Submitted Place Names Starting with D

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DACIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Dacia.
DAGESTAN (Political Subdivision) English, Russian
Combination of Turkic dağ meaning "mountain" and the Persian suffix ـستان (-stān) meaning "land, place of". Dagestan is a federal subject in southern Russia situated in the Caucasus region.
DAĞISTAN (Political Subdivision) Avar
Avar form of Dagestan.
DAHOMEY (Other) English
The name of the Kingdom. Dahomey Kingdom was an African kingdom that existed from about 1600 until 1894, when the last king, Behanzin, was defeated by the French, and the country was annexed into the French colonial empire.
DALKEITH (Settlement) Scottish
A small town in Midlothian, Scotland, south of Edinburgh. It is of Cumbric language origin. The first element is dal, meaning 'meadow, plateau' (Welsh ddôl) and chyd, meaning 'trees, wood' (Welsh coed).
DALLAS (Settlement) English
Name of a city in Texas, possibly named in honor of American Vice President George Mifflin Dallas. Dallas is a surname which was originally taken from a Scottish place name meaning "meadow dwelling".
DALMASIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Dalmatia.
DALMATIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Dalmatia.
DANIA (Country) Ancient Roman
Latin form of DANMARK.
DANMÖRK (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of DANMARK.
DANMǪRK (Country) Ancient Scandinavian
Means "land of the Danes" in Old Norse.
DARDÂNIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Dardania.
DARDANIE (Region & Settlement) French
French form of Dardania.
DARDANIEN (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Dardania.
DARDANIJA (Region & Settlement) Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovenian form of Dardania.
DARJEELING (Other) Indian
Darjeeling India is a part of India and is well known because Mother Teresa (1910-1997) went there in 1929 for missionary reasons.
DAUGOVA (River) Latgalian
Latgalian form of Daugava.
DECORAH (Settlement) English
Decorah, Iowa.
DELAWARE (Political Subdivision) English
Name of a state in the United States, named after the Delaware river, which was named after Lord De La Warr, from French de la guerre or de la werre literally "of the war".
DEMELZA (Settlement) Cornish
Name of a hamlet in Cornwall, sometimes explained as a contraction of Cornish Dinas Maeldaf "fort of Maeldaf", but more likely derived from Cornish ty "house" and malsai "eel".
DENEMARKE (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Denmark.
DENEMARKEN (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Denmark.
DENMARC (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Denmark.
DES MOINES (Settlement) English
Name of the capital and the most populous city in Iowa, which derived from Fort Des Moines, which was named for the Des Moines River. The French des Moines translates to either "from the monks" or "of the monks".
DETROIT (Political Subdivision) English (American)
From the French word, meaning “strait.” The full name of the city’s phrase is “le détroit du Lac Érie,” meaning “the strait of Lake Erie.”
DEVIZES (Settlement) English
Derived from castrum ad divisas, latin for “castle at the boundary”
DJAKARTA (Settlement) Dutch (Archaic), Afrikaans, Icelandic
Archaic Dutch form of Jakarta as well as the modern Afrikaans and Icelandic form of the name. The modern Dutch form is written exactly the same as the English form.
DJEDDA (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Jeddah.
DJIBOUTI (Country) English
The name of the Country in East Africa. Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, is a mostly French- and Arabic-speaking country of dry shrublands, volcanic formations and Gulf of Aden beaches. It's home to one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world, the low-lying Lake Assal, in the Danakil Desert... [more]
DOEBAI (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Dubai.
DOESJANBE (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Dushanbe.
DOMINICAANSE REPUBLIEK (Country & Island) Dutch
Dutch form of Dominican Republic.
DOMINIKAANSE REPUBLIEK (Country & Island) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Dominican Republic.
DONCASTER (Settlement) English
A town in England located on the River Don. The first element is from the Roman fort Danum, likely from an earlier Celtic settlement relating to the River Don. The second element is the Old English ceaster, 'fort' (c.f Modern English castle).
DORDRECHT (Settlement) Dutch
Dordrecht is a city and municipality in the Western Netherlands, located in the province of South Holland.... [more]
DOVER (Settlement) English
Dover is a small, but important port town in Kent, Southern England. It is derived from the Brythonic Dubrās, meaning 'water' (Modern Welsh ddwfr, 'water, tears').... [more]
DRAA (River) Morocco
DUBLIN (Settlement) English, Croatian
From Irish dubh "black" "dark" referring to a dark tidal pool where the River Poddle entered the Liffey on the site of the Castle Gardens at the rear of Dublin Castle.
DUBROVNIK (Settlement) Croatian
Dubrovnik is a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea. ... [more]
DUINKERKE (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Dunkirk.
DUINKERKEN (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Dunkirk.
DÜNA (River) German
German name of the river Daugava.
DURHAM (Settlement & Region) English, Anglo-Norman
A cathedral city in the North-East of England. The name is derived from the city's Latin name Dunelm, which comprises of the Celtic element dun, 'fortress' (c.f Welsh dinas, 'city') and the Old Norse holme, which meant an island (referring to the peninsular formed by the River Wear).
DUŞANBE (Settlement) Tajik
Tajik variant of Dushanbe.
DUSHANBE (Settlement) Tajik, English
Derived from Persian دوشنبه meaning "Monday". Dushanbe is the capital city of the Central Asian nation of Tajikistan. It was formerly called Dyushambe and Stalinabad during Russian rule.
DYFI (River) Welsh
River in north Wales.
DZÆUDZHYQÆU (Settlement) Ossetian
Ossetian form of Vladikavkaz, meaning "Dzaug's settlement".
DŽIBUTI (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Djibouti.