Dutch Submitted Place Names

Dutch names are used in the Netherlands and Flanders. See also about Dutch names.
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ABCHAZIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of ABKHAZIA.
ABOE DHABI (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Abu Dhabi.
ACADIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Acadia.
AKEN (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Aachen.
ALBANIË (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of ALBANIA.
ALEXANDRIË (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of ALEXANDRIA.
ANATOLIË (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of ANATOLIA.
ANDALUSIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Andalusia.
ANTIOCHIË (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Antiochia (see Antioch).
APULIË (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Apulia.
AQUITANIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of AQUITAINE.
ARACHOSIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Arachosia.
ARCADIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of ARCADIA.
ARIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Aria.
ASSYRIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of ASSYRIA.
ASTANA (Settlement) Kazakh, Russian, English, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Kyrgyz, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian, Ukrainian
Means "capital city" in Kazakh, ultimately from Persian آستانه (âstâne). This was the name of the capital city of Kazakhstan, which is now called Nur-Sultan.
ASTURIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of ASTURIAS.
ATHENE (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of ATHENS.
AUSTRASIË (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Austrasia.
AZERBEIDZJAN (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of AZERBAIJAN.
AZIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of ASIA.
BABYLONIË (Country & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Babylonia.
BAKOE (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of BAKU.
BALI (Island & Political Subdivision) Indonesian, Balinese, Acehnese, Javanese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, English, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu
From Sanskrit बलि (bali) meaning "offering, tribute". This is the name of an island province in Indonesia.
BANAAT (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Banat.
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Settlement) Malay, English, Indonesian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
From Malay bandar meaning "town", seri meaning "radiance, splendour, glory", and begawan meaning "holy". The name comes from Malay Seri Begawan, a title used by Bruneian Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III (1914-1986), ultimately derived from Sanskrit श्री भगवान् (śrī bhagvān) meaning "radiance of the gods"... [more]
BANGLADESH (Country) English, Breton, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Interlingua, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish
Means "land of the Bengalis", from Bengali বাংলা (Bangla) meaning "Bengali" (referring to the Bengali people or Bengali language spoken by the Bengali people), which is ultimately from Vanga, the name of an ancient kingdom on the Indian subcontinent (see BENGAL) combined with দেশ (desh) "country, land, state", ultimately from Sanskrit देश (deśá)... [more]
BASKENLAND (Political Subdivision) Dutch, German
Dutch and German form of Basque Country.
BATOEMI (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Batumi.
BEIEREN (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch 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.
BERGEN (Settlement) Dutch, Norwegian, German
Newer form of Bjǫrgvin, a combination of Old Norse bjarg "mountain" and vin "meadow". This is the 2nd largest city in Norway.
BERLIJN (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of BERLIN.
BESSARABIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Bessarabia.
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.
BITHYNIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Bithynia.
BOEDAPEST (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of BUDAPEST.
BOEKAREST (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of BUCHAREST.
BOEKOVINA (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Bukovina.
BOEOTIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Boeotia.
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.
BOHEMEN (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of BOHEMIA.
BOURGONDIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Burgundy.
BRITTANNIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of BRITAIN.
BRUNEI (Country) Malay, English, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
Probably derived from Borneo, the name of an island, which in turn is most likely from Sanskrit वरुण (váruṇa) meaning "ocean, water". 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]
BRUSSEL (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans, Icelandic, Norwegian
Dutch, Afrikaans, Icelandic and Norwegian form of Brussels.
BURUNDI (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bosnian, Breton, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, 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.
CAÏRO (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of CAIRO.
CALABRIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Calabria.
CALEDONIË (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Caledonia.
CALIFORNIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of CALIFORNIA.
CAMBODJA (Country) Danish, Dutch
Danish and Dutch form of CAMBODIA.
CAMPANIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Campania.
CANTABRIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of CANTABRIA.
CAPPADOCIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Cappadocia.
CARTHAGO (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Carthage.
CASTILIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of CASTILE.
CATALONIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of CATALONIA.
