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MACEDÓNIA (Region) Slovak, Portuguese
Slovak and Portuguese form of MACEDONIA.
MACEDÔNIA (Region) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of MACEDONIA.
MACEDONIA (Region) Ancient Greek (Latinized), English, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish
Derived from Greek Μακεδονία (Makedonia), which is the name of an ancient kingdom and region that was named after the ancient Macedonian people. In turn, their name is derived from ancient Greek μακεδνός (makednós) meaning "tall, taper".
MACEDONIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of MACEDONIA.
MACHATSJKALA (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of MAKHACHKALA.
MADAGASIKARA (Country) Malagasy
Madagasikara means Madagascar in the nation's official language, Malagasy.
MADAGASKAR (Country & Island) Croatian
Croatian form of Madagascar.
MADRID (Settlement) Spanish, Croatian, English, Catalan, Czech, Danish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Tatar, Turkish
Newer form of Magerit. The etymology is uncertain, but it could be derived from Arabic المجريط (al-Magrīt) "source of water". This is the name of the capital of Spain.
MAERDAIFU (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Maldives.
MAGINDANAW (Political Subdivision) Maguindanao
Maguindanao form of MAGUINDANAO.
MAGUINDÁNAO (Political Subdivision) Spanish
Spanish form of MAGUINDANAO.
MAGUINDANAO (Political Subdivision) Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Pampangan, English, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Turkish
From Spanish Maguindanao, a corruption of Magindanaw, the endonym of the Maguindanao people. The ethnic name means "people of the flood plains" or "people of the lake" from the word danao meaning "lake"... [more]
MAIDINA (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of MEDINA.
MAIJIA (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of MECCA.
MAINE (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, possibly from French Maine, a region in France (named for the river that runs through it, which has a name of Gaulish origin).
MAJACHKALÁ (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of MAKHACHKALA.
MAKEDÓNÍA (Region) Icelandic
Icelandic form of MACEDONIA.
MAKEDONIE (Region) Czech
Czech form of MACEDONIA.
MAKEDONIEN (Region) Danish, German, Luxembourgish, Swedish
Danish, German, Luxembourgish and Swedish form of MACEDONIA.
MAĶEDONIJA (Region) Latvian
Latvian form of MACEDONIA.
MAKEDONIYA (Region) Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of MACEDONIA.
MAKEDOONIA (Region) Estonian
Estonian form of MACEDONIA.
MAKHACHKALA (Settlement) Russian, English, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Ukrainian
From the given name MAKHACH combined with Kumyk къала (qala) meaning "fortress", named in honour of Magomed-Ali "Makhach" Dadaev (1882-1918), a Dagestani revolutionary... [more]
MAKHAÇQALA (Settlement) Avar
Avar form of MAKHACHKALA.
MAKHATCHKALA (Settlement) French, Portuguese
French and Portuguese form of MAKHACHKALA.
MAKKA (Settlement) Arabic, Avar, Burmese, Chechen, Ingush, Lak, Swahili, Tajik
Arabic alternate transcription of MAKKAH as well as a form of MECCA used in various languages.
MAKKAH (Settlement) Arabic, Malay, English
Arabic and Malay form of MECCA as well as an English variant.
MAKURIA (Country & Region) History, English
Derived from Μακουρια (Makouria), which is the hellenized form of the autochthonous name of a Nubian kingdom that existed from the 5th century AD to the late 15th century AD. The original Nubian name is unknown, as is its meaning... [more]
MALADÉWA (Country) Balinese, Javanese, Sundanese
Balinese, Javanese, and Sundanese form of Maldives.
MALADÈWA (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of Maldives.
MALADEWA (Country) Indonesian, Banjar
Indonesian and Banjarese form of Maldives.
MÁLAGA (Settlement) Spanish
The city name of Málaga came from the latin name "Malacca".
MALAISIE (Country) French
French form of MALAYSIA.
MALAIXIYA (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of MALAYSIA.
MALAIZIA (Country) Georgian
Georgian form of MALAYSIA.
MALAIZIJA (Country) Latvian, Lithuanian
Latvian and Lithuanian form of MALAYSIA.
MÄLAREN (Body of Water) Swedish
Derived from Old Norse mælir meaning "gravel". Mälaren is the third largest lake in SWEDEN.
MALASIA (Country) Spanish, Asturian
Spanish and Asturian form of MALAYSIA.
MALAVI (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of MALAWI.
