Chinese Submitted Place Names

Chinese names are used in China and in Chinese communities throughout the world. Note that depending on the Chinese characters used these names can have many other meanings besides those listed here. See also about Chinese names.
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Qiaozhiya 喬治亞 (Country & Political Subdivision) Taiwanese
Chinese form of Georgia 1 or Georgia 2 chiefly used in Taiwan.
Roufo 柔佛 (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of Johor.
Ruidan 瑞典 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Sweden.
Ruishi 瑞士 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Schweiz via French Suisse, used as the Chinese name for Switzerland.
Ruokai 若开 (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of Rakhine.
Sa'erwaduo 萨尔瓦多 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of El Salvador.
Sai Baan Ngaa 西班牙 (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Hispania (see Spain).
Saineijia'er 塞内加尔 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Senegal.
Saishe'er 塞舌尔 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Seychelles.
Salarewo 萨拉热窝 (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Sarajevo.
Sam Zan 深圳 (Settlement) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Shenzhen.
Sanbaolong 三宝垄 (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Semarang.
Sanfoqi 三佛齐 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Srivijaya.
San Goeng 新疆 (Political Subdivision & Region) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Xinjiang.
Sau Ji 首爾 (Settlement) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Seoul.
Sei Cyun 四川 (Political Subdivision) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Sichuan.
Seoi Din 瑞典 (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Sweden.
Seoi Si 瑞士 (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Schweiz via French Suisse, used as the Cantonese name for Switzerland.
Sé̤ṳ-chiŏng 四川 (Political Subdivision) Chinese (Min Dong)
Min Dong romanization of Sichuan.
Sha Anan 莎阿南 (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Shah Alam.
Shaba 沙巴 (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of Sabah.
Shandagen 山打根 (Political Subdivision, Region & Settlement) Chinese
Chinese Mandarin variant of Sandakan.
Shanghai 上海 (Settlement) Chinese, English
From Chinese 上 (shàng) meaning "above, top, upper" and 海 (hǎi) meaning "sea, ocean"... [more]
Shate Alabo 沙特阿拉伯 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Saudi Arabia.
Shenzhen 深圳 (Settlement) Chinese
From Chinese 深 (shēn) meaning "deep" and 圳 (zhèn) meaning "furrow, drainage, ditch". This is the name of a city in China.
Shijiazhuang 石家庄 (Region) Chinese
The capital city of Hebei province.
Shou'er 首尔 (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Seoul.
Si-chhôn 四川 (Political Subdivision) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka romanization of Sichuan.
Sichuan 四川 (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Means "four rivers" in Chinese, from 四 () meaning "four" and 川 (chuān) meaning "river, stream"... [more]
Si Lei Laan Kaa 斯里蘭卡 (Country & Island) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Sri Lanka.
Si-li-â 叙利亚, 敘利亞 (Country) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka form of Syria.
Sili Bajiawan 斯里巴加湾 (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Bandar Seri Begawan.
Sililanka 斯里兰卡 (Country & Island) Chinese
Chinese form of Sri Lanka.
Si Lok Fat Hak 斯洛伐克 (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Slovakia.
Si Lok Man Nei Aa 斯洛文尼亞 (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Slovenia.
Siluofake 斯洛伐克 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Slovakia.
Siluowenniya 斯洛文尼亚 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Slovenia.
Sing Gaa Bo 星加坡 (Country, Settlement & Island) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Singapore.
Sĭng-giŏng 新疆 (Political Subdivision & Region) Chinese (Min Dong)
Min Dong romanization of Xinjiang.
Sîn-kâ-pô 新加坡 (Country, Settlement & Island) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka form of Singapore.
Sîn-kiông 新疆 (Political Subdivision & Region) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka romanization of Xinjiang.
Sin-kiong 新疆 (Political Subdivision & Region) Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Xinjiang.
Siông-hāi 上海 (Settlement) Chinese (Min Dong)
Min Dong romanization of Shanghai.
Siōng-hái 上海 (Settlement) Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Shanghai.
Soeng Hoi 上海 (Settlement) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Shanghai.
Sok Maa Lei 索馬里 (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Somalia.
Sông-hói 上海 (Settlement) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka romanization of Shanghai.
Sou Daan 蘇丹 (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Sudan.
Sù-chhoan 四川 (Political Subdivision) Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Sichuan.
