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KABARDINO-BALKARIA   (Political Subdivision)   English
Kabardino-Balkaria is a republic of Russia located in the North Caucasus region.
KABARDINO-BALKARIYA   (Political Subdivision)   Russian
Russian form of Kabardino-Balkaria.
KAGOSHIMA   (Other)   Japanese
This is the name of a city, prefecture and shrine located in the south of Kyūshū in the south-west of Japan. The kanji used are 鹿 (roku, ka, shika) meaning "deer", 児 (gei, ji, ni, ko) meaning "child, newborn babe, young of animals" and 島 (tou, shima) meaning "island."
KAIYŌ   (Settlement)   Japanese
This is the name of a town in Japan's Tokushima Prefecture.... [more]
KALAMATA   (Region)   Greek
The modern name Kalamáta is a corruption of the older name Καλάμαι, Kalámai, "reeds". The phonetic similarity of Kalamáta with the phrase "kalá mátia" ("good eyes") has led to various folk etymologies.
KALISPELL   (Other)   Salishan (Rare)
The name Kalispell is a Salishan (Salish) word meaning "flat land above the lake". Kalispell is also the gateway to Glacier National Park.
KALISZ   (Political Subdivision)   Polish
Comes from Kalisz in west central Poland, which probably derives its name from Old Polish kal ‘muddy place’, ‘slough’.
KALISZA   (Political Subdivision)   Polish
Feminine form of Kalisz.
KALMYKIA   (Political Subdivision)   English
Derived from the name Kalmyk, denoting the native people who originally inhabited the area. The Mongolian name, Халимаг (Khalimag), means "the people moving away"; ultimately from Mongolian халих (khalikh) meaning "overflow, leakage, seepage, overpour", referring to how the Kalmyk people were originally Mongolians who "leaked away" from their ancestral homeland... [more]
KAMPUCHEA   (Country)   Khmer, English
Khmer form of Cambodia, also used to refer to the old English name for the country used from 1975-1989.
KANADË   (Country)   Albanian
Means Canada in Albanian.
KANSAS   (Political Subdivision)   English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, named after Kanas river, from French variant of Kansa, native name of the Siouan people who lived there.
KARAKALPAKSTAN   (Region)   English
Derived from qara meaning "black" and qalpaq meaning "hat". Karakalpakstan is an autonomous region in present-day Uzbekistan.
KARASU   (Settlement)   Japanese
This is the name of a former town located in Japan's Mie Prefecture which merged and expanded, along with a few other towns and municipalities, into the city of Tsu.... [more]
KARELIA   (Political Subdivision)   English
Combination of Finnish karja meaning "livestock" and the suffix -la denoting place names. The Republic of Karelia is a federal subject in northern Russia, bordering Finland.
KARELIYA   (Political Subdivision)   Russian
Russian form of Karelia.
KARJALA   (Political Subdivision)   Finnish
Finnish form of Karelia.
KARLSHAMN   (Settlement)   Swedish
Means "Karl's port" in Swedish. It was named after Swedish king Karl X Gustav. ... [more]
KARLSKRONA   (Settlement)   Swedish
Means "Karl's crown" in Swedish. It was named after Swedish king Karl XI. ... [more]
KARLSTAD   (Settlement)   Swedish
Means "Karl's town" in Swedish. It was named after the Swedish king Karl IX who founded the town in 1584. ... [more]
KASHIWA   (Settlement)   Japanese
This is the name of a city in Chiba Prefecture in eastern Japan. It is simply derived from 柏 (haku, hyaku, byaku, kashiwa) meaning "oak" (or more specifically, daimyo oak/sweet oak).... [more]
KASKAZINI   (Country)   Swahili
Swahili form of America.
KĀṬHAMĀḌAUṀ   (Settlement)   Nepali
Original Nepali form of Kathmandu.
KATHMANDU   (Settlement)   English
Named after the Kasthamandap Temple in Kathmandu, which is derived from Sanskrit काष्ठ (Kāṣṭha) meaning "wood" and मण्डप (Maṇḍap) meaning "covered shelter"; literally means "wood-covered shelter"... [more]
KATRINEHOLM   (Settlement)   Swedish
Swedish city located in Södermanland. It was originally the name of a ducal residence located in the area. The residence was named after the owner's wife Catharina.
KAUAI   (Island)   English, Hawaiian
Hawaiian
KAZAKSTAN   (Country)   Kyrgyz
Kyrgyz form of Kazakhstan.
KAZAN   (Settlement)   Tatar, Russian, English
Meaning disputed, although some sources say that the name of the city is derived from the Volga Bulgar and Tatar word qazan meaning "boiler" or "cauldron". Other sources say that it comes from the name of the Kazanka River or that it was named after the cauldron-shaped hill the city sits atop of... [more]
KEITH   (Settlement)   Scottish
A small town in Moray, North-East Scotland. It's name is derived from a Pictish word kit, which meant 'forest' (Welsh coed, 'wood').
