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"Mitteldeutschland" is not Central Germany
I moved the content from Central Germany to Mitteldeutschland (Halle-Leipzig). Please see Talk:Mitteldeutschland (Halle-Leipzig)#"Mitteldeutschland" is not Central Germany for details. -- Tomdo08 (talk) 01:47, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
- So, if Middle Germany is "misleading", and Central Germany is "really wrong", what can we call it? - Responsible? (talk) 09:02, 1 November 2011 (UTC)
"Middle Germany" is a Germanism
I turned this into a disambiguation page, with a new page for the economic & cultural region called "central Germany" (Saxony(-Anhalt) & Thuringia), so please link accordingly. The German Wikipedia isn't arranged that way, but this isn't the German Wikipedia.
Also, I don't want to be dogmatic against the phrase "Middle Germany" (I won't change this or this), but in English it's not common to describe central areas as "Middle". The only other examples I could think of were Middle Earth and the Middle East (so-called because it's midway to the Far East), and apparently Middle Congo (Moyen-Congo) existed from c1903-1910.
Middle England and Middle America describe the social middle class - but the Metropolregion Mitteldeutschland called itself the Central German Metropolitan Region because that's the best translation.
Thanks, Responsible? (talk) 09:02, 1 November 2011 (UTC)