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RABAT   (Settlement)   English
Derived from Arabic الرِّبَاط‎‎ (ar-ribāṭ), which ultimately comes from رباط (rabṭ) meaning "binding, fastening, tying". Rabat is the capital city of Morocco and its seventh largest city.
RAKOW   (Settlement)   Polish
Polish Village.
RALEIGH   (Settlement)   English
Name of the capital in North Carolina, named for Sir Walter Raleigh, sponsor of Roanoke, the "lost colony" on Roanoke Island.
RASIJA   (Country)   Belarusian
Belarusian form of Russia.
REBUN   (Island)   Japanese
This is the name of an island which is off the north-western tip of Hokkaidō in the far north of Japan.... [more]
RESEY   (Country)   Kazakh
Kazakh form of Russia.
RESPUBLIKA SAKHA   (Political Subdivision)   Russian
Russian form of the Sakha Republic.
REYKJAVÍK   (Settlement)   Icelandic
Means "bay of smokes", from Old Norse reykir, plural of reykr “smoke” and vík "bay". Steam from hot springs in the region is said to have inspired Reykjavík's name.
RHODE ISLAND   (Island & Political Subdivision)   English
Name of a state in the United States, said to have been named by Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano when he passed through in 1524, based on an imagined similarity between modern Block Island and the Greek Isle of Rhodes, or possibly from Dutch Roodt Eylandt, literally "red island", a name given by Dutch explorer Adriaen Block.
RHODESIA   (Country)   English
Zimbabwe was known as Rhodesia (named after British diplomat Cecil Rhodes) prior to 1980.
RHYL   (Settlement)   Welsh
This is the name of a town in Northern Wales.
RĪGA   (Settlement)   Latvian
Capital of Latvia. The origin of the name is disputed. It could be derived from Livonian ringa "loop" or Latvian rija "threshing barn".
RIM   (Settlement)   Croatian
Croatian form of Rome.
RIMAC   (River)   Spanish (Latin American)
Rimac River, Rimac derives from quechua "Rimay" which means "to speak", Rimac River is called "the speaking river", "the river that babbles/chatters/speaks a lot", in some sense "the roaring river" or "the noisy river".
RIYADH   (Settlement)   Arabic
Riyadh translates to "gardens" and is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia. It is also the capital of Riyadh Province, and belongs to the historical regions of Najd and Al-Yamama.
ROMANIA   (Country)   English
The name of the Country in the Balkans. Romania is a southeastern European country known for the forested region of Transylvania, ringed by the Carpathian Mountains. Its preserved medieval towns include Sighişoara, and there are many fortified churches and castles, notably clifftop Bran Castle, long associated with the Dracula legend... [more]
RONCESVALLES   (Settlement)   Spanish
Town in Navarra (Spain) where in 778 Charlemagne lost a fsmous battle against Arabs
RONCISVALLE   (Settlement)   Italian
The Italian form of Roncesvalles (Navarra, Spain) where in 778 Charlemagne lost a famous battle against Arabs.
ROSEBERY   (Settlement)   English
Australian locational name.
ROSIA   (Country)   Greek
Greek form of Russia.
ROSIYA   (Country)   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Russia.
RUANDA   (Country)   Croatian
Croatian form of Rwanda.
RUMUNJSKA   (Country)   Croatian
Croatian form of Romania.
RUSI   (Country)   Albanian
Means Russia in Albanian.
RUSIJA   (Country)   Tajik, Croatian
Tajik and Croatian form of Russia.
RUSIYA   (Country)   Bulgarian
Bulgwrian form of Russia.
RUSYA   (Country)   Turkish
Means Russia in Turkish.
RWANDA   (Country)   African
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