Brazilian Submitted Place Names

Brazilian names are used in the country of Brazil in South America.
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Abruzzo (Political Subdivision) Italian, English, Maltese, Portuguese
From Late Latin Aprutium, itself probably from Praetūtium, which defined the territory in which the tribe of the Praetutii lived. This is the name of a region in southern Italy.
Acádia (Country, Region & Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of both Acadia and Akkad (mostly the ancient city, but sometimes also the Akkadian Empire).
Acarnânia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Acarnania.
Achém (Political Subdivision) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Aceh.
Açores (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese, Catalan, French
Portuguese form of Azores, which has been adopted into Catalan and French.
Acre (Political Subdivision & River) Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese
Most likely from Aquiri, a transliteration by European explorers of the Ipurinã term Umákürü or Uakiry. Other theories include the name originating from Tupi a'kir ü ("green river") or a'kir ("to sleep"), or from Yasi'ri, or Ysi'ri, meaning "flowing or swift water"... [more]
África Do Sul (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of South Africa
Alagoas (Political Subdivision) Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese
Plural form of Portuguese alagoa, a variant of lagoa ("lagoon"), referring to the Manguaba (the "southern lagoon") and Mundaú (the "northern lagoon") estuarine lagoons... [more]
Albânia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Albania
Alpes (Mountain) French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of Alps.
Alsácia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Alsace (a region of France).
Altura (Settlement) Portuguese
Amapá (Political Subdivision) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Of uncertain origin. It may come from Tupi amapá, meaning "the place of the rain"; from a Nheengatu term meaning "island" or "land that ends", or from an Arawak term denoting the Hancornia amapa, a local species of tree; or from a Northern Geral term indicating a local species of tree... [more]
Amazonas (Political Subdivision & River) Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Latin American), Spanish
Reportedly named this way after the warriors, led by women, that attacked Francisco de Orellana's expedition, reminding him of the Amazons of Greek mythology. The word Amazon may come from Iranian *ha-maz-an- ("(one) fighting together") or *ha-mazan- ("warriors").... [more]
Ambrácia (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Ambracia.
Anatólia (Region) Hungarian, Portuguese, Slovak
Hungarian, Portuguese and Slovak form of Anatolia.
Ancara (Settlement) Galician, Portuguese
Galician and Portuguese form of Ankara.
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”).
Arábia (Political Subdivision & Region) Hungarian, Portuguese, Slovak
Hungarian, Portuguese and Slovak form of Arabia.
Arábia Saudita (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Saudi Arabia.
Aracósia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Arachosia.
Arcádia (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Arcadia.
Ária (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Aria.
Arpitânia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Arpitania.
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.
Ataídes (Settlement) Portuguese
Freguesia in Portugal, probably named after Athanagild, 6th-century king of Visigothic Hispania and probable founder of the village.
Aurora (Settlement) English, Ilocano, Italian, Portuguese, Tagalog
From Latin aurora, meaning "dawn", "sunrise", directly or through the given name Aurora.... [more]
Áustria (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Albania
Azerbaijão (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Azerbaijan
Bahia (Political Subdivision) Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese, English
Literally "bay" in Portuguese, this name comes from the Bay of All Saints (Baía de Todos os Santos), for which a Portuguese captaincy was named. This is the name of a state in Brazil.
Bamako (Settlement) English, Armenian, Catalan, Danish, Esperanto, French, Fula, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Union of Bambara words bama ("crocodile") and ("stream"). This is the name of the capital city of Mali.
Bandungue (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Bandung.
Bangladesh (Country) Bengali, Armenian, Basque, Breton, Bulgarian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swahili, Swedish, Uzbek
From Bengali বাংলাদেশ (Bangladeś) meaning "land of the Bengalis", from the name of the Bengali people and Sanskrit देश (deśá) meaning "country, kingdom, land, state"... [more]
Barém (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Bahrain.
Bari (Settlement) Italian, English, Armenian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sicilian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
From Latin Barium, itself of uncertain origin, possibly from Messapic *baur or *bur, meaning "house", ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bhreu ("to grow, to be"). This is the name of the capital city of Apulia, in southern Italy.
