Switzerland

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EtymologyEdit

Compound of Switzer +‎ -land, adopted in the 16th century from Early Modern German Schwytzerland (land of the Swiss)..

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈswɪt.sə.lənd/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈswɪt.sɚ.lənd/
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Switzerland's location

Switzerland

  1. A sovereign country in south central Europe. Official name: Swiss Confederation.

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Switzerland (uncountable)

  1. (figurative) A neutral party in a dispute; one who does not take sides.
    I’m not getting involved in this argument. I’m Switzerland.

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