Haz (kapitankraut) wrote in linguaphiles,

Unusual Alphabetical Order

On the official compilation CDs for the Eurovision Song Contest, the entries are always alphabetically ordered by country. The order is a bit unusual at times, but most of the quirks make sense when you think about them - Switzerland is under "C" because of its international abbreviation, Germany is under "D" for "Deutschland" and so on, Croatia is under "H" for "Hrvatska".
The one I don't follow, though, is the location of Serbia. The order goes Romania-Serbia-Russia. Now, "Serbia" in Serbian is "Srbije", and even if we call it "Republika Srbija" or however the case would go, it's going to move it ahead of Romania, surely?

I'm sure there's a really obvious answer here, but I'm stumped.

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