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CABO VERDE (Country) Portuguese (African), Spanish, Võro
Portuguese, Spanish and Võro form of CAPE VERDE.
CABUL (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of KABUL.
ÇAD (Country & Body of Water) Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, Kurdish, Turkish, Turkmen
Form of CHAD.
ČADA (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of CHAD.
ČADAS (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of CHAD.
ÇADI (Country & Body of Water) Albanian
Albanian form of CHAD.
CAEO (Settlement) Welsh
Variant of Caio.
CAINHANNOCH (Settlement) Mormon
From an alternative name for New York used in the Doctrine and Covenants. A possible origin could be that in the Bible, Cain, the son of Adam, had a son named Enoch. A derivative of that is Henoch, and a further derivative is Hanoch... [more]
CAIRNS (Settlement) English
City in Australia
CAÏRO (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of CAIRO.
CAKARTA (Settlement) Azerbaijani, Kurdish, Turkish
Azerbaijani, Kurdish, and Turkish form of JAKARTA.
CALABRIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Calabria.
CALEDÓNIA (Region) Portuguese (European)
European Portuguese form of Caledonia.
CALEDÔNIA (Region) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Caledonia.
CALÉDONIE (Region) French
French form of Caledonia.
CALEDONIË (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Caledonia.
CALETA (Settlement) Spanish
City name meaning ''little bay, inlet, or cove''. Most often La Caleta.
CALGARY (Other) English (Canadian)
A city in Alberta. Nicknamed “Cow Town” in Canadian slang.
CALIFÓRNIA (Political Subdivision) Portuguese
Portuguese form of CALIFORNIA.
CALIFORNIA (Political Subdivision) Spanish, English, Asturian, Estonian, Galician, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Tagalog
From the name of a fictional utopian island featured in the 16th-century novel Las sergas de Esplandián by Spanish author Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo. The name comes from the island's queen, Calafia (or Califia), whose name is derived from Arabic خَلِيفَة (ḵalīfa) meaning "caliph"... [more]
CALIFORNIE (Political Subdivision) French
French form of CALIFORNIA.
CALIFORNIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of CALIFORNIA.
CALLIFAE (Settlement) English
From the name of a town in ancient Italy, of uncertain origin. It was mentioned only by the Roman historian Livy, and may correspond to the village Calvisi, at the foot of the Monte Matese.
CALMUCCHIA (Political Subdivision) Italian
Italian form of KALMYKIA.
CALMÚQUIA (Political Subdivision) Catalan
Catalan form of KALMYKIA.
CAM (River) English
The River Cam is the main river flowing through CAMBRIDGE in eastern England.... [more]
CAMBODGE (Country) French
French form of CAMBODIA.
CAMBODIA (Country) English
From French Cambodge, which is taken from Khmer កម្ពុជា (Kampuchea). The name comes from Sanskrit कम्बोजदेश (Kambujadeśa), derived from काम्बोज (kāmboja), the name of an ancient tribe and kingdom described in Hindu literature, combined with देश (deśá) meaning "kingdom, country"... [more]
CAMBODJA (Country) Catalan, Danish, Dutch
Catalan, Danish, and Dutch form of CAMBODIA.
CAMBRIDGE (Settlement) English
Cambridge is a university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire, England, on the River Cam approximately 50 miles (80 km) north of London.... [more]
CAMBRIDGESHIRE (Political Subdivision) English (British)
Cambridgeshire is a county in East England.
CAMEROON (Country) English
The name of the Country in Central Africa. Cameroon, on the Gulf of Guinea, is a Central African country of varied terrain and wildlife. Its inland capital, Yaoundé, and its biggest city, the seaport Douala, are transit points to ecotourism sites as well as beach resorts like Kribi – near the Chutes de la Lobé waterfalls, which plunge directly into the sea – and Limbe, where the Limbe Wildlife Centre houses rescued primates.
CAMPANIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Campania.
CANAÃ (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Canaan.
CANAÁN (Region) Spanish
Spanish form of Canaan.
CANANEA (Region) Italian
Italian form of Canaan.
CANARY ISLANDS (Region) English
English form of Spanish Islas Canarias which is derived from Latin Canariae Insulae "islands of the dogs". This is the name of a Spanish archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, near the coast of northwestern Africa.
