1560s. From Pole + land, from German Pole, singular of Polen, from Polish Polanie (“Poles”, literally “field dwellers”), from Proto-Slavic *poľane, plural of *poľaninъ (“field dweller”), from *poľe (“field”) + *-ěninъ, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *pleh₂- (“flat, wide”).
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- “Poland” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2021.