Place Names Starting with K

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KAILASH   (Mountain)   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Possibly from Sanskrit केलास (kelas) meaning "crystal". This is the name of a mountain in the Himalayas which is believed to be the paradise of the Hindu god Shiva.
KAILASHA   (Mountain)   Sanskrit
Sanskrit form of KAILASH.
KANADA   (Country)   German
German form of CANADA.
KANNE   (Settlement)   Dutch
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a town in the province of Limburg in Belgium.
KARMEL   (Mountain)   Biblical Hebrew
Means "garden, vineyard" in Hebrew. This is the name of a mountain in Israel mentioned in the Old Testament.
KASACHSTAN   (Country)   German
German form of KAZAKHSTAN.
KASHI   (Settlement)   Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Sanskrit
From Sanskrit काशि (kashi) meaning "shining". This is the name of a holy city in India, also called Varanasi.
KAZAKHSTAN   (Country)   English, Russian, French
From Kazakh Қазақстан (Qazaqstan), from the ethnic name қазақ (qazaq), which is probably of Turkic origin, combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". This is the name of a country in central Asia.
KENYA   (Country & Mountain)   English
The country is named for Mount Kenya, which in the Kikuyu language is called Kere Nyaga meaning "mountain of whiteness".
KERRY   (Political Subdivision)   Irish
From Irish Gaelic Ciarraí meaning "CIAR's people". This is the name of an Irish county.
KIMBERLEY (1)   (Settlement)   English
Means either "CYNEBURGA's field", "CYNEBALD's field" or "CYNEMÆR's field". This is the name of towns in Warwickshire, Nottinghamshire and Norfolk.
KIMBERLEY (2)   (Settlement)   English
City in South Africa which was named after John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley (1826-1902). His title was taken from the name of the town of KIMBERLEY (1) in Norfolk.
KOBE   (Settlement)   Japanese
Possibly means "shrine supporters", in reference to the families who tended the local Ikuta Shrine. This is the name of a city in Japan.
KÖLN   (Settlement)   German
German form of COLOGNE.
KONGO   (Region, River & Country)   Central African, Kongo, German, Dutch
Kikongo, German and Dutch form of CONGO.
KOREA   (Country)   English, German, Dutch
From medieval Latin Corea, itself derived from GORYEO, the name of a kingdom which ruled most of the Korean Peninsula from the 10th to 14th centuries. This is the name of two countries, North and South Korea. Hanguk and Joseon are the Korean names for the countries.
KOUBE   (Settlement)   Japanese
Variant transcription of KOBE.
KYNASTON   (Settlement)   English
Means "CYNEFRITH's town" in Old English. This is the name of hamlets in Herefordshire and Shropshire.
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