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In a message dated 04.11.2001 06:53:46 PM, [log in to unmask] writes:

>One time I tried to come up with names for countries based on their local
>wildlife, or animals that were in some way associated with the country,
>so for instance the former Za´re (the country with the awkward current name
>"Democratic Republic of the Congo") was "Bonobo-land", and the US was
>"Eagle-land". But it wasn't easy to find appropriate names for many
>countries that way, and I eventually gave up the attempt.
>
    ::wry grin:: Brazil/Amazonia was "Sloth-land," right??? *gigglabyte*
Nice idea. Perhaps besides/instead of nation-states, ya could name certain
bio-regions after particular animals, eh?

    czHANg always highly amused by Mr. Herman Miller's conlangs/concultures