Question about Outland..

90 Blood Elf Warrior
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why is it called Outland? isn't it really Draenor, the orcs homeworld? why didn't blizz call it that? anyone know? thanks in advance!
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90 Orc Warrior
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The Outland we see in game is only one piece of what was once Draenor. I don't know that there is any real explanation for why we call it Outland though.
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90 Draenei Monk
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That's what the humans called it. Orcs never had a name for it so they just call it whatever other people call it. Draenei gave it the name Draenor, but they probably abandoned that name since it means "Exile's Refuge" and it's not really a good refuge anymore. So now everyone just calls it Outland.
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60 Undead Hunter
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Well, techincally "Outland" does mean foreign land. Perhaps thats the reason behind the name for it
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100 Night Elf Druid
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That's what the humans called it. Orcs never had a name for it so they just call it whatever other people call it. Draenei gave it the name Draenor, but they probably abandoned that name since it means "Exile's Refuge" and it's not really a good refuge anymore. So now everyone just calls it Outland.

The humans didn't call it Outland at first, they called it Draenor or "the orcs' world."

The first time we heard "Outland" was from Vashj explaining its history to Kael'thas, I think.
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100 Night Elf Death Knight
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Draenor got blown to smithereens when the orcs delved too deep into fell magic. What we have now, is a bunch of random pieces of draenor clumped together in a single land mass, held together by the energies of the twisting nether.
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