Afrikaans Submitted Place Names

Afrikaans names are used by Afrikaans speakers in the countries of South Africa and Namibia.
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ABCHASIË (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of ABKHAZIA.
ABOE DHABI (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Abu Dhabi.
ABUJA (Settlement) Western African, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Urdu
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]
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.
ALPE (Mountain) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Croatian, Slovene
Form of Alps.
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”).
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.
ASIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of ASIA.
ASORE (Political Subdivision & Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of AZORES.
ASSIRIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of ASSYRIA.
ASTANA (Settlement) Kazakh, Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Means "capital city" in Kazakh, ultimately from Persian آستانه (âstâne). This was the name of the capital city of Kazakhstan, which was renamed Nur-Sultan in 2019.
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.
AZERBEIDJAN (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of AZERBAIJAN.
BABILONIË (Country & Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Babylonia.
BAKOE (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of BAKU.
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Settlement) Malay, Indonesian, Afrikaans, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog
From Malay bandar meaning "town", seri meaning "radiance, splendour, glory", and begawan meaning "holy". The name comes from Seri Begawan, a Malay title used by Bruneian Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III (1914-1986), which is ultimately derived from Sanskrit श्री भगवान् (śrī bhagvān) meaning "radiance of the gods"... [more]
BANGKOK (Settlement) Thai, Afrikaans, Armenian, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lao, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Uzbek
Believed to be derived from Thai บาง (baang) meaning "community, village, settlement" and กอก (gòk) meaning "olive", possibly used in reference to the olive trees that grew around the area... [more]
BANGLADESJ (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of BANGLADESH.
BANTEN (Political Subdivision) Indonesian, Sundanese, Acehnese, Balinese, Javanese, Malay, Minangkabau, Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
Meaning uncertain. It may be derived from the Sundanese and Bantenese phrase katiban inten meaning "struck down by diamonds", which was used to describe the spead of Islam in the region in the 15th century... [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.
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.
BOGOR (Settlement) Indonesian, Sundanese, Javanese, Malay, Minangkabau, Afrikaans, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Uzbek
Means "sugar palm" (a type of tree) in Indonesian. This is the name of a city in West Java province, Indonesia.
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.
BUKITTINGGI (Settlement) Indonesian, Minangkabau, Javanese, Malay, Afrikaans, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Means "tall hill" from Indonesian bukit meaning "hill" and tinggi meaning "high, tall". This is the name of a city in West Sumatra province, Indonesia.
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.
BUSAN (Settlement) Korean, Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
From Sino-Korean 釜山 (Busan) meaning "cauldron mountain" from 釜 (bu) meaning "cauldron, pot, kettle" and 山 (san) meaning "mountain". This is the name of a city in South Korea.
CALEDONIË (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Caledonia.
CASABLANCA (Settlement) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog
Means "white house" in Spanish, from casa meaning "house" and blanca meaning "white". The name originates from a Spanish translation of the Arabic name الدَّار الْبَيْضَاء (ad-Dār al-Bayḍāʾ), which in turn was derived from a calque of the Portuguese name Casa Branca... [more]
CEBU (Political Subdivision, Settlement & Island) Filipino, Ilocano, Pampangan, Tagalog, Afrikaans, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish
From Cebuano Sugbo, which is derived from Old Cebuano sibu or sibo meaning "trade", itself a shortened form of sinibuayng hingpit meaning "place for trading". This is the name of an island, province, and city (Cebu City) in the Philippines.
CHAKASSIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of KHAKASSIA.
CHONGQING (Settlement) Chinese, Afrikaans, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kurdish, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog
From Chinese 重 (chóng) meaning "to double, to duplicate" and 庆 (qìng) meaning "celebration, to celebrate". This is the name of a city in China.
COLOMBO (Settlement) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Luxembourgish, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog
Probably from old Sinhalese kolamba meaning "ferry" or "port". It is popularly believed to be derived from Sinhalese කොලොන් තොට (kolon toṭa) meaning "port on the river Kelani" or කොල අඹ (kola am̆ba) meaning "leafy mango grove", altered with influence from the name of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus or Latin columba meaning "dove"... [more]
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]
CURAÇAO (Political Subdivision & Island) Afrikaans, Basque, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish
An island in the Caribbean Sea that is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
DAGESTAN (Political Subdivision) Russian, Afrikaans, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Icelandic, Indonesian, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog
Derived from Turkish dağ meaning "mountain" and the Persian suffix -ستان (-stan) meaning "land of". This is the name of a federal subject of Russia.
DALMASIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Dalmatia.
DENPASAR (Settlement) Indonesian, Acehnese, Javanese, Minangkabau, Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian
From Balinese ᬤᬾᬦ᭄ᬧᬲᬃ (dénpasar) derived from den meaning "north" and pasar meaning "market". This is the name of a city in Indonesia and the capital of Bali.
DHAKA (Settlement) Bengali, Afrikaans, Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Luxembourgish, Malay, Nepali, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Tagalog, Urdu
Uncertain, possibly from the name of the dhak tree (scientific name Butea monosperma), which used to grow in the area, from Bengali ঢাক (ḍhak) referring to a traditional membranophone instrument, or from the name of the Hindu goddess Dhakeshwari... [more]
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.
EUFRAAT (River) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of EUPHRATES.
EURASIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of EURASIA.
FENISIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of PHOENICIA.
FILIPPYNE (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of PHILIPPINES.
FLORIDA (Political Subdivision) Spanish, English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Uzbek
Means "flowery, ornate" in Spanish, a short form of either la Florida meaning "the flowery one" or Pascua Florida meaning "flowery Easter" (a Spanish name for Palm Sunday, so named because the region was discovered by Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León on that day in 1513)... [more]
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.
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.
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.
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.
HANOI (Settlement) Afrikaans, Armenian, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish, Lao, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Turkish
From Vietnamese Hà Nội, which is from Sino-Vietnamese 河內 (Hà Nội). The name is derived from Chinese 河內 (Hénèi) meaning "inside the river", from 河 (hé) meaning "river" and 內 (nèi) meaning "inside, interior", so named because of the area's location within the Red River... [more]
HAVANA (Settlement) Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Czech, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Georgian, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu
From Spanish Habana, which is derived from Habaguanex, the name of a Taíno chief who controlled the area. This is the name of the capital city of Cuba.
IBERIË (Country & Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Iberia.
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]
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.
ISLAMABAD (Settlement) Afrikaans, Armenian, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Ukrainian, Uyghur
From Urdu اسلام آباد (Islām ābād) meaning "city of Islam" from the name of the religion of Islam and Urdu آباد (ābād) meaning "inhabited place, city". This is the name of the capital city of Pakistan.
ISTANBOEL (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of ISTANBUL.
IVOORKUS (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Ivory Coast.
JAKOETIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of YAKUTIA.
JAMALIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Yamalia.
JAVA (Political Subdivision & Island) Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik
From Indonesian Jawa, which is of uncertain origin. It is most likely derived from Sanskrit यव-द्वीप (yava-dvīpa) meaning "island of barley", though it may have come from Javanese ꦗꦸꦮꦮꦸꦠ꧀ (juwawut) meaning "foxtail millet (a type of plant)" or Malay jauh meaning "far, distant"... [more]
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.
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.
KARAGANDA (Settlement) Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian
From Kazakh Қарағанды (Qaraghandy), which is derived from қараған (qaraghan) meaning "caragana (a type of flower)". This is the name of a city in Kazakhstan.
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.
KASAKSTAN (Country) Afrikaans, Icelandic, Faroese
Afrikaans, Icelandic and Faroese form of KAZAKHSTAN.
KASTILIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of CASTILE.
KATALONIË (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of CATALONIA.
KAZAN (Settlement) Tatar, Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Buryat, Chechen, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Ingush, Japanese, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lezgin, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Romanian, Russian, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Yakut
Probably from Turkic qazan meaning "kettle, cauldron". This is the name of the capital city of Tatarstan.
KEULEN (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of COLOGNE.
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.
KOMI (Political Subdivision) Komi, Russian, Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From the name of the Komi people, which is most likely derived from the Finno-Ugric word kojema meaning "man, human", but also possibly from the name of the Kama River... [more]
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.
KUALA LUMPUR (Settlement) Malay, Indonesian, Acehnese, Banjar, Javanese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Afrikaans, Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Macedonian, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek
Means "muddy confluence" from Malay kuala meaning "confluence" and lumpur meaning "mud". This is the name of the capital and largest city of Malaysia.
LAGOS (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Western African, Hausa, Igbo, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek
From Portuguese lagos meaning "lakes". This is the name of a city in Nigeria as well as a state of the same name.
