Why do some countries have their name prefixed with "the"

  1. em_saenz profile image45
    em_saenzposted 6 years ago

    Why do some countries have their name prefixed with "the"

    the Gambia, The Camerouns etc

  2. bankscottage profile image95
    bankscottageposted 6 years ago

    Don't know, but the same thing happens in Maine with the streets.  Everyone refers to them as 'the Bar Harbor Road', 'the Griffin Road.' etc.

  3. em_saenz profile image45
    em_saenzposted 6 years ago

    With the streets it is different. when you refer to a street as The Kent Road, that means, the road that goes to Kent

 
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