African Submitted Place Names

African names are used on the continent of Africa, covering a wide number of languages. See also about African names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Aasiya (Region) Somali
Somali form of Asia.
Abchasië (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Abkhazia.
Abidjan (Settlement) French, English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Urdu, Uzbek
The largest city and economic capital of the Ivory Coast, meaning uncertain. It is traditionally believed to be derived from the Ebiré phrase min-chan m'bidjan meaning "I just cut the leaves", supposedly exclaimed by an old villager to a European explorer when asked the village's name... [more]
Ābikazīya (Political Subdivision) Amharic
(NOT KNOWN)
Aboe Dhabi (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dabi (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Albanian, Amharic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Hebrew, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovene, Spanish, Turkish
Form of Abu Dhabi used in numerous languages.
Àbújá (Settlement) Western African, Yoruba
Yoruba form of Abuja.
Abuja (Settlement) Western African, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, English
From Abu-Ja, a nickname of 19th-century monarch Abubakar Jatau (sometimes referred to as "Abu"), who founded what is now the city of Abuja in 1828. By some accounts, he was described as having fair skin, which possibly earned him the nickname Ja meaning "red" in Hausa... [more]
Abxazya (Country) Kabyle, Kurdish
Kabyle and Kurdish form of Abkhazia.
Addis Abeba (Settlement) Amharic, German, Italian, Spanish
Amharic, German, Finnish, Italian and Spanish form of Addis Ababa.
Afelika (Region) Kongo
Kongo form of Africa.
Afgaanistan (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of Afghanistan.
ʾÄfganistan (Country) Amharic
Amharic form of Afghanistan.
Afɣanistan (Country) Kabyle
Kabyle form of Afghanistan.
Afganistáni (Country) Lingala
Lingala form of Afghanistan.
Afirka (Region) Western African, Hausa
Hausa form of Africa.
Afrikaa (Region) Oromo
Oromo form of Africa.
Afrika Kusini (Country) Swahili
Swahili calque of South Africa.
Afuganistani (Country) Swahili
Swahili form of Afghanistan.
Agadir (Settlement) Arabic (Maghrebi), Berber, English, French
Means "fortified fortress, wall" in Central Atlas Tamazight, ultimately from Phoenician gdr meaning "wall, compound". This is the name of a city in Morocco.
Agdz (Settlement) Berber
Àjàṣẹ́ (Settlement) Yoruba
Yoruba form of Porto-Novo.
Aken (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Aachen.
Akwitanië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Aquitaine.
Albanië (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Albania.
Aleksandria (Settlement) Coptic, Armenian, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, Polish, Swahili
Form of Alexandria used in various languages.
Alexandrië (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Alexandria.
Algerië (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Algeria.
Aljeeriya (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of Algeria.
Aljeeriyaa (Country) Oromo
Oromo form of Algeria.
Aljeria (Country) Basque, Malagasy, Eastern African, Swahili
Basque, Malagsy, and Swahili form of Algeria.
Aljeriya (Country) Bengali, Hausa
Bengali and Hausa form of Algeria.
Alpe (Mountain) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Croatian, Slovene
Form of Alps.
Aman (Settlement) Amharic, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Persian, Serbian, Slovene, Tagalog
Form of Amman used in multiple languages.
Amknas (Settlement) Berber
Central Atlas Tamazight form of Meknes.
Amman (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Arabic, English, Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
Most likely derived from the Arabic root ع م م‎ (' m m) related to concepts such as kinship and large extended groups or tribes. Alternatively it may come from the name of the ancient kingdom of Ammon, which existed between the 10th and 4th centuries BCE in land east of the Jordan River... [more]
Amurka (Country & Region) Hausa
Hausa form of America.
Anatolië (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Anatolia.
Andalusië (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Andalusia.
Andorra (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
The name of the country of Andorra, whose name is possibly derived from a Basque word andurrial (“shrub-covered land”), but it may come from Arabic الدرا (“the forest”) or Spanish andar (“to walk”).
Anfa (Settlement) Berber
Means "hill" or "top" in Tamazight. This is the Berber name for Casablanca, which was used as the city's official name before the 1755 Lisbon earthquake destroyed the area... [more]
Angoolaa (Country) Oromo
Oromo form of Angola.
