Place Names Starting with I
(Settlement) Basque, Spanish
Derived from Basque ibar
meaning "meadow". This is the name of a few Basque towns.
(Political Subdivision) English
Means "land of the Indians". This is the name of an American state.
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.
(River & Settlement) Scottish
Derived from Old Celtic meaning "green water". This is a river and city in North Ayrshire, Scotland.
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.