CANBERRA (Settlement) English
From the city of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
CANTABRIA (Political Subdivision) Spanish
CANTABRIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of CANTABRIA.
CAÔNIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Chaonia.
CAONIA (Region) Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Chaonia.
CAPE VERDE (Country) English
From the name of the Senegalese peninsula Cap-Vert meaning "green cape" in Portuguese. Cape Verde is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean.
CAPPADOCIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Cappadocia.
CAQUOROBERT (Island) Norman
Islet in the Channel Islands. Unknown meaning.
CARAIBE (Region) Romanian
Romanian form of CARIBBEAN.
CARAÏBEN (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of CARIBBEAN.
CARAÏBES (Region) French
French form of CARIBBEAN.
CARAIBI (Region) Italian
Italian form of CARIBBEAN.
CARANTÂNIA (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of CARANTANIA.
CARANTANIE (Country) French
French form of CARANTANIA.
CARDIFF (Settlement) Welsh
The capital city of Wales. Cardiff derives from the city's Welsh name Caerdydd, which in turn was derived from the city's Old Welsh name Caerdyf (In Welsh f (v) is often mutated to dd (th)).... [more]
CARÈLIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Catalan
Catalan form of KARELIA.
CARIA (Region) Ancient Greek
Caria was an ancient province near the Aegean Sea in Asia Minor.
CARIB (Region) Catalan
Catalan form of CARIBBEAN.
CARIBBEAN (Region) English
The name of the Region. The Caribbean is a region that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands and the surrounding coasts. The region is southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north of South America.
CARIBE (Region) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CARIBBEAN.
CARIBIEN (Region) Danish
Danish form of CARIBBEAN.
CARLOW (Political Subdivision) Irish (Anglicized)
Town and county in IRELAND. Possibly means "place of cattle".
CARMANIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Ancient Persian (Latinized), English, Italian, Spanish
Latinized form of ancient Persian Karmana via its hellenized form KARMANIA. This was the name of a region and province of several Persian empires.
CARMANIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of CARMANIA.
CARMAY (Other) English
CARNIE (Region) French
French form of Carnia.
CARPATHUS (Island) Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of KARPATHOS.
CÁRPATOS (Mountain) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CARPATHIANS.
CARPATS (Mountain) Catalan
Catalan form of CARPATHIANS.
CARPAZI (Mountain) Italian
Italian form of CARPATHIANS.
CARPERBY (Settlement) English
A village in Yorkshire, England. The second element is Old Norse -byr, 'farm'. The first element is possibly the Old Gaelic personal name Cairpre. This seems to indicate a farm of an Irish or Scottish Viking, who settled in England... [more]
CARSON CITY (Other) English (American)
Capital of the American state of Nevada.
CARTAGINE (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Carthage.
CARTAGO (Settlement) Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese
Catalan, Spanish and Portuguese form of Carthage.
CARTHAGO (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Carthage.
CASABLANCA (Settlement) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog
Means "white house" in Spanish, from casa meaning "house" and blanca meaning "white". The name originates from a Spanish translation of the Arabic name الدَّار الْبَيْضَاء (ad-Dār al-Bayḍāʾ), which in turn was derived from a calque of the Portuguese name Casa Branca... [more]
CASQUET (Island) French
An island chain in the Channel Islands. Could from derived from French 'cascade', referring the nearby strong tides, or from 'casque', referring to the helmet-like shape of the rocks, or from 'cas', meaning "broken" and 'quet', "rock".
CASTILIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of CASTILE.
CA-TA (Country) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of QATAR.
CATALONGNE (Political Subdivision & Region) Norman, Picard
Norman and Picard form of CATALONIA.
CATALONIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish form of CATALONIA.
CATALUNHA (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of CATALONIA.
CATAR (Country) Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of QATAR.
CAUCAS (Region & Mountain) Catalan
Catalan form of CAUCASUS.
CAUCASE (Region) French
French form of CAUCASUS.
CAUCÁSIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Caucasia, which is an alternative name for the CAUCASUS geographical region.
CÁUCASO (Region & Mountain) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CAUCASUS.
CAUCASO (Region & Mountain) Italian
Italian form of CAUCASUS.
