Arabic Submitted Place Names
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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.
(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]
(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]