KENIJA   (Country)   Croatian
Croatian form of Kenya.
KENT   (Region)   English, Ancient Celtic
A county in South-East England. Derived from Ancient Celtic Cantus, 'border, rim', cognate with Welsh cant, 'periphery'.
KENTUCKY   (Political Subdivision)   English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, originally the name of a river, which possibly derived from the Iroquoian word wyandot, meaning meadow.
KENWYN   (Settlement)   Cornish
This is the name of a town and river, located in the south-western English county of Cornwall, which is called Keynwynn in Cornish. It is said that the name is derived from Cornish keyn meaning "back, keel, ridge" and gwynn meaning "white, fair, blessed."
KHAKASSIA   (Political Subdivision)   English
Derived from the name Khakas, referring to the native Khakas people (a Turkic ethnic group) who originally inhabited the area. The etymological origin of the name Khakas is unknown. Khakassia is a federal subject of Russia, located near the border between Russia and Mongolia.
KHALADAR   (Other)   ?
The name of a place.
KIELDER   (River)   English
A river and reservoir in Northern England. It's name could come from Celtic words cognate with Welsh clou, 'fast' and dwr 'river'.
KIEV   (Settlement)   Ukrainian, Russian, Bulgarian, German, English
The name Kiev comes from a medieval legend about the founding of the city told by a Chronicler of Rus-Ukraine. It was three brothers, Kie, Shchek and Khoriv, and their sister Lebid, who were the founders.
KILAUEA   (Other)   Hawaiian
Like the volcano.
KILDARE   (Region)   Irish, English
From Irish Cill Dara meaning "church of the oak".
KINA   (Country)   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Croatian
Scandinavian and Croatian form of CHINA.
KIRISHIMA   (Settlement)   Japanese
This is the name of a city which is located near the Sakurajima volcano in Kagoshima prefecture in south-western mainland Japan.... [more]
KIRKCUDBRIGHT   (Settlement)   Scottish
Coastal town in South-West England. It derives from Scots language words meaning 'Church of St. Cuthbert'.
KIRKWALL   (Settlement)   Scottish
A town in the Orkney Islands, Scotland. It's name is derived from Old Norse Kirkjuvagr, meaning 'church bay'.
KØBENHAVN   (Settlement)   Danish
Newer form of Køpmannæhafn, meaning "merchants' harbour".
KOGANE   (Other)   Japanese
This is the name of several towns, stations and mountains found in Japan.... [more]
KOMI   (Political Subdivision)   English, Russian, Komi
Derived directly from the name Коми (Komi), referring to the native people of the region. The word Komi is a self-designation of the ethnic group, derived from a Finno-Ugric word for "man, human"... [more]
KOREJA   (Country)   Croatian
Croatian form of Korea.
KOVKAS   (Region)   Armenian
Armenian form of Caucasus.
KRISTIANSTAD   (Settlement)   Swedish
Swedish city founded in 1614, named after the Danish king Kristian IV. The city is located in Skåne which belonged to Denmark until 1658.
KRISTINEHAMN   (Settlement)   Swedish
Named after Swedish queen Kristina (1626-1689). The town was previously named Bro. ... [more]
KRÍTI   (Island)   Greek
Greece's largest island (Crete), is known for its varied terrain, which ranges from fine-sand beaches at Elafonisi to the White Mountains. This is the Greek form of Crete.
KRYM   (Region)   Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Crimea.
KUALA LUMPUR   (Settlement)   Malaysian, Malay, English
Means "muddy confluence" in Malay; a combination of کوالا (kuala) meaning "confluence (referring to a point where two rivers or streams meet)" and لومڤور‎ (lumpur) meaning "mud"... [more]
KUWAIT   (Country)   English
The name of the Country in the Middle East. Kuwait, an Arab country on the Persian (Arabian) Gulf, has cultural heritage dating back to antiquity. Kuwait City, the capital, is known for its modern architecture, ranging from skyscrapers to the striking Kuwait Towers, water towers whose design recalls the tiled domes of a classic mosque... [more]
KYRGYZSTAN   (Country)   Kyrgyz, English
Means "land of the Kyrgyz"; a combination of Kyrgyz—which itself is a mostly thought to be a combination of Old Turkish kırk "forty" and uz "tribes"—and the Persian suffix ستان (-stān) "land, place of", "country"... [more]
KYTHIRA   (Island)   Greek
A place name for an island in Greece
KYŪSHŪ   (Region)   Japanese
This is the name of a region and island in south-west Japan.... [more]
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