Place Name ALGIERS

TYPE: Settlement
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: al-JIRZ  [details]

Meaning & History

From Arabic الجزائر (al-Jaza'ir) meaning "the islands". This is the name of the capital city of Algeria, so named because of the islands in its bay.
VARIANT: Algeria
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Jaza'ir (Arabic), Alger, Algérie (French), Algerien, Algier (German), Algeri, Algeria (Italian), Alger, Algeria (Romanian), Argel, Argelia (Spanish)
Entry updated May 31, 2018