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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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.
NINGXIA (Political Subdivision) Chinese, Afrikaans, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Kurdish, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog
From Chinese 宁 (níng) meaning "peaceful, calm, serene" and 夏 (xià) referring to the Western Xia, an empire that existed from 1038 to 1227... [more]
NOORD-MASEDONIË (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of NORTH MACEDONIA.
NORMANDIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of NORMANDY.
NOUAKCHOTT (Settlement) French, Afrikaans, Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog
From Arabic نواكشوط (Nuwākšūṭ), which is from Tamazight Nawākšūṭ meaning "place of the winds" or inua u-kshut meaning "made of wood, made of sticks". This is the name of the capital of Mauritania.
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.
ORAN (Settlement) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Swedish, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From Arabic وَهران‎ (Wahrān) which is ultimately from the Berber root hr meaning "lion". This is the name of a city in Algeria.
OSEANIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of OCEANIA.
OSJ (Settlement) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish
Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish form of Osh.
PAASEILAND (Political Subdivision & Island) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Easter Island.
PADANG (Settlement) Indonesian, Minangkabau, Acehnese, Balinese, Javanese, Malay, Sundanese, Afrikaans, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Uzbek
Means "field, plain" in Indonesian. This is the name of the capital city of the Indonesian province of West Sumatra.
PALEMBANG (Settlement) Indonesian, Malay, Javanese, Minangkabau, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indian, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Uzbek
Meaning unclear, possibly from the prefix pa- denoting location combined with Malay limbang meaning "to pan gold, to wash rice" or lembang meaning "to cause (water) to flow" or "lowland basin, valley" (a reference to the area's geography as a wetland)... [more]
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.
PHNOM PENH (Settlement) Afrikaans, Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
From Khmer ភ្នំពេញ (phnum pɨñ) meaning "Penh's hill", from ភ្នំ (phnum) meaning "hill, mountain" and ពេញ (pɨñ), the name of a legendary woman who supposedly founded the city in 1372... [more]
PIËMONT (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Piedmont.
PIKARDIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of PICARDY.
PIRENEË (Mountain) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Pyrenees.
PJONGJANG (Settlement) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Croatian, Dutch, Finnish, Icelandic, Macedonian, Polish, Serbian, Slovene
Form of PYONGYANG. In Belgium and the Netherlands, this spelling is technically considered dated but still used regularly there (especially in Belgium)... [more]
POLE (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of POLAND.
POLINESIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of POLYNESIA.
PRUISE (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of PRUSSIA.
PUERTO RICO (Political Subdivision) Spanish, Afrikaans, Basque, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Romanian, Swedish
Means "rich port" in Spanish. Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island and unincorporated U.S. territory with a landscape of mountains, waterfalls and the El Yunque tropical rainforest. In San Juan, the capital and largest city, the Isla Verde area is known for its hotel strip, beach bars and casinos... [more]
PUNJAB (Political Subdivision & Region) English, Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Swedish, Tagalog
From Punjabi پنجاب (Paṉjāb) or ਪੰਜਾਬ (Pañjāb) which is from Persian پنجاب (panjâb) meaning "five rivers" or "five waters", derived from پنج (panj) meaning "five" and آب (âb) meaning "water, river"... [more]
QARGISTAN (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of KYRGYZSTAN.
QUDUS (Settlement) Crimean Tatar, Eastern African, Somali
Crimean Tatar and Somali form of QUDS, referring to Jerusalem.
QUEZON (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Filipino, Cebuano, Ilocano, Pampangan, Tagalog, Afrikaans, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish
From the surname QUEZON, named in honour of Manuel Quezon (1878-1844), the second president of the Philippines. This is the name of both a province and city in the Philippines.
RABAT (Settlement) Arabic, Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Means "ribat" in Arabic, referring to a type of fortification used during the Muslim conquest of the Maghreb. It is also used as a shortened form of the city's Arabic nickname, رباط الفتح (ribatu l-fath), which means "fortification of conquest, fortification of victory"... [more]
RBAṬ (Settlement) Kabyle
Kabyle form of RABAT.
