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GABON   (Country)   English
The name of the Country in Central Africa. Gabon, a country along the Atlantic coast of Central Africa, has significant areas of protected parkland. The forested coastal terrain of its famed Loango National Park shelters a diversity of wildlife, from gorillas and hippos to whales... [more]
GALILEE   (Region)   Biblical
A place in the Holy Bible.
GAMBIA   (Country)   English
The name of the Country in West Africa. The Gambia is a small West African country, bounded by Senegal, with a narrow Atlantic coastline. It's known for its diverse ecosystems around the central Gambia River... [more]
GARÐARÍKI   (Country)   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse term for an area located in modern Russia.
GATESHEAD   (Settlement)   English
A town in Northeast England. It most likely means 'goat's headland', implying that wild goats were a part of the local fauna.
GELABAD   (Settlement)   Iranian
GEORGIA   (Political Subdivision)   English
Name of a state in the United States, named after King George II of Great Britain.
GEORGIA   (Country)   English
Possibly from Persian gurğ, gurğān meaning "wolf" or Gorgan meaning "land of the wolves". Georgia is a country in Europe right below the Caucasus region of Russia. Not to be confused with the American state "Georgia".
GERFALCO   (Settlement)   Italian
The first element of this name is derived from Gothic gairu (gêr in Old High German) "spear", or from garva (garo in Old High German, and gearu in Anglo-Saxon) "ready, prepared." The second element is derived from Old High German falko "falcon"... [more]
GERMANIYA   (Country)   Russian, Bulgarian, Uzbek, Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Form of Germany.
GHANA   (Country)   English
The name of the Country in West Africa. Ghana, a nation on West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, is known for diverse wildlife, old forts and secluded beaches, such as at Busua. Coastal towns Elmina and Cape Coast contain posubans (native shrines), colonial buildings and castles-turned-museums that serve as testimonials to the slave trade... [more]
GIFU   (Other)   Japanese
This is the name of a city and prefecture of the same name, located in central Japan.... [more]
GLASGOW   (Settlement)   Scottish
The largest city in Scotland. From Cumbric words equivalent to Welsh glas, meaning 'blue' and gae meaning 'field, enclosure'.
GLASTON   (Settlement)   English
This name is derived from towns scattered around Europe. There are French towns named Glaston, and it also is similar to the famous town Glastonbury Tor, the predicted location of the Holy Grail.
GLENDALE   (Other)   English
Named for the suburb in Lake Macquarie, north of Sydney, Australia. The name is Scottish in origin and is taken from two words which both mean "valley".
GOLSPIE   (Settlement)   Scottish
A village in Sutherland, Scotland. It is derived from the Old Norse *gol, 'gully' and byr, 'village'.
GOSHEN   (Region)   Biblical
Biblical place name.
GÖTALAND   (Region)   Swedish
Means "land of the Geats". The Geats (sometimes referred to as Goths) were a North Germanic tribe inhabiting southern Sweden. Götaland is one of three lands of Sweden, the others being Svealand and Norrland.
GÖTEBORG   (Settlement)   Swedish
Combination of Swedish Göte "Geat" and borg "castle, fortress". The Geats (sometimes referred to as Goths) were a North Germanic tribe inhabiting present-day Götaland in Sweden.
GOTHAM   (Settlement)   Popular Culture, English
Gotham, or Gotham City, is a fictional city and the home of Batman in the comic books published by DC Comics. Outside of the comics, Gotham is a nickname for New York City first used in 1807 by writer Washington Irving in his work "Salmagundi"... [more]
GOTHENBURG   (Settlement)   English
English form of Göteborg.
GRAN COLOMBIA   (Country)   History
A South American country that included what is now Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, and Ecuador from 1819-1830. Gran Colombia ceased to exist when Venezuela and Ecuador seceded.
GRČKA   (Country)   Croatian
Croatian form of Greece.
GREENLAND   (Country)   English, Scots
Cognate of Grœnland.
GRETSIA   (Country)   Russian
Russian variant transcription of Gretsiya which is Russian form of Greece.
GRŒNLAND   (Country)   Ancient Scandinavian
Means "green land" in Old Norse. From grœnn "green" and land "land".
GRÖNLAND   (Country)   Swedish, German, Hungarian, Turkish
Cognate of Grœnland.
GRØNLAND   (Country)   Danish, Norwegian, Faroese
Cognate of Grœnland.
GROZNY   (Settlement)   Chechen, Russian, English
Derived from Russian грозный (grozniy) meaning "fearsome" or "formidable". It is informally referred as Соьлжа–Гӏала (Solzha Ghala), "the city on the Sunzha River", by the local Chechen people... [more]
GUAM   (Other)   English
The name of the Territory. Guam is a U.S. island territory in Micronesia, in the Western Pacific. It's distinguished by tropical beaches, Chamorro villages and ancient latte-stone pillars. Guam’s WWII significance is on view at the War in the Pacific National Historical Park, whose sites include Asan Beach, a former battlefield... [more]
GUATEMALA   (Country)   English
The name of the Country in Central America. Guatemala, a Central American country south of Mexico, is home to volcanoes, rainforests and ancient Mayan sites. The capital, Guatemala City, features the stately National Palace of Culture and the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology... [more]
GUINEA   (Country)   English
The name of the Country in West Africa. Guinea is a country in West Africa, bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. It's known for the Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, in the southeast. The reserve protects a forested mountain range rich in native plants and animals, including chimpanzees and the viviparous toad... [more]
GUYANA   (Country)   English
The name of the Country in South America. Guyana, a country on South America’s North Atlantic coast, is defined by its dense rainforest. English-speaking, with cricket and calypso music, it's culturally connected to the Caribbean region... [more]
GWALIA   (Country)   Welsh (Archaic)
Gwalia is an archaic Welsh name for "Wales". It derives from the Medieval Latin Wallia, which in turn is a Latinisation of the English 'Wales'. Although never as widely used as Cymru, Gwalia was once popular as a poetic name for the country.... [more]
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