CEBU (Political Subdivision, Settlement & Island) English, Tagalog, Ilocano, Pampangan, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish
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.
CILICIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Cilicia.
CIRCASSIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of CIRCASSIA.
CISJURANIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Cisjurania.
CISLEITHANIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Cisleithania.
DACIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Dacia.
DAGESTAN (Political Subdivision) Russian, English, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Polish, Serbian, Swedish, Ukrainian
From Russian Дагестан (Dagestan), which is from Turkish dağ meaning "mountain" combined with the Persian suffix -ستان (-stan) meaning "land of". This is the name of a republic in southern Russia.
DALMATIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Dalmatia.
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.
DOEBAI (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Dubai.
DOESJANBE (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of DUSHANBE.
DOMINICAANSE REPUBLIEK (Country & Island) Dutch
Dutch form of Dominican Republic.
DORDRECHT (Settlement) Dutch
Dordrecht is a city and municipality in the Western Netherlands, located in the province of South Holland.... [more]
DUINKERKE (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Dunkirk.
EDAM (Settlement) Dutch
EOLIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Aeolia.
ERMLAND (Region) Afrikaans, Dutch, German, Norwegian, Swedish
The name used for Warmia in the West and North Germanic languages.
ETRURIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Etruria.
EUFRAAT (River) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of EUPHRATES.
EURAZIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Eurasia.
FENICIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of PHOENICIA.
FENNOSCANDIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Fennoscandia.
FILIPIJNEN (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of PHILIPPINES.
FRYGIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Phrygia.
GAGAOEZIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Gagauzia.
GALATIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Galatia.
GALICIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of Galicia.
GALLIË (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Gaul.
GASCONIË (Region) Dutch (Archaic)
Archaic Dutch form of Gascony. The modern Dutch form is now its contemporary French name, which is Gascogne.
GEDROSIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Gedrosia.
GRAN CANARIA (Island) Spanish, English, Esperanto, Dutch, Welsh, Breton, Asturian, Aragonese, German, Estonian, Faroese, Galician, Croatian, Italian, Hungarian, Norwegian, Serbo-Croatian, Finnish, Swedish, Turkish, Icelandic, Czech, Polish, Romanian, Scots, Slovene
From Spanish gran "grande, great" and Canaria referring to the CANARY ISLANDS. Gran Canaria is the third largest and second most populous island of the Canary Islands.
GRIEKENLAND (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of GREECE.
GROENLAND (Political Subdivision) Dutch, French, Afrikaans
Dutch, French and Afrikaans form of GREENLAND.
GROZNY (Settlement) Russian, English, Dutch, French
Means "formidable, menacing, fearsome" in Russian. This is the name of the capital city of Chechnya, a republic in southern Russia.
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.
HAWAÏ (Political Subdivision & Island) Dutch, French
Dutch and French form of HAWAII.
HYRCANIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Hyrcania.
IBERIË (Country & Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Iberia.
IEPER (Settlement) Dutch
Probably from the name of the river Ieperlee which, itself, may be derived from the Dutch word for elm, iep.
IJSLAND (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of ICELAND.
ILLYRIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Illyria.
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.
ISAURIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Isauria.
ISRAËL (Country) Dutch, French
Dutch and French form of ISRAEL.
ISTANBOEL (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of ISTANBUL.
ISTRIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Istria.
ITHAQUE (Island) French, Dutch
French and Dutch form of ITHACA.
IVOORKUST (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Ivory Coast.
JAKARTA (Settlement) Indonesian, English, Acehnese, Balinese, Javanese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Malay, Romanian, Swedish
From Sanskrit जयकर्त (jayakarta) meaning "that which causes victory", from जय (jayá) "victory, triumph" and कृत (kṛtá) "done, made, accomplished". This is the name of the capital city of Indonesia.
JAKOETIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of YAKUTIA.
JAMALIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Yamalia.
