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An Anglo-Saxon name for a city isn’t unusual, writes Karan Thapar

UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2018 04:32 PM IST
Germans speaking English call Munchen Munich, Egyptians call Al-Qahirah Cairo, Russians refer to Moskva as Moscow whilst the Czechs say Prague for Praha. Indeed, this is also true of Paris, Rome, Naples, Florence and Egypt itself. In Arabic the country is Misr. However no Arab would use that name when speaking English.
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