Political Subdivision Submitted Place Names

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ABCHASIË (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of ABKHAZIA.
ABCHAZIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of ABKHAZIA.
ABOE DHABI (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Abu Dhabi.
ABONDANCE (Political Subdivision) French
ADIGHEYEH (Political Subdivision) Persian
Persian form of ADYGEA.
ADYGEA (Political Subdivision) English
From Russian Адыгея (Adygeya) which is ultimately from Adyghe адыгэ (adyge), the endonym of the Circassian (Adyghe) people. The ethnic name is of uncertain meaning, though it may mean "mountain between seas" or "mountain by the sea"... [more]
ADYGEYA (Political Subdivision) Russian, Belarusian
Russian and Belarusian form of ADYGEA.
ADYGEYCHO (Political Subdivision) Chechen
From Chechen Адыгей (Adygey) referring to the Adyghe (Circassian) people and чоь (cho) meaning "place of". This is the Chechen name for ADYGEA.
ADYGUÉE (Political Subdivision) French
French form of ADYGEA.
AKERSHUS (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
The Norwegian fylke of Akershus is names after Akershus Fortress, meaning "the (fortified) house of (the district) Aker." Aker used to be a Norwegian municipality, but it is now an area in OSLO.... [more]
ALABAMA (Political Subdivision) English
Name of a state in the United States, from the name of the Native American tribe Alabama meaning "thick cutters," from Choctaw albah "medicinal plants" and amo "to clear".
ALASKA (Political Subdivision) English
Derived from Russian Аляска (Alyaska), which in turn is derived from Aleut alaxsxaq meaning "object to which the action of the sea is directed". Alaska is the largest of the 50 American states, located northwest of the United States mainland and bordering CANADA.
ALBERTA (Political Subdivision) English
Name of one of the 12 provinces in CANADA, named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848–1939), the fourth daughter of Victoria, Queen of Canada, and Albert, Prince Consort.
ALTAI (Political Subdivision & Mountain) English, Mongolian, Russian, Altai, Kazakh
Combination of Mongolian алт (alt) meaning "gold" and тай (tay) meaning "with" (wholly meaning "the mountain with gold"). The Altai Republic is a federal subject north of Mongolia in Russia... [more]
ALTAY (Political Subdivision & Mountain) Russian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Russian, Kazakh, and Kyrgyz form of ALTAI.
ANDALUCÍA (Political Subdivision) Spanish
Spanish form of Andalusia.
ANDALUSIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Andalusia.
ANDALUSIEN (Political Subdivision) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Andalusia.
ANSONIA (Political Subdivision) English
An eponymous city in Connecticut's Naugatuck River Valley named for founder Anson Green Phelps. In the 19th and early 20th centuries Ansonia was an manufacturing hub; one successful business was the Ansonia Clock Company, which sold world-wide... [more]
ANZIO (Political Subdivision) Italian
City on the shore of Italy. In Roman times it was known as Antium.
AOBA (Political Subdivision) Japanese
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning "blue, green" and 葉 (ha) meaning "leaf".
ARCÁDIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of ARCADIA.
ARCADIE (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of ARCADIA.
ARCADIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of ARCADIA.
AREQUIPA (Political Subdivision) Spanish (Latin American)
Legend says it comes from Ari-quepay "(let's) stay here" in Quechua.
ARIZONA (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, originally as the name of a breakaway Confederate region of southern New Mexico, organized roughly along modern lines as a U.S. territory in 1863. From Spanish Arizonac, probably from a local name among the O'odham (Piman) people meaning "having a little spring"... [more]
ARKAADIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Estonian
Estonian form of ARCADIA.
ARKÁDIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Slovak
Slovak form of ARCADIA.
ARKÁDIE (Political Subdivision & Region) Czech
Czech form of ARCADIA.
ARKADIEN (Political Subdivision & Region) Danish, German, Luxembourgish, Swedish
Danish, German, Luxembourgish and Swedish form of ARCADIA.
ARKĀDIJA (Political Subdivision & Region) Latvian
Latvian form of ARCADIA.
ARKADIJA (Political Subdivision & Region) Croatian, Lithuanian, Serbian
Croatian, Lithuanian and Serbian form of ARCADIA.
