#Greece ..the land of the Greeks #hellas #realname

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The Greeks refer to their country as Hellas or Ellada and its official name is the Hellenic Republic.
However, the vast majority of the world calls Greece, well . . . Greece. Why? The English word derives from the Latin Graecia, which was used by the Romans, and literally means “The land of the Greeks.”

Source: http://list25.com/25-fascinating-facts-about-modern-greece/