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NAPLES   (Settlement)   English
From Latin Neapolis, from Greek Νεαπολις (Neapolis) meaning "new city". This is the name of a city in southern Italy, originally founded as a Greek colony.
NAPOLI   (Settlement)   Italian
Italian form of NAPLES.
NATZRAT   (Settlement)   Ancient Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of NAZARETH.
NAZARET   (Settlement)   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of NAZARETH.
NAZARETH   (Settlement)   English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Possibly means "branch" in Hebrew. This is the name of a town in Galilee in Israel. It was the home town of Jesus.
NEAPOLIS   (Settlement)   Ancient Roman, Ancient Greek
Greek and Latin form of NAPLES.
NEILOS   (River)   Ancient Greek
Greek form of NILE.
NIFTRIK   (Settlement)   Dutch
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a town in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands.
NÍGER   (River & Country)   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of NIGER.
NIGER   (River & Country)   English, French, Italian, German, Late Roman
Meaning unknown, possibly of Berber origin, though influenced by Latin niger "black". This is the name of a river in western Africa (and a country which is named after it).
NIGÉRIA   (Country)   Portuguese
Portuguese form of NIGERIA.
NIGERIA   (Country)   English, French, Italian, Spanish, German
From the name of the NIGER River, applied in the 19th century to the British colonial territory in western Africa. It continued to be used after the territory became an independent country in 1960.
NIHON   (Country)   Japanese
Alternate reading of NIPPON.
NIL   (River)   French, German
French and German form of Nilus (see NILE).
NILE   (River)   English
From Latin Nilus, which was from Greek Νειλος (Neilos), possibly of Semitic origin meaning "river". This is the name of a long river in Africa.
NILO   (River)   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Nilus (see NILE).
NILUS   (River)   Ancient Roman
Latin form of NILE.
NIPPON   (Country)   Japanese
Means "origin of the sun, sunrise", from Sino-Japanese (nichi) meaning "sun" and (hon) meaning "root, origin". This is the Japanese name for Japan.
NUBIA   (Region)   English, Late Roman
Possibly derives from the Egyptian word nbw meaning "gold". This was the name of an ancient region and kingdom in Africa, south of Egypt.
NYSA   (Region)   Greek Mythology
Possibly from an archaic Greek word meaning "tree". In Greek mythology Nysa was the mountainous region where young Dionysos was raised.
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