ARKADIYA (Political Subdivision & Region) Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of ARCADIA.
ARKANSAS (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from the French pronunciation of the Quapaw people who lived on the Arkansas River.
ARTSAKH (Political Subdivision) Armenian
The Republic of Artsakh (Armenian: Արցախի Հանրապետություն, Artsakhi Hanrapetut'yun), or simply Artsakh, also known by its second official name, the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, is a breakaway de facto state in the South Caucasus that is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan... [more]
ASTURIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of ASTURIAS.
ASTURIEN (Political Subdivision) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of ASTURIAS.
AUST-AGDER (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
From the Nynork word aust "east" and the place name agder. It means "the eastern part of Agder."... [more]
AZERBAYCAN (Political Subdivision) Turkish
Turkish form of AZERBAIJAN.
BACHKIRIE (Political Subdivision) French
French form of BASHKIRIA (see BASHKORTOSTAN).
BALI (Island & Political Subdivision) Indonesian, Balinese, Acehnese, Javanese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, English, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu
From Sanskrit बलि (bali) meaning "offering, tribute". This is the name of an island province in Indonesia.
BASHKIRIA (Political Subdivision) English
From Russian Башкирия (Bashkiriya) which is from башкир (bashkir), the Russian name for the Bashkir people. This is another name for BASHKORTOSTAN, a republic in Russia.
BASHKIRIYA (Political Subdivision) Russian
Russian form of BASHKIRIA.
BASHKORTOSTAN (Political Subdivision) Russian, English, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Tatar
From Bashkir Башҡортостан (Bashqortostan) from the Bashkir endonym башҡорт (bashqort) combined with the Persian suffix -ستان (-stan) meaning "land of". The ethnic name is most likely derived from Turkic baš meaning "head, leader" and kurt meaning "wolf"... [more]
BASHKYRTSTAN (Political Subdivision) Kyrgyz
Kyrgyz form of BASHKORTOSTAN.
BASHQORTOSTAN (Political Subdivision) Bashkir
Bashkir form of BASHKORTOSTAN.
BASHQURTSTAN (Political Subdivision) Kazakh
Kazakh form of BASHKORTOSTAN.
BASKELAND (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Basque Country.
BASKENLAND (Political Subdivision) Dutch, German
Dutch and German form of Basque Country.
BAŞQORTOSTAN (Political Subdivision) Bashkir
Bashkir form of BASHKORTOSTAN.
BEIERE (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of BAVARIA.
BEIEREN (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of BAVARIA.
BELLAGIO (Political Subdivision) Italian
Bellagio is an Italian comune in the Province of Como. It is also the name of a hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
BEÓCIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Boeotia.
BEOCIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Spanish
Spanish form of Boeotia.
BEOCIJA (Political Subdivision & Region) Slovene
Slovenian form of Boeotia.
BEOCJA (Political Subdivision & Region) Polish
Polish form of Boeotia.
BÉOTIE (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Boeotia.
BEOTIJA (Political Subdivision & Region) Croatian, Lithuanian, Serbian
Croatian, Lithuanian and Serbian form of Boeotia.
BEOZIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Italian
Italian form of Boeotia.
BERMUDA (Political Subdivision) English
Derived from the surname of Juan de Bermúdez, a 16th-century Spanish navigator alleged to have discovered the archipelago situated in the North Atlantic Ocean. Bermúdez is a surname meaning "son of Bermudo".
BERNICIA (Political Subdivision) Anglo-Saxon
BINCHENG (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of Penang.
BLACKHEATH (Political Subdivision) English
English place name which may be a corruption of "bleak heath", or simply mean "dark heath" from Old English blæc "black" and hǣth (see also Heath)... [more]
BOEOTIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Boeotia.
BOERJATIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of BURYATIA.
BOGUSZA (Political Subdivision) Polish
Habitational name for someobody who comes form Boguszyniec, Poland, or have family members or ancestors from the area.
BOIOOTIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Estonian
Estonian form of Boiotia (see Boeotia).
BOIOTIEN (Political Subdivision & Region) Danish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish form of Boiotia (see Boeotia).
BOJÓTIE (Political Subdivision & Region) Czech
Czech form of Boiotia (see Boeotia).
