Usage Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Faroese, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek
Scripts Ռիգա(Armenian) রিগা(Bengali) Рига(Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Mongolian Cyrillic, Russian, Serbian, Tajik, Uzbek Cyrillic) რიგა(Georgian) Ρίγα(Greek) ריגה(Hebrew) रीगा(Hindi) リガ(Japanese Katakana) رىيگا(Kazakh Arabic) 리가(Korean Hangul) ریگا(Persian, Urdu) رىگا(Uyghur)
Pronounced Pron. REE-gah(Armenian) RI-ga(Czech) REE-gə(English) REE-GA(French, Korean) REE-GAH(Georgian) REE-gaw(Hungarian) RYEE-GA(Japanese) ree-GAW(Persian) REE-ga(Romanian) RYEE-gə(Russian) REE-gha(Spanish) [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsṘiga (Armenian), Reega (Hindi)
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Meaning & History
From Latvian Rīga, origin disputed. It may be derived from Livonian ringa meaning "loop", referring to an ancient harbor formed by the tributary loop of the Daugava river, from Riege, the German name of the Rīdzene (a tributary of the Daugava), or from Latvian rija meaning "threshing barn". This is the name of the capital city of Latvia.