Place Names Starting with N
(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).
(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.
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.
Means "origin of the sun, sunrise", from Sino-Japanese 日 (nichi)
meaning "sun" and 本 (hon)
meaning "root, origin". This is the Japanese name for Japan
(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.
(Region) Greek Mythology
Possibly from an archaic Greek word meaning "tree". In Greek mythology Nysa was the mountainous region where young Dionysos