BOJOTIJA (Political Subdivision & Region) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Boiotia (see Boeotia).
BÖOTIEN (Political Subdivision & Region) German
German form of Boeotia.
BRIONE (Political Subdivision) Italian
BUCHANAN (Political Subdivision) Scottish
A parish of Stirlingshire, Scotland. It's name derives from the Gaelic buth 'house, shed' and chanain 'canon', thus meaning 'house of the canon'.
BURYATIA (Political Subdivision) English
Derived from the name Buryat with an unknown meaning, denoting the indigenous Mongolic people who originally inhabited the area. Buryatia is a federal subject of Russia located in SIBERIA.
BURYATIYA (Political Subdivision) Russian
Russian form of BURYATIA.
BUSKERUD (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
Named after an old manor of the same name. (Biskupsruð) It derives from the Old Norse biskup (bishop) and ruð (clearing, farm.) The biskup part referring in particular to the Bishop of the ancient Catholic diocese of Hamar.... [more]
CALIFORNIA (Political Subdivision) Spanish, English
Name of a state in the United States, and two states in Mexico. California was once believed to be an island, and was named after the fictional island, California, in Garci Ordóñez de Montalvo's novel 'Las Sergas de Esplandián'... [more]
CALIFORNIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of CALIFORNIA.
CAMBRIDGESHIRE (Political Subdivision) English (British)
Cambridgeshire is a county in East England.
CANTABRIA (Political Subdivision) Spanish
CANTABRIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of CANTABRIA.
CATALONIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of CATALONIA.
CEBU (Political Subdivision, Settlement & Island) English, Tagalog, Ilocano, Pampangan, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish
From Old Cebuano sibu or sibo meaning "trade", itself a shortened form of sinibuayng hingpit meaning "place for trading". This is the name of an island, province, and city (Cebu City) in the Philippines.
CECENIA (Political Subdivision) Italian
Italian form of CHECHNYA.
ÇEÇENISTAN (Political Subdivision) Azerbaijani, Turkish, Kurdish
Azerbaijani, Turkish, and Kurdish form of CHECHNYA.
CHAKASSIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of KHAKASSIA.
CHĂVASH EN (Political Subdivision) Chuvash
Chuvash form of CHUVASHIA.
CHECHEN (Political Subdivision) Persian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese
Persian, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese form of CHECHNYA.
CHECHÉNIA (Political Subdivision) Portuguese (European)
European Portuguese form of CHECHNYA.
CHECHÊNIA (Political Subdivision) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of CHECHNYA.
CHECHENIA (Political Subdivision) Spanish
Spanish form of CHECHNYA.
CHECHENSTAN (Political Subdivision) Kyrgyz
Kyrgyz form of CHECHNYA.
CHECHNETI (Political Subdivision) Georgian
From ჩეჩნური (chechnuri), the Georgian exonym for the Chechen people, and the suffix -ეთი (-eti) used to indicate location. This is the Georgian name for Chechnya.
CHECHNIA (Political Subdivision) Armenian, English
Armenian form of CHECHNYA as well as an English variant.
CHECHNYA (Political Subdivision) Russian, English
From Russian Чечня (Chechnya) meaning "(place) of the Chechens", which is ultimately from the name of the Chechen people (natively called Nokhchi). The exonym is of uncertain meaning, with Russian folk etymologies suggesting that it originates from the name of a village; on the other hand, it may be derived from the Kabardian exonym Шашан (Shashan)... [more]
CHUKOTKA (Political Subdivision) Russian, English
Derived from the Russian name Чукчи (Chukchi), referring to the native people who originally inhabited the area. The word Chukchi is derived from Chukchi Chauchu meaning "rich in reindeer", used by the Reindeer Chukchi people to distinguish themselves from the Maritime Chukchi (the Anqallyt meaning "sea people")... [more]
CHUVASHIA (Political Subdivision) English
Derived from the name Chuvash, referring to the indigenous Turkic ethnic group originally inhabiting the area. The etymology of the name Chuvash is disputed; there are three main theories of its origin... [more]
CHUVASHIYA (Political Subdivision) Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Russian, Bulgarian, and Uzbek form of CHUVASHIA.
