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- 1 Economy of Europe
- 2 Chinese Name Change
- 3 The image
- 4 Change native spelling (transliteration) Ukrajina → Ukrayina
- 5 Fernão de Magalhães (Ferdinand Magellan) made the circumnavigation with sebastian elcano
- 6 israel
- 7 Another official version of Greece's name in Greek
- 8 Akrotiri and Dhekelia as Southwest Asia or Europe
Economy of EuropeEdit
I think this would be in the economy section: Europe has a long history as the world's richest and most productive part of the world. At the time of Christ's birth is estimated western European output per capita was approximately 30% higher than the world average. Year 1500 had this advantage increased to 40%. After the development of science and the Industrial Revolution in Europe grew its lead quickly, in 1700 produced an average European almost 70% more than world's average population, and in 1850 was taken over the entire 150%. Around the year 1900 was Western Europe's leading role as the world's most productive area has been taken over by the former European colony of the United States, but Europe has continued to belong to the world's richest, most productive and knowledge-producing regions.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk • contribs) 12 January 2011
Chinese Name ChangeEdit
I deleted the following sentence from this page:
- which is an abbreviation of the transliterated name Ōuluóbā zhōu (歐羅巴洲)
I did this because, I have never heard this term though I am a speaker of Chinese. I asked some native Chinese speakers, and they also had never heard this term. I have found any research indicating that the term 欧洲 is an abbreviation of 欧罗巴州, as the deleted sentence suggests, though 欧罗巴 is direct transliteration of the word Europe into Chinese. The word was used on the Chinese Language Wikipedia page refers to 欧罗巴 only as a transliteration for the Greek word "Europa." — Preceding unsigned comment added by Agenbite (talk • contribs) 27 January 2012
Isn't that Europe image a bit big?
Change native spelling (transliteration) Ukrajina → UkrayinaEdit
As native, I would like to declare that "Ukrayina" sounds closer to national variation rather than "Ukrajina".
The articke as sebastian elcano as circum navigating the world alone when he did it with portugueuse Fernão de Magalhães
what about the israeli case? not even a word?
Another official version of Greece's name in GreekEdit
An older version of Greece's official name in Greek, exclusively used in every state's official document till a few decates ago, but still widely spread wothin the country and fully recognised by Greek Authorities and people, is "Ελλάς (Ellás)", insread of "Ελλάδα (Elláda)". This older version of the country's name can be still seen nowadays in old documents and street signs, plus it is still in use in some very special official cases, in which traditional language's versions should be used, such as in military documents and signs.
Thus, I recommend that in column: 6. List of states and territories - "Name(s) in official language(s)", this second version of the country's name to be added aside of the first one. It could be like: "Ελλάδα (Elláda) or Ελλάς (Ellás)".
Akrotiri and Dhekelia as Southwest Asia or EuropeEdit
As per the disclaimer included in Cyprus: "Cyprus can be considered part of Europe or Southwest Asia", the same should apply for Akrotiri and Dhekelia. These Sovereign Base Areas lie in the island of Cyprus, therefore should be noted with both possibilities (Southwest Asia or Europe). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 14:06, 11 December 2019 (UTC)