Submitted Place Names Starting with K

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KAAIMANEILANDEN (Political Subdivision & Island) Dutch
Dutch form of Cayman Islands.
KAAIMANSEILANDE (Political Subdivision & Island) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Cayman Islands.
KAANAN (Region) Estonian
Estonian form of Canaan.
KAAP VERDE (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of CAPE VERDE.
KAAPVERDIË (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of CAPE VERDE.
KABARDIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Kabardia.
KABARDINO-BALKARIA (Political Subdivision) English
Kabardino-Balkaria is a republic of Russia located in the North Caucasus region.
KABARDINO-BALKARIYA (Political Subdivision) Russian
Russian form of KABARDINO-BALKARIA.
KABOEL (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kabul.
KAFKASIA (Region) Greek
Modern Greek form of Caucasia, which is an alternative name for the CAUCASUS geographical region.
KAFKASOS (Region & Mountain) Greek
Modern Greek transcription of KAUKASOS, which is the ancient Greek form of CAUCASUS.
KAGOSHIMA (Other) Japanese
This is the name of a city, prefecture and shrine located in the south of Kyūshū in the south-west of Japan. The kanji used are 鹿 (roku, ka, shika) meaning "deer", 児 (gei, ji, ni, ko) meaning "child, newborn babe, young of animals" and 島 (tou, shima) meaning "island."
KAÏRO (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of CAIRO.
KAIYŌ (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a town in Japan's Tokushima Prefecture.... [more]
KAJAHEUSEUTAN (Country) Korean
Korean form of KAZAKHSTAN.
KÁKASUS (Region & Mountain) Icelandic
Icelandic form of CAUCASUS.
KALABRIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Calabria.
KALABRIEN (Region) German, Luxembourgish, Swedish
German, Luxembourgish and Swedish form of Calabria.
KALAMATA (Region) Greek
The modern name Kalamáta is a corruption of the older name Καλάμαι, Kalámai, "reeds". The phonetic similarity of Kalamáta with the phrase "kalá mátia" ("good eyes") has led to various folk etymologies.
KALEDÓNIA (Region) Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of Caledonia.
KALEDONIA (Region) Finnish, Polish
Finnish and Polish form of Caledonia.
KALEDONIE (Region) Czech
Czech form of Caledonia.
KALEDONIEN (Region) Swedish
Swedish form of Caledonia.
KALEDONIJA (Region) Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovenian form of Caledonia.
KALEDONIYA (Region) Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Caledonia.
KALIFORNIË (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of CALIFORNIA.
KALIFORNIEN (Political Subdivision) Danish (Archaic), German, Luxembourgish, Swedish
Archaic Danish form of CALIFORNIA as well as the modern German, Luxembourgish and Swedish form of the name. The modern Danish form is Californien.
KALIMANTAN (Island & Region) Indonesian, Malay, Acehnese, Balinese, Banjar, Buginese, Javanese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
Means "burning weather (island)" from Sanskrit काल (kālá) meaning "time, season" and क्वथन (kvathana) meaning "boiling, churning". This is the name of the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo, though it is used to refer to the entire island in Indonesian.
KALISPELL (Other) Salishan (Rare)
The name Kalispell is a Salishan (Salish) word meaning "flat land above the lake". Kalispell is also the gateway to Glacier National Park.
KALISZ (Political Subdivision) Polish
Comes from Kalisz in west central Poland, which probably derives its name from Old Polish kal ‘muddy place’, ‘slough’.
KALISZA (Political Subdivision) Polish
Feminine form of KALISZ.
KALMIKIË (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of KALMYKIA.
KALMUKKIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of KALMYKIA.
KALMYKIA (Political Subdivision) English
Derived from the name Kalmyk, denoting the native people who originally inhabited the area. The Mongolian name, Халимаг (Khalimag), means "the people moving away"; ultimately from Mongolian халих (khalikh) meaning "overflow, leakage, seepage, overpour", referring to how the Kalmyk people were originally Mongolians who "leaked away" from their ancestral homeland... [more]
KALOEGA (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kaluga.
