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.
Liberië (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Liberia.
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.
Lima (Settlement) Spanish, Aymara, English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Khmer, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
Most likely a corruption of Rímac, the name of a river, itself derived from Quechua rimaq meaning "speaker, talker" (ultimately from rimay meaning "to speak")... [more]
Lisië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Lycia.
Litaue (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Lithuania.
Ljubljana (Settlement) Slovene, English, Afrikaans, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Romanian, Serbian, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
Meaning uncertain, perhaps derived from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love" or from the name of the Ljubljanica River (itself derived from the given name Ljubovid)... [more]
Lombardye (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Lombardy.
Lotaringe (Political Subdivision & Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Lorraine.
Lubnaan (Country) Somali
Somali form of Lebanon.
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.
Macau (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English, Portuguese, Macanese, Afrikaans, Catalan, Dutch, Estonian, German, Tagalog
Portuguese corruption of Cantonese 阿媽港 (aa maa gong) meaning "port of Mazu", from 阿媽 (aa maa) referring to the goddess Mazu and 港 (gong) meaning "port, harbour"... [more]
Madagásíkà (Country & Island) Western African, Yoruba
Yoruba form of Madagascar.
Magrib (Region) Catalan, Estonian, Russian, Eastern African, Somali
Catalan, Estonian, Russian, and Somali form of Maghreb, referring to the region.
Makabana (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Kongo
Makaronesië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Macaronesia.
Makka (Settlement) Arabic, Hindi, Swahili, Tajik, Thai, Urdu, Uzbek
Arabic alternate transcription of Makkah as well as the form of Mecca used in various languages.
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.
Màláwì (Country) Western African, Yoruba
Yoruba form of Malawi.
Malaŵi (Country) Tumbuka
Tumbuka form of Malawi
Malé (Settlement) English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
From Dhivehi މާލެ (Male) most likely derived from މާ (ma) meaning "great, big, large" and ލޭ (le) meaning "blood", so named for the large amount of tuna blood that surrounded the sandbanks of a certain island... [more]
Malebo (Political Subdivision, Body of Water & Other) Kongo
A riverine lake in the border between Congo Kinshasa and Congo Brazzaville.
Maledive (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Maldives.
Mantsjoerye (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Manchuria.
Marekani (Country) Swahili
Derived from English American, used as the Swahili name for the United States.
Marooko (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of Morocco.
Masar (Country) Hausa, Somali
Hausa and Somali form of Misr.
Masedonië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Macedonia.
Masurië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Masuria.
Mauritanië (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Mauritania.
Mauritius (Country & Island) English, Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
From Dutch Mauritius, which was derived from the given name Maurits, bestowed in honour of Dutch prince Maurice of Nassau (1567-1625)... [more]
Mayumbe (Region, Other, Political Subdivision, Settlement & Mountain) Kongo, Central African, Yombe
Means ‘mysteries of the spirits’ in Kongo. Maiombe and Mayombe are its variants.
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]
Mikeno (Mountain) Rwandan
Mikeno is the name of a Mountain in the DRC’s east. Its name comes from a word which means “poor”.
Mikronesië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Micronesia.
Milaan (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Milan.
Misra (Country) Hausa
Hausa form of Misr.
Mknas (Settlement) Berber
Shilha (Tachelhit) form of Meknes.
Moermansk (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Murmansk.
Mogadisjoe (Settlement) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Mogadishu.
Mokadisho (Settlement) Eastern African, Amharic
Amharic form of Mogadishu.
Moldowa (Country) Afrikaans, Thai, Turkmen
Afrikaans, Thai and Turkmen form of Moldova.
Moldowa (Country) Afrikaans, Sinhalese, Thai, Turkmen, Uyghur
Form of Moldova used in various languages.
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.
Mòrókò (Country) Western African, Yoruba
Yoruba form of Morocco.
Moroko (Country) Korean, Swahili, Tigrinya
Korean, Swahili and Tigrinya form of Morocco.
Mosambiek (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Mozambique.
Moskou (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Moscow.
Mount Kilimanjaro (Mountain) African
The name of a mountain in Africa. From the Swahili word Kilima meaning “mountain”, and from the Kichagga word Njaro meaning “whiteness”.
Mřič (Settlement) Berber
Tarifit form of Melilla.
Mroni (Settlement) Comorian
Ngazidja Comorian form of Moroni.
Muqdisho (Settlement) Eastern African, Somali, Estonian
Somali and Estonian form of Mogadishu.
Muritaniya (Country) Arabic, Hausa
Arabic and Hausa form of Mauritania.
Naayijeeriyaa (Country) Oromo
Oromo form of Nigeria.
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.
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.
