Place Names Starting with K

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KAILASH (Mountain) Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Possibly from Sanskrit केलास (kelas) meaning "crystal". This is the name of a mountain in the Himalayas that is believed to be the paradise of the Hindu god Shiva.
KAILASHA (Mountain) Sanskrit
Sanskrit form of KAILASH.
KANNE (Settlement) Dutch
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a town in the province of Limburg in Belgium.
KARMEL (Mountain) Biblical Hebrew
Means "garden, vineyard" in Hebrew. This is the name of a mountain in Israel mentioned in the Old Testament.
KARPATI (Region) Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian form of CARPATHIANS.
KÁRPÁTOK (Region) Hungarian
Hungarian form of CARPATHIANS.
KARPATY (Region) Polish, Slovak, Czech
Polish, Slovak and Czech form of CARPATHIANS.
KASACHSTAN (Country) German
German form of KAZAKHSTAN.
KASHI (Settlement) Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Sanskrit
From Sanskrit काशि (kashi) meaning "shining". This is the name of a holy city in India, also called Varanasi.
KAZAKHSTAN (Country) English, Russian, Ukrainian, French
From Kazakh Қазақстан (Qazaqstan), from the ethnic name қазақ (qazaq), which is probably of Turkic origin, combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". This is the name of a country in central Asia.
KENDAL (Settlement) English
From the name of the river KENT combined with Old English dæl meaning "valley, dale". This is the name of a town in Cumbria.
KENIA (Country & Mountain) German, Dutch, Finnish, Italian, Spanish, Polish
Form of KENYA.
KENIJA (Country & Mountain) Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of KENYA.
KENIYA (Country & Mountain) Russian
Russian form of KENYA.
KENT (Political Subdivision & River) English
Possibly from a Brythonic element meaning "border, edge, coast". This is the name of a historic kingdom and modern county in southeastern England, called Cent in Old English, Cantium in Latin. It is also the name of a river in Cumbria, northwestern England.
KENYA (Country & Mountain) English, Eastern African, Kikuyu, Swahili, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
The country is named for Mount Kenya, which in the Kikuyu language is called Kĩrĩnyaga meaning "the one having stripes".
KERRY (Political Subdivision) Irish
From Irish Gaelic Ciarraí meaning "CIAR's people". This is the name of an Irish county.
KHORVATIYA (Country) Russian
Russian form of CROATIA.
KHORVATU (Country) Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Medieval Slavic form of CROATIA.
KIMBERLEY (1) (Settlement) English
Means either "CYNEBURGA's field", "CYNEBALD's field" or "CYNEMÆR's field". This is the name of towns in Warwickshire, Nottinghamshire and Norfolk.
KIMBERLEY (2) (Settlement) English
City in South Africa that was named after John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley (1826-1902). His title was taken from the name of the town of KIMBERLEY (1) in Norfolk.
KĨRĨNYAGA (Mountain) Eastern African, Kikuyu
Kikuyu form of KENYA (the mountain).
KITAJSKA (Country) Slovene
Slovene cognate of CATHAY, used as the Slovene name of China.
KITAY (Country) Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian cognate of CATHAY, used as the Russian and Bulgarian name of China.
KOBE (Settlement) Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 神戸 (see KOUBE).
KÖLN (Settlement) German
German form of COLOGNE.
KOLUMBIEN (Country & Political Subdivision) German
German form of COLOMBIA and sometimes of COLUMBIA (for example Britisch-Kolumbien for British Columbia).
KOREA (Country) English, German, Dutch, Finnish, Czech
From medieval Latin Corea, itself derived from GORYEO, the name of a kingdom that ruled most of the Korean Peninsula from the 10th to 14th centuries. This is the name of two countries, North and South Korea. Hanguk and Joseon are the Korean names for the countries.
KOUBE (Settlement) Japanese
Possibly means "shrine supporters", in reference to the families who tended the local Ikuta Shrine. This is the name of a city in Japan.
KOZŁÓW (Settlement) Polish
From Polish kozioł meaning "male goat". This is the name of several Polish towns.
KOZŁOWO (Settlement) Polish
From Polish kozioł meaning "male goat". This is the name of several towns in Poland.
KRAKAU (Settlement) German
German form of KRAKÓW.
KRAKOV (Settlement) Czech, Slovak, Russian, Croatian, Serbian
Form of KRAKÓW.
KRAKÓW (Settlement) Polish
From the name of the city's legendary founder Krak, of uncertain meaning. This is a city in southern Poland.
KRAKOW (Settlement) English
English form of KRAKÓW.
KROATIA (Country) Norwegian, Finnish
Norwegian and Finnish form of CROATIA.
KROATIEN (Country) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of CROATIA.
KUDÜS (Settlement) Turkish
Turkish form of QUDS, referring to Jerusalem.
KYNASTON (Settlement) English
Means "CYNEFRITH's town" in Old English. This is the name of hamlets in Herefordshire and Shropshire.
KYTAY (Country) Ukrainian
Ukrainian cognate of CATHAY, used as the Ukrainian name of China.