Arabic Place Names

Arabic names are used in the Arab world, as well as some other regions within the larger Muslim world. They are not necessarily of Arabic origin, though most in fact are. Compare also Persian names and Turkish names. See also about Arabic names.
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FARIS   فارس   (Country)   Arabic
Arabic form of PERSIA.
IRAN   إيران   (Country)   Persian, Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Middle Persian Eran, related to Old Iranian Arya meaning "Iranian, Aryan". This is the name of a country in western Asia, formerly called Persia in the West.
ISKANDARIYAH   إسكندرية   (Settlement)   Arabic
Arabic form of ALEXANDRIA, usually written with the definite article: الإسكندرية (al-Iskandariyah).
JAZA'IR   جزائر   (Settlement & Country)   Arabic
Arabic form of ALGIERS and ALGERIA, usually written with the definite article: الجزائر (al-Jaza'ir).
MADINAH   مدينة   (Settlement)   Arabic
Arabic form of MEDINA, usually written with the definite article: المدينة (al-Madinah).
MAGHRIB   مغرب   (Region & Country)   Arabic
From Arabic المغرب (al-Maghrib) meaning "the place of the sunset, the west". This is the Arabic name of Morocco as well as the entire region of western North Africa (known as the Maghreb in English). In Arabic the name is usually written with the definite article: المغرب (al-Maghrib).
MARRAKUSH   مرّاكش   (Settlement)   Arabic
Arabic form of MARRAKESH.
QAHIRAH   قاهرة   (Settlement)   Arabic
Arabic form of CAIRO, usually written with the definite article: القاهرة (al-Qahirah).
SAMARRA   سامَرّاء   (Settlement)   Arabic, English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, German
This is the name of a city in Iraq, the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate in the 9th century. It was possibly built at the site of the ancient Assyrian city of Surmarrati, which is of uncertain meaning.
TAHRAN   تهران   (Settlement)   Arabic
Arabic form of TEHRAN.
TSHAD   تشاد   (Body of Water & Country)   Arabic
Arabic form of CHAD.
TURKIYYA   تركيّا   (Country)   Arabic
Arabic form of TURKEY.
URDANN   أردنّ   (River & Country)   Arabic
Arabic form of JORDAN, usually written with the definite article: الأردنّ (al-Urdann).
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