Russian Place Names
Казахстан (Country) English, Russian, French
From Kazakh Қазақстан (Qazaqstan)
, from the ethnic name қазақ (qazaq)
, which is probably of Turkic origin, combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan)
meaning "land of". This is the name of a country in central Asia.
Конго (Region, River & Country) Central African, Kongo, German, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Russian, Croatian, Serbian
Form of CONGO
Одесса (Settlement) Russian
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Ukrainian city that sits on the north coast of the Black Sea.
Пакистан (Country) Urdu, Punjabi, English, Italian, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Slovak, Russian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian
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.
Русь (Region) Russian, Ukrainian, English, German
Possibly of Old Norse origin meaning "rowers". This was the name of a medieval Slavic state of eastern Europe.
Урал (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.