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TAHOE (Body of Water) American
Tahoe is a lake on the California/Nevada border in America.
TAIBEI (Settlement) Chinese, Armenian, Belarusian, Georgian, Estonian, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Russian, Ukrainian
Chinese, Georgian, and Korean form of TAIPEI
as well as an Estonian variant of the name. It is also an alternate transcription of TAYBEY
used in various languages.
TAIGUO (Country) Chinese
From Chinese 泰 (tài)
meaning "Thai" and 國 (guó)
meaning "country, state". This is the Chinese name for Thailand
TAIPEI (Settlement) Afrikaans, Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
From Chinese 臺北 (Táiběi)
derived from 臺 (tái)
referring to Taiwan and 北 (běi)
meaning "north". This is the name of the capital city of Taiwan
TAIWAN (Country) English
While Taiwan still exists, it is not always considered an independent country. However, it did represent China in the United Nations until 1971.
TAJIKISTAN (Country) English
From Tajik Тоҷикистон (Tojikiston)
, which is from the Persian exonym تاجیک (Tājīk)
referring to the Tajik people combined with the suffix -ستان (-stan)
meaning "land of"... [more]
TAKAMORI (Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 高 (taka)
meaning "tall" and 森 (mori)
TALLENTIRE (Settlement) English
A village in Cumbria, England. From Cumbric tal-y-tir
, probably meaning 'end of the land'.
TALLINN (Settlement) Estonian, English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish
Capital of ESTONIA
and previously known as Reval
until 1918. The meaning of the name is uncertain, but it is believed to be derived from Estonian Taani-linn(a)
meaning "Danish castle" or "Danish town".
TAMMERFORS (Settlement) Swedish
Combination of an unknown first element and Swedish fors
"rapid". This is the Swedish name of TAMPERE
TAMPA (Settlement) English
After the city of Tampa in the state of Florida. Tampa is from a Calusa word, the Calusa being the Native American tribe that once lived in the area. The exact word in unknown; it may have meant "sticks of fire", possibly referring to lightning, or "the place to gather sticks"... [more]
TAMPERE (Settlement) Finnish
, the name of the rapids that flow through the city. The first element tammer
is of uncertain etymology. The second element is koski
TANGANYIKA (Country) English
These two African countries united in 1964 to form Tanzania.
TANGIER (Settlement) English
Meaning uncertain, though it is said to be derived from the name Tingis
, the daughter of the Titan ATLAS
in Greek mythology... [more]
TANZANIA (Country) Swahili, Albanian, Armenian, Basque, Danish, Dutch, English, Georgian, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog
From a blending of Tanganyika
, the names of the two former countries that were unified to create Tanzania in 1964, combined with the suffix -ia
. The name Tanganyika
is derived from Swahili tanga
meaning "sail" and nyika
meaning "wasteland, wilderness", while Zanzibar
is derived from Persian زنگبار (zangebâr)
meaning "black-skinned coast" (see ZANZIBAR
TASHKENT (Settlement) Belarusian, Bulgarian, English, Indonesian, Kazakh, Malay, Mongolian, Portuguese, Russian, Tagalog, Ukrainian, Uyghur
From Uzbek Toshkent
meaning "stone city", from tosh
meaning "stone" and Turkic kend
meaning "city". This is the name of the capital city of Uzbekistan.
TATAOUINE (Settlement) French
Means "water springs" in Berber. The city is sometimes called Foum Tataouine
, meaning "mouth of the springs". The name of the desert planet TATOOINE
in the Star Wars universe is derived from Tataouine.
TATÁRFÖLD (Political Subdivision) Hungarian
Hungarian form of TATARSTAN
. It is literally a direct translation of the republic's name, since it consists of the Hungarian noun tatár
meaning "Tatar" combined with the Hungarian noun föld
meaning "land".... [more]
TATARSTAN (Political Subdivision) Tatar, Bashkir, Basque, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Swedish, Ukrainian
From the ethnic name татар (tatar)
combined with the Persian suffix -ستان (-stan)
meaning "land of". The ethnic name is of uncertain origin, though it is believed to be derived from tata
, an endonym for the Mongols... [more]
TATOOINE (Other) Popular Culture
Tatooine is a fictional desert planet in the Star Wars universe. The name is derived from the name of a Tunisian city, TATAOUINE
, located close to where some scenes in Star Wars was filmed.
