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Asked • 04/11/19

Is it arabic name for Austria نمسا borrowed from Proto-Slavic?

Can someone cite reliable source about Serbo-Croatian (Proto-Slavic) etymology of Arabic word for Austria نمسا [(nimsa)]( It's sounds very dubious for me. I suppose that we have no evidence of intensive contacts between Arabic world and Slavic.**EDIT:** I'm gonna make it not that sensational like in the title. The Arabic word was borrowed not directly from Proto-Slavic, but (most likely) through Ottoman Turkish through some of Slavic language (*according to wiktionary*).

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