South African Place Names

These name are used in the Republic of South Africa.
Athene (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Athens.
Bolivië (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Bolivia.
Brasilië (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Brazil.
Bulgarye (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Bulgaria.
Chili (Country) French, Dutch, Afrikaans, Greek, Russian, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Tajik, Mongolian, Indonesian, Thai
Form of Chile in several languages.
Denemarke (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Denmark.
Egipte (Country) Afrikaans, Catalan
Afrikaans and Catalan form of Egypte or Aegyptus (see Egypt).
Frankryk (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Frankrijk.
Gaboen (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Gabon.
Hongarye (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Hungary.
Jerusalem (Settlement) English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Luxembourgish, Afrikaans, Catalan, Bosnian, Biblical
From Hebrew יְרוּשָׁלַיִם (Yerushalayim), from an earlier Canaanite form like Urushalim, probably meaning "established by (the god) Shalim". This is the name of a city in Israel and Palestine. Originally a Canaanite city, it was conquered by the Israelites under King David at the beginning of the 10th century BC. It is now regarded as a holy city by Jews, Christians and Muslims.
Kroasië (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Croatia.
Libië (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Libya.
Maleisië (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Malaysia.
Mali (Country) Manding, Fula, Arabic, French, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan, English, German, Dutch, Afrikaans, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Romanian, Hungarian, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Albanian, Greek, Hebrew, Armenian, Georgian, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Uzbek, Persian, Urdu, Sinhalese, Hindi, Chinese, Mongolian, Burmese, Thai, Lao, Indonesian, Malay, Tagalog
A landlocked country in Western Africa, named after an empire that lasted until the 17th century. The empire's name is possibly from a dialectal variant of the name of the Mande peoples. Alternatively, it could be from the name of the empire's capital (which has not been located) or from a Mande word meaning "hippopotamus".
Meksiko (Country & Settlement) Finnish, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Afrikaans, Hindi, 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.
Namibië (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Namibia.
Noorweë (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Norway.
Oekraïne (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Ukraine.
Oesbekistan (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Uzbekistan.
Oostenryk (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Austria.
Persië (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Persia.
Pretoria (Settlement) 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.
Serwië (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Serbia.
Sirië (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Syria.
Slowakye (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Slovakia.
Slowenië (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Slovenia.
Tsjeggië (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Tsjechië.
Turkye (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Turkey.
Zimbabwe (Country & Settlement) Shona, Ndebele, English, French, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Romanian
From the Shona language, possibly from dzimba "houses" and ibwe "stone". Great Zimbabwe was an ancient city, falling into ruin in the 15th century. It was located in the country of Zimbabwe, which was named after the ancient city in 1980 when it gained independence from the United Kingdom. It was formerly called Southern Rhodesia by the British.