KAMBODJA (Country) Afrikaans, Swedish
Afrikaans and Swedish form of CAMBODIA.
KAMBODŽA (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of CAMBODIA.
KAMBOJA (Country) Indonesian, Acehnese, Balinese, Javanese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Armenian, Georgian, Turkmen
Form of KAMPUCHEA used in various languages.
KAMEROEN (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of CAMEROON.
KAMERUN (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of CAMEROON.
KAMPANIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Campania.
KAMPUCHEA (Country) Khmer, English
Khmer form of CAMBODIA, also used to refer to the old English name for the country used from 1975-1989.
KÁNAÁN (Region) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Canaan.
KANAÁN (Region) Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Canaan.
KANAÄN (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Canaan.
KANADË (Country) Albanian
Means CANADA in Albanian.
KƏNAN (Region) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Canaan.
KANBOJIA (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of CAMBODIA.
KANKOKU (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of HANGUK, used to refer to South Korea.
KANSAS (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, named after Kanas river, from French variant of Kansa, native name of the Siouan people who lived there.
KANTABRIË (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of CANTABRIA.
KANTABRIEN (Political Subdivision) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of CANTABRIA.
KAPPADOSIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Cappadocia.
KARAKALPAKSTAN (Region) English
Derived from qara meaning "black" and qalpaq meaning "hat". Karakalpakstan is an autonomous region in present-day Uzbekistan.
KARANTANIË (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Carantania.
KARANTANIEN (Country) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Carantania.
KARANTANIJA (Country) Croatian, Lithuanian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Lithuanian, Serbian and Slovenian form of Carantania.
KARASU (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a former town located in Japan's Mie Prefecture which merged and expanded, along with a few other towns and municipalities, into the city of Tsu.... [more]
KARATSJI (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Karachi.
KARELIA (Political Subdivision) English
Combination of Finnish karja meaning "livestock" and the suffix -la denoting place names. The Republic of Karelia is a federal subject in northern Russia, bordering FINLAND.
KARELIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of KARELIA.
KARELIYA (Political Subdivision) Russian
Russian form of KARELIA.
KARFAGEN (Settlement) Azerbaijani, Russian
Azerbaijani and Russian form of Carthage.
KARFAHEN (Settlement) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Carthage.
KARIË (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of CARIA.
KARINTHIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Carinthia.
KARINTIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Carinthia.
KARJALA (Political Subdivision) Finnish
Finnish form of KARELIA.
KARLSHAMN (Settlement) Swedish
Means "KARL's port" in Swedish. It was named after Swedish king Karl X Gustav. ... [more]
KARLSKRONA (Settlement) Swedish
Means "KARL's crown" in Swedish. It was named after Swedish king Karl XI. ... [more]
KARLSTAD (Settlement) Swedish
Means "KARL's town" in Swedish. It was named after the Swedish king Karl IX who founded the town in 1584. ... [more]
KARNIEN (Region) German
German form of Carnia.
KARTAAGO (Settlement) Estonian
Estonian form of Carthage.
KARTĀGA (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Carthage.
KARTAGA (Settlement) Bosnian, Croatian
Bosnian and Croatian form of Carthage.
KARTAGEN (Settlement) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Carthage.
KARTAGINA (Settlement) Lithuanian, Macedonian, Polish, Serbian
Lithuanian, Macedonian, Polish and Serbian form of Carthage.
KARTAĠNI (Settlement) Maltese
Maltese form of Carthage.
KARTÁGO (Settlement) Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Carthage.
KARTAGO (Settlement) Afrikaans, Indonesian, Norwegian
Afrikaans, Indonesian and Norwegian form of Carthage.
KARÞAGÓ (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Carthage.
KARTHÁGÓ (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Carthage.
KASAKSTAN (Country) Afrikaans, Icelandic
Afrikaans and Icelandic form of KAZAKHSTAN.
