Indian Place Names

Indian names are used in India and in Indian communities throughout the world. See also about Indian names.
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BHARAT   भरत, ভারত, ভাৰত, ભારત   (Country)   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Assamese
From the name of the mythological king BHARATA. This is the endonym for India in many of the languages of northern India.
BHAROT   ভারত   (Country)   Bengali
Bengali variant transcription of BHARAT.
DILLI   दिल्ली   (Settlement)   Indian, Hindi, Sanskrit
Sanskrit and Hindi form of DELHI.
INDIYA   ఇండియా   (Country)   Indian, Telugu
Telugu form of INDIA.
INTIYA   இந்தியா   (Country)   Tamil
Tamil form of INDIA.
KAILASH   कैलाश   (Mountain)   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Possibly from Sanskrit केलास (kelas) meaning "crystal". This is the name of a mountain in the Himalayas which is believed to be the paradise of the Hindu god Shiva.
KASHI   काशी, காசி, కాశీ   (Settlement)   Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Sanskrit
From Sanskrit काशि (kashi) meaning "shining". This is the name of a holy city in India, also called Varanasi.
PAKISTAN   پاکستان   (Country)   Urdu, Punjabi, English, French, German, Italian
From Persian پاک (pak) meaning "pure" and the suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". The name was coined in 1933 by the Pakistani nationalist Choudhry Rahmat Ali who justified it as an acronym of Punjab, Afghania, Kashmir and Sindh, plus the final three letters of Baluchistan.
VENKATA   वेङ्कट   (Mountain)   Indian, Hindi, Sanskrit
Possibly means "self-born" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a sacred hill in southern India.
YAMUNA   यमुना, யமுனை, యమునా   (River)   Indian, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Sanskrit
Name of an Indian river, which is possibly derived from the name of the goddess YAMI.
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