KAILASH (Mountain) Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Possibly from Sanskrit केलास (kelas)
. This is the name of a mountain in the Himalayas that is believed to be the paradise of the Hindu god Shiva
KANADA (Country) German, Swedish, Icelandic, Finnish, Estonian, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Russian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Georgian
Form of CANADA
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
Means "eastern frontier"
, from Japanese 関 (kan)
meaning "frontier" and 東 (tō)
meaning "east". This is the name of a region in central Japan
, including Tokyo
KARMEL (Mountain) Biblical Hebrew
Means "garden, vineyard"
in Hebrew. This is the name of a mountain in Israel
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 Қазақстан
KEMET (Region) Ancient Egyptian
From Egyptian km
, referring to the colour of the soil around the Nile
River. This was the Ancient Egyptian name for the Nile Valley in Egypt
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.
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, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Greek, Turkish
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.
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)
KŌBE (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.
KOBE (Settlement) Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 神戸
KOLUMBIJA (Country, Region, Settlement & Political Subdivision) Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene, Macedonian, Latvian, Lithuanian
Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene, Macedonian, Latvian and Lithuanian form of COLUMBIA
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
Form of CONGO
in many languages.
KOREA (Country) English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Czech, Greek, Georgian, Indonesian, Malay
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
are the Korean names for the countries.
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.
KRAKÓW (Settlement) Polish
From the name of the city's legendary founder Krak
, of uncertain meaning. This is a city in southern Poland.
KURDISTAN (Region) Kurdish, Arabic, English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Russian
From Kurdish کوردستان
(Kurdistan), from the Persian ethnic name کرد (Kord)
meaning "Kurd" combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan)
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
Means "CYNEFRITH's town"
in Old English. This is the name of hamlets in Herefordshire and Shropshire.
KYRGYZSTAN (Country) Kyrgyz, English
From Kyrgyz Кыргызстан (Kyrgyzstan)
, a combination of the name of the Kyrgyz people and the Persian suffix ستان (stan)
meaning "land of". The ethnic name may be derived from the Turkic word kyrk
meaning "forty". This is the name of a country in central Asia.