Kazakh Submitted Place Names

Kazakh names are used in the country of Kazakhstan in central Eurasia.
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ALMATY Алматы, الماتى (Settlement) Kazakh, Russian, English, Belarusian, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Kazakh алма (alma) meaning "apple". This is the name of the largest city in Kazakhstan.
ALTAI Алтай (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]
ALTAY Алтай (Political Subdivision & Mountain) Russian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Russian, Kazakh, and Kyrgyz form of ALTAI.
ASTANA Астана, استانا (Settlement) Kazakh, Russian, English, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Kyrgyz, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian, Ukrainian
Means "capital city" in Kazakh, ultimately from Persian آستانه (âstâne). This was the name of the capital city of Kazakhstan, which is now called Nur-Sultan.
AZIRBAYZHAN Әзірбайжан, ٵزىربايجان (Country) Kazakh
Kazakh form of AZERBAIJAN.
BANGKOK Бангкок, بانگكوك (Settlement) Thai, Afrikaans, Armenian, Bashkir, Bosnian, Chechen, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Ingush, Italian, Karakalpak, Kazakh, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lao, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Ossetian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Tatar, Turkish, Uzbek
From Thai บางกอก (baang-gòk), believed to be derived from บาง (baang) meaning "community, village, settlement" and กอก (gòk) meaning "olive", possibly used in reference to the olive trees that grew around the area... [more]
BASHQURTSTAN Башқұртстан, باشقۇرتستان (Political Subdivision) Kazakh
Kazakh form of BASHKORTOSTAN.
BISHKEK Бішкек, بىشكەك (Settlement) Kyrgyz, Russian, English, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Indonesian, Kazakh, Macedonian, Malay, Persian, Tajik, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Meaning uncertain. One theory suggests that it comes from a word meaning "whorl, whisk" in Kyrgyz, referring to a tool used to prepare kumis (a dairy product). It could also mean "five heights" from Kyrgyz беш (besh) meaning "five" and бийик (biyik) meaning "tall, high" or "five chiefs" from беш (besh) meaning "five" and the Turkish title beg meaning "chieftain, master"... [more]
INDONEZIYA Индонезия, ىيندونەزىييا (Country) Bashkir, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Komi, Lezgin, Mordvin, Kyrgyz, Russian, Tajik, Tatar, Udmurt, Uzbek, Yakut
Form of INDONESIA.
INGUSHETIYA Ингушетия, ىينگۋشەتىييا (Political Subdivision) Bashkir, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Lezgin, Persian, Russian, Tatar, Udmurt, Yakut
Form of INGUSHETIA.
KAZBEK Казбек, كازبەك (Mountain) Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tajik, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From Russian Казбек (Kazbek) which is from Arabic قَاضِي (qāḍī) meaning "judge, arbiter" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master"... [more]
MADRID Мадрид, مادرىيد (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Spanish, Abkhaz, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Asturian, Avar, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chechen, Chuvash, Circassian, Crimean Tatar, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Ingush, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Ossetian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tajik, Tagalog, Tatar, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek, Yakut
From the older name Magerit which is of uncertain meaning and origin. It may be derived from Arabic اَلْمَجْرِيط‎ (al-majrīṭ) meaning "source of water", from Latin matrix meaning "mother, source, origin (of rivers)", or from Celtic mageto ritu meaning "great bridge"... [more]
MALAYZIYA Малайзия, مالايزىييا (Country) Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, Karakalpak, Kazakh, Komi, Kyrgyz, Russian, Tajik, Tatar, Uzbek, Yakut
Form of MALAYSIA.
MALI Мали, مالىي (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Tatar, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From the name of the Mali Empire, which was derived from Mandinka or Bambara mali meaning "hippopotamus" or "the place where the king lives". This is the name of a landlocked country in West Africa.
MEDINE Медине, مەدىينە (Settlement) Kazakh, Turkish, Uyghur
Kazakh, Turkish, and Uyghur form of MEDINA.