Basilicata (Political Subdivision) Italian, English, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
The origin of the name is uncertain: it may come from the Greek term βασιλικός (basilikos), a title given to the Byzantine governors of the region; it may be derived from the church of Acerenza, whose bishop had jurisdiction over the territory; or it may be connected to Basil II Porphyrogenitus, Byzantine emperor from 976 to 1025.... [more]
Belche (Country) Hunsrik
Hunsrik form of Belgium
Belém (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Bethlehem.
Belgrado (Settlement) Afrikaans, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Afrikaans, Dutch, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Belgrade.
Beócia (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Boeotia.
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.
Bornéu (Island) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Borneo.
Bruges (Settlement) French, English, Italian, Luxembourgish, Portuguese, Romanian
French form of Brugge, which some countries (mostly Romance ones) have adopted as their name for the Belgian city.
Brunei (Country) Malay, Albanian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Luxembourgish, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Ukrainian
Most likely from Sanskrit वरुण (varuna) meaning "ocean, water" or referring to the Hindu god Varuna. A local legend suggests that the name may be derived from the phrase baru nah meaning "there!" or "that's it!", which was supposedly declared by Muhammad Shah, Brunei's first sultan... [more]
Bulgária (Country) Hungarian, Portuguese, Sami
Hungarian, Portuguese, and Sami form of Bulgaria.
Burgau (Settlement) German, Portuguese
Name of towns in Germany, Austria, and Portugal.
Buriácia (Political Subdivision) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Buryatia.
Burquina Faso (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Burkina Faso
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.
Butão (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Bhutan
Cabul (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Kabul.
Cagliari (Settlement) Italian, English, Danish, French, Galician, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish
From Latin Calaris, itself from Phoenician Krly, of uncertain meaning. This is the name of the capital city of Sardinia, an island in the Mediterranean Sea and a region of Italy.
Caledônia (Region) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Caledonia.
Califórnia (Political Subdivision) Portuguese
Portuguese form of California.
Camarões (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Cameroon
Camboja (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Cambodia
Canaã (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Canaan.
Caônia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Chaonia.
Caracas (Settlement) English, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish
From the earlier name Santiago de León de Caracas. The name Caracas is most likely derived from the name of a tribe that used to live in the area. This is the name of the capital city of Venezuela.
Carantânia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Carantania.
Caribe (Region) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Caribbean.
Cárpatos (Mountain) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Carpathians.
Cartago (Settlement) Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese
Catalan, Spanish and Portuguese form of Carthage.
Catalunha (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Catalonia.
Catanzaro (Settlement) Italian, English, French, Catalan, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, German
From Latin Catanciarium, itself derived from Catacium, ultimately from Ancient Greek Καταρτάριοι, meaning "silk spinners". This is the name of a city in southern Italy, the second city in Calabria, as well as its capital city.
Catar (Country) Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of Qatar.
Caucásia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Caucasia, which is an alternative name for the Caucasus geographical region.
Cáucaso (Region & Mountain) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Caucasus.
Cazã (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Kazan.
Cazaquistão (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Kazakhstan.
Ceará (Political Subdivision) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Most likely from Tupi ceará, probably a combination of the words cemo ("to sing loudly", "to scream") and ara ("small macaw, parakeet, jandaia"), thus "the jandaia sings". Another interpretation is that the name means "river originating from the mountains"... [more]
Chechênia (Political Subdivision) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Chechnya.
Cidônia (Settlement) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Cydonia.
Cingapura (Country, Island & Settlement) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Singapore
Circássia (Country & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Circassia.
Ciscaucásia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Ciscaucasia.
Constantinopla (Settlement) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Constantinople.
Corásmia (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Khwarazm via its Greek and Latin name Chorasmia.
Coreia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Korea
Coreia Do Norte (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of North Korea
Coreia Do Sul (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of South Korea
Coríntia (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Corinthia.
Corinto (Settlement) Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
Costa Do Marfim (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Ivory Coast
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]
Crimeia (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Crimea.
Curdistão (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Kurdistan.
Daca (Settlement) Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of Dhaka.
Daguestão (Political Subdivision) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Dagestan.
Danúbio (River) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Danube.
Dardânia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Dardania.
