Via other European languages, ultimately a borrowing from Latin Germānia, a term created by Julius Caesar from a Gaulish word for a group of tribes living in Northeastern Gaul (probably originally the name of one of these tribes). It was adapted to follow Latvian patterns (ģermānis + -ija).
Ģermānija f (4th declension)
- (historical) Germania (the name given by ancient Romans and Greeks to the area in Northern Europe, east of the Rhine and north of the Danube, inhabited in ancient times by the old Germanic peoples)
par Ģermāniju romieši sauca terioriju, ko apdzīvoja ģermāni ― the Romans called Germania the territory inhabited by the Germans (Germanic peoples)