COLORADO (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, named after the Colorado river, from Spanish colo + "colored" rado "reddish", "ruddy".
CONNECTICUT (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from the name of the Connecticut river, from Algonquian quinnitukqut "at the long tidal river," from kwen "long" + ehtekw "tidal river" + enk "place".
CORINTHIE (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Corinthia.
CORÍNTIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Corinthia.
CORINTIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Romanian, Spanish
Romanian and Spanish form of Corinthia.
CORINZIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Italian
Italian form of Corinthia.
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]
CUZCO (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Incan (Spanish), Quechua (Spanish), Spanish (Archaic)
Traditional spelling of Cusco, a city in Peru which was the capital of the Inca Empire. Cusco is the Hispanicized form of Quechua Qusqu meaning "rock, boundary stone; heap of earth and stones; nucleus; navel; bed, dry bed of a lake".
DAGESEUTAN (Political Subdivision) Korean
Korean form of DAGESTAN.
DAGESTAN (Political Subdivision) Russian, English, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Polish, Serbian, Swedish, Ukrainian
From Russian Дагестан (Dagestan), which is from Turkish dağ meaning "mountain" combined with the Persian suffix -ستان (-stan) meaning "land of". This is the name of a republic in southern Russia.
DAĞISTAN (Political Subdivision) Avar
Avar form of DAGESTAN.
DELAWARE (Political Subdivision) English
Name of a state in the United States, named after the Delaware river, which was named after Lord De La Warr, from French de la guerre or de la werre literally "of the war".
DENGJIALOU (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of TERENGGANU, chosen for the positive characters 登 (dēng) meaning "to climb, to ascend", 嘉 (jiā) meaning "excellent", and 樓 (lóu) meaning "floor, level"... [more]
DETROIT (Political Subdivision) English (American)
From the French word, meaning “strait.” The full name of the city’s phrase is “le détroit du Lac Érie,” meaning “the strait of Lake Erie.”
DOEBAI (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Dubai.
EVRYTANIA (Political Subdivision) Greek
Derived from Εὐρυτᾶνες (Eurytanes) "Eurytanians", the name of an ancient Aetolian tribe who inhabited Eurytania, an ancient region. It is possibly derived from Greek εὐρύτης (eurytes) meaning "width, breadth", itself a derivative of εὐρύς (eurys) "wide, broad", or Greek εὔρυτος (eurytos) meaning "full-flowing", from εὖ (eu) "well" and ῥέω (rheo) "to flow, run, stream, gush".... [more]
FANO (Political Subdivision) Italian
Habitational name for someone who comes from Fano, Italy.
FINNMARK (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
From the Old Norse finn(ar) (the Old Norse same of the Sami), and mǫrk meaning "woodland, borderland, or march/mark."... [more]
FLORIDA (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, formerly a Spanish colony, from Spanish Pascua florida, literally "flowering Easter", a Spanish name for Palm Sunday, because the peninsula was discovered on that day (March 20, 1513) by the expedition of Spanish explorer Ponce de León.
GALICIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of Galicia.
GALICIEN (Political Subdivision) Danish, German, Luxembourgish, Swedish
Danish, German, Luxembourgish and Swedish form of Galicia.
GALISIË (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Galicia.
GHALGHAYCHE (Political Subdivision) Ingush
From гӀалгӀай (ghalghay), the endonym of the Ingush people. The ethnic name is of uncertain origin, though it is most popularly believed to mean "residents of the towers". This is the Ingush name for Ingushetia.
GHALGHAYCHO (Political Subdivision) Chechen
From Chechen ГӀалгӀай (Ghalghay) referring to the Ingush people and чоь (cho) meaning "place of". This is the Chechen name for INGUSHETIA.
GROENLAND (Political Subdivision) Dutch, French, Afrikaans
Dutch, French and Afrikaans form of GREENLAND.
HAWAÏ (Political Subdivision & Island) Dutch, French
Dutch and French form of HAWAII.
HEDMARK (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
From the Old Norse Heiðmǫrk. That's from heiðnir the name of an old Germanic tribe (related to heið meaning moorland) and mǫrk meaning "woodland, borderland, or march/mark."... [more]
HIMUKA (Political Subdivision) Japanese (Archaic)
Earlier form of HYŪGA, made up of 日 (hi) meaning "sun" and 向か (muka), the irrealis form of verb 向く (muku) meaning "to turn toward; to face (a direction); to point to."