CAUCASUS (Mountain) English
From Greek Καύκασος (Kaúkasos), which is of uncertain origin; it may be derived from Scythian *xrohukäsi meaning "ice-shining" or "white snow". Alternatively, it may be from Greek κήξ (kḗx) meaning "sea swallow (a kind of bird)" and κάσος (kásos) possibly meaning "mountain" or "rock"... [more]
CAUCAZ (Region & Mountain) Romanian
Romanian form of CAUCASUS.
CAVA (Political Subdivision & Island) Kurdish, Turkish
Kurdish and Turkish form of JAVA.
CAZÃ (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of KAZAN.
CAZAQUISTÃO (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of KAZAKHSTAN.
CCINWA (Country) Kabyle
Kabyle form of CHINA.
CEATHARLACH (Political Subdivision) Irish
Irish form of CARLOW.
CEBU (Political Subdivision, Settlement & Island) Filipino, Ilocano, Pampangan, Tagalog, Afrikaans, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish
From Cebuano Sugbo, which is derived from Old Cebuano sibu or sibo meaning "trade", itself a shortened form of sinibuayng hingpit meaning "place for trading". This is the name of an island, province, and city (Cebu City) in the Philippines.
ÇEÇENIA (Political Subdivision) Albanian
Albanian form of CHECHNYA.
CECENIA (Political Subdivision) Italian, Romanian
Italian and Romanian form of CHECHNYA.
ČEČĖNIJA (Political Subdivision) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of CHECHNYA.
ČEČENIJA (Political Subdivision) Bosnian, Croatian, Latvian, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovene
Form of CHECHNYA.
ĈEĈENIO (Political Subdivision) Esperanto
Esperanto form of CHECHNYA.
ÇEÇENISTAN (Political Subdivision) Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Kurdish, Turkish
Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Kurdish, and Turkish form of CHECHENISTAN.
ČEČENSKO (Political Subdivision) Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of CHECHNYA.
ÇEÇENYA (Political Subdivision) Turkish
Turkish form of CHECHNYA.
CEHIA (Country) Romanian
Romanian form of ČECHY, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
ČEHIJA (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of ČECHY, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
ĈEĤIO (Country) Esperanto
Esperanto form of CZECHIA.
ÇEHIÝA (Country) Turkmen
Turkmen form of ČECHY, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
ÇEHIYA (Country) Crimean Tatar, Gagauz
Crimean Tatar and Gagauz form of ČECHY, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
ÇEKIA (Country) Albanian
Albanian form of ČECHY, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
CÈKIA (Country) Indonesian, Acehnese
Acehnese form of ČECHY, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
ČEKIJA (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of ČECHY, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
ÇEKYA (Country) Turkish
Turkish form of ČECHY, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
CELILE (Region) Turkish
Turkish form of GALILEE.
CELILO (Body of Water) Native American
Means: echo of falling water. A famous waterfall used as a Native American fishing ground.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (Country) English
The Central African Republic (CAR; Sango: Ködörösêse tî Bêafrîka; French: République centrafricaine pronounced ʁepyblik sɑ̃tʁafʁikɛn, or Centrafrique sɑ̃tʁafʁik) is a landlocked country in Central Africa.
CERDEÑA (Region & Island) Spanish
Spanish form of SARDINIA.
ČERKESIJA (Region) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of CIRCASSIA.
ÇERKESYA (Region) Turkish
Turkish form of CIRCASSIA.
ČERKEZIJA (Region) Slovene
Slovene form of CIRCASSIA.
CERQ (Island) Norman
Sercquiais Norman version of SARK.
ČEŠKA (Country) Bosnian, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovene
Form of ČECHY, used as a name for the Czech Republic in various languages.
ÇEXIYA (Country) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of ČECHY, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
CEYLON (Country) English
Previous name of the country Sri Lanka. The name Ceylon most likely traces its roots back to the Sanskrit Sinha, meaning "lion". As lions are not native to Sri Lanka, another possible interpretation of the name is "lion-like man" or "hero".
CEZAYIR (Country & Settlement) Kurdish, Turkish
Kurdish and Turkish form of ALGERIA and ALGIERS.
CHACHNIA (Political Subdivision) Belarusian
Belarusian form of CHECHNYA.
CHADI (Country) Georgian
Georgian form of CHAD.
