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Hollywood-inspired names

Hollywood is such an iconic name that various other locations associated with the film industry are nicknamed with Hollywood-inspired names. Most starting with the first letter(s) of the location and ending in the letters "-ollywood" or "-wood". The first such Hollywood-inspired nickname, dating back to 1932, was Tollywood, referring to the Bengali film industry in Tollygunge, West Bengal, India.

Film industry

Indian Sub-continent


  • Bulawood is the name given to the Fiji film industry, Bula being a greeting in the Fijian language
  • Chinawood is a nickname for the Hengdian World Studio, the largest filmstudio in China.
  • Collywood Refers to the Cameroonian film industry. It can also be referred to as Camollywood.
  • Chollywood refers to the Peruvian film industry. It is also spelled "Choliwood."
  • Etyekwood is the informal name given in the media to Hungary's new Korda Studios under construction in the wine-making village of Etyek near Budapest.


Some Hollywood-inspired nicknames do not refer directly to the film industry:

  • Dollywood is an amusement park owned by Dolly Parton. It may also be used as an alternative spelling for Dhaliwood.
  • "FC Hollywood" is a nickname for FC Bayern Munich, used especially widely by German media in the 1990s, an era in which Bayern players were as likely to appear in gossip pages as in sports pages.
  • "Mollywood" is sometimes jokingly used to describe the Hollywood Sign-inspired town name on the hillside at the eastern edge of Mosgiel in New Zealand.

See also


  • *ollywood Confidential
  • Bulawood

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