HORDALAND (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
From the Old Norse hǫrðar, meaning (and old Germanic tribe) and lǫnd meaning "lands."... [more]
HYŪGA (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
Shifted from earlier HIMUKA, belonging to an old province which corresponds to modern Miyazaki Prefecture and a modern city in that prefecture, formed on April 1, 1951.
IDAHO (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, of uncertain origin, possibly from Shoshone term ee-da-how, meaning "gem of the mountains" or "the sun comes from the mountains".
ILLINOIS (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from the modern French spelling of the Algonquian people who called themselves Inoca or Ilinouek.
INGOESJETIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of INGUSHETIA.
INGOUCHIE (Political Subdivision) French
French form of INGUSHETIA.
INGUCHÉTIA (Political Subdivision) Portuguese
Portuguese form of INGUSHETIA.
INGUSCHETIEN (Political Subdivision) German
German form of INGUSHETIA.
İNGUŞETYA (Political Subdivision) Turkish
Turkish form of INGUSHETIA.
INGUSHETI (Political Subdivision) Georgian
From ინგუშური (ingushuri), the Georgian exonym for the Ingush people, and the suffix -ეთი (-eti) used to indicate location. This is the Georgian name for Ingushetia.
INGUSHETIA (Political Subdivision) English, Armenian
From Russian Ингушетия (Ingushetiya) meaning "(place) of the Ingush", from an exonym for the Ingush people (natively called Ghalghai). The ethnic name is believed to be derived from Ангушт (Angusht), the Ingush name of a village currently located in North Ossetia-Alania... [more]
INGUSHETIYA (Political Subdivision) Russian, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Tatar, Persian
Russian, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Tatar, and Persian form of INGUSHETIA.
İNQUŞETIYA (Political Subdivision) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of INGUSHETIA.
IOWA (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, possibly from Dakota ayuxba "sleepy ones".
JACKSONVILLE (Political Subdivision) English
Name of a city in FLORIDA, named in honor of Andrew Jackson who was the first military governor of the Florida Territory and seventh President of the United States.
JAKOETIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of YAKUTIA.
JAMALIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Yamalia.
JIALANDAN (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of KELANTAN.
JIDA (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of Kedah.
JOHOR (Political Subdivision) Malay, English, Indonesian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
From Arabic جَوْهَر (jawhar) meaning "jewel, precious stone", ultimately from Persian جوهر (jowhar). This is the name of a state in southern Malaysia.
KAAIMANEILANDEN (Political Subdivision & Island) Dutch
Dutch form of Cayman Islands.
KAAIMANSEILANDE (Political Subdivision & Island) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Cayman Islands.
KABARDINO-BALKARIA (Political Subdivision) English
Kabardino-Balkaria is a republic of Russia located in the North Caucasus region.
KABARDINO-BALKARIYA (Political Subdivision) Russian
Russian form of KABARDINO-BALKARIA.
KALIFORNIË (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of CALIFORNIA.
KALIFORNIEN (Political Subdivision) Danish (Archaic), German, Luxembourgish, Swedish
Archaic Danish form of CALIFORNIA as well as the modern German, Luxembourgish and Swedish form of the name. The modern Danish form is Californien.
KALISZ (Political Subdivision) Polish
Comes from Kalisz in west central Poland, which probably derives its name from Old Polish kal ‘muddy place’, ‘slough’.
KALISZA (Political Subdivision) Polish
Feminine form of KALISZ.
KALMIKIË (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of KALMYKIA.
KALMUKKIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of KALMYKIA.
KALMYKIA (Political Subdivision) English
Derived from the name Kalmyk, denoting the native people who originally inhabited the area. The Mongolian name, Халимаг (Khalimag), means "the people moving away"; ultimately from Mongolian халих (khalikh) meaning "overflow, leakage, seepage, overpour", referring to how the Kalmyk people were originally Mongolians who "leaked away" from their ancestral homeland... [more]
KANSAS (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, named after Kanas river, from French variant of Kansa, native name of the Siouan people who lived there.
