympics or the FIFA World Cup. And so enters the literal world map:
There are some really interesting literal translations and some that just do not sit right at all in the modern world.
|Botswana||Those Who Went Away|
|Egypt||Temple of the Soul of Ptah|
|Equatorial Guinea||(Equatorial) Land of the Black Men|
|Ethiopia||(Equatorial) Land of the Black Men|
|Niger||River of Rivers|
While it turns out that the map may have some inaccuracies, the research is mostly sound and I could verify each of the above examples. There are of course many other issues with maps in general, including the projections used.