Ankara (Settlement) Dagbani
Dagbani form of Accra.
Antiogië (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Antiochia (see Antioch).
Apulië (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Apulia.
Arminya (Country) Kabyle, Quechua
Kabyle and Quechua form of Armenia.
Aruba (Political Subdivision & Island) Afrikaans, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
An island in the Caribbean Sea that is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Aserbiijaan (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of Azerbaijan.
Asi (Region) Lao, Wolof
Lao and Wolof form of Asia.
Asië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Asia.
Asmara (Settlement) English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Bosnian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kyrgyz, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Turkish
From Tigrinya ኣርባዕተ ኣስመራ (arbate asmera) meaning "the four (women) made them unite," referring to Tigrinya oral tradition in which four women convinced their clans to unite and defeat a common enemy... [more]
Asmera (Settlement) Tigrinya, Croatian, Georgian, Latvian, Russian, Tajik, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Form of Asmara in several languages.
Asore (Political Subdivision & Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Azores.
Assirië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Assyria.
Astana (Settlement) Kazakh, Russian, English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Khmer, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu
Means "capital city" in Kazakh, ultimately from Persian آستانه (astaneh). This is the name of the capital city of Kazakhstan.
Asturië (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Asturias.
Atjeh (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans, Dutch
Afrikaans and Dutch form of Aceh.
Australasië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Australasia.
Austriya (Country) Indigenous American, Aymara, Western African, Hausa
Aymara and Hausa form of Austria.
Austriya (Country) Aymara, Hausa, Kazakh
Aymara, Hausa and Kazakh form of Austria.
Awropa (Region) Amharic
Amharic form of Europa (see Europe).
Azerbeidjan (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Azerbaijan.
Babesh (Settlement) Ganda (Anglicized, Modern)
Babesh lost 2 balls while batting.
Babilonië (Country & Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Babylonia.
Bakistaan (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of Pakistan.
Bakoe (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Baku.
Bamakɔ (Settlement) Western African, Manding
Bambara form of Bamako.
Bamako (Settlement) English, Armenian, Catalan, Danish, Esperanto, French, Fula, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Union of Bambara words bama ("crocodile") and ("stream"). This is the name of the capital city of Mali.
Bamako (Settlement) Fula, English, French, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tajik, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From Bambara Bamakɔ meaning "crocodile river", derived from bama meaning "crocodile" and meaning "stream, river". This is the name of the capital city of Mali.
Bangladec (Country) Kabyle
Kabyle form of Bangladesh.
Bangladesh (Country) Bengali, Armenian, Basque, Breton, Bulgarian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swahili, Swedish, Uzbek
From Bengali বাংলাদেশ (Bangladeś) meaning "land of the Bengalis", from the name of the Bengali people and Sanskrit देश (deśá) meaning "country, kingdom, land, state"... [more]
Bangladesj (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Bangladesh.
Banjul (Settlement) English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Turkmen, Urdu, Uzbek
Derived from Mandinka bang julo meaning "rope fibre". This is the name of the capital city of The Gambia.
Bannjulu (Settlement) Western African, Fula
Fula form of Banjul.
Barbados (Island & Country) English, Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
From Portuguese barbados meaning "bearded ones", ultimately from barba meaning "beard". It is unclear what exactly the name refers to; it may have come from the hanging vines of fig trees on the island, from the beards worn by the native Carib (Kalinago) people, or from the 'beard' formed by sea foam surrounding the island... [more]
Basjkirië (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Bashkiria.
Basjkortostan (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish
Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish form of Bashkortostan.
Baskeland (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Basque Country.
Batoemi (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Batumi.
Baxrayn (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of Bahrain.
Beḥrin (Country) Kabyle
Kabyle form of Bahrain.
Beiere (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Bavaria.
Beiroet (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Beirut.
Belgrado (Settlement) Afrikaans, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Afrikaans, Dutch, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Belgrade.
Bengale (Political Subdivision & Region) Afrikaans, French
Afrikaans and French form of Bengal.
Berlyn (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Berlin.
Beyrut (Settlement) Amharic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Hindi, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu
Form of Beirut used in numerous languages.
Bhoetan (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Bhutan.
Bisjkek (Settlement) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish
Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish form of Bishkek.
