Arabic Submitted Place Names

Arabic names are used in the Arab world, as well as some other regions within the larger Muslim world. They are not necessarily of Arabic origin, though most in fact are. Compare also Persian names and Turkish names. See also about Arabic names.
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AL-JAZAIR   (Country & Settlement)   Arabic
Arabic form of Algeria and Algiers (the city and country share the same Arabic name).
AL-MAGHRIB   (Country)   Arabic
Arabic form of Morocco.
AL-QAWQAZ   (Region)   Arabic
Arabic form of Caucasus.
ANZAH   (Settlement)   Arabic
DAMASCUS   (Settlement)   Arabic
The place name for the capital of Syria.
MAKKAH   (Settlement)   Arabic
Original Arabic form of Mecca.
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.
SAHARA   (Region & Political Subdivision)   Arabic, English
Derived directly from Arabic ‏صحارى‎ (ṣaḥārā), the plural form of صحراء (ṣaḥrāʾ) meaning "desert". The Sahara Desert in Northern Africa is the largest hot desert and third largest desert in the world... [more]
TUNIS   (Settlement)   English, Arabic
Derived from Arabic تونس (Tūnis), which is of debated origin. Some scholars suggest an origin tied to Tanith, a Phoenician goddess, from Berber ens meaning "to lie down", "to pass the night" or ⵜⵏⵙ (tns) "to lay down" or "encampent" (in all, meaning "camp at night" or "camp, stop"), or from the name of Tynes, an ancient city... [more]
YONAN   (Country)   Arabic
Arabic form of Ellada or Greece.
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