Deitschland (Country) Hunsrik
Hunsrik form of Deutschland
Dniestre (River) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Dniester.
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.
Dortmund (Settlement) English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
First mentioned in the 9th century AD as Throtmanni, of uncertain origin and meaning, the form Dortmunde first appeared in the 13th century. This is the name of a city in western Germany.
Eesterreich (Country) Hunsrik
Hunsrik form of Austria
Emiratos Árabes Unidos (Country) Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of United Arab Emirates
Empoli (Settlement) Italian, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Of uncertain origin: possibly from the Germanic first name *Empo- with the suffix -ulus, or from Latin in portu ("in the port") as per the Tabula Peutingeriana. An eighth-century castle is documented with the names Empolum, Emporium and Empolis... [more]
Erevan (Settlement) Armenian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, French, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Mongolian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovene, Tajik, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Yerevan as well as the form used in various languages.
Eritreia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Eritrea
Espanha (Country) Portuguese, Occitan
Portuguese and Occitan form of Hispania (see Spain).
Esparta (Settlement) Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Asturian
Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, and Asturian form of Sparta.
Espírito Santo (Political Subdivision) Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese, English
Portuguese for "Holy Spirit", the third person of the Christian Trinity. This is the name of a state of Brazil.
Estados Unidos (Country) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of United States.
Estônia (Country) Malagasy, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Malagasy and Brazilian Portuguese form of Estonia.
Eufrates (River) Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese
Catalan, Spanish and Portuguese form of Euphrates.
Eurásia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Eurasia.
Gabão (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Gabon
Galileia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Galilee.
Gâmbia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Gambia
Gedrósia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Gedrosia.
Goiás (Political Subdivision) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Of uncertain origin. It may be derived from the name of the (possibly mythical) Guaiá indigenous community; the name itself is composed of the Tupi words gua and , meaning, among other things, "the same person" or "people of the same origin." This is the name of a state of Brazil.
Griecheland (Country) Hunsrik
Hunsrik form of Greece
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]
Guiné-bissau (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Guinea Bissau
Guiné Equatorial (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Equatorial Guinea
Hanói (Settlement) Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of Hanoi.
Hircânia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Hyrcania.
Iêmen (Country) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Yemen
Inguchétia (Political Subdivision) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Ingushetia.
Iraque (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Iraq
Islândia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Iceland
Istambul (Settlement) Galician, Kabyle, Lak, Portuguese
Form of Istanbul.
Italje (Country) Hunsrik
Hunsrik form of Italy
Jacarta (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Jakarta.
Jamaica (Country & Island) Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Hungarian, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish
From Taíno Xaymaca meaning "land of wood and water" or "land of springs". This is the name of an island country in the Caribbean.
Java (Political Subdivision & Island) English, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
From Indonesian Jawa, which is of uncertain origin. It is most likely derived from Sanskrit यव-द्वीप (yava-dvipa) 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]
Jordânia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Jordan (the country).
Jordão (River) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Jordan (the river).
Judeia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Iudaea (see Judea).
Kampala (Settlement) English, Armenian, Danish, Dutch, French, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish
From K'empala, a shortening of the original Baganda Akasozi ke'Empala ("Hill of the Impala"). This is the name of the capital city of Uganda.
Kuwait (Country) Arabic, Danish, English, Finnish, German, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog
Of uncertain meaning, possibly from the alleged Arabic root ك و ت (k-w-t) or from a word meaning "fortress built near water". This is the name of a country in Western Asia, usually written with the definite article: الكويت (al-Kuwait) in Arabic.
Labrador (Political Subdivision) Portuguese, Spanish
Province in Canada. Likely from Portuguese explorer João Fernandes Lavrador. Lavrador means "farmer" in Portuguese, as does the Spanish word 'labrador'.
Lacônia (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Laconia.
Lassa (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Lhasa.
Letônia (Country) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Latvia via its New Latin name Lettonia.
Líbano (Country) Galician, Spanish, Portuguese
Galician, Portuguese and Spanish form of Lebanon
Líbia (Country) Catalan, Hungarian, Portuguese
Catalan, Hungarian, and Portuguese form of Libya.
Livônia (Region) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Livonia.
