...that according to oral tradition the name Majlont has its origin in the 19th century, when Austria began building the Südbahn (the railway connecting Vienna to Trieste)?
During construction of the railway, a large number of Italian workers from Milan moved to Postojna and began to refer to the old part of the town, where they lived, as "Milano".
The town's German-speakers translated this as "Mailand" (the German name for Milan). Another version of the story has the railway workers referring to the district as "mein Land", meaning "my country". Whichever theory is correct, the resulting expression "Majland" has survived in a number of variants to the present day.
Most local people say "Majlond" rather than "Majland", while others refer to the district as "Majlont".