NAGORNO-KARABAKH(Political Subdivision)English Combination of Russian нагорный (nagorniy) "highland" and Karabakh, derived from Turkish kara "black" and Persian باغ (bāgh) "garden". Nagorno-Karabakh is a disputed region in the CAUCASUS and internationally recognized as a part of AZERBAIJAN.
NANGIJALA(Other)Literature Meaning unknown. Invented by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren for her novel "The Brothers Lionheart" (1973) where it is the main setting. In the book, Nangijala is the name of afterlife where our souls go after we die.
NARA(Settlement)Japanese This is the name of a city which is the capital of Nara Prefecture in western Japan. The kanji used are 奈 (dai, na, nai, ikan, karanashi) meaning "Nara, what?" and 良 (ryou, i.i, yo.i, ra) meaning "good, pleasing, skilled."... [more]
NAVARRE(Country)French From the name of the historic Royaume de Navarre, a kingdom in the West Pyrenees mountains which is divided today between Spain and France. It is either derived from the Basque nabar, meaning "brownish" or "multicolor" (which would be a contrast with the green mountain lands north of the original County of Navarre); or from the Basque naba, "valley" or "plain", and herri, "land" or "people".
NAVOTAS(Settlement)Filipino The City of Navotas was founded on December 20, 1827. It is one of the 16 cities making up the NCR of the Philippines. It has a land area of 10.77 km2 and has a population of 249,463 as of the 2015 census... [more]
NEGROS ISLAND(Island)Filipino, Hiligaynon, Cebuano Negros is the fourth largest island in the Philippines, with a total land area of 13,309 km2 (5,139 sq mi). Negros is one of the many islands that comprise the Visayas, in the central part of the country... [more]
NERIUNGRI(Political Subdivision)Russian comes from the Evenk word for "grayling" (species of freshwater-fish in the family of salmon) ... the second largest town in the Sakha Republic, Russia and the administrative center of Neryungrinsky District
NEWCASTLE(Settlement)English A city in North-East England. It simply denoted the site of a New Castle, as this is where a castle was erected by William the Conquer in 1080.... [more]
NEWFOUNDLAND(Country)English From 1907 to 1949, Newfoundland existed as the self-governing Dominion of Newfoundland. In 1949, Newfoundland joined Canada as a province.
NEW GRANADA(Country)History This South American country was part of GRAN COLOMBIA from 1819-1830 and was independent from 1830-1858. In 1858, the country became known as the Grenadine Confederation, then the United States of New Granada in 1861, the United States of COLOMBIA in 1863, and finally, the Republic of COLOMBIA in 1886.
NEW GUINEA(Island)English New Guinea is a large island in the South West Pacific region. It is the world's second-largest island, after Greenland, covering a land area of 785,753 km², and the largest wholly or partly within the Southern Hemisphere.
NIAGARA(Body of Water, Settlement & Region)Iroquois Name of a popular waterfall, a town, and region, in CANADA. Derived from the Iroquois word Onguiaahra, meaning either "the strait", or "bisected bottom lands"
NICARAGUA(Country)English The name of the Country in Central America. Nicaragua, set between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, is a Central American nation known for its dramatic terrain of lakes, volcanoes and beaches... [more]
NIDA(Settlement)Lithuanian The name of a Lithuanian resort town located at the westernmost point of Lithuania and the Baltic states, close to the border with the Russian Kaliningrad Oblast exclave. It is said to be derived from Old Prussian nida meaning "fluent."
NIFLHEIM(Other)Norse Mythology Derived from the Old Norse elements nifl- meaning "mist; dark" and heimr "residence, world" (which is cognate with English home). In Norse mythology, Niflheim or Niflheimr was the realm of the dead.
NOKHCHIYCHO(Political Subdivision)Chechen From Chechen нохчий (nokhchiy), the plural of the endonym нохчо (nokhcho), combined with the suffix -чоь (-cho) meaning "place of". The ethnic name is believed to be derived from Nakh нах (nakh) meaning "people" or "man, person"... [more]
NORTH DAKOTA(Political Subdivision)English (American) Name of a state in the United States, also the name of indigenous people of the Great Plains, from the Dakota word dakhóta "friend".
NORTHERN CYPRUS(Region)English Northern Cyprus (Turkish: Kuzey Kıbrıs), officially the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC; Turkish: Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk Cumhuriyeti, KKTC), is a de facto state that comprises the northeastern portion of the island of Cyprus... [more]
NORTH KOREA(Country)English North Korea (Korean: 조선, MR: Chosŏn; literally 북조선, MR: Pukchosŏn, or 북한/北韓, RR: Bukhan in South Korean usage), officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK or DPR Korea; Korean: 조선민주주의인민공화국, Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk), is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula... [more]
NORTH MACEDONIA(Country)English North Macedonia (Macedonia until February 2019), officially the Republic of North Macedonia, is a country in the Balkans, southeast Europe. It gained independence in 1991 as one of the successor states of Yugoslavia... [more]
NORTHUMBERLAND(Region)English From the much larger Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Northumbria, meaning 'land north of the Humber'.