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GABON (Country) Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Turkish
Derived from Portuguese gabão
meaning "cloak, overcoat", used to refer to the shape of the estuary of the Komo River by Libreville. This is the name of a country in Central Africa along the Atlantic coast.
GALILEA (Region) Afrikaans, Catalan, Czech, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Slovak, Spanish
Form of GALILEE
GALWAY (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Irish
City and county in IRELAND
. Means "fort Gaillimh", named after the GAILLIMH
river that flows through the city.
GAMBIA (Country & River) English
The name of the Country in West Africa. The Gambia is a small West African country, bounded by Senegal, with a narrow Atlantic coastline. It's known for its diverse ecosystems around the central Gambia River... [more]
GANGES (River) Afrikaans, Armenian, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Icelandic, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog
From Ancient Greek Γάγγης (Gángēs)
from Sanskrit गङ्गा (gáṅgā)
meaning "swift-goer", ultimately from गच्छति (gacchati)
meaning "to go". This is the name of a river in South Asia that flows through India and Bangladesh.
GARAJONAY (Mountain) Spanish
The name of a mountain peak which is the highest point on the Canarian island of La Gomera, located at the center of the island and regarded as a spiritual center of power by the ancient inhabitants... [more]
GASTONIA (Settlement) English
Gastonia is the largest city and county seat of Gaston County, North Carolina, United States.
GATESHEAD (Settlement) English
A town in Northeast England. It most likely means 'goat's headland', implying that wild goats were a part of the local fauna.
GEHENNA (Other) Biblical, Judeo-Christian Legend
Latin form of the Greek Γέεννα (Géenna)
, from a contracted form of Hebrew גֵּיא בֶן הִנֹּם (gē ḇen hinnōm)
meaning "valley of the son of Hinnom". This is the name of hell in Judeo-Christian-Islamic tradition, taken from the name of a valley outside Jerusalem which was filled with the waste of the city, which was then burnt... [more]
GENEVA (Settlement) English
Geneva is the second-most populous city in Switzerland and the most populous city of the Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland.... [more]
GEORGETOWN (Settlement) English
The capital of Guyana, and is a port at the mouth of the Demerara River, pop. 133,000 (est. 2007)
GERFALCO (Settlement) Italian
The first element of this name is derived from Gothic gairu
in Old High German) "spear", or from garva
in Old High German, and gearu
in Anglo-Saxon) "ready, prepared." The second element is derived from Old High German falko
GHALGHAYCHE (Political Subdivision) Ingush
From гӀалгӀай (ghalghay)
the native name of the Ingush people, combined with the suffix -че (-che)
meaning "place of". The ethnic name is of uncertain origin, though it is most popularly believed to mean "residents of the towers"... [more]
GHALMAQOYCHO (Political Subdivision) Chechen
From Chechen гӀалмакхой (ghalmaqoy)
meaning "Kalmyk" and the suffix -чоь (-cho)
meaning "place of". This is the Chechen name for Kalmykia
GHANJ (River) Arabic
Arabic form of GANGES
, usually written with the definite article: الغانج (al-Ghanj)
GHIRGHAZOYCHO (Country) Chechen
From Chechen гӀиргӀазой (ghirghazoy)
meaning "Kyrgyz" and the suffix -чоь (-cho)
meaning "place of". This is the Chechen name for Kyrgyzstan
GIAU (River) Mormon
In an account of a vision published in the Millennial Star, a map of the world is described, with the names of the four major rivers, which appear to be in the Adamic language. One river was labeled Giau, which appears to be the same as Gihon from the Bible and the Book of Moses.
GIFU (Other) Japanese
This is the name of a city and prefecture of the same name, located in central Japan.... [more]
GLASGOW (Settlement) Scottish
The largest city in Scotland. From Cumbric words equivalent to Welsh glas
, meaning 'blue' and gae
meaning 'field, enclosure'.
GLASTON (Settlement) English
This name is derived from towns scattered around Europe. There are French towns named Glaston, and it also is similar to the famous town Glastonbury Tor, the predicted location of the Holy Grail.