CHAGI (Settlement) Greek
Greek form of The Hague.
CHAKASSIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of KHAKASSIA.
CHAKATA (Settlement) Khmer, Thai
Khmer and Thai form of JAKARTA.
CHAMPA (Country) Champa
Located in south and central Vietnam from the 7th century through 1832.
CHAMPAGNE (Region) French
French region famous for its luxury sparkling wine.... [more]
CHANTILLY (Settlement) French
From the name of a town in France near Paris, ultimately derived from the Gallo-Roman name Cantilius. The city gave its name to a type of delicate lace originally made there.
CHAONIE (Region) French
French form of Chaonia.
CHARDONNAY (Settlement) French
The name of a famous village for the white wine produced here. Means "a place of thistles" from the latin cardonnacum.
CHARLESTON (Settlement) English
Place name meaning "CHARLES's town".
CHARLOTTE (Settlement) English
Name of a city in NORTH CAROLINA, named in honor of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who had become the Queen of Great Britain just seven years before the town's incorporation.
CHARLOTTETOWN (Other) English (Canadian)
The capital city of Prince Edward Island, Canada.... [more]
CHAUSEY (Island) Norman
A large group of islands in the Channel Islands, FRANCE. The -'ey' is the Norman word for "island".
CHAVAI (Political Subdivision) Greek
Greek form of HAWAII.
CHĂVASH EN (Political Subdivision) Chuvash
Chuvash form of CHUVASHIA.
CHAWA (Political Subdivision & Island) Thai
Thai form of JAVA.
CHECHEN (Political Subdivision) Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Persian
Form of CHECHNYA.
CHECHÉNIA (Political Subdivision) Portuguese (European)
European Portuguese form of CHECHNYA.
CHECHÊNIA (Political Subdivision) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of CHECHNYA.
CHECHENIA (Political Subdivision) Spanish, Asturian, Galician
Spanish, Asturian, and Galician form of CHECHNYA.
CHECHENISTAN (Political Subdivision) Persian
From Persian چچن (čečen) meaning "Chechen" and the suffix ـستان (-stân) meaning "land of". This is a Persian name for Chechnya.
CHECHENISTON (Political Subdivision) Tajik, Uzbek
Tajik and Uzbek form of CHECHENISTAN.
CHECHENIYA (Political Subdivision) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of CHECHNYA.
CHECHENSTAN (Political Subdivision) Kyrgyz
Kyrgyz form of CHECHENISTAN.
CHECHNETI (Political Subdivision) Georgian
From ჩეჩნური (chechnuri), the Georgian exonym for the Chechen people, and the suffix -ეთი (-eti) used to indicate location. This is the Georgian name for Chechnya.
CHECHNIA (Political Subdivision) Armenian, Thai
Armenian and Thai form of CHECHNYA.
CHECHNYA (Political Subdivision) Russian, English, Indonesian, Malay, Tagalog
Means "(place) of the Chechens", derived from the Russian name for the Chechen people. The exonym is of uncertain meaning, with Russian folk etymologies suggesting that it originates from the name of a village; on the other hand, it may be derived from the Kabardian name Шашан (Shashan)... [more]
CHEHIYA (Country) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of ČECHY, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
CHEKH (Country) Mongolian
Mongolian form of ČECHY, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
CHEKHETI (Country) Georgian
Georgian form of CZECHIA.
CHEKHI (Country) Buryat, Chechen, Chuvash, Ossetian
Buryat, Chechen, Chuvash and Ossetian form of ČECHY, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
CHEKHIA (Country) Abkhaz, Armenian
Abkhaz and Armenian form of ČECHY, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
CHEKHIYA (Country) Belarusian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian, Tajik, Ukrainian
Form of ČECHY, used as a name for the Czech Republic in various languages.
CHEKKIA (Country) Thai
Thai form of CZECHIA.
CHEN (Country) Khmer
Khmer form of CHINA.
CHERAGH (Settlement) Persian
This is the name of a village in Lorestan Province in western Iran. This is also used as a place name element (first or last) in other villages across Iran.... [more]
CHEREUKESEU (Country & Region) Korean
Korean form of CIRCASSIA.
CHERKES (Country & Region) Ossetian
Ossetian form of CIRCASSIA.