Boedapest (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Budapest.
Boekarest (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Bucharest.
Boekowina (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Bukovina.
Boergondië (Region) Afrikaans, Dutch (Rare)
Afrikaans form of Burgundy as well as a Dutch variant spelling of Bourgondië.
Boerjatië (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Buryatia.
Bogotá (Settlement) Spanish, English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Tagalog, Turkish
Meaning uncertain, likely derived from an unknown Chibcha word. The original Chibcha name has been attributed to Bacatá (also rendered as Muyquytá) meaning "fields' end" or "outside the farmlands", the name of a historical settlement... [more]
Boheme (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Bohemia.
Bombo (Mountain & Other) Kongo, Literature, Popular Culture
The name of a hill in the border between southernmost mainland Congo Brazzaville and westernmost DRC; the meaningful name of a little known Tarzan inspired character.
Bonaire (Political Subdivision & Island) Afrikaans, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
An island in the Caribbean Sea that is a special municipality of the Netherlands.
Bootiswaanaa (Country) Oromo
Oromo form of Botswana.
Brasília (Settlement) Portuguese, English, Afrikaans, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malagasy, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, Turkish
Elaboration of Brasil with the suffix -ia for place names. This is the name of the capital city of Brazil.
Britse Maagde-eilande (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of British Virgin Islands.
Brittanje (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Britain.
Broenei (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Brunei.
Brussel (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans, Icelandic, Norwegian
Dutch, Afrikaans, Icelandic and Norwegian form of Brussels.
Brussel (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans, Icelandic, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Uzbek
Form of Brussels used in multiple languages.
Brussel (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans, Icelandic, Indonesian, Kyrgyz, Malay, Norwegian, Uzbek
Form of Brussels used in multiple languages.
Bulawayo (Settlement) Shona
Bulawayo is the second largest city in Zimbabwe and is also a province in the Matabeleland region. It was founded by a king named Lobengula around 1840. The city's name means 'place of slaughter'.
Bùrúndì (Country) Western African, Yoruba
Yoruba form of Burundi.
Burundi (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bosnian, Breton, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian
The name of the Country in East Africa. Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi, is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa, bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.
Buruundii (Country) Oromo
Oromo form of Burundi.
Butaan (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of Bhutan.
Bwindi (Other) Kiga, African, Eastern African
Bwindi is the name of a popular National Park in Southwestern Uganda. It means “a dark place” in the Kiga language.
Byilurusya (Country) Kabyle
Kabyle form of Belarus.
Caledonië (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Caledonia.
Canberra (Settlement) English, Afrikaans, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Maltese, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
Meaning unknown, possibly from Ngunawal kamberra meaning "meeting place". This is the name of the capital city of Australia.
Ccinwa (Country) Kabyle
Kabyle form of China.
Chakassië (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Khakassia.
Cili (Country) Kabyle, Sicilian
Kabyle and Sicilian form of Chile.
Costa Rica (Country) Spanish, Afrikaans, Basque, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish
The name of the Country in Central America. Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity... [more]
Cyangugu (Political Subdivision, Region & Settlement) Rwandan
Dalmasië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Dalmatia.
Damaskus (Settlement) Afrikaans, Danish, German, Icelandic, Indonesian, Norwegian, Swedish
Form of Damascus used in multiple languages.
Danmaṛk (Country) Kabyle
Kabyle form of Denmark.
Dar Es Salaam (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Swahili, English
Derived from Arabic دار السلام (dar as-salam) meaning "house of peace" or "abode of peace". This is the name of an administrative region and city in Tanzania.
Dimishiq (Settlement) Somali
Somali form of Damascus.
Djakarta (Settlement) Dutch (Archaic), Afrikaans, Icelandic
Archaic Dutch form of Jakarta as well as the modern Afrikaans and Icelandic form of the name. The modern Dutch form is written exactly the same as the English form.
Djedda (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Jeddah.
Dnister (River) Afrikaans, German, Ukrainian
Afrikaans, German and Ukrainian form of Dniester.
Doebai (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Dubai.
Doesjanbe (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Dushanbe.
Dominica (Country & Island) Afrikaans, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish
Derived from Latin dominica meaning "lordly" or "Sunday", named by explorer Christopher Columbus for his sighting of the island on a Sunday. This is the name of an island country in the Caribbean.