TAVASTLAND (Political Subdivision) Swedish, Danish, Dutch
Swedish form of Tavastia
, which some countries have adopted as their name for the historical Swedish province that is now part of Finland.
TAWI-TAWI (Political Subdivision & Island) Filipino, Tausug, Cebuano, Ilocano, Pampangan, Tagalog, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
From Sinama Jawi Jawi
, which is derived from Malay jejawi
meaning "banyan tree". This is the name of an island and province in the southern Philippines.
TAYGETOS (Mountain) Greek Mythology, Greek
The Taygetos or Taÿgetus is a mountain range in the Peloponnese peninsula in Southern Greece. The highest mountain of the range is Mount Taygetus; its name is probably pre-Greek and of unknown meaning... [more]
TAYOU (Country) Burmese
Of uncertain origin, possibly from Chinese 突厥 (Tūjué)
meaning "Turk, Turkish", from 大理國 (Dàlǐguó)
referring to the ancient Dali Kingdom that existed in what is now Yunnan province, or from 大月支 (dàyuèzhī)
, the Chinese name for the Tocharians, a medieval Indo-European people... [more]
TBILISI (Settlement) Georgian, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From Georgian თბილი (tbili)
meaning "warm", given because of the area's sulfuric hot springs. This is the name of the capital city of Georgia (the country).
TEES (River) English
A river in Northeast England. The precise origin of name is not known for sure. But, given that it is one of Britain's major rivers, several theories have emerged:... [more]
TEGUCIGALPA (Political Subdivision) Spanish
Capital of HONDURAS
, possibly from the Nahuatl word Taguz-galpa
, which means "hills of silver".
TELEMARK (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
the name of an old Germanic tribe and the Old Norse mǫrk
meaning "woodland, borderland, or march/mark."... [more]
TENNESSEE (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from Cherokee tanasi
, the name of a Cherokee village. The meaning is unknown.
TENRI (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a city in Nara prefecture which used to be (briefly) the capital of Japan under the reign of Emperor Ninken (probably reigned from 488–498).... [more]
TERABITHIA (Political Subdivision) Literature
The magical kingdom from the children's novel 'Bridge to Terabithia' (1977) by Katherine Paterson. Terabithia means "land of the turpentine-trees", it is in relation to the island Terebinthia in 'The Chronicles of Narnia' by C. S. Lewis.
TERENGGANU (Political Subdivision) Malay, Indonesian, Acehnese, Banjar, Minangkabau, Bulgarian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Possibly from Malay terang ganu
meaning "bright rainbow" or taring anu
meaning "fang of something", supposedly said by a hunter when he discovered the tooth of an unknown animal. This is the name of a state in eastern Malaysia.
TESLIN (Other) English
Name of a mountain, plateau, river, and small lake in Yukon, Canada, and of a larger lake spanning the Yukon-British Columbia border. The word comes from the Tlingit name for the river, Teslintoo
, meaning "long, deep water."
TEXAS (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from Spanish Texas
, originally an ethnic name, from Caddo taysha
"friends, allies" written as a plural.
THAIFÖLD (Country) Hungarian
From Hungarian thai
meaning "Thai" and föld
meaning "land, earth". This is the Hungarian name for Thailand
THÁI LAN (Country) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 泰 (thái)
referring to the Thai people and 蘭 (lan)
, a phonetic transcription of English -land
. This is the Vietnamese name for Thailand
THAIMAA (Country) Finnish
From Finnish thai
meaning "Thai" and maa
meaning "land, country", used as the Finnish name for Thailand
THAMES (River) English
The name of the river in southern England on which London is situated. This is a Brythonic river-name, explained as a derivative of Common Brythonic *temēlos, 'darkness' (compare Old Welsh timuil
THESSALONIKI (Settlement) English, Greek
The city's name derives from the Greek words Θεσσαλός (Thessalós)
referring to the region of Thessaly and νῑ́κη (nī́kē)
"victory, success"; literally translating to "Thessalian victory"... [more]
THETFORD (Settlement) English
From the Old English þeodo
"people" and "ford". The name of a town in Norfolk.