KANTABRIË (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of CANTABRIA.
KANTABRIEN (Political Subdivision) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of CANTABRIA.
KARELIA (Political Subdivision) English
Combination of Finnish karja meaning "livestock" and the suffix -la denoting place names. The Republic of Karelia is a federal subject in northern Russia, bordering FINLAND.
KARELIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of KARELIA.
KARELIYA (Political Subdivision) Russian
Russian form of KARELIA.
KARINTHIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Carinthia.
KARINTIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Carinthia.
KARJALA (Political Subdivision) Finnish
Finnish form of KARELIA.
KATALONIË (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of CATALONIA.
KATALONIEN (Political Subdivision) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of CATALONIA.
KELANTAN (Political Subdivision) Malay, English, Bulgarian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Malay gelam hutam referring to the cajeput tree, kilatan meaning "lightning, flash", or kolam tanah meaning "dirt pool". Alternatively, it may be from கோலம் (kōlam) the Tamil name for rangoli, an art form from the Indian subcontinent... [more]
KELATÉ (Political Subdivision) Malay
Kelantan Malay form of KELANTAN.
KENTUCKY (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, originally the name of a river, which possibly derived from the Iroquoian word wyandot, meaning meadow.
KHAKASSIA (Political Subdivision) English
Derived from the name Khakas, referring to the native Khakas people (a Turkic ethnic group) who originally inhabited the area. The etymological origin of the name Khakas is unknown. Khakassia is a federal subject of Russia, located near the border between RUSSIA and MONGOLIA.
KLANTAN (Political Subdivision) Thai
Thai form of KELANTAN.
KOMI (Political Subdivision) English, Russian, Komi
Derived directly from the name Коми (Komi), referring to the native people of the region. The word Komi is a self-designation of the ethnic group, derived from a Finno-Ugric word for "man, human"... [more]
KORINTHIEN (Political Subdivision & Region) German
German form of Corinthia.
KORINTIJA (Political Subdivision & Region) Latvian, Lithuanian, Serbian
Latvian, Lithuanian and Serbian form of Corinthia.
KORINTIYA (Political Subdivision & Region) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Corinthia.
KORYNFIYA (Political Subdivision & Region) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Corinthia.
KORYNTIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Polish
Polish form of Corinthia.
KRIT (Political Subdivision & Island) Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian
Form of Krete (see Crete).
KRITI (Political Subdivision & Island) Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Krete (see Crete). This is the name of the largest and most populous island of Greece.
KRYT (Political Subdivision & Island) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Krete (see Crete).
LACÓNIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of LACONIA.
LACÔNIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of LACONIA.
LACONIE (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of LACONIA.
LACONIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of LACONIA.
LAKÓNIE (Political Subdivision & Region) Czech
Czech form of LACONIA.
LAKONIEN (Political Subdivision & Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of LACONIA.
LAKONIJA (Political Subdivision & Region) Croatian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Serbian and Slovenian form of LACONIA.
LAKONIYA (Political Subdivision & Region) Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of LACONIA.
LOTARINGE (Political Subdivision & Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of LORRAINE.
LOTHARINGEN (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of LORRAINE.
LOUISIANA (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, named after King Louis XIV of France.
LUCCA (Political Subdivision) Italian
A name for a person who comes from Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
LUSITAANIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Estonian
Estonian form of Lusitania.
LÚSITANÍA (Political Subdivision & Region) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Lusitania.
LUSITÂNIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Lusitania.
LUSITÁNIE (Political Subdivision & Region) Czech
Czech form of Lusitania.
LUSITANIE (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Lusitania.
LUSITANIEN (Political Subdivision & Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Lusitania.
LUZITÁNIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Slovak
Slovak form of Lusitania.
LUZITANIJA (Political Subdivision & Region) Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovenian form of Lusitania.
LUZITANIYA (Political Subdivision & Region) Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Lusitania.
LUZYTANIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Polish
Polish form of Lusitania.
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).
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",
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.
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.
MEGHALAYA (Political Subdivision) Indian
Means "abode of clouds" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a state in northeastern India.
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.
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.
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".
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".
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".
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.
MUSKOKA (Political Subdivision) Ojibwe (?)
