IBARRA (Settlement) Basque, Spanish
Derived from Basque ibar
meaning "meadow". This is the name of a few Basque towns.
INDIANA (Political Subdivision) English
Means "land of the Indians". This is the name of an American state.
INDO (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of INDIA
. It is usually written in the katakana writing system.
INDUS (River) English, Ancient Roman
From Persian Hindu
, which was from Sanskrit सिन्धु (Sindhu)
meaning "body of trembling water, river". This is the name of a river in Pakistan and India.
IRAK (Country) Turkish
Turkish form of IRAQ
. This name begins with a Turkish dotless i
in its capital form, appearing identical to I
IRAK (Country) German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovak
Form of IRAQ
IRAN (Country) Persian, Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Middle Persian Eran
, related to Old Iranian Arya
meaning "Iranian, Aryan". This is the name of a country in western Asia, formerly called Persia
in the West.
IRAQ (Country) Arabic, English, Italian, Catalan
From Arabic العراق (al-'Iraq)
, probably derived from the name of the ancient Sumerian/Akkadian city of URUK
. This is the name of a country in the Middle East.
IRVINE (River & Settlement) Scottish
Derived from Old Celtic meaning "green water". This is a river and city in North Ayrshire, Scotland.
ITALY (Country) English
Anglicized form of Italia
, originally applied by the Greeks to the south of the Italian Peninsula. It may have been borrowed from Oscan Víteliú
possibly meaning "land of bulls". According to Roman mythology, the region was named for ITALUS
, though in fact it was he who was named for the region.