Arabic Submitted Place Names

Arabic names are used in the Arab world, as well as some other regions within the larger Muslim world. They are not necessarily of Arabic origin, though most in fact are. Compare also Persian names and Turkish names. See also about Arabic names.
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AL-QAHIRAH القاهرة‎ (Settlement) Arabic
It is the original form of CAIRO the Egyptian capital city. Al-Qāhira means 'The Conquerer' because of a myth between its foundation and the planet Mars (that in Arabic is 'The Conquerer Star').
AL-QUDS القدس (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic name for JERUSALEM, which literally means "the Holiness" in Arabic.
ANZAH (Settlement) Arabic
BAKISTAN باكستان (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of PAKISTAN.
BRUNAY بروناي (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of BRUNEI.
FILIBBIN فلبين (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of PHILIPPINES usually written with the definite article الفلبين (al-Filibbin).
INDUNISIYA إندونيسيا (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of INDONESIA.
MAKKA مكة‎‎ (Settlement) Arabic, Avar, Burmese, Chechen, Ingush, Lak, Swahili, Tajik
Arabic alternate transcription of MAKKAH as well as a form of MECCA used in various languages.
MAKKAH مكة‎‎ (Settlement) Arabic, Malay, English
Arabic and Malay form of MECCA as well as an English variant.
MALAYZIYA ماليزيا (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of MALAYSIA.
QAWQAZ قوقاز (Region) Arabic
Arabic form of CAUCASUS, usually written with the definite article as القوقاز‎‎ (Al-Qawqaz).
RIYADH الرياض (Settlement) Arabic
Riyadh translates to "gardens" and is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia. It is also the capital of Riyadh Province, and belongs to the historical regions of Najd and Al-Yamama.
SAHARA ‏صحارى‎ (Region & Political Subdivision) Arabic, English
Derived directly from Arabic ‏صحارى‎ (ṣaḥārā), the plural form of صحراء (ṣaḥrāʾ) meaning "desert". The Sahara Desert in Northern AFRICA is the largest hot desert and third largest desert in the world... [more]
SAMUU (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of Samoa.
SHISHAN شيشان (Political Subdivision) Arabic
Arabic form of CHECHNYA, usually written with the definite article as الشيشان (al-Shishan).
TAYLAND تايلند (Country) Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Uyghur
Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Uyghur form of THAILAND.
TUNIS تونس‎‎ (Settlement & Country) English, Arabic, Croatian, Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Tajik, Armenian
Derived from the name تُونِس (tūnis), of disputed meaning. One theory suggests Berber origin from the Tamazight root ⵜⵏⵙ (tns) meaning "to lay down" or "encampment" or ens meaning "to lie down, to pass the night", Others state that the name is from TANITH, the name of a Phoenician goddess, or from Tynes, the name of an ancient city... [more]
YONAN (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of ELLADA or GREECE.
ZARI زری (Country) Arabic
means flower in Arabic or a thread or a city in Nigeria
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