African Place Names

African names are used in various places on the continent of Africa. See also about African names.
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GANA(Country)Western African, Akan, Ewe, Portuguese
Akan, Ewe and Portuguese form of GHANA.
ITYOPPYA(Country)Eastern African, Amharic
Amharic form of ETHIOPIA.
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".
KĨRĨNYAGA(Mountain)Eastern African, Kikuyu
Kikuyu form of KENYA (the mountain).
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.