Submitted Place Names Starting with T

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TADZHIKISTAN (Country) Russian
Russian form of Tajikistan.
TADŽIKISTAN (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Tajikistan.
TAHOE (Body of Water) American
Tahoe is a lake on the California/Nevada border in America.
TAIWAN (Country) English
While Taiwan still exists, it is not always considered an independent country. However, it did represent China in the United Nations until 1971.
TAJIKISTAN (Country) English
Means "land of the Tajiks"; a combination of Persian tāži—a name for the Arab enemies of the Persian people or the name of a pre-Islamic tribe—which is thought to be from the name of the Arabic tribe طائی (ṭāʼī); also used to denote a Persian who converted to Islam, thus a person who became an "Arab" and the Persian suffix ـستان (-stān) "land, place of", "country".... [more]
TAJLAND (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Thailand.
TAKAMORI (Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 高 (taka) meaning "tall" and 森 (mori) meaning "forest".
TALLENTIRE (Settlement) English
A village in Cumbria, England. From Cumbric tal-y-tir, probably meaning 'end of the land'.
TALLINN (Settlement) Estonian, English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish
Capital of Estonia and previously known as Reval until 1918. The meaning of the name is uncertain, but it is believed to be derived from Estonian Taani-linn(a) meaning "Danish castle" or "Danish town".
TAMMERFORS (Settlement) Swedish
Combination of an unknown first element and Swedish fors "rapid". This is the Swedish name of Tampere.
TAMPA (Settlement) English
After the city of Tampa in the state of Florida. Tampa is from a Calusa word, the Calusa being the Native American tribe that once lived in the area. The exact word in unknown; it may have meant "sticks of fire", possibly referring to lightning, or "the place to gather sticks"... [more]
TAMPERE (Settlement) Finnish
From Tammerkoski, the name of the rapids that flow through the city. The first element tammer is of uncertain etymology. The second element is koski "rapids". This is the second largest urban area (and the third largest city) in Finland.
TANGANYIKA (Country) English
These two African countries united in 1964 to form Tanzania.
TANGER (Settlement) Morocco
TANGIER (Settlement) English
Meaning uncertain, though it is said to be derived from the name Tingis, the daughter of the Titan Atlas in Greek mythology. Another theory suggests an origin from Semitic tigisis meaning "harbour"... [more]
TANZANIA (Country) English
TANZANIJA (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Tanzania.
TARRANT (River) English
River Tarrant in Dorset.
TASHKENT (Settlement) English, Russian
Derived from Turkic tash meaning "stone" and kent meaning "city"; literally means "stone city". Tashkent is the capital of the Central Asian country of Uzbekistan.
TATAOUINE (Settlement) French
Means "water springs" in Berber. The city is sometimes called Foum Tataouine, meaning "mouth of the springs". The name of the desert planet Tatooine in the Star Wars universe is derived from Tataouine.
TATARSTAN (Political Subdivision) Tatar, Russian, English
Means "land of the Tatars"; a combination of Tatar—most likely created in the nomadic Tatar confederation and transmitted into Latin, English, French, etc… from Persian and Turkish tātār "mounted messenger" and the Persian suffix ـستان (-stān) "place, land of", "country".Tatarstan is a federal subject of Russia.
TATOOINE (Other) Popular Culture
Tatooine is a fictional desert planet in the Star Wars universe. The name is derived from the name of a Tunisian city, Tataouine, located close to where some scenes in Star Wars was filmed.
TAYGETOS (Mountain) Greek Mythology, Greek
The Taygetos or Taÿgetus is a mountain range in the Peloponnese peninsula in Southern Greece. The highest mountain of the range is Mount Taygetus; its name is probably pre-Greek and of unknown meaning... [more]
TÄZHIKSTAN (Country) Kazakh
Kazakh form of Tajikistan.
TBILISI (Settlement) Georgian, English
Derived from Georgian ტფილი (tipili) and Old Georgian ტფილისი (ṭpilisi) meaning "warm". Tbilisi is the capital of the nation of Georgia in the Caucasus.
TCHÉTCHÉNIE (Political Subdivision) French
French form of Chechnya.
TEES (River) English
A river in Northeast England. The precise origin of name is not known for sure. But, given that it is one of Britain's major rivers, several theories have emerged:... [more]
TEGUCIGALPA (Political Subdivision) Spanish
Capital of Honduras, possibly from the Nahuatl word Taguz-galpa, which means "hills of silver".