LAOS (Country) Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dhivehi, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Coined by the French when they united the three historical Lao kingdoms into French Indochina, a former group of colonial territories in Southeast Asia. The name comes from Lao ລາວ (lāo), the ethnic name of Lao people, who were the dominant group in the region... [more]
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.
LHASA (Settlement) Tibetan, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bhutanese, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Latvian, Malay, Nepali, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Urdu
From Tibetan ལྷ་ས (lha sa) meaning "land of gods", derived from ལྷ (lha) meaning "deity, god" and ས (sa) meaning "land, earth". Alternatively, it may have been an alteration of Old Tibetan ར་ས (ra sa) meaning "land of goats" or "fortified land" from ར (ra) meaning "goat" or "enclosure" and ས (sa) meaning "land, earth"... [more]
LIBERIË (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of LIBERIA.
LIBIË (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of LIBYA.
LIDIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of LYDIA.
LIGURIË (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Liguria.
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.
LUZON (Island) Filipino, Cebuano, Ilocano, Pampangan, Tagalog, Afrikaans, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Turkish
Of uncertain meaning, probably from Tagalog lusong meaning "mortar (for pounding rice)". This is the name of the largest island in the Philippines.
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]
MAJAPAHIT (Country & Settlement) Indonesian, Balinese, Sundanese, Malay, Afrikaans, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Sanskrit, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
Means "bitter maja", from Javanese maja referring to the bael tree (genus Aegle) and Malay pahit meaning "bitter, acrid". This was the name of a kingdom (as well as its capital city) based on the island of Java that existed from 1293 to 1527.
MAKARONESIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Macaronesia.
MAKASSAR (Settlement) Indonesian, Acehnese, Buginese, Javanese, Malay, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Romanian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
From Makassarese akkasaraki nabbiya meaning "appearance of the prophet", taken from a legend in which a 16th-century king was supposedly approached by the Prophet Muhammad himself. This is the name of a city in Indonesia that serves as the capital of the South Sulawesi province.
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.
MASEDONIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of MACEDONIA.
MASURIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Masuria.
MAURITANIË (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of MAURITANIA.
MEDAN (Settlement) Indonesian, Batak, Malay, Minangkabau, Afrikaans, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Kyrgyz, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Possibly from Tamil மைதானம் (maidhāṉam) meaning "ground, field", of Malay origin. This is the name of a city in Indonesia and the capital of North Sumatra province.
MEDIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Media.
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.
MIKRONESIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of MICRONESIA.
MILAAN (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of MILAN.
MINDANAO (Island) Filipino, Cebuano, Ilocano, Pampangan, Tagalog, Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From a Spanish corruption of Magindanaw, the endonym of the Maguindanao people. The ethnic name means "people of the flood plains" or "people of the lake" from Maguindanao danao meaning "lake"... [more]
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.
MONROVIA (Settlement) Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian, Czech, Danish, English, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, Greek, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
The capital city of Liberia, named after American president James MONROE (1758-1831).
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.
NAMIBIË (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of NAMIBIA.
NAPELS (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of NAPLES.
NAYPYIDAW (Settlement) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
From Burmese နေပြည်တော် (ne-pranytau) meaning "abode of the king", from နေပြည် (ne-prany) meaning "abode" and တော် (tau) meaning "royal, sacred"... [more]
NENETSIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Nenetsia.
NICOSIA (Settlement) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, English, Hungarian, Italian, Malay, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog
From a French corruption of Greek Λευκωσία (Lefkosía), which is of uncertain meaning. The most probable theory states that it is derived from the Greek phrase λευκό περιουσία (lefkó periousía) meaning "white estate"... [more]
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.
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, tranquil, quiet" and 夏 (xià) referring to the Western Xia, a historical empire that existed from 1038 to 1227. This is the name of an autonomous region in China.
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, 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 West Sumatra province, Indonesia.
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]
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
From Arabic الرباط (ar-rabāṭ) meaning "the ribat", 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, رِبَاط الفَتْح (ribāṭu l-fatḥ), which means "fortification of conquest, fortification of victory"... [more]
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]
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.
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 (sà-yǎam) of debated origin. The name may have come from Pali suvaṇṇabhūmi meaning "land of gold", Sanskrit श्याम (śyāma) meaning "dark, black", or Mon ရာမည (rhmañña) 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, 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.
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]
STIERMARKE (Political Subdivision & Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Styria.
STRAATSBURG (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Strasbourg.
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