KASHIWA (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a city in Chiba Prefecture in eastern Japan. It is simply derived from 柏 (haku, hyaku, byaku, kashiwa) meaning "oak" (or more specifically, daimyo oak/sweet oak).... [more]
KASJOEBIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Kashubia.
KASKAZINI (Country) Swahili
Swahili form of AMERICA.
KASTILIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of CASTILE.
KASTILIEN (Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of CASTILE.
KATAER (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Qatar.
KATALONIË (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of CATALONIA.
KATALONIEN (Political Subdivision) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of CATALONIA.
KĀṬHAMĀḌAUṀ (Settlement) Nepali
Original Nepali form of KATHMANDU.
KATHMANDU (Settlement) English
Named after the Kasthamandap Temple in Kathmandu, which is derived from Sanskrit काष्ठ (Kāṣṭha) meaning "wood" and मण्डप (Maṇḍap) meaning "covered shelter"; literally means "wood-covered shelter"... [more]
KATRINEHOLM (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish city located in SÖDERMANLAND. It was originally the name of a ducal residence located in the area. The residence was named after the owner's wife CATHARINA.
KAUAʻI (Island) Hawaiian
Meaning unknown. This is the fourth largest of the HAWAII Islands.
KAUKAASIA (Region) Estonian
Estonian form of Caucasia, which is an alternative name for the CAUCASUS geographical region.
KAUKASIA (Region) Finnish, Norwegian
Finnish and Norwegian form of Caucasia, which is an alternative name for the CAUCASUS geographical region.
KAUKASIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Caucasia, which is an alternative name for the CAUCASUS geographical region.
KAUKASIEN (Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Caucasia, which is an alternative name for the CAUCASUS geographical region.
KAUKASOS (Mountain) Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of CAUCASUS.
KAUKAZ (Region & Mountain) Polish, Slovak
Polish and Slovak form of CAUCASUS.
KAUKAZAS (Region) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of CAUCASUS.
KAUKĀZS (Region & Mountain) Latvian
Latvian form of CAUCASUS.
KAUKÁZUS (Region & Mountain) Hungarian
Hungarian form of CAUCASUS.
KAUNAS (Settlement) Lithuanian
Probably derived from a personal name. Kaunas is the second largest city in Lithuania.
KAZAFUSUTAN (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of KAZAKHSTAN.
KAZAN (Settlement) Tatar, Russian, English
Meaning disputed, although some sources say that the name of the city is derived from the Volga Bulgar and Tatar word qazan meaning "boiler" or "cauldron". Other sources say that it comes from the name of the Kazanka River or that it was named after the cauldron-shaped hill the city sits atop of... [more]
KEBNEKAISE (Mountain) Swedish
Derived from Lule Sami giebnne "cauldron" and gájsse "elevated and pointy crest". Kebnekaise is the highest mountain in Sweden.
KEITH (Settlement) Scottish
A small town in Moray, North-East Scotland. It's name is derived from a Pictish word kit, which meant 'forest' (Welsh coed, 'wood').
KELANTAN (Political Subdivision) Malay, English, Bulgarian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Malay gelam hutam referring to the cajeput tree, kilatan meaning "lightning, flash", or kolam tanah meaning "dirt pool". Alternatively, it may be from கோலம் (kōlam) the Tamil name for rangoli, an art form from the Indian subcontinent... [more]
KELATÉ (Political Subdivision) Malay
Kelantan Malay form of KELANTAN.
KENAN (Region) Turkish
Turkish form of Canaan.
KENTUCKY (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, originally the name of a river, which possibly derived from the Iroquoian word wyandot, meaning meadow.
KENWYN (Settlement) Cornish
This is the name of a town and river, located in the south-western English county of Cornwall, which is called Keynwynn in Cornish. It is said that the name is derived from Cornish keyn meaning "back, keel, ridge" and gwynn meaning "white, fair, blessed."
KEULEN (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of COLOGNE.
KHAKASSIA (Political Subdivision) English
Derived from the name Khakas, referring to the native Khakas people (a Turkic ethnic group) who originally inhabited the area. The etymological origin of the name Khakas is unknown. Khakassia is a federal subject of Russia, located near the border between RUSSIA and MONGOLIA.