Livorno (Settlement) Italian, English, Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, Esperanto, Finnish, German, Greek, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian
From Old Italian Ligorno, itself from Latin Liburnus, derived from the tribe of the Liburnians (in Latin Liburni). This is the name of a port city in north-central Italy.
Luanda (Settlement & Other) English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish
From lu-, a plural marker in several Bantu languages, and ndandu, "value" or "object of commerce", referring to the shells of sea snails, which were used as currency in the ancient kingdoms of Kongo and Ndongo.... [more]
Lusitânia (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Lusitania.
Luxemborrich (Country) Hunsrik
Hunsrik form of Luxembourg
Luxemburgo (Country) Galician, Portuguese, Spanish
Galician, Portuguese and Spanish form of Luxembourg
Luzón (Island) Spanish, Portuguese, Asturian, Galician
Spanish, Portuguese, Asturian and Galician form of Luzon.
Macáçar (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Makassar.
Madagáscar (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Madagascar
Madagascar (Country & Island) English, Catalan, Nahuatl, French, Italian, Manx, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, Corsican
From Middle French Madagascar, from Madageiscar, as a corrupted transliteration of Mogadishu by Marco Polo's misreading of Arabic.... [more]
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]
Majapait (Country & Settlement) Javanese, Portuguese
Javanese and Portuguese form of Majapahit.
Makhatchkala (Settlement) French, Portuguese
French and Portuguese form of Makhachkala.
Malásia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Malaysia
Maldivas (Country & Island) Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of the Maldives
Mali (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, 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, 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.
Mandalai (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Arabic, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Portuguese, Russian
Form of Mandalay used in various languages as well as an alternate transcription of the same name.
Maputo (Settlement & River) English, Danish, Esperanto, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish
The city may have been named after Maputsu I of the Tembe clan, a subgroup of the Tsonga people found in Mozambique and South Africa, or after the Maputo River.... [more]
Maquelônia (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Machelonia.
Maranhão (Political Subdivision) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Of uncertain origin: it may come from Tupi mar'anhan ("running sea"), a name for the Amazon River. This is the name of a state of Brazil.
Mato Grosso (Political Subdivision) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Literally "thick bush" in Portuguese. This is the name of a state of Brazil.
Mato Grosso Do Sul (Political Subdivision) Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese
Literally "South Mato Grosso" in Portuguese; mato grosso means "thick bush". This is the name of a state of Brazil.
Mauritânia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Mauritania.
Messênia (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Messenia.
Minas Gerais (Political Subdivision) Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese
Literally "general mines" in Portuguese. It is unclear whether the adjective Gerais refers to the many mines within the region or to the Matos Gerais (or Campos Gerais), the fields that were far away from the mines... [more]
Mindanau (Island) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Mindanao.
Módena (Settlement) Asturian, Galician, Icelandic, Portuguese, Spanish
Icelandic, Portuguese and Spanish form of Modena.
Mônaco (Country) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Monaco
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]
Moscou (Settlement) Catalan, French, Portuguese
Catalan, French and Portuguese form of Moscow
Nairobi (Settlement & River) English (British), English (American), Danish, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Slovak, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish
From Maasai enkare nyrobi, which means "cold water" or "cold river". This is the name of a river and the capital city of Kenya.
Namíbia (Country) Catalan, Hungarian, Portuguese
Catalan, Hungarian, and Portuguese form of Namibia.
Nápoles (Settlement) Portuguese, Spanish, Asturian, Galician
Portuguese, Spanish, Asturian, and Galician form of Naples.
Nazaré (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Nazareth.
Nicarágua (Country & Body of Water) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Nicaragua
Nicósia (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Nicosia.
Nitterlande (Country) Hunsrik
Hunsrik form of the Netherlands
Omã (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Oman
Ossétia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Ossetia.
Palermo (Settlement) Italian, English, Dutch, Esperanto, Georgian, German, Greek, Maltese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
From Latin Panormus, itself from Ancient Greek Πάνορμος (Pánormos), composed of the words πᾰν (pan, "all") and ὅρμος (hórmos, "port"), influenced by Arabic بَلَرْم‎ (balarm)... [more]
Panamá (Country) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Panama.