CHERKESIYA (Country & Region) Russian, Avar
Russian and Avar form of CIRCASSIA.
CHERKEZIA (Country & Region) Armenian
Armenian form of CIRCASSIA.
CHEVIOT (Mountain) English
The name of a mountain and the surrounding mountains on the Anglo-Scottish border. The name is thought to be Celtic and to derive from Brythonic *ceμ-, *cejn 'ridge, spine' (Welsh chefn, 'back, ridge'), and -ed, which might have meant 'having the quality of-'.
CHEXIYA (Country) Uzbek
Uzbek form of ČECHY, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
CHHIM-CHÙN (Settlement) Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of SHENZHEN.
CHHṲ̂M-CHUN (Settlement) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka romanization of SHENZHEN.
CHICAGO (Settlement) English
Name of a city in ILLINOIS, from town founded in 1833, named from a Canadian French form of Algonquian sheka:ko:heki "place of the wild onion," or Ojibwa shika:konk "at the skunk place".
CHILCOTIN (Region) Cree (Anglicized)
From the Chilcotin (Tsilhqot'in) people of BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA. Means "people of the red ochre river", after the CHILKO river.
CHILE (Country) Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, Georgian, German, Hungarian, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish
From the name of the country in South America.... [more]
CHILKO (River) Cree (Anglicized)
Name of a river in BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA. From the Chilcotin (Tsilhqot'in) word tŝilhqóx, meaning "the red ochre river".
CHINETI (Country) Georgian
From Georgian ჩინური (chinuri) referring to the Chinese people and the suffix -ეთი (-eti) used to indicate location. This is the Georgian name for China.
CHĬNG-DÁUNG (Settlement) Chinese (Min Dong)
Min Dong romanization of SHENZHEN.
CHIPPENHAM (Settlement) English
One possibility for its naming may have been from Cyppa's Hamme which comes from the words ce-ap meaning market, and Hamme meaning enclosed by the river or an enclosed water meadow both of which Chippenham was.... [more]
CHIQUINQUIRA (Settlement) Spanish
the name of a town in venezuela
CHIRGHISIA (Country) Italian
Italian form of KYRGYZSTAN via its Russian name KIRGIZIYA. This is an alternative name for the country; the standard name in Italy is KIRGHIZISTAN.
CHITA (Political Subdivision) Russian
"birch mat" or "clay" or "dirt (on the shore), slate, coal" or "blue" or "black earth (coal slate), coal" or "dwelling" or "upper reaches" or possibly the short form of a diminutive of a diminutive of a name that means "conception" (possibly referring to "The Immaculate Conception")
CHITTAGONG (Settlement) Bengali, English
The etymology of Chittagong is uncertain. One explanation credits the first Arab traders for shatt ghangh, where shatt means "delta" and ghangh stood for the Ganges. The Arakanese chronicle states that a king named Tsu-la-taing Tsandaya, after conquering Bengal, set up a stone pillar as a trophy or memorial at the place since called Tst-ta-gaung as the limit of conquest... [more]
CHOCHIA (Country & Political Subdivision) Thai
Thai form of GEORGIA (1) or GEORGIA (2).
CHONGQING (Settlement) Chinese, Afrikaans, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kurdish, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog
From Chinese 重 (chóng) meaning "to double, to duplicate" and 庆 (qìng) meaning "celebration, to celebrate". This is the name of a city in China.
CHORASMIA (Region & Political Subdivision) Ancient Greek, Ancient Roman, English, Greek
Ancient Greek and Ancient Roman name for the region of Khwarazm in Central Asia. It was named after the Chorasmians, a local Iranian tribe who were known as Χωράσμιοι (Chorasmioi) to the Greeks and as Chorasmii to the Romans.... [more]
CHORASMIE (Region) French
French form of Khwarazm via its Greek and Latin name CHORASMIA.
CHORASMIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Khwarazm via its Greek and Latin name CHORASMIA.
CHORESMIEN (Political Subdivision & Region) German
German form of Khwarazm via its Greek and Latin name CHORASMIA.
CHORWACYJO (Country) Silesian
Silesian form of CROATIA.
