Place Names Starting with K
KAILASH (Mountain) Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Possibly from Sanskrit
. This is the name of a mountain in the Himalayas that is believed to be the paradise of the Hindu god
KANADA (Country) German, Swedish, Icelandic, Finnish, Estonian, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Russian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Georgian, Indonesian, Malay
in several languages.
KANNE (Settlement) Dutch
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a town in the province of Limburg in Belgium.
KANTŌ (Region) Japanese
, from Japanese
関 ( kan)
meaning "frontier" and
東 ( tō)
meaning "east". This is the name of a region in central
KARMEL (Mountain) Biblical Hebrew
in Hebrew. This is the name of a mountain in
mentioned in the Old Testament.
KAZAHSTAN (Country) Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Romanian
Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian and Romanian form of Kazakh
KEMET (Region) Ancient Egyptian
, referring to the colour of the soil around the
River. This was the Ancient Egyptian name for the Nile Valley in
KENDAL (Settlement) English
From the name of the river
combined with Old English
meaning "valley, dale". This is the name of a town in Cumbria.
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
in Old English,
in Latin. It is also the name of a river in Cumbria, northwestern England.
KENYA (Country & Mountain) English, Eastern African, Kikuyu, Swahili, French, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Greek, Turkish
The country is named for Mount Kenya, which in the Kikuyu language is called
"the one having stripes"
KERRY (Political Subdivision) Irish
From Irish Gaelic
" CIAR's people"
. This is the name of an Irish county.
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
KŌBE (Settlement) Japanese
, in reference to the families who tended the local Ikuta Shrine. This is the name of a city in Japan.
KOBE (Settlement) Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji
KOLUMBIJA (Country, Region, Settlement & Political Subdivision) Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene, Macedonian, Latvian, Lithuanian
Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene, Macedonian, Latvian and Lithuanian form of
KONGO (Region, River & Country) Central African, Kongo, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Turkish, Georgian
in many languages.
KOREA (Country) English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Czech, Greek, Georgian, Indonesian, Malay
From medieval Latin
, itself derived from
, 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.
are the Korean names for the countries.
KOZŁÓW (Settlement) Polish
. This is the name of several Polish towns.
KOZŁOWO (Settlement) Polish
. This is the name of several towns in Poland.
KRAKÓW (Settlement) Polish
From the name of the city's legendary founder
, of uncertain meaning. This is a city in southern Poland.
KURDISTAN (Region) Kurdish, Arabic, English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Russian
(Kurdistan), from the Persian ethnic name
meaning "Kurd" combined with the Persian suffix
meaning "land of". This is the name of the region in the midst of Iran, Iraq and Turkey that is primarily inhabited by the Kurdish people.
KYNASTON (Settlement) English
" CYNEFRITH's town"
in Old English. This is the name of hamlets in Herefordshire and Shropshire.
KYRGYZSTAN (Country) Kyrgyz, English
, a combination of the name of the Kyrgyz people and the Persian suffix
meaning "land of". The ethnic name may be derived from the Turkic word
meaning "forty". This is the name of a country in central Asia.