Sulaweixi 苏拉威西 (Political Subdivision & Island) Chinese
Chinese form of Sulawesi.
Sumendala 苏门答腊 (Political Subdivision & Island) Chinese
Chinese form of Sumatra.
Suomali 索马里 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Somalia.
Suomaliya 索馬利亞 (Country) Taiwanese
Chinese form of Somalia chiefly used in Taiwan.
Taai Gwok 泰国, 泰國 (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Taiguo.
Taan Song Nei Aa 坦桑尼亞 (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Tanzania.
Taap Gat Hak 塔吉克 (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Tajikistan.
Taibei 台北, 臺北 (Settlement) Chinese, Korean
Chinese and Korean form of Taipei.
Taiguo 泰国, 泰國 (Country) Chinese
From Chinese 泰 (tài) meaning "Thai, Thailand" and 国 (guó) meaning "country". This is the Chinese name for Thailand.
Tái-guók 泰国, 泰國 (Country) Chinese (Min Dong)
Min Dong romanization of Taiguo.
Tajikesitan 塔吉克斯坦 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Tajikistan.
Tangjia 汤加 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Tonga.
Tang-kiaⁿ 东京 (Country) Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien form of Tokyo.
Tansangniya 坦桑尼亚 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Tanzania.
Thai-koet 泰国, 泰國 (Country) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka romanization of Taiguo.
Thài-kok 泰国, 泰國 (Country) Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Taiguo.
Thòi-pet 台北 (Settlement) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka romanization of Taibei.
Thú-ngí-khì 土耳其 (Country) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka form of Turkey.
Tianjin 天津 (Settlement) Chinese
From Chinese 天 (tiān) meaning "sky, heaven" and 津 (jīn) meaning "ferry, ford". This is the name of a city in China.
Tiannaxi 田纳西 (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of Tennessee.
Tiong-kok 中國 (Country) Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Zhongguo.
Toi Bak 臺北 (Settlement) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Taibei.
Tou Fu Maan 土庫曼 (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Turkmenistan.
Tou Ji Kei 土耳其 (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Turkey.
Tu'erqi 土耳其 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Turkey.
Tukumansitan 土库曼斯坦 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Turkmenistan.
Tûng-kîn 东京 (Settlement) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka form of Tokyo.
Tunisi 突尼斯 (Country & Settlement) Chinese, Georgian
Chinese and Georgian form of Tunisia and Tunis.
Uŏk-nàng 越南 (Country) Chinese (Min Dong)
Min Dong form of Vietnam.
Wai Noi Seoi Laai 委內瑞拉 (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Venezuela.
Wandan 万丹 (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of Banten.
Wangjiaxi 望加锡 (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Makassar.
Wanlong 万隆 (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Bandung.
Wanu'atu 瓦努阿图 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Vanuatu.
Weidimala 危地马拉 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Guatemala.
Wei'erniusi 维尔纽斯 (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Vilnius.
Weineiruila 委内瑞拉 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Venezuela.
Wenlai 文萊, 汶萊, 文莱, 汶莱 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Brunei. 文萊 or 文莱 (Wénlái) is the spelling more commonly used in mainland China while 汶萊 or 汶莱 (Wènlái) or (Wénlái) is the prominent spelling in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Southeast Asia.
Wuganda 乌干达 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Uganda.
Wu Hak Laan 烏克蘭 (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Ukraine.
Wuhan 武汉, 武漢 (Settlement) Chinese
From a portmanteau of 武昌 (Wǔchāng) and 汉口 (Hànkǒu), the names of two of the three towns combined to form modern Wuhan. This is the name of the capital city of the Chinese province of Hubei.
Wukelan 乌克兰 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Ukraine.
Wu Laai Gwai 烏拉圭 (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Uruguay.
Wulagui 乌拉圭 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Uruguay.
Wulanbatuo 乌兰巴托 (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Ulaanbaatar.
Wulumuqi 乌鲁木齐 (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Ürümqi.
Wuzibiekesitan 乌兹别克斯坦 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Uzbekistan.
Wu Zi Bit Hak 烏茲別克 (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Uzbekistan.
Xiamen 厦门, 廈門 (Settlement) Chinese
From Chinese 厦 (xià) meaning "mansion, large building" and 门 (mén) meaning "gate, door", itself an alteration of the older name 下门 (Xiàmén) from 下 (xià) meaning "under, below, down" and 门 (mén) meaning "gate, door"... [more]
Xiangtian (Mountain) Chinese
Xiangtian is a mountain in Taipei. Its also the name of a lake.
