Bulgarian Place Names

Bulgarian names are used in the country of Bulgaria in southeastern Europe. See also about Bulgarian names.
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AFGANISTAN Афганистан (Country) Russian, Polish, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Bulgarian, Finnish, Estonian, Icelandic, Greek, Indonesian
Form of AFGHANISTAN in several languages.
ALBANIYA Албания (Country) Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of ALBANIA.
AMERIKA Америка (Region & Country) German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Luxembourgish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Hungarian, Hebrew, Albanian, Armenian, Georgian, Tatar, Bashkir, Chechen, Kazakh, Uzbek, Indonesian, Malay
Form of AMERICA, used to refer to the continents and sometimes to the United States of America.
ANGLIYA Англия (Country) Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of ENGLAND.
ANGOLA Ангола (Country) Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Romanian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Albanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Turkish, Georgian
Portuguese form of Ngola, the royal title of the kings of Ndongo, an African kingdom that was conquered by the Portuguese in the 17th-century. It was a Portuguese colony until 1975, when it became an independent country.
ARMENIYA Армения (Country) Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of ARMENIA.
ATINA Атина (Settlement) Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian form of ATHENS.
AVSTRALIYA Австралия (Region & Country) Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of AUSTRALIA.
AZIYA Азия (Region) Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Kazakh
Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Kazakh form of ASIA.
BALGARIYA България (Country) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of BULGARIA.
BELGIYA Белгия (Country) Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of BELGIUM.
BELIZ Белиз (Country & River) Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Greek, Bosnian
Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Greek and Bosnian form of BELIZE.
BENIN Бенин (Settlement, Body of Water & Country) English, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Romanian, Indonesian, Malay
From Portuguese Benim, derived from Itsekiri Ubinu, the name of the capital city of the historical Benin Kingdom (present-day Benin City in Nigeria). Allegedly it was initially named Ile-Ibinu meaning "land of anger" because of disputes between different factions. The Bight of Benin (a large bay) was named after the Benin Kingdom, and the modern country of Benin, west of Nigeria, was named after the bay in 1975 (formerly named Dahomey).
BRAZILIYA Бразилия (Country) Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of BRAZIL.
CHAD Чад (Body of Water & Country) English, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
From Arabic تشاد (Tshad), derived from a Kanuri word meaning "lake, large expanse of water". This is the name of a lake in central Africa, as well as the country that is named after it. The lake also borders Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon.
DANIYA Дания (Country) Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of DENMARK.
ESTONIYA Естония (Country) Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of ESTONIA.
FRANTSIYA Франция (Country) Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of Francia (see FRANCE).
GERMANIYA Германия (Country) Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of Germania (see GERMANY).
GRUZIYA Грузия (Country) Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of GORJ, used as the name for the country of Georgia.
HARVATIYA Хърватия (Country) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of CROATIA.
HOLANDIYA Холандия (Country) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of HOLLAND (1), referring to the provinces and sometimes the entire country.
INDIYA Индия (Country) Indian, Telugu, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Kyrgyz
Telugu, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Kyrgyz form of INDIA.
IRAN Иран (Country) Persian, Arabic, English, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek, Indonesian, Malay, Japanese, Korean
Derived from Middle Persian Eran, related to Old Iranian Arya meaning "Iranian, Aryan". This is the name of a country in western Asia, formerly called Persia in the West.
IRLANDIYA Ирландия (Country & Island) Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of IRELAND.
ITALIYA Италия (Country) Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of Italia (see ITALY).
IZRAEL Израел (Country) Czech, Polish, Croatian, Slovene, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Form of ISRAEL.
KAZAHSTAN Казахстан (Country) Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Romanian
Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian and Romanian form of Kazakh Қазақстан (see KAZAKHSTAN).
KENIYA Кения (Country & Mountain) Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of KENYA.
KITAY Китай (Country) Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian cognate of CATHAY, used as the Russian and Bulgarian name of China.
KOLUMBIYA Колумбия (Country, Region, Settlement & Political Subdivision) Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of COLUMBIA and COLOMBIA.
KOREYA Корея (Country) Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Kazakh
Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Kazakh form of KOREA.
LITVA Литва (Country) Russian, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Georgian
Russian, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian and Georgian form of Lietuva (see LITHUANIA).
MAROKO Мароко (Country) Polish, Estonian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek, Georgian, Indonesian
Form of MOROCCO in several languages.
MEKSIKO Мексико (Country & Settlement) Finnish, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Finnish, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of MEXICO. In Finnish it refers only to the country, not the capital city.
MIANMAR Мианмар (Country) Hungarian, Bulgarian, Portuguese
Hungarian and Bulgarian form of MYANMAR, as well as a Portuguese variant.
MONGOLIYA Монголия (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of MONGOLIA.
NEPAL Непал (Country) Nepali, Indian, Hindi, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Estonian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Romanian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Greek, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Indonesian, Malay, Sanskrit
From Sanskrit नेपाल (Nepal), of unknown meaning. This is the name of a landlocked country in south Asia.
NIDERLANDIYA Нидерландия (Country) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of NETHERLANDS.
NIGERIYA Нигерия (Country) Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of NIGERIA.
PAKISTAN Пакистан (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.
PERU Перу (Country) English, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Russian, Ukrainian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Hungarian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Georgian, Indian, Hindi
From Spanish Perú, older Birú, which was possibly derived from the name of a chieftain (who nevertheless resided in modern-day Panama).
POLSHA Полша (Country) Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of POLAND.
PRAGA Прага (Settlement) Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Polish, Slovene, Russian, Bulgarian, Greek
Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Polish, Slovene, Russian, Bulgarian and Greek form of Praha (see PRAGUE).
RUMANIYA Румъния (Country) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of ROMANIA.
RUSIYA Русия (Country) Arabic, Bulgarian, Tajik
Arabic, Bulgarian and Tajik form of RUSSIA.
SARBIYA Сърбия (Country) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of SERBIA.
SENEGAL Сенегал (River & Country) Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Swedish, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Estonian, Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Romanian, Turkish
From Portuguese, possibly from the name of the Berber Zenaga people of northern Senegal. This is the name of a river in western Africa, and a country named after it. It gained independence from France in 1960.
SLOVENIYA Словения (Country) Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of SLOVENIA.
SUDAN Судан (Country) English, Arabic, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Indonesian, Malay, Chinese
From Arabic سُود (sud) meaning "black", referring to the darker skin of the inhabitants. This is the name of a country in Africa. In Arabic it is properly written with the definite article: السُودان (al-Sudan).
TURTSIYA Турция (Country) Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of Turcia (see TURKEY).
UGANDA Уганда (Country) English, Eastern African, Ganda, Swahili, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Romanian, Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Turkish, Georgian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay
From Buganda, the name of a kingdom within Uganda, which means "land of the Ganda" in the Luganda language. The Ganda are an ethnic group, their name possibly deriving from a Bantu word meaning "family". Uganda is a landlocked country in eastern Africa.
UZBEKISTAN Узбекистан (Country) English, Russian, Slovak, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Swedish
From Uzbek O'zbekiston, derived from the ethnic name O'zbek (which is probably in part from Turkic beg meaning "chieftain, master") combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". This is the name of a country in central Asia.
VENETSUELA Венецуела (Country) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of VENEZUELA.
VIETNAM Виетнам (Country) English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Italian, Spanish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek
From Việt Nam, meaning "southern Yue", derived from Sino-Vietnamese (việt), referring to the Yue people, and (nam) meaning "south". This is the name of a country in southeastern Asia.
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