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IACÁRTA (Settlement) Irish
Irish form of JAKARTA.
IAMAIKA (Country & Island) Georgian
Georgian form of JAMAICA.
IAPONIA (Country & Island) Georgian, Greek
Georgian and Greek form of JAPAN.
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 & Island) English, Malay
English and Malay 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".
IEMENI (Country) Georgian
Georgian form of YEMEN.
IEPER (Settlement) Dutch
Probably from the name of the river Ieperlee which, itself, may be derived from the Dutch word for elm, iep.
IËRUPA (Region) Acehnese
Acehnese form of EUROPE.
IERUSALIM (Settlement) Romanian, Russian
Romanian and Russian form of JERUSALEM.
IIRAAN (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of IRAN.
IJSLAND (Country & Island) 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]
İNDISTAN (Country) Crimean Tatar
Crimean Tatar form of HENDUSTAN.
INDOETI (Country) Georgian
From Georgian ინდური (induri) referring to the Indian people and the suffix -ეთი (-eti) used to indicate location. This is the Georgian name for India.
INDONESHIA (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of INDONESIA.
INDONESHIYA (Country) Dhivehi
Dhivehi form of INDONESIA.
INDÔNÈSIA (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of INDONESIA.
INDONÈSIA (Country) Catalan
Catalan form of INDONESIA.
INDONÉSIE (Country) French, Czech
French and Czech form of INDONESIA.
INDONESYA (Country) Tagalog
Tagalog form of INDONESIA.
INDONEZ (Country) Mongolian
Mongolian form of INDONESIA.
INDONEZI (Country) Buryat, Chuvash, Mari, Ossetian
Buryat, Chuvash, Western Mari, and Ossetian form of INDONESIA.
INDONEZIA (Country) Abkhaz, Albanian, Armenian, Breton, Georgian, Romanian
Abkhaz, Albanian, Armenian, Breton, Georgian, and Romanian form of INDONESIA.
INDONEZIE (Country) Adyghe
Adyghe form of INDONESIA.
İNDONEZIYA (Country) Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, Karakalpak
Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, and Karakalpak form of INDONESIA.
INDONEZIÝA (Country) Turkmen
Turkmen form of INDONESIA.
ÎNDONEZYA (Country) Kurdish
Kurdish form of INDONESIA.
INDONISIA (Country) Greek, Thai
Greek and Thai form of INDONESIA.
INDOSTÁN (Country & Region) Spanish
Spanish form of HINDUSTAN.
INDOSTAN (Country & Region) Bulgarian, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian
Form of HINDUSTAN.
INDOSTĀNA (Country & Region) Latvian
Latvian form of HINDUSTAN.
INDOSTANAS (Country & Region) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of HINDUSTAN.
INDOSTANI (Country & Region) Georgian
Georgian form of HINDUSTAN.
INDOUSTAN (Country & Region) Greek
Greek form of HINDUSTAN.
INDUNISIYA (Country) Arabic, Somali, Tausug
Arabic, Somali, and Tausug form of INDONESIA.
INGALS (Country) Chechen
Chechen form of ENGLAND.
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.
INGGIRIH (Country) Minangkabau
Minangkabau form of ENGLAND.
INGGRÉH (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of ENGLAND.
INGGRIS (Country) Indonesian, Javanese, Sundanese
Indonesian, Javanese, and Sundanese form of ENGLAND.
İNGILTƏRƏ (Country) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of ENGLAND.
INGLATERA (Country) Papiamento, Tagalog
Papiamento and Tagalog form of ENGLAND.
INGLISI (Country) Georgian
Georgian form of ENGLAND.
INGOESJETIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of INGUSHETIA.
INGOLDISTHORPE (Settlement) English
From the Old Norse "Ingjaldr's" þorp "outflying farmstead". The name of a village in Norfolk.
INGOUCHIE (Political Subdivision) French
French form of INGUSHETIA.
INGUCHÉTIA (Political Subdivision) Portuguese
Portuguese form of INGUSHETIA.
INGÚIXIA (Political Subdivision) Catalan
Catalan form of INGUSHETIA.
INGUSCEZIA (Political Subdivision) Italian
Italian form of INGUSHETIA.
INGUSCHETIEN (Political Subdivision) German
German form of INGUSHETIA.
INGUSETIA (Political Subdivision) Asturian, Spanish
Asturian and Spanish form of INGUSHETIA.
INGUŠETIJA (Political Subdivision) Bosnian, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovene
Bosnian, Macedonian, Serbian, and Slovene form of INGUSHETIA.
İNGUŞETIYA (Political Subdivision) Crimean Tatar, Gagauz
Crimean Tatar and Gagauz form of INGUSHETIA.
