This is a list of submitted place names in which the person who added the name is mythmanjay
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ANADYR (Political Subdivision) Russian (Archaic)
Although the town itself has only been in existence for just over a century, the origins of the name Anadyr are much older. The name initially derives from the Yukaghir word "any-an" meaning "river"
BLAGOVESHCHENSK (Political Subdivision) Russian
literally 'the city of The Annunciation (of The Lord to The Blessed Virgin Mary)'
BODAYBO (Political Subdivision) Russian
possibly named after the Celtic queen "Boadicea" or "Boadacaea"
BULUNKSY (Region) Russian
I don't know if it's the actual etymology or if it just 'looks similar,' but a search for 'etymology of bulunsky' turns up a lot of results about "Blue Sky"
COLOSSAE (Settlement) Greek
either "Establishing a Temple or Shrine" or "to Punish" or "Dyed Wool," but no direct connection to "the Colossus of Rhodes"
ILIM (River) Russian, Arabic
I couldn't find the meaning of the river's name, but Wiktionary (without mentioning the river) says it's a Turkish
word with an Arabic
root that means "Knowledge, Science"
KAMCHATKA (Region) Ainu
named for a native people, the Kamchadal, from Koryak (Chukotko-Kamchatkan) konchachal, which is said to mean "men of the far end"
KHABAROVSK (Political Subdivision) Russian
The Russians founded the military outpost of Khabarovka (Хаба́ровка), named after Yerofey Khabarov
. The post later became an important industrial center for the region... [more]
NERIUNGRI (Political Subdivision) Russian
comes from the Evenk word for "grayling" (species of freshwater-fish in the family of salmon) ... the second largest town in the Sakha Republic, Russia and the administrative center of Neryungrinsky District
OKHOTSK (Political Subdivision) Russian
from an Even
word окат (okat) meaning "river"
OLENYOK (Political Subdivision) Russian
"Agents" (or agent-noun, i.e. "Workers" LoL) of "Oil"
OYMYAKON (Political Subdivision) Russian
named after the Oymyakon River
, whose name reportedly comes from the Even
word kheium, meaning "unfrozen patch of water; place where fish spend the winter" ... or the Even
word heyum (hэjум) (kheium being a possible misspelling) means "frozen lake"
PEVEK (Political Subdivision) Russian
either "Swollen-" or "Smelly Mountain"
VLADIVOSTOK (Political Subdivision) Russian
literally 'Ruler of the East', 'Rule the East', 'Lord of the East', or 'Expansion to the East.' The name was first applied to the bay but, following an expedition by Alexey Shefner in 1860, was later applied to the new settlement.
YAKUTSK (Political Subdivision) Russian
"Place" of the Yakut
(from the Evenk
"Yako," a term Russia uses to refer to the "Sakha" people, whose name (of Turkic origin
) comes from words that mean "Edge, Collar")
YUZHNO-ZAKHALINSK (Political Subdivision) Russian
literally "South SAKHALIN
City" - a city in Sakhalin island, and the administrative center of Sakhalin Oblast, Russia. It is located in the Far East part of Russia, situated north of Japan... [more]