Place Names Starting with J

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JAPAN   (Country)   English, German
From Portuguese Japão, which was derived from a Malay form of Riben, the Chinese reading of NIPPON.
JAPÃO   (Country)   Portuguese
Portuguese form of JAPAN.
JAPÓN   (Country)   Spanish
Spanish form of JAPAN.
JAVIER   (Settlement)   Spanish
Spanish form of ETXEBERRIA.
JORDAN   (River & Country)   English, Biblical
River which flows between the countries of Jordan and Israel. The river's name in Hebrew is יַרְדֵן (Yarden), and it is derived from יָרַד (yarad) meaning "descend" or "flow down". The river has lent its name to the country to the east.
JOSEON   (Region & Country)   Korean
This was the name of two kingdoms in the history of Korea. The first was conquered by the Han Empire in the 2nd century BC. The second ruled Korea from the 14th century until the 19th century. The name of these kingdoms was written using the Sino-Korean characters (jo) meaning "dynasty" and (seon) meaning "new", though the actual origin is assumed to be Korean. This name is now used in North Korea to refer to the country of North Korea.
JUNGGUK   (Country)   Korean
Korean form of ZHONGGUO.
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