Eastern African Submitted Place Names

Eastern African names include those from Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. See also about African names.
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AFGAANISTAN (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of AFGHANISTAN.
ALJEERIYA (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of ALGERIA.
ALJERIA (Country) Basque, Malagasy, Eastern African, Swahili
Basque, Malagsy, and Swahili form of ALGERIA.
ASERBIIJAAN (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of AZERBAIJAN.
BAKISTAAN (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of PAKISTAN.
BANAMA (Country) Arabic, Chinese, Eastern African, Somali
Arabic, Chinese, and Somali form of PANAMA.
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]
BAXRAYN (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of BAHRAIN.
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.
BUTAAN (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of BHUTAN.
FILIBIIN (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of PHILIPPINES.
FIYETNAM (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of VIETNAM.
HINDIYA (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of INDIA.
IIRAAN (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of IRAN.
INDUNISIYA (Country) Arabic, Somali, Tausug
Arabic, Somali, and Tausug form of INDONESIA.
ITOOBIYA (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of ETHIOPIA.
ITYOPYA (Country) Amharic
Alternate transcription of Amharic ኢትዮጵያ (See ITYOPPYA).
JABUUTI (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of DJIBOUTI.
JEEJNIYA (Political Subdivision) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of CHECHNYA.
KASAKHSTAN (Country) Danish, Norwegian, Eastern African, Somali
Danish, Norwegian, and Somali form of KAZAKHSTAN.
KASKAZINI (Country) Swahili
Swahili form of AMERICA.
KOMOROS (Country) Bengali, Hindi, Maltese, Eastern African, Hausa
Bengali, Hindi, Maltese, and Hausa form of COMOROS.
LIBYA (Country) Northern African, Berber, English, Faroese, Finnish, Hausa, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Swahili, Tagalog, Turkish
From Arabic ليبيا‎ (Lībiyā) from Ancient Greek Λιβύη (Libúē), which is derived from Libu, the name of an ancient Berber tribe (attested as rbw in Egyptian)... [more]
LONGYEARBYEN (Settlement) Norwegian, English, Afrikaans, Asturian, Basque, Breton, Catalan, Cebuano, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Interlingua, Italian, Malay, Manx, Maori, North Frisian, Piedmontese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Sami, Scots, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian, Silesian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Vietnamese, West Frisian
Means "The Longyear town" in Norwegian. Longyearbyen is the main settlement of the Norwegian archipelago SVALBARD in the Arctic Ocean. The town was named after American businessman John Munro LONGYEAR (1850-1922) whose company helped develop the settlement.
MAGRIB (Region) Catalan, Estonian, Russian, Eastern African, Somali
Catalan, Estonian, Russian, and Somali form of MAGHREB, referring to the region.
MAKKA (Settlement) Arabic, Avar, Bashkir, Chechen, Hindi, Ingush, Lak, Marathi, Nepali, Swahili, Tajik, Tatar, Telugu, Thai, Urdu, Uzbek
Arabic alternate transcription of MAKKAH as well as the form of MECCA used in various languages.
MAROOKO (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of MOROCCO.
MEDITERRANEAN (Region & Body of Water) English, Ganda, Scots
From the Latin term Mediterrāneum meaning "in the middle of land", composed of Latin medius "middle", terra "land, earth" and āneus "having the nature of". The Mediterranean Sea is located between Europe, Africa and a small part of Asia... [more]
MEZFIN (Other) American (Rare), Ethiopian (Rare)
Mezfin (English: Mez-fin) means Emperor: is a male name of American National multiracial origination. ... [more]
NAMIBIA (Country) Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Danish, English, Finnish, Georgian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu
From the name of the Namib Desert, derived from Khoekhoe namib meaning "desert" or "vast place". This is the name of a country in southern Africa.
QARGISTAN (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of KYRGYZSTAN.
QUDUS (Settlement) Crimean Tatar, Eastern African, Somali
Crimean Tatar and Somali form of QUDS, referring to Jerusalem.
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).
SHIINAHA (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of CHINA.
SIMBAABWI (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of ZIMBABWE.
SINGABUUR (Country, Settlement & Island) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of SINGAPORE.
SUUDAAN (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of SUDAN.
SUURIYA (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of SYRIA.
TUNISIA (Country) Basque, English, Finnish, Galician, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Swahili, Thai
The name of a country in North Africa, named after its capital city TUNIS.
UFILIPINO (Country) Swahili
Swahili form of PHILIPPINES.
YEMEN (Country) Bulgarian, Chinese, Danish, English, Italian, Kazakh, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Uyghur
From Arabic اليمن (al-Yaman) which is probably from يَمِين (yamīn) meaning "right (hand), south". This is the name of a country in Western Asia.
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