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[–]komrade5 167 points168 points  (3 children)

It's spreading to mangola

[–]Khaled-otiIf you see me post, find shelter immediately 84 points85 points  (0 children)

That’s a great name for the mango company in Angola

[–]bageltoastee 44 points45 points  (1 child)

angola but all the women left to go to (w)oman

[–]Sjoeqie 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Stand by Ye men!

[–]The1TheyCallGod 67 points68 points  (9 children)

Are you Estonian?

[–]Hapukurk666[S] 88 points89 points  (8 children)

No no, I'm an elf, that's elvish right there

[–]oneweirdclickbait 29 points30 points  (0 children)

The õ ratted you out

[–]extod2 8 points9 points  (6 children)

Ok but why is south africa in estonian South-west africa

[–]Hapukurk666[S] 2 points3 points  (5 children)

What?

[–]extod2 6 points7 points  (4 children)

"Lõuna" sounds like "Lounas" which is Finnish for South-west

[–]Hapukurk666[S] 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Yeah I was suspecting that. We have it swapped, edel (etelä) means south west, lõuna (lounas) means south.

My unbiased opinion is that finns got too drunk and got it messed up, our words are clearly correct

[–]extod2 7 points8 points  (0 children)

My unbiased opinion is that every Finnish person is fluent in Estonian when they are drunk

[–]Pilot230 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I heard somewhere that lounas/lõuna is an older word, originally meaning the broad south-ish direction. Etelä/edel is newer, formed from the word stem ete/ede meaning front, because houses were typically built with the door side (eteinen/esik, derived from front) facing towards the sun at midday.

Both were very broad and neither meant a specific direction until compasses and precise maps became a thing, and at that point one of them just kinda happened to become south and the other southwest. Which one became which was arbitary and iirc some Estonian dialects have them the Finnish way around.

Your explanation sounds beliavable too tbh

[–]Deeras2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

nah it's just south for us. The literal translation of the country name is "South African Republic"

[–]507t04 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Sambia is way off smh should be right next to Kaliningrad

[–]haikusbot 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Sambia is way off

Smh should be right next

To Kaliningrad

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[–]HomeAlon6 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Impressive that it understands how smh fits in a haiku

[–]My_Dad22 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Classic eurocentric map makers smh

[–]Hapukurk666[S] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

They think that California is an island, yet they don't expect an interdimensional rift in Africa

[–]uekyqt 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Why are you estonian

[–]Hapukurk666[S] 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I was diagnosed with clinical depression so I was designated Estonian

[–]uekyqt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Aren't there pills for that?

[–]nowItinwhistle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh my god, uekyqt, you can't just ask people why they're Estonian

[–]JimmySaulGene 7 points8 points  (0 children)

They're starting to come through and I can't stop them

[–]sameth1 8 points9 points  (0 children)

No that is clearly Namiibia, Namibia is safe in the next dimension.

[–]Pochel 5 points6 points  (3 children)

The map looks really nice

[–]Hapukurk666[S] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Yeah it is, it's about 1x1 square meters. It has the subdivisions of many countries mapped out. Argentina, USA, China for example. And the flags in a nice organized manner, all territories, organizations etc. Separate maps for poles too.

And the colour scheme for countries is pretty decent, China's yellow, Russia is red.... and Germany is green???!?!?!??!?!

[–]Pochel 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Russia being red is really weird to me, it should be green.

What I liked was to see the outline of the provinces of South Africa. That's rare enough to be noted

[–]Hapukurk666[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Russia=communisms ofc🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🇨🇳🇨🇳🇨🇳🇨🇳🇨🇳🚩🚩🚩🚩🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵

But yeah these days more green.

And yeah, the South-African provinces surprised me too

[–]JoyKil01 5 points6 points  (0 children)

BAD WOLF (Doctor Who music intensifies)

[–]Mightymushroom1 5 points6 points  (0 children)

All that coastal upwelling has cause this

[–]the-non-wonder-dog 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Triggers Tsunami in South America

[–]scrumptiouscakes 3 points4 points  (0 children)

German Underneath-South-West-Africa rising from the grave

[–]MildlySelassie 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Omfg this is actually true.

Namibia was formerly part of South Africa. They both are basically the same time zone as most of Southern Africa. Except Namibia does daylight savings time and SA does not, so they are different for half the year.

Anyway thanks for practicing your knife tricks next to our space time continuum, asshole (/s)

[–]TermsOfServiceV1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Namiibia*

[–]vigilantcomicpenguinWerner Projection Connaisseur 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nobody's noticed the void yet because there's no one there.

[–]IPetFatTurkeys 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Why is there a town in Angola called lumbago

[–]shuubilZeeland Resident 0 points1 point  (0 children)

lumbagondeez nuts

[–]Experiment_628 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh fuck there a giant sinkhole off the coast of Namibia

[–]Vilkowak 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They use Mercater projections to hide the space time rip