CHUKOTKA (Political Subdivision) Russian, English
Derived from the Russian name Чукчи (Chukchi), referring to the native people who originally inhabited the area. The word Chukchi is derived from Chukchi Chauchu meaning "rich in reindeer", used by the Reindeer Chukchi people to distinguish themselves from the Maritime Chukchi (the Anqallyt meaning "sea people")... [more]
CHÛNG-KOET (Country) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka romanization of ZHONGGUO.
CHUNIJIA (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of TUNISIA.
CHUVASHETI (Political Subdivision) Georgian
Georgian form of CHUVASHIA.
CHUVASHIA (Political Subdivision) English
Derived from the name Chuvash, referring to the indigenous Turkic ethnic group originally inhabiting the area. The etymology of the name Chuvash is disputed; there are three main theories of its origin... [more]
CHUVASHIYA (Political Subdivision) Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Russian, Bulgarian, and Uzbek form of CHUVASHIA.
CHVEA (Political Subdivision & Island) Khmer
Khmer form of JAVA.
CÎBÛTÎ (Country) Kurdish
Kurdish form of DJIBOUTI.
CIBUTI (Country) Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, Turkish
Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, and Turkish form of DJIBOUTI.
CIDÓNIA (Settlement) Portuguese (European)
European Portuguese form of Cydonia.
CIDÔNIA (Settlement) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Cydonia.
CIDONIA (Settlement) Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Cydonia.
ÇILE (Country) Crimean Tatar
Crimean Tatar form of CHILE.
ČĪLE (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of CHILE.
ČILĖ (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of CHILE.
CILI (Country) Kabyle, Sicilian
Kabyle and Sicilian form of CHILE.
CILICIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Cilicia.
CILL CHAINNIGH (Political Subdivision & Island) Irish
Irish form of KILKENNY.
CILL MHANTÁIN (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish name for the county of WICKLOW. Meaning "church of Mantan". It is named after a peer of Saint Patrick. Mantan had his teeth knocked out by Irish pagans, and then he was renamed Mantan, which means "toothless one".
ÇÎN (Country) Kurdish
Kurdish form of CHINA.
ĊINA (Country) Maltese
Maltese form of CHINA.
ĈINIO (Country) Esperanto
Esperanto form of CHINA.
CINKAPPUR (Country) Tamil
Tamil form of SINGAPORE.
CINO (Country) Indonesian, Minangkabau
Minangkabau form of CHINA.
CIPAR (Country & Island) Croatian
Croatian form of CYPRUS.
CIPER (Country & Island) Slovene
Slovene form of CYPRUS.
CIRCASIA (Region) Asturian, Galician, Spanish
Asturian, Galician, and Spanish form of CIRCASSIA.
CIRCÁSSIA (Country & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of CIRCASSIA.
CIRCÀSSIA (Country & Region) Catalan
Catalan form of CIRCASSIA.
CIRCASSIA (Country & Region) English, Italian
From Turkish Çerkes or Russian Черкес (Cherkes) referring to the Circassian (Adyghe) people. The name is of uncertain meaning, possibly derived from Kerkety, the name of a Circassian tribe, or from Persian چهار کس (čahâr kas) meaning "four people"... [more]
CIRCASSIE (Region) French
French form of CIRCASSIA.
CIRCASSIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of CIRCASSIA.
CIRGISTAN (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of KYRGYZSTAN.
CISCAUCÁSIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of CISCAUCASIA.
CISCAUCASIA (Region) English, Italian, Spanish
Means "on this side of the Caucasus", derived from Latin cis meaning "on this side of" combined with the latinized Greek noun Caucasia meaning "the Caucasus" (both the mountains and their namesake region)... [more]
CISCAUCASIE (Region) French
French form of CISCAUCASIA.
CISJURANIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Cisjurania.
CISKAUKASIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of CISCAUCASIA.
CISKAUKASIEN (Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of CISCAUCASIA.
CISLEITHANIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Cisleithania.
CLADDAGH (Settlement) Irish, English
The name of an ancient village in Ireland, where the tradition of the Claddagh ring developed.
COHOR (Political Subdivision) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of JOHOR.
COLMAR (Settlement) French
Alsatian City of Colmar.
