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The Czech Republic is to adopt a snappy short-form name to it has an easier time at home and around the world. It wants to officially by the noun 'Czechia' instead of incorrectly by the adjective 'Czech'. Government officials this more concise name will confusion over what to call the country. They are tired of being called by erroneous names such as Czecho or Czechland. A foreign office spokesperson said: "Our hope is that this step will the problems we with distorting the name and that the correct terms will into general knowledge." The government will a formal change in the United Nations database of country names.

The Czech Republic government said it is following the example of what many countries around the world have for decades. A spokesman said the Commonwealth of Australia and the Republic of France are commonly as Australia and France. The length of the three-word name, 'the Czech Republic,' already to short cuts being . A leading beer maker states on its labels that its product 'brewed in Plzen - Czech'. Some national sports teams the article 'the' and just two words on their shirts - 'Czech Republic'. Foreign minister Lubomir Zaoralek the name 'Czechia' not widely popular but he said there to be no other alternative.

 
 

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