Pará (Political Subdivision & River) Portuguese
From Tupi pará, meaning "sea" or "large river". This is the name of a river and a state of Brazil.
Paraíba (Political Subdivision & River) Portuguese (Brazilian)
From Tupi pa'ra ("river") and a'íba ("difficult to invade/navigate"), referring to the narrow mouth of the Paraíba River. This is the name of a river and a state of Brazil.
Paraná (Political Subdivision & River) Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese
From Geral paraná, meaning "river". Some sources claim that the name comes from Guaraní para ("sea") and anã "resembling", owing to the width of the river Paraná. This is the name of a state in Brazil.
Pártia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Parthia.
Peônia (Region) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Paeonia.
Pernambuco (Political Subdivision) Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese
Four theories exist over the origin of the name. The first theory is that it may come from Tupi para'nã ("great river" or "sea") and buka, meaning "hole", thus meaning "hole in the sea", perhaps indicating the Canal de Santa Cruz, which separates the island of Itamaracá from mainland Brazil.... [more]
Perrébia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Perrhaebia.
Piauí (Political Subdivision) Portuguese (Brazilian)
From Piagoí, through the earlier name Piagüí, which is an early rendition of Tupi piauí, which means "river of the piabas" (piaba being a term used to indicate several types of fish)... [more]
Piemonte (Political Subdivision) Italian, Danish, Galician, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese, Swedish, Venetian
Italian and Portuguese form of Piedmont, a region in northern Italy.
Pireneus (Mountain) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Pyrenees.
Pisa (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English, Catalan, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
From Latin Pisae, itself from Etruscan, of unknown meaning. This is the name of a city and province in Tuscany, Italy, known for its Leaning Tower.
Polinésia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Polynesia.
Porto Rico (Political Subdivision) French, Italian, Portuguese
French, Italian and Portuguese form of Puerto Rico.
Quirguistão (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Kyrgyzstan.
Quirguízia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Kyrgyzstan via its Russian name Kirgiziya. This is an alternative name for the country; the standard name in Portugal is Quirguistão.
Quirguizistão (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Kyrgyzstan
Quito (Settlement) English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish
From the Quitu tribe, whose name is derived from the combination of the Tsafiki words quitso ("center") and to ("world"). This is the name of the capital city of Ecuador.
Reino Unido (Country) Galician, Portuguese, Spanish
Galician, Portuguese and Spanish form of United Kingdom
Reno (River) Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of Rhine.
Riad (Settlement) Basque, Catalan, Finnish, Galician, German, Italian, Portuguese, Slovene, Spanish
Form of Riyadh used in several languages.
Rio De Janeiro (Settlement) Brazilian, English
Means "river of January" in Portuguese. Rio de Janeiro is a major city in Brazil. The city was named after the nearby Guanabara Bay which was discovered by Europeans in January 1502.
Rio Grande Do Norte (Political Subdivision) Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese, English
Literally "Great River of the North" in Portuguese, referring to the mouth of the Potenji River. This is the name of a state of Brazil.
Rio Grande Do Sul (Political Subdivision) Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese, English
Literally "Great River of the South" in Portuguese. This name comes from the Lagoa dos Patos, which was thought to be the mouth of the Rio Grande by Dutch explorers. This is the name of a state in Brazil.
Rodésia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Rhodesia.
Rondônia (Political Subdivision) Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese
Named after Marshal Cândido Rondon, who explored the area in the 1910s. This is the name of a state of Brazil.
Roraima (Political Subdivision, Region & Mountain) Portuguese, Spanish, English
Of Peron origin, meaning either "parrot mountain" or "green peak," referring to Mount Roraima, located on the border between Guyana, Brazil and Venezuela. Since 1962, the name has also been used on a federal territory in north-western Brazil, which became a state in 1988.
(Other) Portuguese, Galician
Variant spelling of Saa.
Saa (Other) Portuguese, Galician
Habitational name from any of the numerous places named Saa, mainly in northern Portugal and Galicia.
Samarão (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Semarang.
Santa Catarina (Political Subdivision & Island) Portuguese
Portuguese form of "Saint Catherine (of Alexandria)", through Santa Catarina Island. This is the name of a state of Brazil.