TELEMARK (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
From teler the name of an old Germanic tribe and the Old Norse mǫrk meaning "woodland, borderland, or march/mark."... [more]
TENNESSEE (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from Cherokee tanasi, the name of a Cherokee village. The meaning is unknown.
TENRI (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a city in Nara prefecture which used to be (briefly) the capital of Japan under the reign of Emperor Ninken (probably reigned from 488–498).... [more]
TERABITHIA (Political Subdivision) Literature
The magical kingdom from the children's novel 'Bridge to Terabithia' (1977) by Katherine Paterson. Terabithia means "land of the turpentine-trees", it is in relation to the island Terebinthia in 'The Chronicles of Narnia' by C. S. Lewis.
TESLIN (Other) English
Name of a mountain, plateau, river, and small lake in Yukon, Canada, and of a larger lake spanning the Yukon-British Columbia border. The word comes from the Tlingit name for the river, Teslintoo or Teslintuh, meaning "long, deep water."
TEXAS (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from Spanish Texas, Tejas, originally an ethnic name, from Caddo taysha "friends, allies" written as a plural.
THAMES (River) English
The name of the river in southern England on which London is situated. This is a Brythonic river-name, explained as a derivative of Common Brythonic *temēlos, 'darkness' (compare Old Welsh timuil, 'darkness').
THESSALONIKA (Settlement) English
Greek city
THESSALONIKI (Settlement) English, Greek
The city's name derives from the Greek words Θεσσαλός (Thessalós) referring to the region of Thessaly and νῑ́κη (nī́kē) "victory, success"; literally translating to "Thessalian victory"... [more]
THULE (Island) Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Θούλη (Thoule), the name of an island north of Britain which was discovered by the 4th-century BC geographer Pytheas, who arrived at it after a voyage of six days from the Orkney Islands... [more]
ÞÝSKALAND (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic cognate of DEUTSCHLAND.
TIBET (Country) English
A kingdom established in the 7th century, Tibet was invaded by China in 1950 and has since been known as the Xizang Autonomous Region of China.
TIMPERLEY (Settlement) English
Timperley is a suburban village in Altrincham in the borough of Trafford, Greater Manchester, England.... [more]
TINTAGEL (Settlement) English, Cornish
TIPTREE (Settlement) English
Tiptree is a village in the East of England. Tiptree comes from Tipper's Tree.
TIREE (Island) Scottish
From the name of the island off the west coast of Scotland. The name in Gaelic is Tiriodh, or Tir Iodh, meaning 'land of corn'.
TIRINTHA (Settlement) Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name of Tyrins.
TISZA (River) Hungarian
Name of one of the main European rivers that starts in Ukraine and passes through Hungary.
TJECKIEN (Country) Swedish
Swedish cognate of Czechia.
TOBAGO (Island) English
The name of the Island in Trinidad and Tobago. Tobago is the smaller of the 2 Caribbean islands comprising the nation of Trinidad and Tobago. It’s known for its wide, sandy beaches and biodiverse tropical rainforest... [more]
TOÇIKISTON (Country) Tajik
Tajik form of Tajikistan.
TOFINO (Settlement) English
Spanish explorer's name.
TOGO (Country) English, Croatian
Togo, officially the Togolese Republic, is a country in West Africa bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north.... [more]
TOJIKISTON (Country) Uzbek
Uzbek form of Tajikistan.
TOKIO (Settlement) Croatian
Croatian form of Tokyo.
TOPEKA (Political Subdivision) English
Name of the capital city in Kansas, meaning "a good place to dig potatoes". From Kansa to "wild potato" + pi "good" + ke "to dig".
TORONTO (Settlement) English
The name of a city in Canada.
TÓRSHAVN (Settlement) Faroese
Means "Thor's harbour" in Faroese. Tórshavn is the capital and largest city of the Faroe Islands.
TOSHKENT (Settlement) Uzbek
Uzbek form of Tashkent.
TOURKIA (Country) Greek
Greek form of Turkey.
TRANENT (Settlement) Scottish
A town in East Lothian, east of Edinburgh, Scotland. It's name derives from the Brythonic-Celtic *traf-, meaning 'town, village' (Welsh treff) and *-neint, meaning 'stream, small river' (Welsh nant).
TREDEGAR (Settlement) Welsh
A town in South-East Wales. Its name derives from the Old Welsh tref, which means 'town' or traditionally 'farm, estate', and degewr, which meant 'ten acres'.
