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Type Settlement
Usage English, Dutch
Pronounced Pron. al-JIRZ(English)
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Meaning & History

From Arabic الجزائر (al-Jaza'ir) meaning "the islands". This is the name of the capital city of Algeria, so named because of the islands in its bay.

Related Names

VariantsAlgeria(English) Algerije(Dutch)
Other Languages & CulturesJaza'ir(Arabic) Algeria(Finnish) Alger, Algérie(French) Algerien, Algier(German) Algeria(Greek) Algeri, Algeria(Italian) Argel, Argélia(Portuguese) Alger, Algeria(Romanian) Argel, Argelia(Spanish)
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