Submitted Place Names Starting with I

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IBERIË (Country & Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Iberia.
ICARIA (Island) Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
The island where Icarus, son of Dedalus, was buried. Dedalus gave the island the name in his honor.
ICELAND (Country) English
English form of ÍSLAND.
IDAHO (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, of uncertain origin, possibly from Shoshone term ee-da-how, meaning "gem of the mountains" or "the sun comes from the mountains".
IEPER (Settlement) Dutch
Probably from the name of the river Ieperlee which, itself, may be derived from the Dutch word for elm, iep.
IERLAND (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Ireland.
IERUSALIM (Settlement) Romanian, Russian
Romanian and Russian form of Jerusalem.
IJSLAND (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Iceland.
ILANKAI (Country) Tamil
Tamil form of Sri Lanka.
ILKLEY (Settlement) English
Of uncertain origin. The English-born clergyman Robert Collyer (1823-1912) claimed this is derived from an old British word llecan meaning "rock". The second syllable may be derived from Old English leah "(woodland) clearing".
ILLINOIS (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from the modern French spelling of the Algonquian people who called themselves Inoca or Ilinouek.
ILLYRIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Illyria.
IMARI (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a city, known for Imari porcelain (even though it's actually made in nearby Arita) and for Imari pears, which is located in Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyūshū in south-western Japan.... [more]
INDI (Country) Albanian
Means India in Albanian.
INDIË (Country) Dutch (Archaic), Afrikaans
Archaic Dutch and modern Afrikaans form of India. The modern Dutch form is written exactly the same as the English form.... [more]
INDÔNÈSIA (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of Indonesia.
INDONĒZIJA (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Indonesia.
INGERMANLAND (Region) Swedish, Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian
Swedish form of Ingria, which some countries have adopted as their name for the historical region in northeastern Europe.
İNGILTƏRƏ (Country) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of England
INGOESJETIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Ingushetia.
INGUSCHETIEN (Political Subdivision) German
German form of Ingushetia.
INGUSHETIA (Political Subdivision) English
Derived from Angusht, which is the name of an ancient village. The Ingush people call themselves the Гӏалгӏай (Ghalghai), a combination of the Ingush words ghala meaning "fortress, town" and ghai meaning "inhabitants, citizens"... [more]
INVERNESS (Settlement) Scottish
A coastal city in northern Scotland. From Scottish Gaelic Inbhir, meaning 'estuary, confluence'and nis, the Gaelic name of the River Ness.
IOBEL (Other) ?
Sincha Samba Iobel seems to be a place in Guinea-Bissau.
IONIË (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Ionia.
IOWA (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, possibly from Dakota ayuxba "sleepy ones".
IRCANIA (Region) Italian
Italian form of Hyrcania.
IRKOETSK (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Irkutsk.
IRLANDA (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Ireland.
IRSKA (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Ireland.
ÍSAFJÖRÐUR (Settlement) Icelandic
Means "ice fjord" or "fjord of ice" in Icelandic. Ísafjörður is a town in Iceland.
ISAURIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Isauria.
ISCA (River) Ancient Celtic (Latinized), History
Romanized form of a Celtic river name, from Common Celtic *iska- "water" (cognate with whiskey). This is the Latin name for both the River Exe and the River Usk, after which the towns of Exeter (Isca Dumnoniorum) and Caerleon (Isca Augusta) got their Roman names.
ISÈRE (Other) French
The name of a region as well as a river in France.
ISKOÇYA (Country) Turkish
Turkish form of Scotland via its Latin form Scotia.
ISLAMABAD (Settlement) Urdu, English
Means "city of Islam", a combination of اسلام (Islām) referring to the monotheistic religion and the Persian آباد (ābād) "city, building, habitation". This is the name of the capital city of Pakistan.
ÍSLAND (Country) Icelandic, Faroese, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse íss "ice" and land "land, country".
ISLANDIJA (Country) Lithuanian
Means Iceland in Lithuanian.
ISNAYA (Settlement) Spanish
ISPANIJA (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Hispania (see Spain).
ISRAËL (Country) Dutch, French
Dutch and French form of Israel.
ISTANBOEL (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Istanbul.
İSTANBUL (Settlement) Turkish
Turkish form of Istanbul.
ISTANBUL (Settlement) English
Misinterpretation of a Greek phrase "εἰς τὴν Πόλιν" (eis tín pólin) meaning "to the city". It was formerly called Constantinople and Byzantium. Istanbul is the capital city of Turkey.
ISTRIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Istria.
ITĀLIJA (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Italia (see Italy).
ITALYAN (Country) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Italy
ITÄMERI (Body of Water) Finnish
Means "east sea" in Finnish. This is the Finnish form of the Baltic sea, even though the sea is located to the west of Finland. The name is a calque of Swedish Östersjön which means "the eastern sea".
ITASCA (Body of Water) English
Lake Itasca in north central Minnesota.... [more]
ITHACA (Settlement) Greek Mythology
In Greek Mythology, Ithaca was the home of the hero Odysseus. The epic poem The Oddysey describes his long and perilous voyage home after the Trojan War. In literature, Ithaca has become synonymous with "home," "homeland," or "place dearest to you."
ITHAQUE (Island) French, Dutch
French and Dutch form of Ithaca.
IUDEYA (Region) Russian
Russian form of Iudaea (see Judea).
IVOORKUS (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Ivory Coast.
IVOORKUST (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Ivory Coast.
IZRAEL (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Israel.
IZUMO (Other) Japanese
This is the name of a city in Japan's Shimane Prefecture. Izumo-taisha (出雲大社) (or Izumo Grand Shrine) is located in the city.... [more]