Czechia (new word!!!)

Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Mon Jan 7 23:18:59 UTC 2002

Odd--clunky and artificial though "The Czech Republic" is, "Czechia" feels
highly unnatural to me (for reasons I don't understand), and I can't see it
catching on.

Peter Mc.

--On Monday, January 7, 2002 5:22 PM -0500 "Douglas G. Wilson"
<douglas at NB.NET> wrote:

> "Czechia" was being used in the media and on the Internet in 1992 or so,
> certainly ... sometimes = Bohemia, sometimes = Bohemia + Moravia, or
> Czechoslovakia - Slovakia. One Web site claims that the name was made
> official by the Czech government in 1993. Seems natural to me.
> -- Doug Wilson

                               Peter A. McGraw
                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
                            pmcgraw at

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