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.
NEBRASKA (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from Otoe Ñí Brásge meaning "flat water".
NENETSIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Nenetsia.
NEUKALEDONIEN (Political Subdivision) German
German form of New Caledonia.
NEVADA (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from Spanish Sierra Nevada "snow-covered mountains".
NEW HAMPSHIRE (Political Subdivision) English
Name of a state in the United States, named after HAMPSHIRE in England.
NEW JERSEY (Political Subdivision) English
Name of a state in the United States, named after the largest of British channel islands Jersey.
NEW MEXICO (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, a calque of Spanish Nuevo México "New MEXICO".
NEW YORK (Political Subdivision) English
Name of a state in the United States, also the name of a city in that state, named after the then Duke of YORK, later King James II of England.
NIEU-KALEDONIË (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of New Caledonia.
NIEUW-CALEDONIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of New Caledonia.
NOKHCHIYCHE (Political Subdivision) Ingush
Ingush cognate of NOKHCHIYCHO.
NOKHCHIYCHO (Political Subdivision) Chechen
From Chechen нохчий (nokhchiy), the plural of the endonym нохчо (nokhcho), and чоь (cho) meaning "place of". The ethnic name is believed to be derived from Nakh нах (nakh) meaning "people" or "man, person"... [more]
NOLITA (Political Subdivision) American
A neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. Derived from "NOrth of Little ITAly"123... [more]
NORDLAND (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
From the Norwegian words nord meaning "north" and land meaning "country."... [more]
NORMANDIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of NORMANDY.
NORMANDY (Political Subdivision) English (Rare)
English name for the French region of Normandie.
NORTH CAROLINA (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, Named after King Charles I of England.
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".
NUNAVUT (Political Subdivision) Inuit
Territory of Canada. From the Inuktitut word nunavut, meaning "our land".
OEDMOERTIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of UDMURTIA.
OHIO (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, originally used of the river, from Seneca ohi:yo "good river".
OKLAHOMA (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from Choctaw okla "people" "tribe" "nation" + homma "red".
ØPPLAND (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
From the Old Norse upp meaning "up, upper" and lǫnd meaning "lands." The inner regions of Norway were called Upplǫnd in Norse times.... [more]
OREGON (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from the name of a large river in the west of North America, possibly from Algonquin wauregan "beautiful".
ORLANDO (Political Subdivision) English
Name of a city in FLORIDA, named in honor of Orlando Reeves who died in 1835 during a supposed attack by Seminoles in the Second Seminole War.
ÖSTERBOTTEN (Political Subdivision & Region) Swedish, Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian
Swedish form of Ostrobothnia, which some countries have adopted as their name for the Finnish region and the historical Swedish province.
OSTERINSEL (Political Subdivision & Island) German
German form of Easter Island.
ØSTFOLD (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
From the old name of the Olsofjord fold and the Norwegian word øst. The name means, "the region east of the fold."... [more]
PAASEILAND (Political Subdivision & Island) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Easter Island.
PÁEZ (Other, Political Subdivision, Region & Settlement) Spanish (Latin American), Paezean
The name of places in Venezuala and Colombia.... [more]
PANNONIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Pannonia.
PENNSILVANIË (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of PENNSYLVANIA.
PENNSYLVANIA (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, literally "Penn's woods". Penn comes from Pennaeth, the welsh word for "head" "top" and Latin silvania (from Latin silvia) "wood, forrest"... [more]
PENNSYLVANIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch (Archaic)
Archaic Dutch form of PENNSYLVANIA. The modern Dutch form is written exactly the same as the English form.
PONDICHERRY (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English
Derived from Tamil புதுச்சேரி (putuccēri) meaning "new town". Pondicherry (Puducherry) is the capital city of an Indian state of the same name.
PUNJAB (Political Subdivision & Region) English, German, Malay, Italian, Norwegian, Welsh, Swahili, Dutch, Scots
From Punjabi پنجاب (Paṉjāb) or ਪੰਜਾਬ (Pañjāb) both meaning "land of five waters"; ultimately from Persian پنج (panj) "five" combined with آب (âb) "water"... [more]
RESPUBLIKA SAKHA (Political Subdivision) Russian
Russian form of the Sakha Republic.