JAVA (Island) English, Armenian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Macedonian, Norwegian, Romanian, Portuguese, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog
From Indonesian Jawa which is of uncertain origin and meaning. It may be from Sanskrit यव-द्वीप (yava-dvīpa) meaning "island of barley", Javanese ꦗꦸꦮꦮꦸꦠ꧀ (juwawut) meaning "foxtail millet (a type of plant)", or Malay jauh meaning "far, distant"... [more]
JOEGOSLAVIË (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of YUGOSLAVIA.
JOHOR (Political Subdivision) Malay, English, Indonesian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
From Arabic جَوْهَر (jawhar) meaning "jewel, precious stone", ultimately from Persian جوهر (jowhar). This is the name of a state in southern Malaysia.
JOHOR BAHRU (Settlement) Malay, English, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish
Means "new gem" from Arabic جَوْهَر‎ (jawhar) meaning "jewel, precious stone, gem" and Malay bahru meaning "new". This is the name of a city in Malaysia.
KAAIMANEILANDEN (Political Subdivision & Island) Dutch
Dutch form of Cayman Islands.
KAAPVERDIË (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of CAPE VERDE.
KABARDIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Kabardia.
KABOEL (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kabul.
KALIMANTAN (Island & Region) Indonesian, Malay, Acehnese, Balinese, Banjar, Buginese, Javanese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
Means "burning weather (island)" from Sanskrit काल (kālá) meaning "time, season" and क्वथन (kvathana) meaning "boiling, churning". This is the name of the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo, though it is used to refer to the entire island in Indonesian.
KALMUKKIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of KALMYKIA.
KALOEGA (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kaluga.
KAMEROEN (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of CAMEROON.
KANAÄN (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Canaan.
KARANTANIË (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Carantania.
KARELIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of KARELIA.
KARIË (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of CARIA.
KARINTHIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Carinthia.
KASJOEBIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Kashubia.
KAUKASIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Caucasia, which is an alternative name for the CAUCASUS geographical region.
KELANTAN (Political Subdivision) Malay, English, Bulgarian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Malay gelam hutam referring to the cajeput tree, kilatan meaning "lightning, flash", or kolam tanah meaning "dirt pool". Alternatively, it may be from கோலம் (kōlam) the Tamil name for rangoli, an art form from the Indian subcontinent... [more]
KEULEN (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of COLOGNE.
KIËV (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch variant spelling of KIEV.
KIRGIZIË (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of KYRGYZSTAN.
KLEEF (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kleve (see Cleves).
KLEIN-AZIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Asia Minor. It is literally a direct translation of the region's name, since it consists of the Dutch adjective klein meaning "small, little" combined with the Dutch noun Azië meaning "Asia".
KOEJAVIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Kuyavia.
KOEMANIË (Country & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Cumania.
KOERDISTAN (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of KURDISTAN.
KOERGAN (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kurgan.
KOERLAND (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Courland.
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.
KORFOE (Settlement & Island) Dutch
Dutch form of Corfu.
KORINTHE (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
KORJAKIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Koryakia.
KUALA LUMPUR (Settlement) Malay, English, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Means "muddy confluence" from Malay kuala meaning "confluence" and lumpur "mud". This is the name of the capital and largest city of Malaysia.
LACONIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of LACONIA.
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.
LIBIË (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of LIBYA.
LIGURIË (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Liguria.
LIJFLAND (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of LIVONIA.
LOMBARDIJE (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Lombardy.
LOTHARINGEN (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of LORRAINE.
LUIK (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Liège.
LUXEMBURG (Country) Afrikaans, Dutch, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Romanian, Swedish
Afrikaans, Dutch, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Romanian and Swedish form of LUXEMBOURG.
LUZON (Island) Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Pampangan, English, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Serbian, Swedish
Of uncertain meaning, probably from Tagalog lusong meaning "mortar (for pounding rice)". This is the name of the largest island in the Philippines.
LYCAONIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Lycaonia.
LYCIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Lycia.
LYDIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of LYDIA.
MACEDONIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of MACEDONIA.
MACHATSJKALA (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of MAKHACHKALA.