MALAWI (Country) English
The name of the Country in East Africa. Malawi, a landlocked country in southeastern Africa, is defined by its topography of highlands split by the Great Rift Valley and enormous Lake Malawi. The lake’s southern end falls within Lake Malawi National Park – sheltering diverse wildlife from colorful fish to baboons – and its clear waters are popular for diving and boating... [more]
MALAYSIA (Country) Malay, English, Indonesian, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Italian, Romanian
From Malay, which refers to the Malay Peninsula and the Malay people, combined with the Greek suffix -σία (síā). The name Malay is from Melayu or Malayu, the name of a Sumatran kingdom, which is probably derived from Tamil மலை (malai) or Malayalam മല (mala) meaning "hill, mountain"... [more]
MALAYZIYA (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of MALAYSIA.
MALDIV (Country) Persian
Persian form of Maldives.
MALDIVEBI (Country) Georgian
Georgian form of Maldives.
MALDIVEN (Country) Dutch, Luxembourgish
Dutch and Luxembourgish form of Maldives.
MALDIVI (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Maldives.
MALEDIVE (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Maldives.
MALEISIË (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of MALAYSIA.
MALEZI (Country) Persian
Persian form of MALAYSIA through French MALAISIE.
MALEZYA (Country) Turkish, Kurdish
Turkish and Kurdish form of MALAYSIA.
MALI (Country) English, French, Croatian
Mali, officially the Republic of Mali, is a landlocked country in West Africa.... [more]
MALLEISIA (Country) Korean
Korean form of MALAYSIA.
MALMÖ (Settlement) Swedish
Newer form of Malmhaug meaning "gravel pile" or "ore hill". Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden.
MÂ-LÒI-SÎ-Â (Country) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka form of MALAYSIA.
MALTA (Country) English, Basque, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Galician, German, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Turkmen, West Frisian
Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta, is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea.... [more]
MANCHESTER (Settlement) English
A large city in North-West England. Manchester is an Anglicization of the town's Latin name Mancunium. This was likely derived from an earlier name in a language similar to Welsh. It may have derived from words equivalent to Welsh mamau, meaning 'mother', in reference to a local river goddess... [more]
MANILA (Settlement) English, Cebuano, Ilocano, Maranao, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, German, Indonesian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Ukrainian
From Tagalog Maynila which comes from the term may-nilà meaning "where indigo is found", ultimately from Sanskrit नील (nī́la) referring to the indigo plant. This is the name of the capital city of the Philippines.
MANIRA (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of MANILA.
MANITOBA (Political Subdivision) English
Name of a province in CANADA, from Cree manitou-wapow or Ojibwa manidoobaa, both meaning "straits of Manitou, the Great Spirit",
MANTSJOERIJE (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Manchuria.
MANTSJOERYE (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Manchuria.
MARBEIIA (Island) Mexican
old abandond island
MARĒSHIA (Country) Japanese
Alternate transcription of MARESHIA.
MARESHIA (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of MALAYSIA.
MARIEFRED (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish town named after a charterhouse called Pax Mariae "Maria's peace". A combination of the name MARIA and Swedish fred "peace" (pax means "peace, harmony" in Latin).
MARIEHAMN (Settlement) Swedish, English
Mariehamn is the capital of ÅLAND, named after Russian empress MARIA Alexandrovna.
MARIESTAD (Settlement) Swedish
Means "MARIA's town". It was founded in 1583 by Charles IX of Sweden and was named after his wife Maria of the Palatinate.... [more]
MARLBOROUGH (Other) English
Originating from the name of a market town in Wiltshire. Legend has it that the Mound is the burial site of Merlin and that the name of the town, Marlborough comes from Merlin's Barrow.... [more]
MARMARA (Body of Water) English (Modern, Rare)
Place name; the Sea of Marmara is the inland sea that connects the Black Sea to the Aegean Sea in Turkey.
MARSELLA (Settlement) Catalan
Marsella is the catalan version of the city of Marseilles. It is a place name.
MARYLAND (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, named after Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of King Charles I of England.
MASEDONIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of MACEDONIA.
MASOVIEN (Region) Danish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish form of Masovia.
MASOWIEN (Region) German
German form of Masovia.
MASSACHUSETTS (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, named for the Algonquian native people who lived around the bay, from Algonquian massachusett "at the large hill," in reference to Great Blue Hill, southwest of Boston.
MASURIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Masuria.
MAURETANIJA (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of MAURITANIA.
MAURICIJUS (Country & Island) Croatian
Croatian form of Mauritius.
MAURITANIA (Country) English
Derived from Latin Maurītānia, itself from Maurus meaning "Moor" (referring to the Moors, a group of Muslims who historically inhabited the MAGHREB in Northern Africa), ultimately from Greek μαυρός (maurós) meaning "dark"... [more]
MAURITANIE (Country) French
French form of MAURITANIA.
MAURITANIË (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of MAURITANIA.
MAURITĀNIJA (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of MAURITANIA.
MAURITANIJA (Country) Bosnian, Lithuanian, Serbian
Bosnian, Lithuanian and Serbian form of MAURITANIA.