Dominikaanse Republiek (Country & Island) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Dominican Republic.
Dublin (Settlement) English, Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From Irish Duibhlinn itself from Middle Irish Dublind meaning "black pool", derived from dub meaning "black, dark" and lind meaning "pool, lake"... [more]
Duinkerken (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Dunkirk.
Duwoni (Mountain) Konjo, Eastern African
Duwoni is the Bakonjo name of Mt Speke.
Ecoopi (Country) Wolof
Wolof form of Ethiopia.
Eeritiraa (Country) Oromo
Oromo form of Eritrea.
Ɛiraq (Country) Kabyle
Kabyle form of Iraq.
Ekwatoriaal-Guinee (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Equatorial Guinea.
El Salvador (Country) Spanish, English, Afrikaans, Amharic, Bosnian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Greek, Hebrew, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
Means "the saviour" in Spanish, referring to Jesus and shortened from the original name Provincia De Nuestro Señor Jesus Cristo, El Salvador Del Mundo literally meaning "Province of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World"... [more]
Eratareya (Country) Somali
Somali form of Eritrea.
Ermland (Region) Afrikaans, Dutch, German, Norwegian, Swedish
The name used for Warmia in the West and North Germanic languages.
Eswatini (Country) Swazi, English
Means "land of the Swazis" Swazi. Since 2018, this is the official name of the landlocked country in Southern Africa. formally known as the Kingdom of Swaziland, the nation renamed itself the Kingdom of Eswatini, reflecting the extant Swazi name for the state "eSwatini", to mark the 50th anniversary of Swazi independence, and was partially intended to prevent confusion with the similarly named country, Switzerland.
Eufraat (River) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Euphrates.
Eurasië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Eurasia.
Fenisië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Phoenicia.
Filibiin (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of Philippines.
Filipin (Country) Western African, Hausa, Persian
Hausa and Persian form of Philippines.
Filippyne (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Philippines.
Finfinnee (Settlement) Oromo
Means "fountain of hot mineral water" in Oromo, used as the Oromo name for Addis Ababa.
Fiyetnam (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of Vietnam.
Franke (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Franconia.
Frans-Guyana (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of French Guiana.
Frigië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Phrygia.
Ga (Settlement) Ga
Ga form of Accra.
Gaanaa (Country) Oromo
Oromo form of Ghana.
Gagaoesië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Gagauzia.
Galisië (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Galicia.
Gallië (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Gaul.
Gàmbi (Country) Wolof
Wolof form of Gambia
Gambië (Country & River) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Gambia.
Ɣana (Country) Kabyle
Kabyle form of Ghana.
Gayana (Country) Amharic, Armenian, Bengali, Hebrew, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Russian, Tajik, Urdu, Uzbek
Form of Guyana used in numerous languages.
Gikongoro (Political Subdivision, Region & Settlement) Rwandan
Gini (Country) Swahili
Swahili form of Guinea
Giza (Settlement) Arabic (Egyptian), English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Swedish, Uzbek
Meaning uncertain. It may be derived from Syriac ܓܣܐ (gissa) meaning "side", Persian ‎دژ (dezh) meaning "fort, fortress, castle" or Egyptian r-gs-ḥr meaning "the side of the high one"... [more]
Grenada (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Uzbek
Probably from Granada, the name of a city in Andalusia, Spain, which is derived from Arabic غَرْنَاطَة‎ (ḡarnāṭa) possibly meaning "hill of strangers". This is the name of an island country in the Caribbean.
Griekeland (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Greece.
Groenland (Political Subdivision) Dutch, French, Afrikaans
Dutch, French and Afrikaans form of Greenland.
Guam (Political Subdivision & Island) Afrikaans, Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
The name of the Territory. Guam is a U.S. island territory in Micronesia, in the Western Pacific. It's distinguished by tropical beaches, Chamorro villages and ancient latte-stone pillars. Guam’s WWII significance is on view at the War in the Pacific National Historical Park, whose sites include Asan Beach, a former battlefield... [more]
Guinee-Bissau (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Guinea-Bissau.
Guyana (Country) English, Afrikaans, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from an indigenous word (perhaps Tupi or Guarani) meaning "land of many waters". This is the name of a country in South America.
