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known as

Meaning: to be called a certain name, even though it mightn't be a real or official name

For example:

  • known as sth The Union of Myanmar is a country in Asia between Thailand and India that used to be known as Burma.

  • known as sth Do you know the full names of the music stars known as Prince, Sting, Madonna and Beyonce?

Quick Quiz:

Which country used to be known as Persia?
  1. Indonesia
  2. Iran
  3. Yemen

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