İNGUŞETYA (Political Subdivision) Turkish
Turkish form of INGUSHETIA.
INGUSHETI (Political Subdivision) Georgian
From ინგუშური (ingushuri), the Georgian exonym for the Ingush people, and the suffix -ეთი (-eti) used to indicate location. This is the Georgian name for Ingushetia.
INGUSHETIA (Political Subdivision) English, Armenian, Indonesian, Malay, Tagalog
From Russian Ингушетия (Ingushetiya) meaning "(place) of the Ingush", from an exonym for the Ingush people (natively called Ghalghai). The ethnic name is believed to be derived from Ангушт (Angusht), the Ingush name of a village currently located in North Ossetia-Alania... [more]
INGUŠIA (Political Subdivision) Finnish
Finnish form of INGUSHETIA.
INGUŠIJA (Political Subdivision) Latvian, Lithuanian
Latvian and Lithuanian form of INGUSHETIA.
INGUSZETIA (Political Subdivision) Polish
Polish form of INGUSHETIA.
INOMENA ARAVIKA EMIRATA (Country) Greek
Greek form of United Arab Emirates. It is literally a direct translation of the country's name, since it consists of the Greek adjective ηνωμένος (inomenos) meaning "united" combined with the Greek adjective αραβικός (aravikos) meaning "Arab, Arabic" and the Greek plural noun εμιράτα (emirata) meaning "emirates".
INOMENES POLITEIES (Country) Greek
Short form of INOMENES POLITEIES AMERIKIS. In other words: this is the Greek form of UNITED STATES.
INOMENES POLITEIES AMERIKIS (Country) Greek
Greek form of United States of America. It is literally a direct translation of the country's name, since it consists of the Greek adjective ηνωμένος (inomenos) meaning "united" combined with the Greek plural noun πολιτείες (politeies) meaning "states" and the Greek adjective Αμερικής (Amerikis) meaning "of America".
INOMENO VASILEIO (Country) Greek
Greek form of UNITED KINGDOM. It is literally a direct translation of the country's name, since it consists of the Greek adjective ηνωμένος (inomenos) meaning "united" combined with the Greek noun βασίλειο (vasileio) meaning "kingdom".
İNQUŞETIYA (Political Subdivision) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of INGUSHETIA.
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.
İORDAN (River) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of JORDAN (the river).
IORDANE (River) Georgian
Georgian form of JORDAN (the river) via its biblical Greek form IORDANES.
IORDANIA (Country) Georgian, Greek, Romanian
Georgian, Greek and Romanian form of JORDAN (the country).
IORDANIS (River) Greek
Modern Greek form of JORDAN (the river) via its biblical Greek form IORDANES.
İORDANIYA (Country) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of JORDAN (the country).
IOWA (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, possibly from Dakota ayuxba "sleepy ones".
IQALUIT (Settlement) Inuit
Iqaluit is the capital of the Canadian territory, Nunavut. ... [more]
IRĀKA (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of IRAQ.
IRAKAS (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of IRAQ.
IRAKU (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of IRAQ.
ÎRAN (Country) Kurdish
Kurdish form of IRAN.
İRAN (Country) Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, Karakalpak, Turkish
Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, Karakalpak, and Turkish form of IRAN.
IRĀNA (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of IRAN.
IRANAS (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of IRAN.
IRANI (Country) Albanian, Georgian
Albanian and Georgian form of IRAN.
IRCANIA (Region) Italian
Italian form of Hyrcania.
ĪRIJA (Country & Island) Latvian
Latvian form of IRELAND.
IRKOETSK (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Irkutsk.
IRLANDI (Country) Chechen, Chuvash, Ossetian
Chechen, Chuvash, and Ossetian form of IRELAND.
İRLANDIYA (Country) Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, Karakalpak
Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, and Karakalpak form of IRELAND.
IRYSTON (Region) Ossetian
From Ossetian ир (ir), the ethnic name of the Ossetian people, combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stân) meaning "land of". This is the Ossetian name for Ossetia.
ÍSAFJÖRÐUR (Settlement) Icelandic
Means "ice fjord" from Icelandic ís meaning "ice" and fjörður meaning "fjord". This is the name of 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.
ISEUTANBUL (Settlement) Korean
Korean form of ISTANBUL.
ISIMERINI GOUINEA (Country) Greek
Greek form of Equatorial Guinea. It is literally a direct translation of the country's name, since it consists of the Greek adjective ισημερινός (isimerinos) meaning "equatorial" combined with the Greek noun Γουινέα (Gouinea) meaning "Guinea".