RHODESIË (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of RHODESIA.
RIGA (Settlement) Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Faroese, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek
From Latvian Rīga, origin disputed. It may be derived from Livonian ringa meaning "loop", referring to an ancient harbor formed by the tributary loop of the Daugava river, from Riege, the German name of the Rīdzene (a tributary of the Daugava), or from Latvian rija meaning "threshing barn"... [more]
RWANDA (Country) African
RYN (River) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Rhine.
SAHARA (Country & Region) Afrikaans, Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Kurdish, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Norwegian, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Telugu, Thai, Turkmen, Yiddish
Derived from Arabic صَحَارَى‎ (ṣaḥārā) meaning "deserts", the plural of صَحْرَاء (ṣaḥrāʾ) meaning "desert". This is the name of a desert in Northern Africa as well as a disputed territory and semi-independent state (Western Sahara).
SAKSE (Political Subdivision & Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of SAXONY.
SAMLAND (Region) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian, Swedish
The name used for Sambia in the West and North Germanic languages.
SAOEDI-ARABIË (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of SAUDI ARABIA.
SAPPORO (Settlement) Japanese, Afrikaans, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From Ainu サッ・ポロ・ペッ (sat poro pet) meaning "dry, great river", referring to the Toyohira River. This is the name of a city in northern Japan that serves as the capital of the Hokkaido Prefecture.
SARDINIË (Political Subdivision & Island) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of SARDINIA.
SEMARANG (Settlement) Indonesian, Javanese, Acehnese, Balinese, Malay, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
From Indonesian asam meaning "tamarind" and jarang meaning "rare, seldom", a reference to the tamarind trees in the area that rarely grew close together. This is the name of a city in Indonesia that serves as the capital of Central Java province.
SEOEL (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of SEOUL.
SEPTIMANIË (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Septimania.
SEYCHELLE (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of SEYCHELLES.
SHENZHEN (Settlement) Chinese, Afrikaans, Armenian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
From Chinese 深 (shēn) meaning "deep" and 圳 (zhèn) meaning "furrow, drainage, ditch". This is the name of a city in China.
SHIINAHA (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of CHINA.
SIAM (Country) Afrikaans, Armenian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Khmer, Korean, Kyrgyz, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From Portuguese Sciam, which was derived from Thai สยาม (sayam) of debated origin. The name may have come from Pali suvaṇṇabhūmi meaning "land of gold", Sanskrit श्याम (shyama) meaning "dark, black, blue" or Mon ရာမည (ramanya) meaning "stranger"... [more]
SIBERIË (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of SIBERIA.
SICHUAN (Political Subdivision) Chinese, Afrikaans, Armenian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Indian, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Urdu, Uzbek
Means "four rivers" in Chinese, from 四 (sì) meaning "four" and 川 (chuān) meaning "river, stream". This is the name of a Chinese province.
SILESIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of SILESIA.
SIMBAABWI (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of ZIMBABWE.
SINGABUUR (Country, Settlement & Island) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of SINGAPORE.
SINGAPOER (Country, Settlement & Island) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of SINGAPORE.
SIPRUS (Country & Island) Afrikaans, Indonesian
Afrikaans and Indonesian form of CYPRUS.
SISILIË (Political Subdivision & Island) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of SICILY.
SJANGHAI (Settlement) Afrikaans, Dutch
Afrikaans form of SHANGHAI as well as a Dutch variant.
SKANDINAWIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of SCANDINAVIA.
SOECHOEMI (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of SUKHUMI.
SOGDIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Sogdia.
SOTSJI (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Sochi.
SRI LANKA (Country & Island) Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
From Sinhalese ශ්‍රී ලංකාව (ś‍rī laṁkāva) meaning "holy island", derived from Sanskrit श्री (śrī) meaning "holy, sacred" and लङ्का (laṅkā) meaning "island"... [more]
SRIVIJAYA (Country) Malay, Afrikaans, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Italian, Spanish, Filipino, Tagalog
From Sanskrit श्रीविजय (Shrivijaya) meaning "shining victory", from श्री (shri) meaning "diffusing light, radiance, splendour, beauty" combined with विजय (vijaya) meaning "victory"... [more]
STIERMARKE (Political Subdivision & Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Styria.
