African Place Names

African names are used in various places on the continent of Africa. See also about African names.
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BOLIVIË (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of BOLIVIA.
BRASILIË (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of BRAZIL.
BULGARYE (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of BULGARIA.
DENEMARKE (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of DENMARK.
EGIPTE (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of EGYPT.
FRANKRYK (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of FRANKRIJK.
HONGARYE (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of HUNGARY.
ITYOPPYA (Country) Eastern African, Amharic
Amharic form of ETHIOPIA.
JERUSALEM (Settlement) English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Luxembourgish, Southern African, Afrikaans, Catalan, Bosnian, Biblical
From Hebrew יְרוּשָׁלַיִם (Yerushalayim), from an earlier Canaanite form like Urushalim, probably meaning "established by (the god) SHALIM". This is the name of a city in Israel and Palestine. Originally a Canaanite city, it was conquered by the Israelites under King David at the beginning of the 10th century BC. It is now regarded as a holy city by Jews, Christians and Muslims.
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".
KĨRĨNYAGA (Mountain) Eastern African, Kikuyu
Kikuyu form of KENYA (the mountain).
KROASIË (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of CROATIA.
MSUMBIJI (Island & Country) Eastern African, Swahili
Swahili form of MOZAMBIQUE.
NOORWEË (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of NORWAY.
OESBEKISTAN (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of UZBEKISTAN.
PERSIË (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of PERSIA.
PRETORIA (Settlement) Southern African, Afrikaans, Dutch, English
From the surname PRETORIUS. This is the name of a city in South Africa, named after the 19th-century Boer leader Andries Pretorius.
SENEGAAL (River & Country) Western African, Wolof
Wolof form of SENEGAL.
SERWIË (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of SERBIA.
SIRIË (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of SYRIA.
SLOWAKYE (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of SLOVAKIA.
SLOWENIË (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of SLOVENIA.
SOOMAALIYA (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of SOMALIA.
TIMBUKTU (Settlement) English, Arabic, Central African, Bamileke
Meaning uncertain. It could be derived from Songhai meaning "hollow, hole", or from Berber meaning "place of small dunes". This is the name of a city in central Mali. Descriptions of the city's wealth and remoteness first reached Europe from the 16th-century Berber author Leo Africanus. Since then the city has been used in Western Culture as a symbol for a distant, mysterious place.
TSJEGGIË (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of TSJECHIË.
TUMBUTU (Settlement) Northern African, Koyra Chiini
Koyra Chiini form of TIMBUKTU.
TURKYE (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of TURKEY.
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