Haïti (Country & Island) French, Dutch, Afrikaans
French, Dutch and Afrikaans form of Haiti.
Himalaja (Mountain) Afrikaans, Croatian, Finnish, German
Afrikaans, Croatian, Finnish and German form of Himalaya.
Hinda (Settlement) Kongo
The name of a small town in the Southwest part of Republic of the Congo. Rhymes with Linda.
Hindiya (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of India.
Honduras (Country) Spanish, English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu
Means "depths" in Spanish, either referring to the deep waters off the northern coast of the country or from Christopher Columbus' alleged quote "Gracias a Dios que hemos salido de esas honduras" meaning "Thank God we have departed from those depths"... [more]
Huambo (Settlement) Mbundu
Huambo receives its name from Wambu, one of the 14 old Ovimbundu kingdoms of the central Angolan plateau.
Iberië (Country & Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Iberia.
Ibirunga (Political Subdivision, Region & Mountain) Rwandan
Rwandan word meaning “Volcanoes” in Kinyarwanda.
Iiraan (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of Iran.
Ijiipti (Country) Oromo
Oromo form of Egypt.
Ìjíptì (Country) Western African, Yoruba
Yoruba form of Egypt.
Imeldiwen (Country) Kabyle
Kabyle form of Maldives.
Indië (Country) Dutch (Archaic), Afrikaans
Archaic Dutch and modern Afrikaans form of India. The modern Dutch form is written exactly the same as the English form.... [more]
Indonesiya (Country) Western African, Hausa
Hausa form of Indonesia.
Indunisiya (Country) Arabic, Somali, Tausug
Arabic, Somali, and Tausug form of Indonesia.
Ingermanland (Region) Swedish, Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian
Swedish form of Ingria, which some countries have adopted as their name for the historical region in northeastern Europe.
Ingiriiska (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of England.
Ingoesjetië (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Ingushetia.
Ionië (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Ionia.
Iṛan (Country) Kabyle
Kabyle form of Iran.
Irkoetsk (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Irkutsk.
Istanboel (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Istanbul.
Itiyoophiyaa (Country) Oromo
Oromo form of Ethiopia.
Itoobiya (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of Ethiopia.
Ityopya (Country) Amharic
Alternate transcription of Amharic ኢትዮጵያ (See Ityoppya).
Ivoorkus (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Ivory Coast.
Jabaan (Country) Somali
Somali form of Japão (see Japan).
Jabuuti (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of Djibouti.
Jakoetië (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Yakutia.
Jamalië (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Yamalia.
Japani (Country) Finnish, Icelandic, Swahili
Finnish, Icelandic and Swahili form of Japan
Jeejniya (Political Subdivision) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of Chechnya.
Jerewan (Settlement) Afrikaans, German
Afrikaans and German form of Yerevan.
Joeba (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Juba.
Joego-Slawië (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Yugoslavia.
Juba (Settlement) English, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Mongolian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Slovak, Somali, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Uzbek
Of uncertain origin, from the Nilotic Bari language of South Sudan. It is the name of the capital and largest city of South Sudan, as well as the former village on its site.
Kaaimanseilande (Political Subdivision & Island) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Cayman Islands.
Kaameruun (Country) Oromo
Oromo form of Cameroon.
Kaap Verde (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Cape Verde.
Kabale (Political Subdivision, Settlement & Other) Kiga, Nkore
Kiga word for “Small Stone”.
Kaboel (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kabul.
Kaïro (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Cairo.
Kalabrië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Calabria.
Kalifornië (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of California.
Kalmikië (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Kalmykia.
Kaloega (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kaluga.
Kamaru (Country) Hausa
Hausa form of Cameroon.
Kamboja (Country) Armenian, Georgian, Indonesian, Swahili, Tajik, Turkmen
Form of Cambodia used in various languages.
Kameroen (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Cameroon.
Kampanië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Campania.
Kanaän (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Canaan.
Kanga (Settlement & Other) Kongo, Popular Culture, Literature
Even though it is also the name of a hill range in westernmost Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kanga is best known internationally as the name of a certain Kangaroo from Winnie the Pooh books and the basis for the name Kaänga.
Kantabrië (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Cantabria.