Nanka (Settlement) Igbo
Napels (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Naples.
Ndakaaru (Settlement) Western African, Wolof
Wolof form of Dakar.
N'djamena (Settlement) African
Capital of Chad, named after Amédée-François Lamy.
N'djamena (Settlement) English, Afrikaans, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Malagasy, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog
From the name of the village of نجامينا (Nijamina) meaning "place of rest" in Arabic. This is the name of the capital city of Chad, chosen in 1973 by president François Tombalbaye.
Nenetsië (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Nenetsia.
Ngaliema (Region, Settlement & Mountain) Eastern African
The Konjo name of Mt Stanley.
Niadi (River, Other, Political Subdivision & Settlement) Kongo, Central African
The name of both a river and a valley in Southwest Republic of the Congo.
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.
Nouakchott (Settlement) French, English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog
From Arabic نواكشوط (Nuwakshut) of unclear origin. It may come from a Berber name meaning "place of the winds" or perhaps from Arabic نأو (na'wi) meaning "shelter, harbor" combined with شط (shatt) meaning "beach, seashore, coast"... [more]
Nubië (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Nubia.
Numidië (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Numidia.
Nyabisindu (Political Subdivision, Region & Settlement) Rwandan, Eastern African
Another name for the Rwandan town of Nyanza.
Nyanga (Political Subdivision, Region & Settlement) Kongo
Nyanza (Political Subdivision, Region & Settlement) Rwandan
Diminutive of Nyabisindu.
Nyl (River) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Nile.
Nyungwe (Region & Mountain) Rwandan
Nyuzilandi (Country) Swahili
Swahili form of New Zealand.
Oedmoertië (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Udmurtia.
Oefa (Settlement & River) Afrikaans, Dutch
Afrikaans and Dutch form of Ufa.
Oeral (Region, River & Mountain) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Ural.
Oseanië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Oceania.
Osj (Settlement) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish
Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish form of Osh.
Otawa (River & Settlement) Amharic, Japanese, Korean, Sinhalese
Amharic, Japanese, Korean and Sinhala form of Ottawa.
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.
Palau (Country) English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Georgian, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
From Palauan Belau either derived from aidebelau meaning "indirect replies" (referring to an island creation myth) or beluu meaning "village". This is the name of a country in Oceania.
Pannonië (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Pannonia.
Papoea-Nieu-Guinee (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Papua New Guinea.
Paragwai (Country) Korean, Swahili
Korean form of Paraguay as well as a Swahili variant.
Parys (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Paris.
Pennsilvanië (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Pennsylvania.
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.
Port-au-Prince (Settlement) French, English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkmen
Means "prince's port" in French. This is the name of the capital city of Haiti.
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]
Qaahiro (Settlement) Somali
Somali form of Qahirah.
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.
Ramallah (Settlement) English, Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
From Arabic رام الله (Ram Allah) meaning "hill of God" or "height of God", derived from Aramaic רמא (rama) meaning "hill, height" and Arabic الله (Allah). This is the name of the de facto capital city of Palestine.
Rbaṭ (Settlement) Kabyle
Kabyle form of Rabat.
Rhodesië (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Rhodesia.
Riaad (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Riyadh.
Ruhango (Political Subdivision, Region & Settlement) Rwandan, Eastern African
Rukungiri (Political Subdivision, Region & Settlement) Kiga
Meaning unknown.
Ruushka (Country) Somali
Somali form of Russia.
Rwenzori (Region, Settlement & Mountain) Eastern African, Konjo
Rwenzori is the name of a popular National Park in Southwest Uganda. Its name comes from a Konjo word which means “Rainmaking Mountains”.
Rwenzururu (Region & Settlement) Konjo, Eastern African
Rwenzururu means ‘The Mountains of Rain’ in the Konjo Language of West Uganda. Rwenzori is a diminutive of it.
Ryn (River) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Rhine.
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.
Sana (Settlement) Albanian, Amharic, Belarusian, Bengali, Chinese, Croatian, Georgian, Hindi, Icelandic, Japanese, Kazakh, Khmer, Korean, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Thai, Turkmen, Ukrainian
Form of Sanaa used in numerous languages. It can also be an alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji サナア (see Sanā).
Saoedi-Arabië (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Saudi Arabia.
Sardinië (Political Subdivision & Island) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Sardinia.
Saro (Country) Yoruba
Yoruba form of Sierra Leone
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.
Shangugu (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Rwandan
Former name of Cyangugu.
Shiinaha (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of China.
Siberië (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Siberia.
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.
Singapuri (Country, Settlement & Island) Georgian, Swahili
Georgian and Swahili form of Singapore.