São Paulo (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Portuguese, English, French, German, Norwegian
Portuguese form of Saint Paul. This is the name of a city and a state in Brazil.
Saraievo (Settlement) Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of Sarajevo.
Sardenha (Region & Island) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Sardinia.
Schapong (Country) Hunsrik
Hunsrik form of Japan
Seicheles (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Seychelles.
Sergipe (Political Subdivision) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Union of the Tupi words siri (the local name for the Callinectes genus of crabs) 'y ("river") and pe ("in"), thus "in the river of the siri". This is the name of a state of Brazil.
Serra Leoa (Country) Galician, Portuguese
Galician and Portuguese form of Sierra Leone
Sião (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Siam.
Sibéria (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Siberia.
Sicília (Political Subdivision & Island) Catalan, Portuguese, Slovak
Catalan, Portuguese and Slovak form of Sicily.
Sinai (Region & Mountain) Biblical, Hebrew, Albanian, Danish, English, German, Italian, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish
Biblical place name, both the mountain upon which Moses receives the Ten Commandments from God and the desert where it is located, found between Canaan and Egypt.... [more]
Sinkiang (Political Subdivision & Region) Albanian, Finnish, Portuguese, Spanish
Albanian, Finnish, Portuguese, and Spanish form of Xinjiang.
Síria (Country) Catalan, Portuguese
Catalan and Portuguese form of Syria
Sitônia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Sithonia.
Somália (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Somalia.
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]
Suazilândia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Swaziland
Sudão Do Sul (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of South Sudan
Sudetos (Mountain) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Sudetes.
Surabaia (Settlement) Belarusian, Galician, Georgian, Portuguese
Belarusian, Galician, Georgian, and Portuguese form of Surabaya.
Tailândia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Thailand
Taipé (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Taipei.
Tajiquistão (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Tajikistan.
Tallinn (Settlement) Estonian, English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish
Capital of Estonia and previously known as Reval until 1918. The meaning of the name is uncertain, but it is believed to be derived from Estonian Taani-linn(a) meaning "Danish castle" or "Danish town".
Tesprócia (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Thesprotia.
Tibete (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Tibet.
Timor Leste (Country) Portuguese, English
Portuguese form of East Timor as well as an English variant (often spelled Timor-Leste).
Tocantins (Political Subdivision & River) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Union of Tupi words tukana ("toucan") e tim ("beak"), thus "toucan's beak". This is the name of a river and a state of Brazil.
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.
Tombuctu (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Timbuktu.
Transcarpátia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Transcarpathia.
Transcáspia (Political Subdivision) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Transcaspia.
Transcaucásia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Transcaucasia.
Transilvânia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Transylvania.
Transnístria (Political Subdivision & Region) Catalan, Portuguese
Catalan and Portuguese form of Transnistria.
Trentino-alto Adige (Political Subdivision) Italian, English, Portuguese
Union of the names Trentino, the Italian-speaking area surrounding Trento, and Alto Adige (known as Südtirol in German), the German-speaking area surrounding Bolzano.... [more]
Trípoli (Settlement) Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of Tripoli.
Tripolitânia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Tripolitania.
Turquemenistão (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Turkmenistan.
Ucrânia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Ukraine
Udmúrtia (Political Subdivision) Catalan, Portuguese
Catalan and Portuguese form of Udmurtia.
Uzbequistão (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Uzbekistan.
Viena (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Spanish, Aragonese, Asturian, Catalan, Cebuano, Basque, Filipino, Galician, Ladin, Lithuanian, Occitan, Lombard, Papiamento, Portuguese, Romanian, Tagalog, Venetian
Form of Vienna in various languages.
Vosgos (Mountain) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Vosges.
Xangai (Settlement) Catalan, Portuguese
Catalan and Portuguese form of Shanghai.
Yamoussoukro (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English, French, Danish, Portuguese
In honor of Yamousso, a Baoulé queen and great-aunt of President Félix Houphouët-Boigny (1905–1993), with the addition of the suffix kro ("village"). This is the name of the de iure capital city of Côte D'ivoire, as well as the name of the district around it.