African Submitted Place Names

African names are used in various places on the continent of Africa. 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.
Abchasië (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Abkhazia.
Aboe Dhabi (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Abu Dhabi.
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.
Afgaanistan (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of Afghanistan.
Afɣanistan (Country) Kabyle
Kabyle form of Afghanistan.
Afirka (Region) Western African, Hausa
Hausa form of Africa.
Afuganistani (Country) Swahili
Swahili form of Afghanistan
Agadir (Settlement) English, Berber
Derived from Berber ⴰⴳⴰⴷⵉⵔ (agadir) meaning "wall, enclosure, fortified building, citadel". Agadir is a port city located in southwestern Morocco along the shore of the Atlantic Ocean.
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.
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.
Aljeria (Country) Basque, Malagasy, Eastern African, Swahili
Basque, Malagsy, and Swahili form of Algeria.
Alpe (Mountain) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Croatian, Slovene
Form of Alps.
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]
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.
Arabië (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Arabia.
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.
Asië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Asia.
Asore (Political Subdivision & Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Azores.
Assirië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Assyria.
Asturië (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Asturias.
Athene (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Athens.
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.
Azerbeidjan (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Azerbaijan.
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.
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.
Banama (Country) Arabic, Chinese, Eastern African, Somali
Arabic, Chinese, and Somali form of Panama.
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.
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.
Berlyn (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Berlin.
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.
Boheme (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Bohemia.
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.
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.
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.
Butaan (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of Bhutan.
Byilurusya (Country) Kabyle
Kabyle form of Belarus.
Caledonië (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Caledonia.
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]
Crete (Island) English, Cebuano, Scots, Tsonga
From Ancient Greek Κρήτη (Krḗtē) which is of uncertain meaning. One theory is that it's derived from the name of a mythological hero, Κρυς (Krus), whose name is unexplained. Another theory is that it's derived from Luwian kursawar “island” or kursattar “cutting, sliver”... [more]
Dalmasië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Dalmatia.
Danmaṛk (Country) Kabyle
Kabyle form of Denmark.
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.
Duinkerken (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Dunkirk.
Ekwatoriaal-Guinee (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Equatorial Guinea.
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.
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.
Gaboen (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Gabon.
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.
Ganges (River) Afrikaans, Armenian, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Icelandic, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog
From Ancient Greek Γάγγης (Gángēs) from Sanskrit गङ्गा (gáṅgā) meaning "swift-goer", ultimately from गच्छति (gacchati) meaning "to go". This is the name of a river in South Asia that flows through India and Bangladesh.
Gini (Country) Swahili
Swahili form of Guinea
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.
Haïti (Country & Island) French, Dutch, Afrikaans
French, Dutch and Afrikaans form of Haiti.
Hindiya (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of India.
Iberië (Country & Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Iberia.
Iiraan (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of Iran.
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.
Ingoesjetië (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Ingushetia.
Ionië (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Ionia.
Irkoetsk (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Irkutsk.
Istambul (Settlement) Galician, Kabyle, Lak, Portuguese
Form of Istanbul.
Istanboel (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Istanbul.
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.
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.
Joego-Slawië (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Yugoslavia.
Kaaimanseilande (Political Subdivision & Island) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Cayman Islands.
Kaap Verde (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Cape Verde.
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.
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.
Kantabrië (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Cantabria.
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.
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.
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.
Komoros (Country) Bengali, Hindi, Maltese, Eastern African, Hausa
Bengali, Hindi, Maltese, and Hausa form of Comoros.
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.
Kuiseb (River) African
The Kuiseb River is an ephemeral river in western-central Namibia.
Laâyoune (Settlement) French, Afrikaans, Icelandic
French, Afrikaans and Icelandic form of Laayoune.
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.
Letgallen (Region) Danish, Dutch, Afrikaans
Danish, Dutch and Afrikaans form of Latgale.
Letland (Country) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch
Afrikaans, Danish and Dutch form of Latvia.
Liberië (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Liberia.
Libië (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Libya.
Libya (Country) Northern African, Berber, English, Faroese, Finnish, Hausa, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Swahili, Tagalog, Turkish
From Arabic ليبيا‎ (Lībiyā) from Ancient Greek Λιβύη (Libúē), which is derived from Libu, the name of an ancient Berber tribe (attested as rbw in Egyptian)... [more]
Lideta (Settlement) African
Lidië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Lydia.
Ligurië (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Liguria.
Lilongwe (Political Subdivision, Settlement & River) English, Chewa, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Swahili
From Chewa Lilongwe, of uncertain meaning. This is the name of a river and the capital city of Malawi, as well as the district around it.
Lisië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Lycia.
Litaue (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Lithuania.
Lombardye (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Lombardy.
Lotaringe (Political Subdivision & Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Lorraine.
Luik (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Liège.
Lusaka (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English, Chewa, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish
From Lusaaka, the name of a local Lenje chief. This is the name of the capital city of Zambia, as well as the district and the province in which the city is located.
Lyfland (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Livonia.
Madrid (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Spanish, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Asturian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek
From the older name Magerit, which is of uncertain meaning and origin. It may be derived from Arabic اَلْمَجْرِيط‎ (al-majrīṭ) meaning "source of water", from Latin matrix meaning "mother, source, origin (of rivers)", or from Celtic mageto ritu meaning "great bridge"... [more]
Magrib (Region) Catalan, Estonian, Russian, Eastern African, Somali
Catalan, Estonian, Russian, and Somali form of Maghreb, referring to the region.
