Kae-e-vanrash(Other)Mormon One of the three great stars of the Grand Key, appearing in the Book of Abraham, and Grammar and Alphabet of the Egyptian Language. It is the fourth great star from the center of the galaxy. According to the Book of Abraham, it governs fifteen great planets... [more]
Kagawa(Political Subdivision)Japanese Means "river incense" in Japanese.
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."
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.
Kalimantan(Political Subdivision, Island & Region)Indonesian, Banjar Means "burning weather (island)" from Sanskrit काल (kala) meaning "time, season" and मन्थान (manthana) meaning "churning, agitating, stirring". 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... [more]
Kalmakstan(Political Subdivision)Kyrgyz From калмак (kalmak), the Kyrgyz name for the Kalmyk people, combined with the Persian suffix -ستان (-stan) meaning "land of". This is the Kyrgyz name for Kalmykia.
Kalmykia(Political Subdivision)English From Russian Калмыкия (Kalmykiya) ultimately from хальмг (xal'mg), the native name of the Kalmyk people. The ethnic name is of probably Mongolian origin meaning "the people moving away", from Mongolian халих (khalikh) meaning "overflow, flood", referring to how the Kalmyk people were originally Mongolians who "leaked away" from their ancestral homeland... [more]
Kanazawa(Settlement)Japanese Means "marsh of gold" in Japanese; derived from a local legend, according to which a peasant who found flakes of gold while digging for potatoes. The kanji that make up the name are 金 (kana), meaning "metal, gold", and 沢 (sawa), meaning "marsh"... [more]
Karadağ(Country)Turkish Means "black mountain" from Turkish kara meaning "black" and dağ meaning "mountain". This is the Turkish name for Montenegro, from a calque of the country's Montenegrin and Serbo-Croatian name, Crna Gora.
Karaganda(Settlement)English, Russian From Kazakh Қарағанды (Qaraghandy), which is derived from қараған (qaraghan) meaning "caragana" (a type of flower). This is the name of a city in Kazakhstan.
Karakalpakstan(Political Subdivision)English, Russian From Karakalpak Қарақалпақстан (Qaraqalpaqstan), itself from the name of the Karakalpak people combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of"... [more]
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]
Karelia(Political Subdivision & Region)English From Russian Карелия (Kareliya), which is from Karelian and Finnish Karjala derived from Finnish karja meaning "cattle, livestock" combined with the suffix -la denoting location... [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]
Karmania(Political Subdivision & Region)Ancient Persian (Hellenized) Hellenized form of Karmana, the ancient Persian name of a region and province of several Persian empires. It is better known under its Latin and English name Carmania.
Kathmandu(Settlement)Nepali, English From the name of Kasthamandap, a Hindu temple and shrine in Nepal. The name means "wooden pavilion" from Sanskrit काष्ठ (kashtha) meaning "wood" combined with मण्डप (mandapa) meaning "pavilion, hall, square"... [more]
Kawaguchi(Settlement)Japanese Means "estuary, mouth of a river" in Japanese, from 川 (kawa), meaning "river", and 口 (kuchi), meaning "mouth-like opening"... [more]
Kawasaki(Settlement)Japanese Means "river bank" in Japanese. The kanji that make up the name are 川 (kawa), meaning "river, stream, brook", and 崎 (saki), meaning "peninsula, promontory, cape, spit"... [more]