MAGUINDANAO (Political Subdivision) Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Pampangan, English, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Turkish
From Spanish Maguindanao, a corruption of Magindanaw, the endonym of the Maguindanao people. The ethnic name means "people of the flood plains" or "people of the lake" from the word danao meaning "lake"... [more]
MALDIVEN (Country) Dutch, Luxembourgish
Dutch and Luxembourgish form of Maldives.
MALEISIË (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of MALAYSIA.
MALTA (Country) English, Basque, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Galician, German, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Turkmen, West Frisian
Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta, is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea.... [more]
MANTSJOERIJE (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Manchuria.
MAURITANIË (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of MAURITANIA.
MAZURIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Masuria.
MESOPOTAMIË (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Mesopotamia.
MESSENIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Messenia.
MILAAN (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of MILAN.
MINDANAO (Island) Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Pampangan, English, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian
From Spanish Maguindanao, a corruption of Magindanaw, the endonym of the Maguindanao people. The ethnic name means "people of the flood plains" or "people of the lake" from the word danao meaning "lake"... [more]
MINGRELIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Mingrelia.
MOERMANSK (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Murmansk.
MOESIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Moesia.
MOLDAVIË (Country & Region) Dutch
Dutch name for the historical region of Moldavia. The name is also used to refer to MOLDOVA, a country that currently contains most of the aforementioned region.
MORAVIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Moravia.
MORDOVIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of MORDOVIA.
MOSKOU (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of MOSCOW.
MUNTENIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Muntenia.
MYSIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Mysia.
NAMIBIË (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of NAMIBIA.
NAPELS (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of NAPLES.
NENETSIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Nenetsia.
NEUSTRIË (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Neustria.
NICOMEDIË (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Nicomedia.
NIEUW-CALEDONIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of New Caledonia.
NIEUW-ZEELAND (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of NEW ZEALAND.
NOORD-MACEDONIË (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of North Macedonia.
NORMANDIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of NORMANDY.
NOUAKCHOTT (Settlement) French, English, Dutch, German, Italian, Portuguese
From French Nouakchott through Arabic نواكشوط (Nuwākšūṭ), which is ultimately from Tamazight Nawākšūṭ meaning "place of the winds" or inua u-kshut meaning "made of wood, made of sticks"... [more]
NUBIË (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of NUBIA.
NUMIDIË (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Numidia.
OCCITANIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Occitania.
OCEANIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of OCEANIA.
OEDMOERTIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of UDMURTIA.
OEGANDA (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch form of UGANDA and Afrikaans variant of the name.
OEKRAÏNE (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of UKRAINE.
OLTENIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Oltenia.
OOSTENRIJK (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of AUSTRIA.
OSJ (Settlement) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish
Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish form of Osh.
OSSETIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of OSSETIA.
ÖSTERBOTTEN (Political Subdivision & Region) Swedish, Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian
Swedish form of Ostrobothnia, which some countries have adopted as their name for the Finnish region and the historical Swedish province.
PAASEILAND (Political Subdivision & Island) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Easter Island.
PAFLAGONIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Paphlagonia.
PAMFYLIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Pamphylia.
PANAMA (Country) English, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, German, Irish, Italian, Latin, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
The name of the Country in Central America. Panama is a country on the isthmus linking Central and South America. The Panama Canal, a famous feat of human engineering, cuts through its center, linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to create an essential shipping route... [more]
PANNONIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Pannonia.
PARIJS (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of PARIS.
PENNSYLVANIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch (Archaic)
Archaic Dutch form of PENNSYLVANIA. The modern Dutch form is written exactly the same as the English form.
PICARDIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Picardy.
PIËMONT (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Piedmont.
PISIDIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Pisidia.
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). The preferred spelling is now the same as the English one, namely Pyongyang.
PODOLIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Podolia.
POLESIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Polesia.
POMESANIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Pomesania.
POMMERELLEN (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Pomerelia.
POMMEREN (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Pomerania.
PRUISEN (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of PRUSSIA.
PUNJAB (Political Subdivision & Region) English, German, Malay, Italian, Norwegian, Welsh, Swahili, Dutch, Scots
From Punjabi پنجاب (Paṉjāb) or ਪੰਜਾਬ (Pañjāb) both meaning "land of five waters"; ultimately from Persian پنج (panj) "five" combined with آب (âb) "water"... [more]
RIJN (River) Dutch
Dutch form of Rhine.
