Usage Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
Scripts Պանամա(Armenian) Панама(Belarusian, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, Tajik, Ukrainian, Uzbek Cyrillic) পানামা(Bengali) ပနားမား(Burmese) პანამა(Georgian) पनामा(Hindi) パナマ(Japanese Katakana) پاناما(Kazakh Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Uyghur) ប៉ាណាម៉ា(Khmer) 파나마(Korean Hangul) پەنەما(Kurdish Sorani) ປານາມາ(Lao) ปานามา(Thai)
Pronounced Pron. pah-nah-MAH(Armenian) PA-NA-MA(Burmese, French, Japanese, Korean) PA-na-ma(Czech, German) PAN-ə-mah(English) PAH-NAH-MAH(Georgian) pə-NAH-mah(Hindi) PAW-naw-maw(Hungarian) pa-NA-ma(Polish) pu-NA-mə(Russian) pa-na-MA(Thai) [key·IPA]
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Meaning & History
From Spanish Panamá of uncertain meaning. It may be derived from the name of a tree commonly found in the area (genus Sterculia), from an indigenous word meaning "many butterflies", from Kuna bannaba meaning "distant, far away", or from a Guaraní word meaning "place of many fish". This is the name of a country in Central America.