MEKSIKA Мексика, مەكسىيكا (Country) Albanian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Belarusian, Chechen, Crimean Tatar, Georgian, Ingush, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian, Tajik, Tatar, Turkish, Turkmen, Uyghur
Form of MEXICO used in various languages.
NORVEGIYA Норвегия, نورۆەگىييا (Country) Avar, Bashkir, Bulgarian, Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, Karakalpak, Kazakh, Komi, Kyrgyz, Lezgin, Russian, Tatar, Tuvan, Udmurt, Uzbek, Yakut
Form of NORWAY.
NUR-SULTAN Нұр-Сұлтан, نۇر-سۇلتان‎ (Settlement) Kazakh, Russian, English, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, German, Italian, Kyrgyz, Turkish, Ukrainian
From the given name NURSULTAN. This is the capital city of Kazakhstan, renamed in honour of former president Nursultan Nazarbayev (1940-)... [more]
PAVLODAR Павлодар (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.
QALMAQSTAN Қалмақстан, قالماقستان (Political Subdivision) Kazakh
From қалмақ (qalmaq), the Kazakh name for the Kalmyk people, combined with the Persian suffix -ستان (-stan) meaning "land of". This is the Kazakh name for Kalmykia.
QARAQALPAQSTAN Қарақалпақстан, قاراقالپاقستان (Region) Karakalpak, Kazakh
Karakalpak form of KARAKALPAKSTAN.
SHESHENSTAN Шешенстан, شەشەنستان (Political Subdivision) Kazakh
Kazakh form of CHECHNYA.
SHINZHANG Шыңжаң, شىڭجاڭ (Region) Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Kazakh and Kyrgyz form of XINJIANG.
SHYMKENT Шымкент, شىمكەنت (Settlement) Kazakh, English, Russian, Bashkir, Belarusian, Chechen, Indonesian, Mongolian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish
From Kazakh шым (shym) meaning "sod, turf, meadow" and кент (kent) meaning "town". This is the name of a city in Kazakhstan.
SORTOBE Сортөбе (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.
SULAVESI Сулавеси, سۋلاۆەسىي (Island) Russian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Georgian, Kazakh, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Form of SULAWESI used in various languages.
SUMATRA Суматра, سۋماترا (Island) Indonesian, Acehnese, Javanese, Sundanese, Albanian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tatar, Tagalog, Turkish, Uzbek
From Sanskrit समुद्र (samudrá) meaning "sea, ocean". This is the name of an island in Indonesia.
TAZHIKSTAN Тәжікстан, تاجىكستان (Country) Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Bashkir
Kazakh, Kyrgyz, and Bashkir form of TAJIKISTAN.
TUNIS Тунис, تۋنىيس (Country & Settlement) Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek
Meaning uncertain, possibly from the Tamazight root ens meaning "to lie down, to pass the night" or from the name of the Phoenician goddess TANITH... [more]
TYVA Тыва, تىۆا (Political Subdivision) Tuvan, Bashkir, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Ossetian, Russian, Tatar, Yakut
Form of TUVA.
UNDISTAN Үндістан, ٴۇندىستان (Country) Kazakh
Kazakh form of HENDUSTAN.
YEMEN Йемен, يەمەن (Country) Bashkir, Bulgarian, Chinese, Chuvash, Circassian, Crimean Tatar, Danish, English, Italian, Kazakh, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lezgin, Mongolian, Ossetian, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish, Uyghur
From Arabic اليمن (al-Yaman) which is probably from يَمِين (yamīn) meaning "right (hand), south". This is the name of a country in Western Asia.
YSTANBUL Ыстанбұл, ىستانبۇل (Settlement) Kazakh
Kazakh form of ISTANBUL.
ZHAIYQ Жайық, جايىق (River) Kazakh
Probably from Jaiyk, the name of the Turkic god of rivers, which is derived from Turkic yād meaning "wide, spread out". This is the Kazakh name for the Ural River.
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