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To the south, Anglia is separated from the neighbouring peninsula of
Anglia has a significance far beyond its current small area and country terrain, in that it is believed to have been the original home of the
The German word Angeln has been hypothesised to originate from the
The "-n"-ending is the most common ending for geographical regions in German, comparable to the English endings "-ia" and "-y": "Croatia" = Kroatien, "Italy" = Italien.
In German, the word Angeln has three other meanings: as a verb, angeln means "to angle". It is written with a capitalized initial letter in its
Finally, the term Angeln also refers to the people of the
There is also a theory that Angeln meant "hook" (as in angling for
It is also possible that the Angles may have been called such because they were a fishing people or were originally descended from such.