GLENDALE (Other) English
Named for the suburb in Lake Macquarie, north of Sydney, Australia. The name is Scottish
in origin and is taken from two words which both mean "valley".
GLOUCESTER (Settlement) English (British)
, a Celtic name meaning "bright place" (could be related to Old English gleaw
"wise, prudent") and Old English ceaster
"Roman town" - see CHESTER
GOLSPIE (Settlement) Scottish
A village in Sutherland, Scotland. It is derived from the Old Norse *gol
, 'gully' and byr
GÖTALAND (Region) Swedish
Means "land of the Geats". The Geats (sometimes referred to as Goths) were a North Germanic tribe inhabiting southern Sweden. Götaland is one of three lands of Sweden, the others being SVEALAND
GÖTEBORG (Settlement) Swedish
Combination of Swedish Göte
"Geat" and borg
"castle, fortress". The Geats (sometimes referred to as Goths) were a North Germanic tribe inhabiting present-day GÖTALAND
GOTHAM (Settlement) Popular Culture, English
Gotham, or Gotham City, is a fictional city and the home of Batman
in the comic books published by DC Comics. Outside of the comics, Gotham is a nickname for NEW YORK
City first used in 1807 by writer Washington Irving in his work "Salmagundi"... [more]
GOTLAND (Island) Swedish
Named after a North Germanic tribe, the Gutes (Old Norse gotar
GRÆNHÖFÐAEYJAR (Country) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic grænn
"headland, promontory", and eyjur
"islands". This is the Icelandic name for CAPE VERDE
GRAN CANARIA (Island) Spanish, English, Esperanto, Dutch, Welsh, Breton, Asturian, Aragonese, German, Estonian, Faroese, Galician, Croatian, Italian, Hungarian, Norwegian, Serbo-Croatian, Finnish, Swedish, Turkish, Icelandic, Czech, Polish, Romanian, Scots, Slovene
From Spanish gran
"grande, great" and Canaria
referring to the CANARY ISLANDS
. Gran Canaria is the third largest and second most populous island of the Canary Islands.
GRAN COLOMBIA (Country) History
A South American country that included what is now Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, and Ecuador from 1819-1830. Gran Colombia ceased to exist when Venezuela and Ecuador seceded.
GRENADA (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Uzbek
Probably from Granada
, the name of a city in Andalusia, Spain, which is derived from Arabic غَرْنَاطَة (ḡarnāṭa)
possibly meaning "hill of strangers". This is the name of an island country in the Caribbean.
GRESSENHALL (Settlement) English
Derived from the Old English grēosn
"gravel" or gærsen
"grass" and the Anglian halh
meaning "a nook of land". The name of a village in the county of Norfolk.
GROZNY (Settlement) Russian, Dutch, English, French, Indonesian, Kazakh, Malay, Mongolian, Polish, Tagalog
Means "formidable, menacing, fearsome" in Russian. This is the name of the capital city of Chechnya
GUAM (Political Subdivision & Island) Afrikaans, Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
The name of the Territory. Guam is a U.S. island territory in Micronesia, in the Western Pacific. It's distinguished by tropical beaches, Chamorro villages and ancient latte-stone pillars. Guam’s WWII significance is on view at the War in the Pacific National Historical Park, whose sites include Asan Beach, a former battlefield... [more]
GUATEMALA (Country) English
The name of the Country in Central America. Guatemala, a Central American country south of Mexico, is home to volcanoes, rainforests and ancient Mayan sites. The capital, Guatemala City, features the stately National Palace of Culture and the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology... [more]
GUYANA (Country) English
The name of the Country in South America. Guyana, a country on South America’s North Atlantic coast, is defined by its dense rainforest. English-speaking, with cricket and calypso music, it's culturally connected to the Caribbean region... [more]
GVATEMALA (Country) Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Georgian, Icelandic, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, Tajik, Uzbek
Form of GUATEMALA
GWALIA (Country) Welsh (Archaic)
Gwalia is an archaic Welsh name for "Wales". It derives from the Medieval Latin Wallia
, which in turn is a Latinisation of the English 'Wales'. Although never as widely used as Cymru, Gwalia was once popular as a poetic name for the country.... [more]