Malay Submitted Place Names

Malay names are used in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, and Thailand.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ASHGABAT(Settlement)English, Yoruba, Scots, Occitan, Malay, Swahili, Irish, Indonesian, Welsh, Shona
Means "city of love", "city of devotion" from Persian عشق‌آباد (ešq-âbâd), a combination of Persian عشق ('ešq) meaning "love" and آباد (âbâd) "city". This is the name of the capital city of Turkmenistan.
BRUNEI(Country & River)English, Malay
According to legend, the name "Brunei" is derived from the exclamation Baru nah! meaning "that's it!" or "there", shouted by Sultan Muhammad Shah (also known as Awang Alak Betatar), the first sultan of Brunei... [more]
JERMAN(Country)Malay
Malay form of Germany.
JOHOR BAHRU(Settlement)Malay, Malaysian, English
Combination of Malay جوهر (johor) meaning "precious stone, gem, gemstone", ultimately from Persian گوهر (gowhar) "jewel, gem, essence" and بهارو (baharu) meaning "new"... [more]
KUALA LUMPUR(Settlement)Malaysian, Malay, English
Means "muddy confluence" in Malay; a combination of کوالا (kuala) meaning "confluence (referring to a point where two rivers or streams meet)" and لومڤور‎ (lumpur) meaning "mud"... [more]
MALAYSIA(Country)Malay, Malaysian, English
Combination of Malay Malay or Malaya and the Ancient Greek suffix -ία (-ía). The word Malay is derived from melayu or malaya, which in turn is possibly derived from Tamil மலை (malai) (from Sanskrit मलै (malai)) meaning "mountain, hill" and Sanskrit उर् (ur) "town, city, land"... [more]
PUNJAB(Political Subdivision & Region)English, German, Malay, Italian, Norwegian, Welsh, Swahili, Dutch, Scots
From Punjabi پنجاب (Paṉjāb) or ਪੰਜਾਬ (Pañjāb) both meaning "land of five waters"; ultimately from Persian پنج (panj) "five" combined with آب (âb) "water"... [more]
SINGAPURA(Country)Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Singapore.
UZBEKISTAN(Country)English, Russian, Croatian, Slovene, Slovak, Swedish, Swahili, Indonesian, Serbian, Malay
The first element, Uzbek, is of uncertain etymology. One theory suggests that the name is a combination of Turkic uz meaning "genuine" and the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master", ultimately from Sogdian bek... [more]