Makaronesië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Macaronesia.
Makka (Settlement) Arabic, Avar, Bashkir, Chechen, Hindi, Ingush, Lak, Marathi, Nepali, Swahili, Tajik, Tatar, Telugu, Thai, Urdu, Uzbek
Arabic alternate transcription of Makkah as well as the form of Mecca used in various languages.
Malaŵi (Country) Tumbuka
Tumbuka form of Malawi
Malakka (Country, Political Subdivision, Settlement & Body of Water) Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, German, Greek, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian
Form of Malacca.
Maledive (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Maldives.
Maleisië (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Malaysia.
Mali (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Tatar, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From the name of the Mali Empire, which was derived from Mandinka or Bambara mali meaning "hippopotamus" or "the place where the king lives". This is the name of a landlocked country in West Africa.
Mantsjoerye (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Manchuria.
Marooko (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of Morocco.
Masedonië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Macedonia.
Masurië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Masuria.
Mauritanië (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Mauritania.
Medië (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Media.
Mediterranean (Region & Body of Water) English, Ganda, Scots
From the Latin term Mediterrāneum meaning "in the middle of land", composed of Latin medius "middle", terra "land, earth" and āneus "having the nature of". The Mediterranean Sea is located between Europe, Africa and a small part of Asia... [more]
Melanesië (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Melanesia.
Meso-Amerika (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Mesoamerica.
Mesopotamië (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Mesopotamia.
Mezfin (Other) American (Rare), Ethiopian (Rare)
Mezfin (English: Mez-fin) means Emperor: is a male name of American National multiracial origination. ... [more]
Mikronesië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Micronesia.
Milaan (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Milan.
Moermansk (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Murmansk.
Molukke (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Moluccas, which is a common alternative name for the Maluku Islands.
Montenegro (Country) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Indonesian, Italian, Kurdish, Luxembourgish, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Means "black mountain" in Venetian, originally a calque of the Montenegrin name Црна Гора (Crna Gora) referring to Mount Lovćen... [more]
Morawië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Moravia.
Mordowië (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Mordovia.
Mosambiek (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Mozambique.
Moskou (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Moscow.
Nàìjíríà (Country) Western African, Yoruba
Yoruba form of Nigeria.
Naijiria (Country) Western African, Igbo, Yoruba
Igbo form of Nigeria as well as a Yoruba variant of Nàìjíríà.
Nairobi (Settlement & River) English (British), English (American), Danish, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Slovak, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish
From Maasai enkare nyrobi, which means "cold water" or "cold river". This is the name of a river and the capital city of Kenya.
Najeriya (Country) Western African, Hausa
Variant of Nijeriya.
Namibia (Country) Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Danish, English, Finnish, Georgian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu
From the name of the Namib Desert, derived from Khoekhoe namib meaning "desert" or "vast place". This is the name of a country in southern Africa.
Namibië (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Namibia.
Nanka (Settlement) Igbo
Napels (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Naples.
Ndakaaru (Settlement) Western African, Wolof
Wolof form of Dakar.
Nenetsië (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Nenetsia.
Nieu-Guinee (Island) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of New Guinea.
Nieu-Kaledonië (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of New Caledonia.
Nieu-Seeland (Country & Island) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of New Zealand.
Nigerië (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Nigeria.
Nijeriya (Country) Western African, Hausa
Hausa form of Nigeria.
Nkran (Settlement) Akan, Twi
Akan and Twi form of Accra.
Noord-Masedonië (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of North Macedonia.
Normandië (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Normandy.
Nubië (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Nubia.
Numidië (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Numidia.
Nyl (River) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Nile.
Oedmoertië (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Udmurtia.
Oefa (Settlement & River) Afrikaans, Dutch
Afrikaans and Dutch form of Ufa.
Oekraïne (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Ukraine.
Oeral (Region, River & Mountain) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Ural.
Oman (Country) Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uyghur
From Arabic عمان‎ (ʿUmān), which is of disputed etymology. It may be from Arabic عُمَانَة (ʿumāna), a byname for the historical city of Sohar (presently located in Al Batinah North Governorate, Oman), which is probably derived from the root ع م ن‎ (ʿ-m-n) meaning "to settle, to remain, to dwell"... [more]
Oostenryk (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Austria.
Oseanië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Oceania.
Osj (Settlement) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish
Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish form of Osh.
Ouagadougou (Settlement) English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Luxembourgish, Mossi, Norwegian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Welsh
From Mossi Wogodogo, meaning "where honor and respect are received". This is the name of the capital city of Burkina Faso
Paaseiland (Political Subdivision & Island) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Easter Island.
Panama (Country) Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
From Spanish Panamá of uncertain meaning. It may be derived from the name of a tree commonly found in the area (genus Sterculia), from an indigenous word meaning "many butterflies", from Kuna bannaba meaning "distant, far away", or from a Guaraní word meaning "place of many fish"... [more]
Pannonië (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Pannonia.
Papoea-Nieu-Guinee (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Papua New Guinea.
Parys (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Paris.
Pennsilvanië (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Pennsylvania.