Korean Submitted Place Names

Korean names are used in South and North Korea. Note that depending on the Korean characters used these names can have many other meanings besides those listed here. See also about Korean names.
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AJEREUBAIJAN 아제르바이잔 (Country) Korean
Korean form of AZERBAIJAN.
APEUGANISEUTAN 아프가니스탄 (Country) Korean
Korean form of AFGHANISTAN.
BANDUNG 반둥 (Settlement) Indonesian, Acehnese, Balinese, Banjar, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Armenian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
From Indonesian bendung or bendungan meaning "dam, dike", used to refer to the area in relation to the nearby Citarum River. Local sources relate the name to the phrase Nga-Bandung-an Banda Indung, which is considered sacred in Sundanese culture... [more]
BANGGEULLADESI 방글라데시 (Country) Korean
Korean form of BANGLADESH.
BANGKOK 방콕 (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]
BAREIN 바레인 (Country) Icelandic, Korean
Icelandic and Korean form of BAHRAIN.
BENESUELLA 베네수엘라 (Country) Korean
Korean form of VENEZUELA.
BETEUNAM 베트남 (Country) Korean
Korean form of VIETNAM.
BEURUNAI 브루나이 (Country) Korean
Korean form of BRUNEI.
BOSEUNIA 보스니아 (Country) Korean
Korean form of Bosnia.
CHECHEN 체첸 (Political Subdivision) Persian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese
Persian, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese form of CHECHNYA.
DAGESEUTAN 다게스탄 (Political Subdivision) Korean
Korean form of DAGESTAN.
GEURISEU 그리스 (Country) Korean
Korean form of GREECE.
ISEUTANBUL 이스탄불 (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of ISTANBUL.
JABA 자바 (Island) Korean
Korean form of JAVA.
KAJAHEUSEUTAN 카자흐스탄 (Country) Korean
Korean form of KAZAKHSTAN.
KEUROATIA 크로아티아 (Country) Korean
Korean form of CROATIA.
KIREUGISEUSEUTAN 키르기스스탄 (Country) Korean
Korean form of KYRGYZSTAN.
MALLEISIA 말레이시아 (Country) Korean
Korean form of MALAYSIA.
MINDANAO 민다나오 (Island) Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Pampangan, English, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian
From Spanish Maguindanao, a corruption of Magindanaw, the endonym of the Maguindanao people. The ethnic name means "people of the flood plains" or "people of the lake" from the word danao meaning "lake"... [more]
OSETIYA 오세티야 (Region) Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, Persian, Azerbaijani, Korean
Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, Persian, Azerbaijani, and Korean form of OSSETIA.
PAKISEUTAN 파키스탄 (Country) Korean
Korean form of PAKISTAN.
PILLIPIN 필리핀 (Country) Korean
Korean form of PHILIPPINES.
SAHARA 사하라 (Country & Region) Afrikaans, Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Kurdish, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Norwegian, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Telugu, Thai, Turkmen, Yiddish
Derived from Arabic صَحَارَى‎ (ṣaḥārā) meaning "deserts", the plural of صَحْرَاء (ṣaḥrāʾ) meaning "desert". This is the name of a desert in Northern Africa as well as a disputed territory and semi-independent state (Western Sahara).
SAUDIARABIA 사우디아라비아 (Country) Korean, Thai
Korean and Thai form of SAUDI ARABIA.
SEOUL 서울 (Settlement) Korean, Danish, English, German, Greek, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Swedish, Tagalog
Means "capital" in Korean, probably derived from Sillan 서라벌 (Seorabeol) referring to the capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla. This is the name of the capital city of South Korea.
SUMATEURA 수마트라 (Island) Korean
Korean form of SUMATRA.
SURABAYA 수라바야 (Settlement) Javanese, Indonesian, Acehnese, Balinese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, English, Danish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
From Javanese ꦯꦸꦫꦧꦪ (shurabaya), derived from ꦯꦸꦫ (shura) meaning "white shark" and ꦧꦪ (baya) meaning "crocodile". The name comes from 12th-century Javanese monarch Jayabaya, who foresaw a fight between a white shark and crocodile (which might have been referring to a Mongol invasion of Java in the late 13th-century)... [more]
TAEGUK 태국, 泰國 (Country) Korean
Korean form of TAIGUO.
TAJIKISEUTAN 타지키스탄 (Country) Korean
Korean form of TAJIKISTAN.
TOGO 토고 (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Means "land where lagoons lie" from Ewe to meaning "water" and go meaning "shore". Togo, officially the Togolese Republic, is a country in West Africa bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north.
TUREUKEUMENISEUTAN 투르크메니스탄 (Country) Korean
Korean form of TURKMENISTAN.
UJEUBEKISEUTAN 우즈베키스탄 (Country) Korean
Korean form of UZBEKISTAN.
YEMEN 예멘 (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.
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