Indian Place Names

Indian names are used in India and in Indian communities throughout the world. See also about Indian names.
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AFGHANISTAN افغانستان, अफ़्ग़ानिस्तान (Country) Pashto, Arabic, Urdu, Indian, Hindi, English, German, Dutch, French, Italian, Malay
From Pashto افغانستان (Afghanistan), from the Persian ethnic name افغان (Afkhan) meaning "Afghan, Pashtun" combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". This is the name of a country in central Asia.
ARMENIYA আর্মেনিয়া (Country) Russian, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Bengali
Russian, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Bengali form of ARMENIA.
ARMINIYA आर्मीनिया (Country) Indian, Hindi
Hindi form of ARMENIA.
BHARAT भरत, ভারত, ભારત, ভাৰত, بھارت (Country) Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Assamese, Urdu
From the name of the mythological king BHARATA. This is the endonym for India in many of the languages of northern India.
BHARATA भरत, ಭಾರತ (Country) Sanskrit, Indian, Kannada
Sanskrit and Kannada form of BHARAT.
BHAROT ভারত (Country) Bengali
Alternate transcription of Bengali ভারত (see BHARAT).
CHIN चीन (Country) Indian, Hindi, Persian, Thai, Lao
Hindi, Persian, Thai and Lao form of CHINA.
DILLI दिल्ली, দিল্লি, দিল্লী, ଦିଲ୍ଲୀ (Settlement) Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Sanskrit
Form of DELHI used in several Indian languages.
FIJI फ़िजी (Country) English, Portuguese, Indian, Hindi, Indonesian, Malay
English form of Fijian Viti, of unknown meaning, the name of the largest island (called Viti Levu meaning "great Viti") of the archipelago. The change from Viti to Fiji is reportedly explained by the fact that the British (on an 18th-century expedition of James Cook) first heard it pronounced this way by the neighbouring Tongans.
HINDUSTAN हिन्दुस्तान, ہندوستان (Country) Indian, Hindi, Urdu, English (Archaic)
Alternate name for INDIA, of Persian origin.
INDIYA ఇండియా (Country) Indian, Telugu, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Kyrgyz
Telugu, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Kyrgyz form of INDIA.
INTIYA இந்தியா (Country) Tamil
Tamil form of INDIA.
INTYA ഇന്ത്യ (Country) Indian, Malayalam
Malayalam form of INDIA.
IRAN ایران, ईरान (Country) Persian, Arabic, English, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek, Hebrew, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Urdu, Indian, Hindi, Indonesian, Malay, Burmese, Thai, Tagalog, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian
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.
KAILASH कैलाश (Mountain) Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Possibly from Sanskrit केलास (kelas) meaning "crystal". This is the name of a mountain in the Himalayas that is believed to be the paradise of the Hindu god Shiva.
KASHI काशी, కాశీ, காசி (Settlement) Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Sanskrit
From Sanskrit काशि (kashi) meaning "shining". This is the name of a holy city in India, also called Varanasi.
LAOS लाओस (Country) French, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Estonian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Uzbek, Turkmen, Greek, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Armenian, Indian, Hindi, Nepali, Malay, Indonesian, Tagalog, Filipino
The name of a country in southeastern Asia, derived from the Lao people, the majority ethnic group. Their name may be derived from an Austroasiatic root meaning "human". The name Laos was originally applied to the region by France, who established it as a colony in 1893. It achieved independence in 1953.
MEKSIKO मेक्सिको, মেক্সিকো (Country & Settlement) Finnish, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Southern African, Afrikaans, Hindi, Indian, Bengali, Nepali, Indonesian
Finnish, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Afrikaans, Hindi, Bengali, Nepali and Indonesian form of MEXICO. In Finnish it refers only to the country, not the capital city.
MIYANMAR মিয়ানমার (Country) Bengali
Bengali form of MYANMAR.
MYANMAR म्यान्मार (Country) English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Dutch, French, Czech, Romanian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Turkish, Indian, Hindi
From Burmese မြန်မာ (Myanma), the name of the main Burmese ethnic group (also called the Bamar), which is of unknown origin. This is the name of a country in southeastern Asia. It was formerly called Burma, derived from a variant of this term.
NEPAL नेपाल (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.
PAKISTAN پاکستان (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 पेरू (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).
SENEGAL सेनेगल, সেনেগাল (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, Armenian, Persian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Uzbek, Turkmen, Mongolian, Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Korean, Indonesian, Malay, Tagalog, Filipino
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.
VENKATA वेङ्कट (Mountain) Indian, Hindi, Sanskrit
Possibly means "self-born" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a sacred hill in southern India.
YAMUNA यमुना, யமுனை, యమునా (River) Indian, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Sanskrit
Name of an Indian river, which is possibly derived from the name of the goddess YAMI.
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