Siprus (Country & Island) Afrikaans, Indonesian
Afrikaans and Indonesian form of Cyprus.
Sirilanka (Country & Island) Arabic, Swahili
Arabic and Swahili form of Sri Lanka.
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.
Sofia (Settlement) English, Afrikaans, Armenian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai
From Bulgarian София (Sofiya) named for the Saint Sophia Church, itself derived from Ancient Greek σοφία (sophia) meaning "wisdom" (see the given name Sophia)... [more]
Sogdië (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Sogdia.
Somaaliyaa (Country) Oromo
Oromo form of Somalia.
Somaliya (Country) Amharic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Hausa, Hindi, Urdu
Form of Bulgaria used in various languages.
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]
Sswid (Country) Kabyle
Kabyle form of Sweden.
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.
Ṣumal (Country) Kabyle
Kabyle form of Somalia.
Suqadara (Island) Somali
Somali form of Socotra.
Suriname (Country) English, Dutch, Afrikaans, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Portuguese
From the name of the indigenous Surinen people combined with the place name suffix -ame derived from Arawak aima or eima meaning "river mouth, creek mouth". This is the name of a country in South America.
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.
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.
Taṣṣurt (Settlement) Berber
Shilha (Tachelhit) form of Essaouira.
Teems (River) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Thames.
Timboektoe (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Timbuktu.
Tingi (Other) Berber
Means “Marsh” in the Standard Moroccan Amazight language.
Tirana (Settlement) Albanian, English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Turkmen, Uzbek
Perhaps derived from Doric Greek Τυρσανοί (Tursanoi) meaning "Tyrrhenians", which was an exonym for non-Greek inhabitants of the Tyrrhenian Sea. This is the name of the capital city of Albania.
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.
Transvaal (Region) Afrikaans
Transvaal is a historical geographic term associated with land north of (i.e., beyond) the Vaal River in South Africa. ... [more]
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.
Tsavo (Region) African
Tsavo is a region of Kenya located at the crossing of the Uganda Railway over the Tsavo River, close to where it meets the Athi-Galana-Sabaki River.
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.
Turyn (Settlement) Afrikaans, Polish
Afrikaans and Polish form of Turin.
Twee­buffels­met­een­skoot­morsdood­geskiet­fontein (Other) Afrikaans
Means “ Two buffaloes with one shot shot totally dead spring”. Longest single word place name in South Africa
Uajemi (Country) Swahili
Derived from Arabic عجم ('ajam) meaning "foreigner, non-Arab, Persian", used as the Swahili name of Iran.
Ufilipino (Country) Swahili
Swahili form of Philippines.
Uhindi (Country) Swahili
Swahili form of Hind.
Uingereza (Country) Eastern African, Swahili
Swahili form of England.
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.
Urusi (Country) Swahili
Swahili form of Russia.
Usbekistan (Country) Danish, Estonian, German, Norwegian, Somali, Tagalog
Form of Uzbekistan used in various languages.
Uskoti (Country) Eastern African, Swahili
Swahili form of Scotland.
Uthai (Country) Swahili
Swahili form of Thai.
Uturuki (Country) Swahili
Swahili form of Turkey.
Vaduz (Settlement) German, English, Afrikaans, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
Derived from Rhaeto-Romance auadutg meaning "aqueduct", ultimately from Latin aquaeductus. This is the name of the capital city of Liechtenstein.
Vatikaanstad (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Vatican City.
Venesië (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Venice.
Verenigde Koninkryk (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of United Kingdom
Viëtnam (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Vietnam.
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.
Vistula (River) English, Amharic, Indonesian, Romanian, Swahili
Borrowed from Latin, likely originating from the Indo-European root *weys- meaning "to flow". It is the longest river in Poland and has significant connections to Polish history and culture.
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.
Windhoek (Settlement) Afrikaans, Dutch, English
This is the capital and largest city of Namibia. It’s unknown how this place got it’s name, most think it’s from the Afrikaans word wind-hoek, which means ''wind corner''... [more]
Wladiwostok (Settlement) German, Afrikaans
German and Afrikaans form of Vladivostok.
Xɔ̀gbónù (Settlement) Western African
Fon form of Porto-Novo.
Yaoundé (Settlement) English, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Welsh, Yoruba
From the outpost of Jaundo, founded between 1887 and 1889 by German explorers Lt. Richard Kund and Hans Tappenbeck and named so after the local Ewondo people, also known as Yaunde. The name could also have been a German rendition of the Ewondo expression mia wondo ("peanut farmers")... [more]
Yordani (Country & River) Swahili
Swahili form of Jordan.
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.
Zapɔ́ (Country) Lingala
Lingala form of Japão (see Japan).