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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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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 & 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]
YONAN   (Country)   Arabic
Arabic form of Ellada or Greece.
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