Place Names Starting with P

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Persian form of PAKISTAN.
Czech form of PAKISTAN.
Spanish form of PAKISTAN.
PAKISTAN(Country)Urdu, Punjabi, English, Italian, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Slovak, Russian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian
From Persian پاک (pak) meaning "pure" and the suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". The name was coined in 1933 by the Pakistani nationalist Choudhry Rahmat Ali who justified it as an acronym of Punjab, Afghania, Kashmir and Sindh, plus the final three letters of Baluchistan.
Portuguese form of PAKISTAN.
PARIS(Settlement)French, English
From the ancient Celtic tribe known as the Parisii. This is the capital city of France.
PARSA(Country)Ancient Persian
Old Persian form of PERSIA.
Italian form of BEIJING.
French form of BEIJING.
Spanish form of BEIJING.
Japanese form of BEIJING.
PEKING(Settlement)German, Dutch, Czech, English (Archaic)
German, Dutch and Czech form of BEIJING, as well as an older English form.
Portuguese form of BEIJING.
French form of PERU.
French form of PERSIA.
Portuguese form of PERSIA.
PERSIA(Country)Ancient Roman, English, Spanish, Italian
Latin form of Greek Περσις (Persis), from Old Persian Parsa. This is the name used in the West for a region in western Asia, as well as several empires which were based there, including the Achaemenid Empire, Parthian Empire, and Sasanian Empire. This was also the Western name for the country of Iran until 1935, when the king requested that the native name Iran be used instead.
German form of PERSIA.
PERSIS(Country)Ancient Greek
Greek form of PERSIA.
PERU(Country)English, Portuguese, German, Dutch
From Spanish Perú, older Birú, which was possibly derived from the name of a chieftain (who nevertheless resided in modern-day Panama).
Spanish form of PERU.
Italian form of PERU.
Dutch form of PERSIA.
Possibly from a Slavic word meaning "cave". This was the name of a city on the east bank of the Danube in Hungary. After a bridge was built across the river in 1849, Pest merged with Buda to form Budapest in 1873.
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a town in Limburg in the Netherlands.
Means "PÆGA's town". This is the name of a town in Sussex.
PHILADELPHIA(Settlement)Biblical, English
Means "brotherly love" from Greek φιλεω (phileo) "to love" and αδελφος (adelphos) "brother". This was the name of a city in Asia Minor mentioned in Revelation in the New Testament. It is now known as Alaşehir (in Turkey). It is also the name of a city in the United States.
PIRUW(Country)Native American, Quechua
Quechua form of PERU.
From the name of the Slavic tribe of the Poles, derived from the medieval Slavic word polje meaning "field", combined with land. This is the name of a country in eastern Europe.
POLEN(Country)German, Dutch
German and Dutch form of POLAND.
French form of POLAND.
POLONIA(Country)Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of POLAND.
Polish form of POLAND.
PORTO(Settlement)Portuguese, English
Modern form of PORTUS CALE. This is the name of a city in Portugal.
Italian form of PORTUGAL.
PORTUGAL(Country)Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, Galician, Catalan, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Croatian, Serbian
From Portugale, which was derived from PORTUS CALE, the old name of the city of Porto. The name of the city was later applied to the entire country.
PORTUGALE(Region)Late Roman
Later form of PORTUS CALE, referring to the area around the city.
PORTUS CALE(Settlement)Ancient Roman
Means "port of CALE" in Latin. This was the name of the city now known as Porto. The name of the city was later applied to the entire region of Portugal.
PRETORIA(Settlement)Southern African, Afrikaans, Dutch, English
From the surname PRETORIUS. This is the name of a city in South Africa, named after the 19th-century Boer leader Andries Pretorius.
From Old English preost "priest" and leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of a few small towns in England.