Kanungu (Political Subdivision, Region & Settlement) Kiga
Kappadosië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Cappadocia.
Karatsji (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Karachi.
Karelië (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Karelia.
Karië (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Caria.
Karintië (Political Subdivision & Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Carinthia.
Karpate (Mountain) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Carpathians.
Kartago (Settlement) Afrikaans, Indonesian, Norwegian
Afrikaans, Indonesian and Norwegian form of Carthage.
Kasakhstan (Country) Danish, Norwegian, Eastern African, Somali
Danish, Norwegian, and Somali form of Kazakhstan.
Kasakstan (Country) Afrikaans, Icelandic, Faroese
Afrikaans, Icelandic and Faroese form of Kazakhstan.
Kasjmir (Region) Afrikaans, Dutch
Afrikaans and Dutch form of Kashmir.
Kaskazini (Country) Swahili
Swahili form of America.
Kastilië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Castile.
Katalonië (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Catalonia.
Keulen (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Cologne.
Khartoum (Settlement) English, Danish, French, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Swahili, Swedish, Welsh
Most likely from Arabic قرطم‎ (qurṭum), meaning "safflower", or possibly خرطوم (ḵurṭūm), meaning "elephant's trunk". This is the name of the capital city of Sudan.
Kibwa (Settlement) African
Kiëf (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Kiev.
Kirgisië (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Kyrgyzstan via its Russian name Kirgiziya.
Kisoro (Political Subdivision, Region & Settlement) Rwandan
Kiyanja (Mountain, Other & Settlement) Konjo, Eastern African, Obscure
Kiyanja is the Bakonjo name of Mt Baker.
Kleef (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kleve (see Cleves).
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 meaning "Asia".
Koerdistan (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kurdistan.
Koergan (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kurgan.
Koersk (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kursk.
Koetaisi (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kutaisi.
Koeweit (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kuwait.
Kolombiya (Country) Amharic, Bengali, Kurdish, Nepali, Persian, Turkish
Form of Colombia used in various languages.
Komoros (Country) Bengali, Hindi, Maltese, Eastern African, Hausa
Bengali, Hindi, Maltese, and Hausa form of Comoros.
Koonfur Afrika (Country) Somali
Somali calque of South Africa.
Kosovo (Country) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Indonesian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Ukrainian
From Albanian Kosova or Kosovë, which is derived from Serbian кос (kos) meaning "blackbird", an ellipsis of Косово Поље (Kosovo Polje) meaning "blackbird field"... [more]
Krim (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Norwegian, Serbian, Swedish
Form of Crimea.
Kroatíà (Country) Yoruba
Yoruba form of Croatia.
Kuilu (Political Subdivision, Region & River) Kongo
The first name of the Kuilu-Niadi River In Southwest Republic of the Congo.
Kuiseb (River) African
The Kuiseb River is an ephemeral river in western-central Namibia.
Kuruweshiya (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of Croatia.
Kútɔ̀nú (Settlement) Western African
Fon form of Cotonou.
Laâyoune (Settlement) French, Afrikaans, Icelandic
French, Afrikaans and Icelandic form of Laayoune.
Laberiya (Country) Hausa
Hausa form of Liberia.
Lagos (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Western African, Hausa, Igbo, English
From Portuguese lagos meaning "lakes". This is the name of a city in Nigeria as well as a state of the same name.
Lausitz (Region) German, Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish
German form of Lusatia, which some countries have adopted as their name for the Central European region.
Lesotho (Country) Southern African, Sotho, English, Afrikaans, Bengali, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish
Means "land of the Sotho", from the ethnic name of the Sotho (Basotho) people derived from the word motho meaning "person". This is the name of a country in southern Africa.
Letgallen (Region) Danish, Dutch, Afrikaans
Danish, Dutch and Afrikaans form of Latgale.
Letland (Country) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch
Afrikaans, Danish and Dutch form of Latvia.
Lezzayer (Country) Kabyle
Kabyle form of Algeria.
Lezzayer (Country & Settlement) Kabyle
Kabyle form of Algeria and Algiers.
Lhend (Country) Kabyle
Kabyle form of India via the Arabic form هند (Hind).
Liberië (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Liberia.
Lideta (Settlement) African