TRELLEBORG (Settlement) Swedish
Derived from the word trelleborg meaning "ring fort" or "Viking ring fortress", referring to a type of circular forts built during the Viking Age. The word trelleborg itself might be a combination of Old Norse þræll "slave" or trel "wooden staves" and borg "fortress, castle".
TREWELLARD (Settlement) Cornish
Trewellard is a small village on the north coast road between St Just and St Ives in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.
TRIBECA (Settlement) English
After the New York neighbourhood, ultimately derived from "TRIangle BElow CAnal street".
TRIPOLI (Settlement) English
Derived from Italian Tripoli, which is from Latin Tripolis, ultimately from Ancient Greek Τρίπολις ‎(Trípolis) meaning "three cities"; a combination of τρι- (tri-) meaning "three" and πόλις (pólis) meaning "city"... [more]
TROMS (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
A county in Norway. The name comes from the Norse word trums and could mean "stream" or "streaming water".
TROMSSA (Political Subdivision) Kven
The Kven name for Troms county in Norway.
TRONDHEIM (Settlement) Norwegian
Third largest city in Norway. It was founded in 997 by Olaf Tryggvason and was first known as Kaupangen "the market place" and later Nidaros. The name Trondheim means "the land where it grows luxuriantly".
TROWBRIDGE (Settlement) English
It could be derived from the Old English treow-brycg which means “tree bridge”... [more]
TRURO (Settlement) Cornish
Truro, Cornwall
TUCSON (Settlement) English
Of Spanish origin, meaning "black hill."
TUNA (Other) Swedish
Derived from Old Norse tún meaning "enclosure, fence, homestead, courtyard, plot". This is the name of many localities and parishes in Sweden. It is also a common place-name element (see Eskilstuna).
TUNIS (Settlement & Country) English, Arabic, Croatian, Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Tajik, Armenian
Derived from the name تُونِس (tūnis), of disputed meaning. One theory suggests Berber origin from the Tamazight root ⵜⵏⵙ (tns) meaning "to lay down" or "encampment" or ens meaning "to lie down, to pass the night", Others state that the name is from Tanith, the name of a Phoenician goddess, or from Tynes, the name of an ancient city... [more]
TUNISIA (Country) English, Italian, Galician
Derived from the name تُونِس (tūnis), the name of the capital city of Tunisia (see Tunis, of disputed meaning. One theory suggests Berber origin from the Tamazight root ⵜⵏⵙ (tns) meaning "to lay down" or "encampment" or ens meaning "to lie down, to pass the night", Others state that the name is from Tanith, the name of a Phoenician goddess, or from Tynes, the name of an ancient city... [more]
TUNISIE (Country) French
French form of Tunisia.
TUONELA (Other) Finnish Mythology
The Finnish Land of the Dead in the Kalevala
TÜRKMENISTAN (Country) Turkmen
Original Turkmen form of Turkmenistan.
TURKMENISTAN (Country) English, Croatian
Means "land of the Turkmens"; a combination of Turkmen Türkmen, which is derived from Turkish Türk "Turk" and Sogdian -myn, -men "resembling, like" (in all meaning "resembling a Turk, like a Turk, co-Turk") and the Persian suffix ـستان (-stān) "land, place of", "country"... [more]
TURKU (Settlement) Finnish
From Old East Slavic търгъ (tǔrgǔ) meaning "market place". Turku is the 3rd largest urban area in Finland.
TURQI (Country) Albanian
Means Turkey in Albanian.
TURSKA (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Turkey.
TURTSIYA (Country) Russian
Russian form of Turkey.
TUSCANY (Region) English
Tuscany is named after the Etruscans who settled central Italy in the 8th century BC.
TUSTAN (Settlement) Persian
TUVA (Political Subdivision) English
Derived from the name Tuvan, referring to the native ethnic group of the region. The word Tuvan itself has an unknown etymological origin and meaning. The Tuva Republic is a federal subject of Russia located in southern Siberia and bordering Mongolia.
TUVALU (Country) Polynesian
Tuvalu is also the name of a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, midway between Hawaii and Australia. Its name meaning 'eight standing together'.
TXINA (Country) Basque
Means China in Basque.
TYNE (River) English
A river in North-East England. Its meaning is unknown, but some sources relate it to a word in a local Celtic or pre-Celtic language *tei-*, meaning 'river'. However, the evidence for the existence of such a word is insufficient.... [more]
TYVA (Political Subdivision) Russian, Tuvan
Russian and Tuvan form of Tuva.