THIMPHU (Settlement) Bhutanese, Tibetan, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Latvian, Malay, Marathi, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Uzbek
From Bhutanese ཐིམ་ (thim)
meaning "to sink" and ཕུ་ (phu)
meaning "high ground, foothill, upland" or "to fly". This is the name of the capital city of Bhutan
THỔ NHĨ KỲ (Country) Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 土耳其 (Thổ Nhĩ Kì)
, from Chinese 土耳其 (Tǔ'ěrqí)
. This is the Vietnamese name for Turkey
THULE (Island) Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Θούλη (Thoule)
, the name of an island north of Britain which was discovered by the 4th-century BC geographer Pytheas, who arrived at it after a voyage of six days from the Orkney Islands... [more]
TIANJIN (Settlement) Chinese
From Chinese 天 (tiān) meaning "sky" and 津 (jīn) meaning "ford". Tianjin is one of China's four municipalities, situated just east of Beijing.
TIBET (Country) English
A kingdom established in the 7th century, Tibet was invaded by China in 1950 and has since been known as the Xizang Autonomous Region of China.
TIMPERLEY (Settlement) English
Timperley is a suburban village in Altrincham in the borough of Trafford, Greater Manchester, England.... [more]
TIPTREE (Settlement) English
Tiptree is a village in the East of England. Tiptree comes from Tipper's Tree.
TIREE (Island) Scottish
From the name of the island off the west coast of Scotland. The name in Gaelic is Tiriodh
, or Tir Iodh
, meaning 'land of corn'.
TISZA (River) Hungarian
Name of one of the main European rivers that starts in Ukraine and passes through Hungary.
TOBAGO (Island) English
The name of the Island in Trinidad and Tobago. Tobago is the smaller of the 2 Caribbean islands comprising the nation of Trinidad and Tobago. It’s known for its wide, sandy beaches and biodiverse tropical rainforest... [more]
TOGO (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Means "land where lagoons lie" from Ewe to
meaning "water" and go
meaning "shore". Togo, officially the Togolese Republic, is a country in West Africa bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north.
TOKELAU (Country, Political Subdivision & Island) English
A territory of New Zealand.
TOKIO (Settlement) Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Esperanto, Finnish, German, Greek, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Mongolian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Tajik, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Form of TOKYO
TONGA (Country) Tongan, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Basque, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek
Derived from Samoan toga
meaning "southern, south". This is the name of an archipelagic country in Oceania.
TOPANGA (Settlement) Native American
Topanga is a community in western Los Angeles County, California, United States located in the Santa Monica mountains. The name is given by the Native American indigenous Tongva tribe, and may mean "where the mountain meets the sea" or "a place above".
TOPEKA (Political Subdivision) English
Name of the capital city in KANSAS
, meaning "a good place to dig potatoes". From Kansa to
"wild potato" + pi
"good" + ke
TRANENT (Settlement) Scottish
A town in East Lothian, east of Edinburgh, Scotland. It's name derives from the Brythonic-Celtic *traf-
, meaning 'town, village' (Welsh treff
) and *-neint
, meaning 'stream, small river' (Welsh nant
TRANG (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Thai, Bulgarian, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tajik, Turkish, Urdu
Either from Malay terang
meaning "bright, light, clear" or from Sanskrit तरंग (taraṃga)
meaning "wave, ripple". This is the name of a province and city in southern Thailand.
TRANSCARPATHIA (Region) English
Means "beyond the Carpathian Mountains", derived from Latin trans
meaning "across, beyond" combined with the latinized Greek noun Carpathia
meaning "the Carpathian Mountains" as well as the region immediately surrounding them.
TRANSCASPIA (Political Subdivision) English, Italian, Spanish
Means "beyond the Caspian Sea", derived from Latin trans
meaning "across, beyond" combined with Latin Caspia
meaning "Caspian Sea".... [more]
TRANSCAUCASIA (Region) English, Italian, Spanish
Means "beyond the Caucasus", derived from Latin trans
meaning "across, beyond" combined with the latinized Greek noun Caucasia
meaning "the Caucasus" (both the mountains and their namesake region)... [more]