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.
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.
KENIA   (Country & Mountain)   German, Dutch, Finnish, Italian, Spanish, Polish
Form of KENYA.
KENIJA   (Country & Mountain)   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of KENYA.
KENIYA   (Country & Mountain)   Russian
Russian form of KENYA.
KENYA   (Country & Mountain)   English, Eastern African, Kikuyu, Swahili, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
The country is named for Mount Kenya, which in the Kikuyu language is called Kĩrĩnyaga meaning "the one having stripes".
KERRY   (Political Subdivision)   Irish
From Irish Gaelic Ciarraí meaning "CIAR's people". This is the name of an Irish county.
KHORVATIYA   (Country)   Russian
Russian form of CROATIA.
KHORVATU   (Country)   Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Medieval Slavic form of CROATIA.
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.
KINA   (Country)   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Swedish, Norwegian and Danish form of CHINA.
KĨRĨNYAGA   (Mountain)   Eastern African, Kikuyu
Kikuyu form of KENYA (the mountain).
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, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Russian, Croatian, Serbian
Form of CONGO.
KOREA   (Country)   English, German, Dutch, Finnish, Czech
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.
KROATIA   (Country)   Norwegian, Finnish
Norwegian and Finnish form of CROATIA.
KROATIEN   (Country)   German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of CROATIA.
KYNASTON   (Settlement)   English
Means "CYNEFRITH's town" in Old English. This is the name of hamlets in Herefordshire and Shropshire.
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