She, he, it … Or how we say in Bulgarian, names of different countries.

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I recently saw a similar map created by Polish enthusiast like me and I was excited to make such a map and on Bulgarian, because I saw how many differences there are in different languages. A as a one of the founding of the Cyrillic alphabet, the Bulgarian is most appropriate to represent Slavic cyrillic world. Also shows the entry in different names for the different countries in our language.
Although for the word “COUNTRY” and content using female gender, the very names on countries do not always follow the same principle. A vast majority of countries end with IA in Bulgarian, which almost automatically gives them a female gender and makes the map of Europe at 98% the same color. And whether or not you says SHE for Great Britain, IT for the United Kingdom or to use SHE for England, Scotland and Northern Ireland and HE for Wales depends only on us.
However, this does not apply to countries in Asia and Africa, where male gender is strengthened. There many countries end in N, M and R (respectively AN, UN, AM, UR, IR, etc.), and even China (Kitai on bulgarian) is in this category, even though almost every other language is feminine. But as I said, this visualization shows how the names are entered our language. Interesting is the example of Congo – normally it is, but the neighboring country is the Democratic Republic of Congo and the word “Republic” gives female form name.
In South American countries ending in AY are masculine gender shall … The world of IT is not small, or at least very little – almost 10% of the countries there. Most often ending with O, I, U, etc. Naturally, the part with THEY is for a state associations and groups of islands.

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