Saturday, January 26, 2008

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.

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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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1 comment:

Colleen said...

I must be pronouncing it wrong, because "Lithuania" (LITH oo AY nee ah) doesn't seem difficult to pronounce at all.