Place Names Starting with U

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UFRATU (River) Ancient Persian
Old Persian form of EUPHRATES.
UGANDA (Country) English, Eastern African, Ganda, Swahili, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Romanian, Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Turkish, Georgian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay
From Buganda, the name of a kingdom within Uganda, which means "land of the Ganda" in the Luganda language. The Ganda are an ethnic group, their name possibly deriving from a Bantu word meaning "family". Uganda is a landlocked country in eastern Africa.
UNGARIA (Country) Romanian
Romanian form of HUNGARY.
UNGARN (Country) German
German form of HUNGARY.
UNGHERIA (Country) Italian
Italian form of HUNGARY.
UPTON (Settlement) English
From Old English upp "up" and tun "enclosure, yard, town". This is the name of various towns in England.
URAL (Region & River) Russian, English, German, Turkish, Bashkir
Meaning unknown, possibly from Turkic aral meaning "island, boundary". This is the name of a mountain range and a river in western Russia.
URDANN (River & Country) Arabic
Arabic form of JORDAN, usually written with the definite article: الأردنّ (al-Urdann).
URUK (Settlement) Akkadian, English
From Sumerian 𒌷 (uru) meaning "city". This was the name of a city-state of ancient Sumer (later Akkad and Babylonia). It was inhabited until the time of the Islamic conquest of the area.
UZBEKISTAN (Country) English, Russian, Slovak, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Swedish
From Uzbek O'zbekiston, derived from the ethnic name O'zbek (which is probably in part from Turkic beg meaning "chieftain, master") combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". This is the name of a country in central Asia.
UZBEKISTON (Country) Tajik
Tajik form of O'zbekiston (see UZBEKISTAN).
UZBEKYSTAN (Country) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of O'zbekiston (see UZBEKISTAN).
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