From: Abdullah Konushevci
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "altamix" <alxmoeller@...> wrote:to
> > I wondered allways about the name of the Yugoslavian republic,
> > from did they got this name.This compositum "yugo-slawia" appears
> > clear at least for the last part the meaning being simply traced
> > the word "slav".The first part appeared unclear to me until Ibit.
> > that "jug" in Albanian means "south".So, I thought that it make
> > to see Yugoslavia (Jugoslawia) as "The South Slavic country".
> > I would like to ask here if this is indeed the right
> > of the word or this is just a pure coincidence between "yugo"
> > from "Yugoslawia" and Albanian "jug" which means "south".
> Alb "jug"
> > form an older *sug ?
> > If the interpretation is right, then who called the country that
> > Yougoslawia is north of actually Albanian and this puzzle me a
> > Alex
> The obvious source for the name of Yugoslavia is Serbo-
> and indeed 'jug' is "south" in S.-C. It's apparently only in************
> Slavic and Albanian in I.-E., but common Slavic, so borrowing
> Slavic ----> Albanian makes more sense than the reverse.
> Buck says "etymology dubious". Anybody here have suggestions?
> Dan Milton