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RAMSEY   (Settlement)   English
Means "garlic island", derived from Old English hramsa "garlic" and eg "island". This is the name of villages in England.
RAVENNA   (Settlement)   Italian
Means unknown, probably of Etruscan origin. This is the name of a city in Italy.
RIBEN   (Country)   Chinese
Chinese form of NIPPON.
ROE   (River)   Irish
Possibly from Irish rua meaning "red". This is the name of a river in Ireland.
ROES   (Region)   Dutch
Dutch form of RUS.
ROMA   (Settlement)   Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Ancient Roman
Latinate form of ROME.
ROME   (Settlement)   English, French
Meaning uncertain, from Latin Roma. This is the name of the capital city of Italy. According to legend the city was named for ROMULUS.
ROSJA   (Country)   Polish
Polish form of RUSSIA.
ROSS   (Region & Settlement)   Scottish
From Scottish Gaelic ros meaning "promontory". This is the name of a historic region in northern Scotland, as well as towns in Scotland and northern England.
ROSSIYA   (Country)   Russian
Russian form of RUSSIA.
ROSSUM   (Settlement)   Dutch
From the older Rotheheim, derived from Dutch rothe "cleared area in a forest" and heim "home". This is the name of a town in Gelderland in the Netherlands.
ROYSTON   (Settlement)   English
Means "Royse's town" in Old English. The given name Royse was a medieval variant of ROSE. This is the name of a town in Hertfordshire.
RUS   (Region)   Russian, Ukrainian, English, German
Possibly of Old Norse origin meaning "rowers". This was the name of a medieval Slavic state of eastern Europe.
RUSIA   (Country)   Spanish
Spanish form of RUSSIA.
RUSLAND   (Country)   Dutch
Dutch cognate of RUSSLAND.
RÚSSIA   (Country)   Portuguese
Portuguese form of RUSSIA.
RUSSIA   (Country)   English, Italian, Late Roman
Derived from the medieval state of RUS, now applied to a much larger area of Europe and Asia.
RUSSLAND   (Country)   German
Derived from the medieval state of RUS and land meaning "country, state". This is the German name for Russia.
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