When did The Ivory Coast start to become referred to as Cote D’Ivoire in English, and why? The narrator on the BBC coverage of the Olympic procession claims that it is the standard way now to refer to the country, but I’ve always heard it referred to as The Ivory Coast.
Is “The Ivory Coast” now offensive? If it’s not, why not refer to other countries using the name that the locals use, i.e. Espagne?