MAVRITANIJA (Country) Macedonian
Macedonian form of MAURITANIA.
MAYKOP (Settlement) Russian, English, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Turkish, Ukrainian
From Adyghe Мыекъуапэ (Məeq°āpă) meaning "cape of apples", from мые (məe) meaning "apple" and къуапэ (q°āpă) meaning "cape, gorge, height". This is the name of the capital of Adygea, a republic in southern Russia.
MAYNILA (Settlement) Tagalog
Tagalog form of MANILA.
MAZURIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Masuria.
MEBANE (Settlement) English (Rare)
Mebane, NC
MECCA (Settlement) English, Italian, Romanian
From Arabic مكة (makka) which is from بَكَّة (bakka), an ancient name for the region. The name is of uncertain origin and meaning; it may be from Arabic بَكَى (bakā) meaning "to cry, to mourn" or Ge'ez ምኵራብ (məkʷrab) meaning "temple, sanctuary"... [more]
MEDAN (Settlement) Indonesian, English
Meaning uncertain. According to the diary of a Portuguese merchant, the name is derived from Tamil மைதானம் (Maidhāṉam) meaning "ground" (or Hindi मैदान (Maidan)), adopted from Malay... [more]
MEGHALAYA (Political Subdivision) Indian
Means "abode of clouds" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a state in northeastern India.
MEIGUO (Country) Chinese
From Chinese 美 (Měi) referring to America and 國 (guó) meaning "state, country". This is the Chinese name for the United States of America.
MEIJE (Mountain) French
From Occitan meija meaning "middle, centre, half," taken from its original name l'Agulha de la Meija meaning "the needle of the Meije."... [more]
MEKKAH (Settlement) Indonesian, Sundanese
Indonesian and Sundanese form of MECCA.
MEKSIKË (Country) Albanian
Means MEXICO in Albanian.
MELLIEĦA (Settlement & Body of Water) Maltese
The name of a large village or small town located on the northern tip of Malta's main island, it comes from mellieħa meaning "salt pan," derived from the Semitic root m-l-h (compare melħ meaning "salt"), probably referring to the ancient Punic-Roman salt pans which existed at Mellieħa Bay, the site of which is now occupied by the Għadira Nature Reserve.
MELROSE (Settlement) Scottish
Habitational namefor a place near Galashiels in the Scottish borders, so named from British words that were ansetors of Welsh moel 'bare', 'barren' rhos 'heath'.... [more]
MELUSIA (Settlement) Polish
Polish form of Melouseia.
MESENIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Polish, Spanish
Polish and Spanish form of Messenia.
MESENIJA (Political Subdivision & Region) Croatian, Lithuanian, Serbian
Croatian, Lithuanian and Serbian form of Messenia.
MESIR (Country) Indonesian, Malay, Balinese, Banjar, Javanese, Sundanese
Indonesian and Malay form of MISR.
MESOPOTAMIË (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Mesopotamia.
MESSEENIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Estonian
Estonian form of Messenia.
MESSÉNIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Messenia.
MESSÊNIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Messenia.
MESSÉNIE (Political Subdivision & Region) Czech, French
Czech and French form of Messenia.
MESSENIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Messenia.
MESSENIEN (Political Subdivision & Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Messenia.
MESSINA (Settlement) Italian
City in Sicily, which was named after the ancient Greek town of Messene.
MEUKAH (Settlement) Acehnese
Acehnese form of MECCA.
MEZFIN (Other) American (Rare), Ethiopian (Rare)
Mezfin (English: Mez-fin) means Emperor: is a male name of American National multiracial origination. ... [more]
MIAMI (Settlement) English
Name of a city in FLORIDA. The name was first mentioned by Hernando de Escalante Fontaneda, a captive of Indians in southern Florida for 17 years, when he referred to what is now Lake Okeechobee as the "Lake of Mayaimi, which is called Mayaimi because it is very large"... [more]
MIANLANLAO (Island) Chinese
Chinese form of MINDANAO.
MIANMARI (Country) Georgian
Georgian form of MYANMAR.
MICHIGAN (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, originally applied to lake Michigan, perhaps from Old Ojibwa (Algonquian) meshi-gami "big lake".
MIDGARD (Other) English, Portuguese
Variant of MIÐGARÐR, meaning "middle yard" or "middle enclosure". This is the name for where the humans live, located between heaven and hell, in Norse mythology.
MIĒNG-DIÊNG (Country) Chinese (Min Dong)
Min Dong form of MIANDIAN.
MIÉN-THIEN (Country) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka form of MIANDIAN.
MIGDONIA (Region) Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Mygdonia.
MIGDONIJA (Region) Lithuanian, Macedonian
Lithuanian and Macedonian form of Mygdonia.
