Lithuania Considering Name Change
Just caught this bit of news off Reuters. As someone doing East/Central Europe genealogy, this certainly caught my attention. If you are researching your Lithuanian roots you might find this to be of interest too.
From Reuters (updated 2:20 p.m. ET, Fri., Jan. 25, 2008)
Marketing Lithuania: How about name change?
Officials say they may seek something easier to pronounce in English
VILNIUS – Lithuania is thinking about changing its name in English to something easier to pronounce in plans to boost its image, officials said on Friday….
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I must be pronouncing it wrong, because “Lithuania” (LITH oo AY nee ah) doesn’t seem difficult to pronounce at all.