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FARIS   (Country)   Arabic
Arabic form of PERSIA.
FARNHAM   (Settlement)   English
From Old English fearn "fern" and ham "home" or ham "water meadow, enclosure". This is the name of several towns in England, notably in Surrey.
FÁTIMA   (Settlement)   Portuguese
Derived from the Arabic feminine name FATIMAH, apparently after a Moorish princess who converted to Christianity during the Reconquista. This is the name of a town in Portugal, which became an important Christian pilgrimage center after 1917 when three local children reported witnessing repeated apparitions of the Virgin Mary.
FILIPÓW   (Settlement)   Polish
Derived from the given name FILIP. This is the name of a town in Poland.
FINLAND   (Country)   English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
From Old Norse Finnr, which referred to the Finn and Sami peoples, combined with land. This is the name of a country in northern Europe, called Suomi in Finnish.
FINLANDE   (Country)   French
French form of FINLAND.
FINLANDIA   (Country)   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of FINLAND.
FINNLAND   (Country)   Ancient Scandinavian, German
Old Norse and German form of FINLAND.
FIRAT   (River)   Turkish
Turkish form of EUPHRATES.
FLANDERS   (Region)   English
From Middle Dutch Vlander, from a Germanic root meaning "waterlogged", referring to the marshy landscape of Flanders. This is the name of the northern portion of Belgium.
FLANDRE   (Region)   French
French form of FLANDERS.
FORUM IULII   (Settlement & Region)   Ancient Roman
Latin form of FRIULI, the name of both the region and the town.
FOULDEN   (Settlement)   English
From Old English fugol meaning "bird" and dun meaning "hill". This is the name of a town in Norfolk.
FRANÇA   (Country)   Portuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of FRANCE.
FRANCE   (Country)   French, English
From Latin Francia meaning "land of the Franks". The Franks were the Germanic tribe who settled in the region in the 3rd century. They derived their tribal name from the name of a type of spear that they used.
FRANCIA   (Country)   Late Roman, Italian, Spanish
Latin form of FRANCE.
FRANCIE   (Country)   Czech
Czech form of FRANCE.
FRANCJA   (Country)   Polish
Polish form of FRANCE.
FRANCONIA   (Region)   Late Roman, English, Italian, Spanish
Latin name derived from Frank, the name of a Germanic tribe. This is the name of a region in southern Germany.
FRANCUSKA   (Country)   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of FRANCE.
FRANKEN   (Region)   German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
German form of FRANCONIA.
FRANKREICH   (Country)   German
Derived from German Frank, the name of a Germanic tribe, and Reich meaning "empire, realm". This is the German name for France.
FRANKRIG   (Country)   Danish
Danish cognate of FRANKREICH. This is the Danish name for France.
FRANKRIJK   (Country)   Dutch
Dutch cognate of FRANKREICH. This is the Dutch name for France.
FRANKRIKE   (Country)   Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian cognate of FRANKREICH. This is the Swedish name for France.
FRANTSIYA   (Country)   Russian
Russian form of FRANCE.
FRIULI   (Region)   Italian, English, Spanish
From the name of the Roman town of Forum Iulii (now called Cividale del Friuli) meaning "forum of Julius". This is the name of a region in northeast Italy.
FURLANIJA   (Region)   Slovene
Slovene form of FRIULI.
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