Why is the Czech Republic called "the Czech Republic" in English, "la République Tchèque" in French, etc.? It's unusual for a country to call itself in this roundabout way. Nobody would call Italy "the Italian Republic", Spain "the Spanish Kingdom", Switzerland "the Swiss Federation" etc. Does it mean that there is no name in Czech - Czekia, Czekya, etc. - to call your country? If such a name exists what is it in Czech?