RHODE ISLAND (Island & Political Subdivision) English
Name of a state in the United States, said to have been named by Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano when he passed through in 1524, based on an imagined similarity between modern Block Island and the Greek Isle of Rhodes, or possibly from Dutch Roodt Eylandt, literally "red island", a name given by Dutch explorer Adriaen Block.
ROGALAND (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
From the Old Norse rygir (probably the name of a Germanic tribe) and and lǫnd meaning "lands." ... [more]
ROMSA (Political Subdivision) Northern Sami
A county in NORWAY. It is generally believed that the name comes from the Norwegian name for the county, which is TROMS.
RORAIMA (Political Subdivision, Region & Mountain) Portuguese, Spanish, English
Of Peron origin, meaning either "parrot mountain" or "green peak," referring to Mount Roraima, located on the border between Guyana, Brazil and Venezuela. Since 1962, the name has also been used on a federal territory in north-western Brazil, which became a state in 1988.
SAHARA (Region & Political Subdivision) Arabic, English
Derived directly from Arabic ‏صحارى‎ (ṣaḥārā), the plural form of صحراء (ṣaḥrāʾ) meaning "desert". The Sahara Desert in Northern AFRICA is the largest hot desert and third largest desert in the world... [more]
SAKHA (Political Subdivision) English
Derived from Turkic saqa, saha meaning "cue" or "bat". The Sakha Republic (or Yakutia) is a federal subject in the Russian Far East.
SAKHA ÖRÖSPÜÜBÜLÜKETE (Political Subdivision) Yakut
Original Yakut form of the Sakha Republic.
SAKSE (Political Subdivision & Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of SAXONY.
SAKSEN (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of SAXONY.
SAPPORO (Political Subdivision) Japanese
One of Japan's biggest cities. Back in early Japanese history, it was known Ishikari Plain.
SARDINIË (Political Subdivision & Island) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Sardinia.
SARDINIEN (Political Subdivision & Island) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Sardinia.
SAVO (Political Subdivision) Finnish, Dutch, Estonian, German, Italian, Russian
Finnish form of Savonia, which some countries have adopted as their name for the Finnish historical province.
SCANIA (Region & Political Subdivision) English, Italian, Ancient Roman
English, Italian and Latin form of SKÅNE.
SEATTLE (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English
A seaport city and also the largest city of Washington in the United States.
SHABA (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of Sabah.
SHESHENSTAN (Political Subdivision) Kazakh
Kazakh form of CHECHNYA.
SHISHAN (Political Subdivision) Arabic
Arabic form of CHECHNYA, usually written with the definite article as الشيشان (al-Shishan).
SICILIË (Political Subdivision & Island) Dutch
Dutch form of Sicily.
SINDH (Political Subdivision & Region) Urdu, Sindhi, English
From SINDHU, the Sanskrit name of the INDUS River; ultimately from the Sanskrit सिन्धु (síndhu) meaning "river, stream"... [more]
SISILIË (Political Subdivision & Island) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Sicily.
SIZILIEN (Political Subdivision & Island) German
German form of Sicily.
SKÅNE (Political Subdivision) Swedish
Province and county in southern Sweden that was a part of Denmark until 1658. The name is likely derived from Old Norse Skáney (ultimately derived from the Germanic root *Skaðin-awjō) meaning "danger" or "damage"... [more]
SÖDERMANLAND (Political Subdivision) Swedish
Södermanland is a Swedish county and province meaning "land of the southern people". The southern people referred to people living south of MÄLAREN... [more]
SÖRMLAND (Political Subdivision) Swedish
Shortened form of SÖDERMANLAND.
SOUTH CAROLINA (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, Named after King Charles I of England.
SOUTH 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".
STEIERMARK (Political Subdivision & Region) German, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Swedish
German form of Styria, which some countries have adopted as their name for both the Austrian state and the Austro-Slovenian region.
STIERMARKE (Political Subdivision & Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Styria.
STIERMARKEN (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Styria.
SUŌ (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Shifted from earlier Suhau (Sufau) or Suha (Sufa) (first written as 周芳), belonging to an old province which corresponds to the eastern part of modern Yamaguchi Prefecture.... [more]
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.
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