COLOMBO (Settlement) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Luxembourgish, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog
Probably from old Sinhalese kolamba meaning "ferry" or "port". It is popularly believed to be derived from Sinhalese කොලොන් තොට (kolon toṭa) meaning "port on the river Kelani" or කොල අඹ (kola am̆ba) meaning "leafy mango grove", altered with influence from the name of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus or Latin columba meaning "dove"... [more]
COLORADO (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, named after the Colorado river, from Spanish colo + "colored" rado "reddish", "ruddy".
COLOSSAE (Settlement) Greek
either "Establishing a Temple or Shrine" or "to Punish" or "Dyed Wool," but no direct connection to "the Colossus of Rhodes"
COMOREN (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of COMOROS.
COMORERNE (Country) Danish
Danish form of COMOROS.
COMOROS (Country) English
From French Comores derived from Arabic قَمَر (qamar) meaning "moon", ultimately from the phrase جَزِيرَة القَمَر‎ (jazīrat al-qamar) meaning "island of the moon"... [more]
CONNECTICUT (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from the name of the Connecticut river, from Algonquian quinnitukqut "at the long tidal river," from kwen "long" + ehtekw "tidal river" + enk "place".
CONSTANȚA (Settlement) Romanian
This is the name of a romanian city which is also the biggest port in Romania. It's greek name is Tomis.
CONSTANTINOPEL (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Constantinople.
CONSTANTINOPLA (Settlement) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Constantinople.
CONSTANTINOPOL (Settlement) Romanian
Romanian form of Constantinople.
COOK ISLANDS (Other) English
A territory of New Zealand.
COPACABANA (Island) Various
A resort on the Atlantic coast of Brazil that is near Rio de Janeiro.
COPENHAGEN (Settlement) English
English form of KØBENHAVN.
COQUET (River) English
A river in Northumberland, England. Its name originates from words of a local Brythonic-Celtic language, equivalent to the Welsh coched, meaning 'red, brown'.
CORÁSMIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Khwarazm via its Greek and Latin name CHORASMIA.
CORASMIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Khwarazm via its Greek and Latin name CHORASMIA.
CORCAIGH (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish form of CORK.
CORINT (Settlement) Catalan, Romanian
Catalan and Romanian form of Corinthus (see CORINTH).
CORINTH (Region & Settlement) English
From Greek Κόρινθος (Korinthos), ultimately from Doric Greek Ϙόρινθος. This is the name of a former municipality in Corinthia in south-central Greece, as well as the name of an ancient Greek city-state (polis) on the Isthmus of Corinth.
CORINTHE (Settlement) French
French form of Corinthus (see CORINTH).
CORINTHIE (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Corinthia.
CORÍNTIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Corinthia.
CORINTIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Romanian, Spanish
Romanian and Spanish form of Corinthia.
CORINTO (Settlement) Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Corinthus (see CORINTH).
CORINZIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Italian
Italian form of Corinthia.
CORK (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Irish
A county and city in IRELAND. Meaning "swamp".
CORNWALL (Political Subdivision & Region) Cornish
A place next to DEVON at the bottom of southwestern England. Named due to the old tribal name "Cornwealas" which eventually turned into "Cornwall". Name thought to come from the a Celtic word for "horn" or "headland" and old English "Wealas" which means strangers... [more]
CORRIB (Body of Water & River) Irish
River and lake in IRELAND.
CORSICA (Political Subdivision & Island) Dutch, English, Italian, Romanian
Mediterranean island where Napoleon Bonaparte was born.
CORUSCANT (Other) Popular Culture
Coruscant is a fictional planet in the 'Star Wars' universe. The planet is an ecumenopolis -- the surface is almost entirely covered by one city. The name is derived from Latin coruscant "vibrating, glittering, sparkling"... [more]
COSTANTINOPOLI (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Constantinople.
COSTA RICA (Country) Spanish, Afrikaans, Basque, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish
The name of the Country in Central America. Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity... [more]
COTABATO (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Filipino, Cebuano, Ilocano, Pampangan, Tagalog, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
From Maguindanao Kutawatu meaning "stone city", from kuta meaning "city, fort" and wato meaning "stone, rock". This is the name of both a province and a city in the southern Philippines.
CÔTE D'IVOIRE (Country) French
A country in Africa. Also called the Ivory Coast.
COWEIT (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of KUWAIT.
CRAWFORDJOHN (Settlement) Scottish
A village in Southern Scotland. It's name is of Scots origin and means 'Crow's ford of John'. See CRAWFORD.