ISIMERINOS (Country) Greek
Derived from the Greek noun ισημερινός (isimerinos) meaning "equator". In Greece, this is the standard name for the South American country of ECUADOR, though sometimes the form EKOUADOR is also used.
İSKOÇYA (Country) Turkish
Turkish form of SCOTLAND via its Latin form Scotia.
ÎSLAMABAD (Settlement) Kurdish
Kurdish form of ISLAMABAD.
ISLAMABAD (Settlement) Afrikaans, Armenian, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kannada, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Telugu, Ukrainian, Uyghur
From Urdu اسلام آباد (Islām ābād) meaning "city of Islam" from اسلام (islām) referring to Islam combined with آباد (ābād) meaning "inhabited (place), city"... [more]
ISLAMABAT (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of ISLAMABAD.
ISLAMAPAT (Settlement) Tamil
Tamil form of ISLAMABAD.
ÍSLAND (Country & Island) Icelandic, Faroese, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse íss "ice" and land "land, country".
ISLANDE (Country & Island) French, Latvian
French and Latvian form of ICELAND.
ISLANDIA (Country & Island) Georgian, Greek, Polish, Spanish
Form of ICELAND.
ISLANDIJA (Country & Island) Lithuanian, Slovene
Lithuanian and Slovenian form of ICELAND.
İSLANDIYA (Country & Island) Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, Karakalpak
Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, and Karakalpak form of ICELAND.
ÎSLENDA (Country & Island) Kurdish
Kurdish form of ICELAND.
ISNAYA (Settlement) Spanish
ISPANI (Country) Buryat, Chechen, Mongolian
Buryat, Chechen, and Mongolian form of SPAIN.
ISPANIA (Country) Greek
Greek form of Hispania (see SPAIN).
ISPANIOLA (Island) Greek
Greek form of Hispaniola.
İSPANIYA (Country) Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, Karakalpak
Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, and Karakalpak form of SPAIN.
ÎSRAÊL (Country) Kurdish
Kurdish form of ISRAEL.
ISRAÈL (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of ISRAEL.
ISRAËL (Country) Dutch, French
Dutch and French form of ISRAEL.
ISRAELI (Country) Georgian
Georgian form of ISRAEL.
İSRAIL (Country) Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, Turkish
Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, and Turkish form of ISRAEL.
ISRAIL (Country) Greek
Modern Greek form of ISRAEL.
ISTAMBUL (Settlement) Galician, Kabyle, Lak, Portuguese
Form of ISTANBUL.
ISTAMBYL (Settlement) Circassian
Circassian form of ISTANBUL.
ISTANBOEL (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of ISTANBUL.
ISTANBUL (Settlement) Arabic, Avar, Bashkir, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Buryat, Croatian, Czech, Danish, English, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Tatar, Tuvan, Urdu, Uzbek, Yakut
From Turkish İstanbul, which comes from a misinterpretation of the Medieval Greek phrase εἰς τὴν Πόλιν (eis tḗn pólin) meaning "to the City", a colloquial name for the city of Constantinople (reflecting its status as the only major city in the vicinity)... [more]
ISTANMPOUL (Settlement) Greek (Rare)
Greek form of ISTANBUL. This is an alternative name for the city; the standard name in Greece is KONSTANTINOUPOLI.
ISTER (River) Ancient Greek (Latinized), Ancient Roman
Latinized form of ISTROS. The Romans used this as an alternative name for the DANUBE river, which was primarily known to them under the name DANUBIUS.
ISTMALA (Settlement) Chechen
Chechen form of ISTANBUL.
ISTMALE (Settlement) Ingush
Ingush form of ISTANBUL.
ISTRIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Istria.
ISTROS (Island & River) Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name for the Greek island of Gyali as well as for the lower section of the DANUBE river. In the case of the latter, the name is a loanword from either Dacian or Thracian... [more]
İSVEÇ (Country) Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Turkish
Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, and Turkish form of SWEDEN.
İSVIÇRE (Country) Turkish
Turkish form of SCHWYZ, used as the Turkish name for Switzerland.
ISWIÇ (Country) Turkmen
Turkmen form of SWEDEN.
ISZTAMBUL (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of ISTANBUL.
ITÀLIA (Country) Catalan, Occitan
Catalan and Occitan form of Italia (see ITALY).
İTALIYA (Country) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of ITALY.
ÎTALYA (Country) Kurdish
Kurdish 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... [more]
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
French form of ITHACA.
ITOOBIYA (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of ETHIOPIA.
ITYOPYA (Country) Amharic
Alternate transcription of Amharic ኢትዮጵያ (See ITYOPPYA).
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.
IZRAĒLA (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of ISRAEL.
IZRAELIS (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian 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]
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