Place Names Starting with I

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IBARRA   (Settlement)   Basque, Spanish
Derived from Basque ibar meaning "meadow". This is the name of a few Basque towns.
INDE   (Country)   French
French form of INDIA.
ÍNDIA   (Country)   Portuguese
Portuguese form of INDIA.
INDIA   (Country)   English, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Norwegian, Romanian, Ancient Roman, Ancient Greek
Derived from the name of the INDUS River. In many languages of India, the name Bharat is used to refer to the country.
INDIANA   (Political Subdivision)   English
Means "land of the Indians". This is the name of an American state.
INDIE   (Country)   Polish, Czech
Polish and Czech form of INDIA.
INDIEN   (Country)   German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of INDIA.
INDIYA   (Country)   Indian, Telugu
Telugu form of INDIA.
INDO   (Country)   Japanese
Japanese form of INDIA. It is usually written in the katakana writing system.
INDONÉSIA   (Country)   Portuguese
Portuguese form of INDONESIA.
INDONESIA   (Country)   Indonesian, English, Italian, Spanish, Late Greek
From Greek Ινδος (Indos), referring to the INDUS, combined with νησος (nesos) meaning "island". This name has been used since the 18th century by colonial powers to refer to the Indonesian archipelago and since 1945 to refer to the independent nation.
INDONESIË   (Country)   Dutch
Dutch form of INDONESIA.
INDONESIEN   (Country)   German
German form of INDONESIA.
INDOS   (River)   Ancient Greek
Greek form of INDUS.
INDUS   (River)   English, Ancient Roman
From Persian Hindu, which was from Sanskrit सिन्धु (Sindhu) meaning "body of trembling water, river". This is the name of a river in Pakistan and India.
INGHILTERRA   (Country)   Italian
Italian form of ANGLAE TERRA, used as the Italian name of England.
INGLATERRA   (Country)   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ANGLAE TERRA, used for England.
INTIYA   (Country)   Tamil
Tamil form of INDIA.
IORDAN   (River)   Russian
Russian form of JORDAN (the river).
IORDANES   (River)   Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Greek and Latin form of JORDAN.
IORDANIYA   (Country)   Russian
Russian form of JORDAN (the country).
IRÃ   (Country)   Portuguese
Portuguese form of IRAN.
IRÁN   (Country)   Spanish
Spanish form of IRAN.
IRAN   (Country)   Persian, Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Middle Persian Eran, related to Old Iranian Arya meaning "Iranian, Aryan". This is the name of a country in western Asia, formerly called Persia in the West.
IRELAND   (Country & Island)   English
Derived from Irish Gaelic ÉIRE and English land.
IRVINE   (River & Settlement)   Scottish
Derived from Old Celtic meaning "green water". This is a river and city in North Ayrshire, Scotland.
ISKANDARIYAH   (Settlement)   Arabic
Arabic form of ALEXANDRIA, usually written with the definite article: الإسكندرية (al-Iskandariyah).
ISRAEL   (Country)   English, Biblical
From the name of the Old Testament hero Jacob, who was also called ISRAEL.
ITÁLIA   (Country)   Portuguese
Portuguese form of ITALY.
ITALIA   (Country)   Italian, Spanish, Ancient Roman
Italian, Spanish and Latin form of ITALY.
ITALIE   (Country)   French
French form of ITALY.
ITALIEN   (Country)   German
German form of ITALY.
ITALY   (Country)   English
Anglicized form of Italia, originally applied by the Greeks to the south of the Italian Peninsula. It may have been borrowed from Oscan Víteliú possibly meaning "land of bulls". According to Roman mythology, the region was named for ITALUS, though in fact it was he who was named for the region.
ITYOPPYA   (Country)   Eastern African, Amharic
Amharic form of ETHIOPIA.
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