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Where did Egypt get its name?

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Where did Egypt get its name?

Naming Conventions:

The names that we use for certain regions are not the names that they have for themselves. For example, the name 'China' comes from the ancient Qin dynasty, but the Chinese call their own country Zhongguo, meaning 'middle nation.'

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Egypt got its name about 2000 years ago when it became a province of ancient Rome. The Romans conquered Egypt, which they called Aegypticus, a name...

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