Xibanya 西班牙 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Hispania (see Spain).
Xiboliya 西伯利亚, 西伯利亞 (Region) Chinese
Chinese form of Siberia.
Xigong 西贡, 西貢 (Settlement & River) Chinese
Chinese form of Saigon.
Xinjiang 新疆 (Political Subdivision & Region) Chinese
Means "new frontier" from Chinese 新 (xīn) meaning "new" and 疆 (jiāng) meaning "boundary, border, frontier". This is the name of an autonomous region in western China as well as a historical region in Central Asia.
Xinjiapo 新加坡 (Country, Settlement & Island) Chinese
Chinese form of Singapore.
Xinshan 新山 (Settlement) Chinese
From Chinese 新 (xīn) meaning "new" and 山 (shān) meaning "mountain". This is the Chinese name for the Malaysian city of Johor Bahru.
Xiongyali 匈牙利 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Hungary.
Xuelan'e 雪兰莪 (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of Selangor.
Xuliya 叙利亚, 敘利亞 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Syria.
Yadian 雅典 (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Athens.
Yajiada 雅加达 (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Jakarta.
Yakute 雅库特 (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of Yakutia.
Yalisangna 亚利桑那 (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of Arizona.
Yaluo Shida 亚罗士打, 亞羅士打 (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Alor Setar.
Yameiniya 亚美尼亚 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Armenia.
Yangguang 仰光 (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Yangon.
Yaqi 亚齐 (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of Aceh.
Yazhou 亚洲, 亞洲 (Region) Chinese
From a short form of Chinese 亚细亚 (Yàxìyà) combined with 洲 (zhōu) meaning "continent, island". This is the modern Chinese name for Asia.
Yeliwen 葉里溫, 葉里温 (Settlement) Taiwanese
Chinese form of Yerevan chiefly used in Taiwan.
Yemen 也门, 叶门, 也門, 葉門 (Country) Bulgarian, Chinese, Danish, English, Italian, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish
From Arabic اليمن (al-Yaman), itself probably from يمين (yamin) meaning "right (hand), south". This is the name of a country in Western Asia.
Ye̍t-nàm 越南 (Country) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka form of Vietnam.
Yilake 伊拉克 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Iraq.
Yilang 伊朗 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Iran.
Yilinuoyi 伊利诺伊 (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of Illinois.
Yindunixiya 印度尼西亚 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Indonesia.
Yinggelan 英格兰 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of England.
Yingguo 英国 (Country) Chinese
From Chinese 英 (Yīng), a shortened form of 英格蘭 (Yīnggélán) or 英吉利 (Yīngjílì), both names for England, and 国 (guó) meaning "country"... [more]
Yin-nì 印尼 (Country) Chinese (Hakka)
Short form of Yin-thu-nì-sî-â.
Yinni 印尼 (Country) Chinese
Short form of Yindunixiya.
Yin-thu 印度 (Country) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka form of India.
Yin-thu-nì-sî-â 印度尼西亚 (Country) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka form of Indonesia.
Yiselie 以色列 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Israel.
Yî-set-lie̍t 以色列 (Country) Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka form of Israel.
Yisilanbao 伊斯兰堡 (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Islamabad.
Yisilanmabade 伊斯蘭瑪巴德 (Settlement) Taiwanese
Chinese form of Islamabad chiefly used in Taiwan.
Yisitanbao 伊斯坦堡 (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Istanbul.
Youta 犹他 (Political Subdivision) Chinese
Chinese form of Utah.
Zaan Bei Aa 贊比亞 (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Zambia.
Zanbiya 赞比亚 (Country) Burmese, Chinese
Burmese and Chinese form of Zambia.
Zeoi Lei Aa 叙利亚, 敘利亞 (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Syria.
Zeon Baa Bou Wai 津巴布韋 (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Zimbabwe.
Zhahuang 札幌 (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Sapporo.
Zhangzhou 漳州 (Settlement) Chinese
From Chinese 漳 (zhāng), the name of a river, and 州 (zhōu) meaning "prefecture, province". This is the name of a city in China.
Zhaowa 爪哇 (Island) Chinese
Chinese form of Java.
Zhili 智利 (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Chile.
Zi Lei 智利 (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Chile.
Zung Gwok 中國 (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Zhongguo.