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SURABAYA (Settlement) Indonesian, Javanese, Acehnese, Balinese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
From Javanese ꦯꦸꦫꦧꦪ (shurabaya)
, derived from ꦯꦸꦫ (shura)
meaning "white shark" and ꦧꦪ (baya)
meaning "crocodile". The name comes from 12th-century Javanese monarch Jayabaya, who supposedly foresaw a fight between a white shark and crocodile (which might have been a prediction of the Mongol invasion of Java in the late 13th century)... [more]
SURINAM (Country) Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dhivehi, English, Hindi, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Maltese, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Turkmen, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek
English variant of SURINAME
as well as the standard name for the country in several languages.
SURINAME (Country) English
The name of the Country in South America. Suriname is a small country on the northeastern coast of South America. It's defined by vast swaths of tropical rainforest, Dutch colonial architecture and a melting-pot culture... [more]
SURTSEY (Island) Icelandic
's island" in Icelandic. Surtsey is an uninhabited island south of Iceland that formed in a volcanic eruption (which lasted several years) in the mid-1960s.
SUVA (Settlement) Fijian
Suva is the capital and largest metropolitan city in Fiji.
SVALBARD (Political Subdivision) Norwegian, English, Swedish
Originally from Old Norse Svalbarð
, composed of svalr
"cold" and barð
"edge, ridge". Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean located right between continental NORWAY
and the North Pole.
SVEALAND (Region) Swedish
Means "land of the Swedes" (see SVEA
). The Swedes were a North Germanic tribe inhabiting present-day Sweden. ... [more]
SVÍÞJÓÐ (Country) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic Svíi
"Swede" and þjóð
"a people, a nation". This is the Icelandic form of SWEDEN
SWAZILAND (Country) English
The name of the Country in Southern Africa. Swaziland, a small, landlocked monarchy in southern Africa, is known for its wilderness reserves and festivals showcasing traditional Swazi culture. Marking its northeastern border with Mozambique and stretching down to South Africa, the Lebombo Mountains are a backdrop for Mlawula Nature Reserve’s many hiking trails... [more]
SWINDON (Settlement) English
Previously it was called Suindune which could have been derived from the Old English words "swine" and "dun" meaning "pig hill" or possibly Sweyn's hill which was probably the owner’s name
SYLHET (Settlement) Bengali
A metropolitan city in northeastern BANGLADESH
. The city is located on the right bank of the Surma River in northeastern Bengal. Sylhet is one of Bangladesh's most important spiritual and cultural centres... [more]