KHALADAR (Other) ?
The name of a place.
KIDONIJA (Settlement) Serbian
Serbian form of Cydonia.
KIDONIYA (Settlement) Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Cydonia.
KIËF (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of KIEV.
KIELDER (River) English
A river and reservoir in Northern England. It's name could come from Celtic words cognate with Welsh clou, 'fast' and dwr 'river'.
KIËV (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch variant spelling of KIEV.
KIEV (Settlement) Ukrainian, Russian, Bulgarian, German, English
The name Kiev comes from a medieval legend about the founding of the city told by a Chronicler of Rus-Ukraine. It was three brothers, Kie, Shchek and Khoriv, and their sister Lebid, who were the founders.
KĪLAUEA (Other) Hawaiian
Combination of Hawaiian , an intensifying prefix, lau "many, much", and ea "to rise, expand". This is an active volcano in the US state HAWAII, located on the island Hawai'i.
KILDARE (Region) Irish, English
From Irish Cill Dara meaning "church of the oak".
KIREUGISEUSEUTAN (Country) Korean
Korean form of KYRGYZSTAN.
KIRGISIË (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of KYRGYZSTAN.
KIRGIZIË (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of KYRGYZSTAN.
KIRGIZSTAN (Country) Bulgarian, Indonesian, Russian, Yiddish
Bulgarian, Indonesian, Russian, and Yiddish form of KYRGYZSTAN.
KIRISHIMA (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a city which is located near the Sakurajima volcano in Kagoshima prefecture in south-western mainland Japan.... [more]
KIRKCUDBRIGHT (Settlement) Scottish
Coastal town in South-West England. It derives from Scots language words meaning 'Church of St. Cuthbert'.
KIRKWALL (Settlement) Scottish
A town in the Orkney Islands, Scotland. It's name is derived from Old Norse Kirkjuvagr, meaning 'church bay'.
KIRRIN (Island) English (British)
Kirrin Island is the fictional island in Enid Blyton's 'The Famous Five' series of children's books.
KIRUGISU (Country) Japanese
From Russian Киргиз (Kirgiz), used to refer to KYRGYZSTAN.
KIRUNA (Settlement) Swedish
From the name of the mountain Kiirunavaara, composed of Finnish kiiruna "ptarmigan" and vaara "large forested hill" (from Northern Sami várri "mountain"). Kiruna is the northernmost town in Sweden known for the Kiruna Mine, the largest and most modern underground iron ore mine in the world, and Esrange Space Center, a rocket range and research centre.
KITTIM (Settlement) Hebrew
Kittim was a settlement in present-day Larnaca on the west coast of Cyprus, known in ancient times as Kition, or (in Latin) Citium. On this basis, the whole island became known as Kittim in Hebrew, including the Hebrew Bible.
KKAVKKAZ (Region & Mountain) Lak
Lak form of CAUCASUS.
KLANTAN (Political Subdivision) Thai
Thai form of KELANTAN.
KLEEF (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kleve (see Cleves).
KLEIN-ASIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Asia Minor. It is literally a direct translation of the region's name, since it consists of the Afrikaans adjective klein meaning "small, little" combined with the Afrikaans noun Asië meaning "Asia".
KLEIN-AZIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Asia Minor. It is literally a direct translation of the region's name, since it consists of the Dutch adjective klein meaning "small, little" combined with the Dutch noun Azië meaning "Asia".
KØBENHAVN (Settlement) Danish
Newer form of Køpmannæhafn, meaning "merchants' harbour".
KOEJAVIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Kuyavia.
KOEMANIË (Country & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Cumania.
KOERDISTAN (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of KURDISTAN.
KOERGAN (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kurgan.
KOERLAND (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Courland.
KOERSK (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kursk.
KOETAISI (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kutaisi.
KOEWEIT (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of KUWAIT.
