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ACÁDIA (Country, Region & Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of both Acadia
(mostly the ancient city, but sometimes also the Akkadian Empire).
ACEH (Region) Indonesian, Minangkabau, Malay, English, Danish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish, Swedish
Meaning uncertain. A popular backronym states that it is derived from Indonesian Arab, Cina, Eropa, Hindia
meaning "Arab, China, Europe, Indies" referring to the groups and regions that have historically influenced the people of Aceh... [more]
AFRIKA (Region) Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, German, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Norwegian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek
Form of AFRICA
ÅNGERMANLAND (Region) Swedish
Derived from Old Norse anger
"deep fjord". Ångermanland is a historical province in Northern Sweden.
APPALACHIA (Region) English
Appalachia is the name of a cultural region in the Eastern United States. The meaning of the name is unknown, but it is ultimately of Native American origin, as the region was named after a Native American tribe.
APRIKA (Region) Georgian, Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Maranao, Pampangan, Nauruan
Georgian, Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Maranao, Pampangan, and Nauruan form of AFRICA
AQUITAINE (Region) French
French form of AQUITANIA
. This is the name of a historical region of France located roughly between the Pyrenees, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Garonne... [more]
AQUITANIA (Region) Spanish
Aquitania was a region of Gaul inhabited by the Aquitani, a people living in Gallo-Roman times in what is now Aquitaine, France.
ARENDELLE (Region & Settlement) Popular Culture
Likely based on ARENDAL
, the name of a town and municipality in Southern Norway. Arendalle is a fictional kingdom in Disney's animated movie 'Frozen' (2013).
BERESTIA (Region) History, English
This is the name of a historical region in Eastern Europe. Its territory was located in what is now Belarus, Poland and Ukraine. The region was named after the Belarusian city of Brest
, which was at its centre.
CANARY ISLANDS (Region) English
English form of Spanish Islas Canarias
which is derived from Latin Canariae Insulae
"islands of the dogs". This is the name of a Spanish archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, near the coast of northwestern Africa.
CARIA (Region) Ancient Greek
Caria was an ancient province near the Aegean Sea in Asia Minor.
CARIBBEAN (Region) English
The name of the Region. The Caribbean is a region that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands and the surrounding coasts. The region is southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north of South America.
CIRCASSIA (Region) English, Italian
From Turkish Çerkes
or Russian Черкес (Cherkes)
referring to the Circassian (Adyghe) people. The exonyms are of uncertain meaning; they may be derived from Kerkety
, the name of a Circassian tribe, or from Persian چهار کس (čahâr kas)
meaning "four people" (probably denoting four tribes)... [more]
CORNWALL (Political Subdivision & Region) Cornish
A place next to DEVON
at the bottom of southwestern England. Named due to the old tribal name "Cornwealas" which eventually turned into "Cornwall". Name thought to come from the a Celtic word for "horn" or "headland" and old English "Wealas" which means strangers... [more]
CRIMEA (Political Subdivision & Region) English
Derived from Crimean Tatar Qırım
(today known as Stary Krym), the old name for the city that served as the capital of the province during the Golden Horde. The meaning of "Qırım" is uncertain, though it is either of Greek or Turkic origin... [more]
CUMBERLAND (Region) English
A historical English county, covering the Northern half of modern-day Cumbria. It derives from the Brythonic combrogi
, meaning 'fellow-countrymen'.
DURHAM (Settlement & Region) English, Anglo-Norman
A cathedral city in the North-East of England. The name is derived from the city's Latin name Dunelm
, which comprises of the Celtic element dun
, 'fortress' (c.f Welsh dinas
, 'city') and the Old Norse holme
, which meant an island (referring to the peninsular formed by the River Wear).
ESSEX (Region) English
The name of a county in south-eastern England, it is derived from Old English Ēastseaxe
meaning "East Saxons," referring to the Kingdom of the East Saxons.
EUROPA (Region) Afrikaans, Basque, Catalan, Corsican, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Galician, German, Italian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish
Form of EUROPE
EUROPE (Region) English, French
Meaning uncertain. It could be derived from Greek εὐρύς (eurus)
meaning "wide" or "broad" and ὤψ, ὠπ-, ὀπτ-(ōps, ōp-, opt-)
meaning "eye", "face", or "countenance". It could also be from Akkadian erebu
meaning "to go down" or "set"... [more]
GALILEA (Region) Afrikaans, Catalan, Czech, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Slovak, Spanish
Form of GALILEE
GÖTALAND (Region) Swedish
Means "land of the Geats". The Geats (sometimes referred to as Goths) were a North Germanic tribe inhabiting southern Sweden. Götaland is one of three lands of Sweden, the others being SVEALAND
HÄLSINGLAND (Region) Swedish
Hälsingland is a province in central Sweden meaning "land of the Hälsings". Hälsing is believed to be a combination of Swedish hals
"throat, neck" and inge
"dweller". The hals
-part is probably not referring to the anatomical part, but rather to a narrow strait of water.
KAFKASIA (Region) Greek
Modern Greek form of Caucasia
, which is an alternative name for the CAUCASUS
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 (Island & Region) Indonesian, Malay, Acehnese, Balinese, Banjar, Buginese, Javanese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
Means "burning weather (island)" from Sanskrit काल (kālá)
meaning "time, season" and क्वथन (kvathana)
meaning "boiling, churning". 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.
KARAKALPAKSTAN (Region) English
Derived from qara
meaning "black" and qalpaq
meaning "hat". Karakalpakstan is an autonomous region in present-day Uzbekistan.
KAUKASIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Caucasia
, which is an alternative name for the CAUCASUS
KAVKAZ (Region) Avar, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Chechen, Chuvash, Croatian, Czech, Ingush, Karachay-Balkar, Kazakh, Lezgin, Macedonian, Ossetian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Tatar, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Form of CAUCASUS
KLEIN-ASIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Asia Minor
. It is literally a direct translation of the region's name, since it consists of the Afrikaans adjective klein
meaning "small, little" combined with the Afrikaans noun Asië
KLEIN-AZIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Asia Minor
. It is literally a direct translation of the region's name, since it consists of the Dutch adjective klein
meaning "small, little" combined with the Dutch noun Azië