Type Settlement & River
Usage Russian, Albanian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Buryat, Chechen, Crimean Tatar, Croatian, Czech, Danish, English, Estonian, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Ossetian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Tatar, Thai, Turkish, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Scripts Уфа(Russian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Buryat Cyrillic, Chechen, Crimean Tatar, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Mongolian Cyrillic, Ossetian, Serbian, Tajik, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Uzbek Cyrillic) Ուֆա(Armenian) ऊफ़ा(Hindi) ウファ(Japanese Katakana) อูฟา(Thai)
Pronounced Pron. uw-FA(Russian) oo-FAH(Armenian, English, Hindi) OO-FA(Japanese) OO-fa(Polish) oo-FA(Thai) [key·IPA]
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Meaning & History
From Bashkir Өфө (Öfö), which is of uncertain origin and meaning. It may be derived from the Iranian root ap meaning "water". This is the name of the capital city of Bashkortostan as well a river that runs through the Ural Mountains. In Tatar, the name only refers to the city (see Karaidel for the Tatar name of the river).