Roman Empire was divided into provinces (provinciae, sing. provincia) and words in many languages come from these Latin words. In addition, some European countries are or were composed of provinces. Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Belgium until today. France until 1790, Prussia until its official dissolution in 1947 (pre-WWI version is shown though) and Portugal until 1976. United Kingdom used word province until 1783 but only for North American colonies. Map is about it all. Local versions of Latin word provincia are shown.