Kazakh Submitted Place Names
are used in the country of Kazakhstan in central Eurasia.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ALMATY (Settlement) Kazakh, Russian, English
Meaning disputed. One theory suggests that the name comes from Almatu
, a medieval tribe that inhabited the area near present-day Almaty. Another states that the name is derived from the Kazakh word алма (alma)
ALTAI (Political Subdivision & Mountain) English, Mongolian, Russian, Altai, Kazakh
Combination of Mongolian алт (alt)
meaning "gold" and тай (tay)
meaning "with" (wholly meaning "the mountain with gold"). The Altai Republic is a federal subject north of Mongolia in Russia... [more]
ASTANA (Settlement) Kazakh, English
Derived from Persian آستانه (âstâne)
meaning "capital". Astana is the current capital city of Kazakhstan, and was formerly named Akmoly, Akmolinsk, Tselinograd, and Akmola.
KAVKAZ (Region) Russian, Chechen, Ingush, Karachay-Balkar, Ossetian, Ukrainian, Avar, Lezgin, Chuvash, Kazakh, Croatian, Bosnian, Czech, Uzbek, Macedonian, Serbian, Tatar
Form of Caucasus
PAVLODAR (Settlement) Kazakh, Russian, English
Derived from the name of Pavel Alexandrovich, a former Grand Duke of Russia. The city was originally named Koryakovsky
before Pavel's birth. Pavlodar is a northeastern city in Kazakhstan.
SHYMKENT (Settlement) Kazakh, Russian, English
Derived frim Turkic chim, shym
meaning "turf, meadow" and kent
meaning "city". The name means "green city". Shymkent is a city in Kazakhstan and was formerly named Chimkent
SORTOBE (Settlement) Kazakh, Russian, English
Meaning unknown. Sortobe is a small settlement located near the border between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The population consists mostly of Dungans, an ethnic group from China.
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]