KOGANE (Other) Japanese
This is the name of several towns, stations and mountains found in Japan.... [more]
KOMI (Political Subdivision) English, Russian, Komi
Derived directly from the name Коми (Komi), referring to the native people of the region. The word Komi is a self-designation of the ethnic group, derived from a Finno-Ugric word for "man, human"... [more]
KOMORI (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of The Comoros.
KÓPAVOGUR (Settlement) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic kópur "seal" and vogur "bay". Kópavogur is the second largest city in Iceland.
KORE (Country) Persian, Turkish
Persian and Turkish form of KOREA.
KORĖJA (Region) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of KOREA.
KORFOE (Settlement & Island) Dutch
Dutch form of Corfu.
KORINF (Settlement) Russian
Russian form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
KORINT (Settlement) Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Norwegian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene
Form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
KORINTA (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
KORINTAS (Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
KORINTH (Settlement) Danish, German, Swedish, Turkish
Danish, German, Swedish and Turkish form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
KÓRINÞA (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
KORINTHE (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
KORINTHIEN (Political Subdivision & Region) German
German form of Corinthia.
KORINTIJA (Political Subdivision & Region) Latvian, Lithuanian, Serbian
Latvian, Lithuanian and Serbian form of Corinthia.
KORINTIYA (Political Subdivision & Region) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Corinthia.
KORJAKIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Koryakia.
KORYNF (Settlement) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
KORYNFIYA (Political Subdivision & Region) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Corinthia.
KORYNT (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
KORYNTIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Polish
Polish form of Corinthia.
KOSOVO (Country) English, Serbian, Croatian
Kosovo, officially the Republic of Kosovo is a partially recognized state with a disputed territory in Southeastern Europe.
KOVKAS (Region) Armenian
Armenian form of CAUCASUS.
KRESTONIEN (Region) Swedish
Swedish form of Crestonia.
KRESTONIJA (Region) Croatian, Lithuanian
Croatian and Lithuanian form of Crestonia.
KRIEVIJA (Country) Latvian
Latvian name for RUSSIA.
KRISTIANSTAD (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish city founded in 1614, named after the Danish king KRISTIAN IV. The city is located in SKÅNE which belonged to Denmark until 1658.
KRISTINEHAMN (Settlement) Swedish
Named after Swedish queen KRISTINA (1626-1689). The town was previously named BRO. ... [more]
KRIT (Political Subdivision & Island) Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian
Form of Krete (see Crete).
KRITI (Political Subdivision & Island) Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Krete (see Crete). This is the name of the largest and most populous island of Greece.
KRK (Island) Croatian
Krk is a Croatian island in the northern Adriatic Sea, located near Rijeka in the Bay of Kvarner and part of Primorje-Gorski Kotar county.
KRYM (Region) Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of CRIMEA.
KRYT (Political Subdivision & Island) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Krete (see Crete).
KUALA LUMPUR (Settlement) Malay, English, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Means "muddy confluence" from Malay kuala meaning "confluence" and lumpur "mud". This is the name of the capital and largest city of Malaysia.
KUARA RUNPŪRU (Settlement) Japanese
Alternate transcription of KUARA RUNPURU.
KUARA RUNPURU (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of KUALA LUMPUR.
KUVAJT (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of KUWAIT.
KUWAIT (Country) English
The name of the Country in the Middle East. Kuwait, an Arab country on the Persian (Arabian) Gulf, has cultural heritage dating back to antiquity. Kuwait City, the capital, is known for its modern architecture, ranging from skyscrapers to the striking Kuwait Towers, water towers whose design recalls the tiled domes of a classic mosque... [more]
KYŌTO (Settlement) Japanese
Name of a city and former Imperial capital in Western Japan, borrowed from Middle Chinese 京都 (kˠiæŋ tuo), referring to a capital city of a country.
KYOTO (Settlement) Japanese
Variant transcription of KYŌTO.
KYTHIRA (Island) Greek
A place name for an island in Greece
KYŪSHŪ (Region) Japanese
This is the name of a region and island in south-west Japan.... [more]
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