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I'm hoping this is on-topic.

I understand that the country's basic language is French, but you don't see any other countries using non-English names in the World Cup. Japan isn't called "Nihon" or "Nippon", Germany isn't called "Deutschland", etc. Just

So just out of curiosity, why is Ivory Coast being referred to as "Côte d'Ivoire" by various sources for the World Cup, but no other country is being referred to like that?

I'm hoping this is on-topic.

I understand that the country's basic language is French, but you don't see any other countries using non-English names in the World Cup. Japan isn't called "Nihon" or "Nippon", Germany isn't called "Deutschland", etc. Just out of curiosity, why is Ivory Coast being referred to as "Côte d'Ivoire" by various sources for the World Cup, but no other country is being referred to like that?

I understand that the country's basic language is French, but you don't see any other countries using non-English names in the World Cup. Japan isn't called "Nihon" or "Nippon", Germany isn't called "Deutschland", etc.

So just out of curiosity, why is Ivory Coast being referred to as "Côte d'Ivoire" by various sources for the World Cup, but no other country is being referred to like that?

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Why is Ivory Coast being referred to as "Côte d'Ivoire" in the 2014 World Cup?

I'm hoping this is on-topic.

I understand that the country's basic language is French, but you don't see any other countries using non-English names in the World Cup. Japan isn't called "Nihon" or "Nippon", Germany isn't called "Deutschland", etc. Just out of curiosity, why is Ivory Coast being referred to as "Côte d'Ivoire" by various sources for the World Cup, but no other country is being referred to like that?