Submitted Place Names Starting with Y
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YAKUTIA (Political Subdivision) English
Variant name for the Sakha Republic
. The name is derived from Turkic zhaqut
meaning "precious stone" or "ruby".
YEMENS (Country) Danish
The name of the Country in the Middle East. Yemen, officially known as the Republic of Yemen, is an Arab country in Western Asia, occupying South Arabia, the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula. Yemen is the second-largest country in the peninsula, occupying 527,970 km².
YEREVAN (Settlement) Armenian, English
Meaning disputed. It could be derived from the name of an Armenian king named Yerevand (Orontes) IV
. It could also be derived from the name of a Urartian fortress called Էրեբունի (Erebuni)
, and evolved into "Yerevan" over time (Erebuni
YOICHI (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a district and town in Shiribeshi Subprefecture in south-western Hokkaidō, located in northern Japan.... [more]
YOKOSUKA (Settlement) Japanese
This is from a place in Japan's Kanagawa Prefecture in the east of the country. The kanji that make up Yokosuka are 横 (ou, yoko) meaning "horizontal, side, sideways, width, woof", 須 (shu, su, subekara.ku, subeshi, hige, matsu, machi.iru, mato.meru) meaning "by all means, necessarily, ought" and 賀 (ga, ka) meaning "congratulations, joy."... [more]
YONKERS (Settlement) English
Name of the 4th most populous city in New York
state, a variant of Dutch Jonkers
, "young gentleman", derived from Dutch jong
YORKSHIRE (Region) English
Newer form of Old English Eoferwicscir
, a combination of Eoferwic
"York" and scīr
YOSHKAR-OLA (Settlement) English, Russian, Mari
Means "red city" in Mari. The city was formerly named Tsaryovokokshaysk
. Yoshkar-Ola is a city in Russia and the capital city of the Russian republic of Mari El.
YPRES (Settlement) French
French form of Ieper
, known for the battles that occurred in 1914 and 1915 during the First World War.
YUGOSLAVIA (Country) English
The original Yugoslavia divided up into Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, and Slovenia in the early 1990s.