STRAATSBURG (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Strasbourg.
SUID-AFRIKA (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of South Africa.
SUID-SOEDAN (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of SOUTH SUDAN.
SURABAYA (Settlement) Indonesian, Javanese, Acehnese, Balinese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
From Javanese ꦯꦸꦫꦧꦪ (shurabaya), derived from ꦯꦸꦫ (shura) meaning "white shark" and ꦧꦪ (baya) meaning "crocodile". The name comes from 12th-century Javanese monarch Jayabaya, who supposedly foresaw a fight between a white shark and crocodile (which might have been a prediction of the Mongol invasion of Java in the late 13th century)... [more]
SUUDAAN (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of SUDAN.
SUURIYA (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of SYRIA.
SWEDE (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of SWEDEN.
SWITSERLAND (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of SWITZERLAND.
TADJIKISTAN (Country) Afrikaans, Breton, Catalan, French, Romanian
Afrikaans, Breton, Catalan, French and Romanian form of TAJIKISTAN.
TAIPEI (Settlement) Afrikaans, Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
From Chinese 臺北 (Táiběi) derived from 臺 (tái) referring to Taiwan and 北 (běi) meaning "north". This is the name of the capital city of Taiwan.
TANZANIË (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of TANZANIA.
TARTARYE (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Tartary.
TASJKENT (Settlement) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish
Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish form of TASHKENT.
TASMANIË (Political Subdivision & Island) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of TASMANIA.
TBILISI (Settlement) Georgian, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Derived from Georgian თბილი (tbili) meaning "warm", given in reference to the area's sulfuric hot springs. This is the name of the capital city of Georgia (the country).
TEEMS (River) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of THAMES.
THIMPHU (Settlement) Bhutanese, Tibetan, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Latvian, Malay, Marathi, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Uzbek
From Bhutanese ཐིམ་ (thim) meaning "to sink" and ཕུ་ (phu) meaning "high ground, foothill, upland" or "to fly". This is the name of the capital city of Bhutan.
TIANJIN (Settlement) Chinese, Arabic, Afrikaans, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Indian, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Filipino, Tagalog
From Chinese 天 (tiān) meaning "sky, heaven" and 津 (jīn) meaning "ferry, ford". This is the name of a city in China.
TIMBOEKTOE (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of TIMBUKTU.
TIWA (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Modern Afrikaans form of TUVA.
TJOEMEN (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Tyumen.
TOELA (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Tula.
TOEWA (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans (Archaic)
Archaic Afrikaans form of TUVA. The modern Afrikaans form is TIWA.
TOGO (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Means "land where lagoons lie" from Ewe to meaning "water" and go meaning "shore". Togo, officially the Togolese Republic, is a country in West Africa bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north.
TOSKANE (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of TUSCANY.
TRANSNISTRIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of TRANSNISTRIA.
TRANSSILVANIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of TRANSYLVANIA.
TRASIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Thrace via its Latin form Thracia.
TRIËST (Region & Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of TRIESTE.
TRIPOLITANIË (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Tripolitania.
TSJEGGO-SLOWAKYE (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of CZECHOSLOVAKIA.
TSJETSJNIË (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of CHECHNYA.
TSJOEWASJIË (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of CHUVASHIA.
TUNISIA (Country) Basque, English, Finnish, Galician, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Swahili, Thai
The name of a country in North Africa, named after its capital city TUNIS.
TUNISIË (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of TUNISIA.
TURKMENISTAN (Country) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Faroese, Finnish, German, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Swedish, Filipino, Tagalog, Ukrainian
From Turkmen Türkmenistan, which is from the name of the Turkmen people combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". The ethnic name is believed by some to mean "resembling a Turk" or "co-Turk", from the name of the Turkic peoples combined with the Sogdian suffix -myn or -men... [more]
TURYN (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Turin.
