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Anonymous

when you say from latin what do you mean? It does mean land, but i am wandering what is the origin.

This is what you find in etymological dictionary

word-forming element in names of countries, diseases, flowers, from Latin and Greek -ia, which forms abstract nouns of feminine gender. In paraphernalia, Mammalia, etc. it represents the Latin and Greek plural suffix of nouns in -ium or -ion.

Could ija meaning land come from old pre greek gea meaning land?