TANGANYIKA(Region & Country)Eastern African, Swahili, English From Swahili tanga "sail" and nyika "wilderness". This is the name of a region in eastern Africa. It was a German then British colony until 1961 when it gained independence. In 1964 it united with the island of Zanzibar to form the new country of Tanzania.
THAI(Country)Thai, Khmer Possibly from a Thai root meaning "person". This is the Thai word for Thailand, usually written in the compounds เมืองไทย (Meueng Thaiy) meaning "region of Thailand", ประเทศไทย (Prathet Thaiy) meaning "nation of Thailand" or ราชอาณาจักรไทย (Rachanachakn Thaiy) meaning "kingdom of Thailand".
THORNLEY(Settlement)English From Old English þorn "thorn" and leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of several towns in England and Scotland.
THORNTON(Settlement)English From Old English þorn "thorn" and tun "enclosure, yard, town". This is the name of several English towns.
TIMBUKTU(Settlement)English, Arabic, Central African, Bamileke Meaning uncertain. It could be derived from Songhai meaning "hollow, hole", or from Berber meaning "place of small dunes". This is the name of a city in central Mali. Descriptions of the city's wealth and remoteness first reached Europe from the 16th-century Berber author Leo Africanus. Since then the city has been used in Western Culture as a symbol for a distant, mysterious place.
TROY(Settlement)English From Greek Τροία (Troia), said to derive from its mythical founder Τρώς (Tros), but more likely of Luwian or Hittite origin. In Greek mythology (most notably in Homer's Iliad) this was the name of a city, also called Ilium, that was besieged by the Greeks after Helen was abducted by PARIS (1).
TROYES(Settlement)French, English, German, Dutch The name of a city in France, named in Latin (Augustobona) Tricassium, which was named after the Gallic tribe of the Tricasses.