MIKLAGARÐR (Settlement) Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name for ISTANBUL.
MILAAN (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of MILAN.
MINDANAO (Island) Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Pampangan, English, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian
From Spanish Maguindanao, a corruption of Magindanaw, the endonym of the Maguindanao people. The ethnic name means "people of the flood plains" or "people of the lake" from the word danao meaning "lake"... [more]
MINGRELIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Mingrelia.
MINNEAPOLIS (Political Subdivision) English
Name of a city in MINNESOTA, from Dakota mni "river, stream" + Ancient Greek ‎polis "city".
MINNESOTA (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, originally the name of a river, from Dakota (Siouan) mnisota, literally "cloudy water", "milky water", from mni "river, stream" + sota "slightly clouded".
MINNETONKA (Settlement) English
Name of a suburban city in Hennepin County, MINNESOTA, means "great water" from Dakota mni "river, stream" and tanka "freat".
MINSKA (Settlement) Latvian
MISSISSAUGA (Region) Ojibwe
From the Anishinaabe word misi-zaagiing, meaning "Those at the Great River Mouth". Name of the Mississauga tribe, and now a name of a Toronto suburb. Closely related to the Ojibwe word misswezahging, mean "river of many outlets".
MISSISSIPPI (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, originally the name of a river, from Ojibwe misi-ziibi "Great river".
MISSOURI (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from Illinois mihsoori, "dugout canoe".
MIÐGARÐR (Other) Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of MIDGARD.
MITSUE (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a village located in the eastern-most part of Nara prefecture in western Japan.... [more]
MIYGUY (Country) Dungan
Dungan form of MEIGUO.
MOERMANSK (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Murmansk.
MOESIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Moesia.
MOLDAVIË (Country & Region) Dutch
Dutch name for the historical region of Moldavia. The name is also used to refer to MOLDOVA, a country that currently contains most of the aforementioned region.
MOLDAVIEN (Country) Swedish
Swedish form of MOLDOVA.
MOLDAVIJA (Country & Region) Bosnian, Croatian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovene
Lithuanian and South Slavic name for the historical region of Moldavia. The name is also used to refer to MOLDOVA, a country that currently contains most of the aforementioned region.
MOLDOVA (Country) English
MONACO (Country) English, French
This is the name of a sovereign city-state and microstate bordering France on three sides and the Mediterranean Sea on one side.... [more]
MONAKO (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of MONACO.
MONAKÔ (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of MONACO.
MONGOLIET (Country) Swedish, Danish
Swedish and Danish form of MONGOLIA.
MONGOL ULS (Country) Mongolian
From Mongolian монгол (mongol), the name of the Mongolian people, and улс (uls) meaning "country, nation". This is the Mongolian name for Mongolia.
MONOIKOS (Settlement) Greek
This is the name of a 6th century BC Phocaean Greek colony, near what is now Monaco.... [more]
MONTÉNÈGRÔ (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of Montenegro.
MONTEREY (Settlement) English
MONTREAL (Settlement) English
Name of a city in CANADA, from French le mont Royal "mont royal". Jacques Cartier named it after the nearby mountain, but it is uncertain how royal became real... [more]
MORAVIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Moravia.
MORAWIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Moravia.
MORDOVIA (Political Subdivision) English
Refers to the Mordvins, the native ethnic group inhabiting the area. The name Mordvin itself is a self designation adopted by the people, believed to be derived frm Scythian mard meaning "man"... [more]
MORDOVIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of MORDOVIA.
MORDOWIË (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of MORDOVIA.
MORVAH (Settlement) Cornish
From Cornish Morvedh, derived from mor "sea" and bedh "grave". This is the name of a small Cornish village.
MOSCOW (Settlement) English
Transliteration of Russian Москва (Moskva) meaning "the city by the Moskva River".
MOS EISLEY (Settlement) Popular Culture
Mos Eisley is a fictional town and large spaceport located on the planet TATOOINE in the 'Star Wars' universe. The name is unexplained.
MOSKOA (Settlement) Ingush
Ingush form of MOSCOW.
MOSKOKH (Settlement) Chechen
Chechen form of MOSCOW.
MOSKOU (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of MOSCOW.
MOSKVA (Settlement) Russian
Original Russian form of MOSCOW, which refers to the city as well as the Moskva River.
MOURNE (Mountain) Irish
Both the name of a mountain range and a river in Northern Ireland, meaning "misty fists" from Irish múig "smoke, gloom" and dorn "fist".
MOZAMBIK (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of MOZAMBIQUE.
MUNTENIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Muntenia.
MUSKOKA (Political Subdivision) Ojibwe (?)
MYEQUAPE (Settlement) Circassian
Adyghe (West Circassian) form of MAYKOP.
MYSIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Mysia.
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