UFILIPINO (Country) Swahili
Swahili form of PHILIPPINES.
ULAANBAATAR (Settlement) Mongolian, Afrikaans, Dutch, English, Estonian, German, Romanian
Means "red hero" from Mongolian улаан (ulaan) meaning "red" and баатар (baatar) meaning "hero". This is the name of the capital city of Mongolia.
UMBRIË (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of UMBRIA.
ÜRÜMQI (Settlement) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish
From Uyghur ئۈرۈمچى (ürümchi) which may be derived from Mongolian ᠦᠯᠡᠮᠵᠢ (ülemǰi) meaning "great", a short form of the phrase ᠦᠯᠡᠮᠵᠢ ᠶᠢᠨ ᠰᠠᠶ᠋ᠢᠬᠠᠨ ᠪᠡᠯᠴᠢᠭᠡᠷ (ülemǰi-yin say᠋iqan belčiger) meaning "great pasture" or "beautiful pasture"... [more]
VATIKAANSTAD (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of VATICAN CITY.
VENESIË (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of VENICE.
VIENTIANE (Settlement) French, Afrikaans, Albanian, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
French form of Lao ວຽງຈັນ (wīang chan) meaning "city of sandalwood" or "city of the moon" from Lao ວຽງ (wīang) meaning "city, town" and ຈັນ (chan) meaning "sandalwood" or "moon" (see WIANGCHAN)... [more]
VIËTNAM (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of VIETNAM.
VILNIUS (Settlement) Lithuanian, Afrikaans, Albanian, Belarusian, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kurdish, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish
From the name of the Vilnia River, which is derived from Lithuanian vilnis meaning "wave, ripple". This is the name of the capital city of Lithuania.
VIRGINIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch (Archaic), Afrikaans
Archaic Dutch and modern Afrikaans form of VIRGINIA. The modern Dutch form is written exactly the same as the English form.
VOGESE (Mountain) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Vosges.
WALACHYE (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Wallachia.
WALLIS (Country) Dutch (Archaic), German (Archaic), Afrikaans
Archaic Dutch and German form of WALES as well as the modern Afrikaans form of the name.
WALLIS EN FUTUNA (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Wallis and Futuna.
WALLONIË (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Wallonia.
WARSKOU (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of WARSAW.
WEHRAN (Settlement) Kabyle
Kabyle form of ORAN.
WENE (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Vienna.
WES-VIRGINIË (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of WEST VIRGINIA.
WUHAN (Settlement) Chinese, Afrikaans, Arabic, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kurdish, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish
From a portmanteau of 武昌 (Wǔchāng) and 汉口 (Hànkǒu), the names of two of the three towns combined to form modern Wuhan. This is the name of the capital city of the Chinese province of Hubei.
XINJIANG (Political Subdivision & Region) Chinese, Afrikaans, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kurdish, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog
Means "new frontier" from Chinese 新 (xīn) meaning "new" and 疆 (jiāng) meaning "boundary, border, frontier". This is the name of an autonomous region in western China as well as a historical region in Central Asia.
YANGON (Settlement) Burmese, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Tagalog, Turkish, Uzbek
Means "end of strife" in Burmese, from ရန် (yan) meaning "enemy, danger" or "quarrel" combined with ကုန် (gon) meaning "to run out, end". This is the name of the largest city in Myanmar (Burma), which served as the country's capital until 2006... [more]
YEMEN (Country) Bulgarian, Chinese, Danish, English, Italian, Kazakh, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Uyghur
From Arabic اليمن (al-Yaman) which is probably from يَمِين (yamīn) meaning "right (hand), south". This is the name of a country in Western Asia.
YSLAND (Country & Island) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of ICELAND.
ZAMBIË (Country) Dutch (Archaic), Afrikaans
Archaic Dutch form of ZAMBIA as well as the modern Afrikaans form of the name.
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