CRETE (Island) English, Cebuano, Scots, Tsonga
From Ancient Greek Κρήτη (Krḗtē) which is of uncertain meaning. One theory is that it's derived from the name of a mythological hero, Κρυς (Krus), whose name is unexplained. Another theory is that it's derived from Luwian kursawar “island” or kursattar “cutting, sliver”... [more]
CREVICHON (Island) Norman
Islet in the Channel Islands, ENGLAND. Means "isle of crabs, crayfish, and cranes", due to the abundance of those animals in the area.
CRIMEA (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) English, Asturian, Catalan, Italian, Spanish
From Crimean Tatar Qırım, which is of uncertain origin. It may have been derived from a corruption of Latin Cimmerium or Greek Κιμμερικόν (Kimmerikon), the name of an ancient city, from Old Turkic qurum meaning "protection, defense" or qirum meaning "fosse, trench", or Ancient Greek κρημνοί (krēmnoí) meaning "cliffs"... [more]
CRIMÉE (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of CRIMEA.
CRIMEIA (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of CRIMEA.
CRNA GORA (Country) Montenegrin, Bosnian, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian
Montenegrin form of Montenegro, which several other Balkan countries have adopted as their name for the country. The name literally means "black mountain", as it is derived from the South Slavic adjective crn meaning "black" combined with the South Slavic noun gora meaning "mountain".
CROÀCIA (Country) Catalan
Catalan form of CROATIA.
CSÁD (Country & Body of Water) Hungarian
Hungarian form of CHAD.
CSECSENFÖLD (Political Subdivision) Hungarian
From Hungarian csecsen meaning "Chechen" and föld meaning "land". This is the Hungarian name for Chechnya.
CUBA (Country) English
From the Taíno language. The exact meaning of the name is unclear but it may be translated either as 'where fertile land is abundant' (cubao), or 'great place' (coabana). Authors who believe that Christopher Columbus was Portuguese state that Cuba was named by Columbus for the town of Cuba in the district of Beja in PORTUGAL.
CUMBERLAND (Region) English
A historical English county, covering the Northern half of modern-day Cumbria. It derives from the Brythonic combrogi, meaning 'fellow-countrymen'.
CUMBERNAULD (Settlement) Scottish
A town in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. The name in its present form is most likely derived from Gaelic comar nan allt meaning 'meeting of the waters'. However, early forms containing Cumyr- hint at a Cumbric predecessor derived possibly from Common Brittonic *cömber-ïn-alt (Welsh cymer-yn-allt), perhaps meaning 'confluence at the hill'.
CUMORAH (Mountain) Mormon
This is the name of the hill where the Nephite known as Moroni buried the golden plates. It is located in New York.
CUNGGUEK (Country) Zhuang
Zhuang form of ZHONGGUO through Middle Chinese 中國 (ʈɨuŋ kwək̚).
CUNGHGOZ (Country) Zhuang
Zhuang form of ZHONGGUO.
CURAÇAO (Political Subdivision & Island) Afrikaans, Basque, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish
An island in the Caribbean Sea that is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
CURAZAO (Political Subdivision & Island) Spanish
Spanish form of CURAÇAO.
CURDISTÃO (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of KURDISTAN.
CUZCO (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Incan (Hispanicized), Quechua (Hispanicized), Spanish (Archaic)
Traditional spelling of Cusco, a city in Peru which was the capital of the Inca Empire. Cusco is the Hispanicized form of Quechua Qusqu meaning "rock, boundary stone; heap of earth and stones; nucleus; navel; bed, dry bed of a lake".
CWM GWAUN (Settlement) Welsh
Cwm Gwaun (English: Gwaun Valley) is a community and valley in north Pembrokeshire, Wales. The name itself is derived from Welsh cwm "valley" and gwaun "heath, moor".
CYMRU (Country) Welsh
From Proto-Celtic kom- meaning "with, together" and mrogis meaning "region, country, territory". This is the Welsh name for Wales.
CZECZENIA (Political Subdivision) Polish
Polish form of CHECHNYA.
CZERKIESJA (Region) Polish
Polish form of CIRCASSIA.
CZUWASZJA (Political Subdivision) Polish
Polish form of CHUVASHIA.
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