ROER (River) Dutch, French, Italian, Luxembourgish
Dutch, French, Italian and Luxembourgish form of Rur.
ROESTAVI (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Rustavi.
ROETHENIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Ruthenia.
ROMANDIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Romandy.
SAKSEN (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of SAXONY.
SAMLAND (Region) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian, Swedish
The name used for Sambia in the West and North Germanic languages.
SAMOGITIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Samogitia.
SAOEDI-ARABIË (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of SAUDI ARABIA.
SARAJEVO (Settlement) Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish
Capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The name is believed to be derived from the term saray ovası meaning "the plains around the palace". The first element is derived from the Turkish word saray meaning "palace"... [more]
SARDINIË (Political Subdivision & Island) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Sardinia.
SAVO (Political Subdivision) Finnish, Dutch, Estonian, German, Italian, Russian
Finnish form of Savonia, which some countries have adopted as their name for the Finnish historical province.
SCANDINAVIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of SCANDINAVIA.
SCYTHIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Scythia.
SELEUCIË (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Seleucia.
SELIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Selonia.
SEMGALLEN (Region) Danish, Dutch, German, Swedish
Danish, Dutch, German and Swedish form of Semigallia.
SEOEL (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of SEOUL.
SEPTIMANIË (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Septimania.
SEVERIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Severia.
SIBERIË (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of SIBERIA.
SICILIË (Political Subdivision & Island) Dutch
Dutch form of Sicily.
SILEZIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of SILESIA.
SINAÏ (Region & Mountain) Dutch, French
Dutch and French form of SINAI.
SINGAPORE (Country) English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish
From Malay Singapura, which is derived from Sanskrit सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion" and पुर (pura) "city". This is the name of an island city-state in Southeast Asia.
SLAVONIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Slavonia.
SOECHOEMI (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Sukhumi.
SOEMER (Country & Region) Dutch (Rare)
Dutch form of Sumer.
SOTSJI (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Sochi.
SRI LANKA (Country) English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish
From Sinhalese ශ්‍රී ලංකාව (ś‍rī laṁkāva), itself from Sanskrit श्री (śrī) meaning "holy, sacred" and लङ्का (laṅkā) meaning "island"... [more]
STIERMARKEN (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Styria.
STRAATSBURG (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Strasbourg.
SUDOVIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Sudovia.
SULAWESI (Island) Indonesian, English, Balinese, Banjar, Buginese, Javanese, Malay, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
Possibly means "iron island" in an uncertain South Sulawesi language, from sula (cognate with Indonesian pulau) meaning "island" and mesi (Indonesian besi) meaning "iron"... [more]
SUMATRA (Island) Indonesian, Javanese, Sundanese, Acehnese, English, Bulgarian, Croatian, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish
From Sanskrit समुद्र (samudrá) meaning "sea, ocean". This is the name of an island in Indonesia.
SYRMIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Syrmia.
TADZJIKISTAN (Country) Dutch, Swedish
Dutch and Swedish 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".
TARTARIJE (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Tartary.
TASJKENT (Settlement) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish
Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish form of TASHKENT.
TASMANIË (Political Subdivision & Island) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Tasmania.
TAVASTLAND (Political Subdivision) Swedish, Danish, Dutch
Swedish form of Tavastia, which some countries have adopted as their name for the historical Swedish province that is now part of Finland.
TERENGGANU (Political Subdivision) Malay, English, Indonesian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Possibly from Malay terang ganu meaning "bright rainbow" or taring anu meaning "fang of something", supposedly said by a hunter when he found the tooth of an unknown animal. This is the name of a state of Malaysia.
THEEMS (River) Dutch
Dutch form of THAMES.
THESSALIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Thessalia (see Thessaly).
THRACIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Thrace via its Latin form Thracia.
TJOEMEN (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Tyumen.
TOELA (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Tula.
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