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AKUREYRI (Settlement) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic akur
"field" and eyri
"sandbank". Akureyri is a town in the north of Iceland.
EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL (Other) Icelandic
Means "island mountain glacier". From Icelandic eyja
"mountain", and jökull
"glacier". Eyjafjallajökull is a glacier and volcano in Iceland whose eruptions in 2010 caused a great air travel disruption in Europe.
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.
HAFNARFJÖRÐUR (Settlement) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic höfn
"harbour, port" and fjörður
"fjord". Hafnarfjörður is the third largest city in Iceland.
ÍSAFJÖRÐUR (Settlement) Icelandic
Means "ice fjord" or "fjord of ice" in Icelandic. Ísafjörður is a town in Iceland.
JEMEN (Country) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish
Form of Yemen
JEREVAN (Settlement) Bosnian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Serbian, Slovak, Swedish
Form of YEREVAN
JÓRVÍK (Settlement) Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Icelandic and Old Norse form of YORK
. It is believed to be derived from Old English Eoforwic
, itself believed to be derived from Latin Eboracum
possibly meaning "place of the yew trees".
KATAR (Country) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian
Form of Qatar
KÓPAVOGUR (Settlement) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic kópur
"seal" and vogur
"bay". Kópavogur is the second largest city in Iceland.
LISSABON (Settlement) Afrikaans, Azerbaijani, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Icelandic, Luxembourgish, Russian, Swedish
Form of LISBON
MEKKA (Settlement) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Luxembourgish, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Ukrainian
Form of MECCA
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
REYKJAVÍK (Settlement) Icelandic
Means "bay of smokes", from Old Norse reykir
, plural of reykr
“smoke” and vík
"bay". Steam from hot springs in the region is said to have inspired Reykjavík's name.
SURTSEY (Island) Icelandic
's island" in Icelandic. Surtsey is an uninhabited island south of Iceland that formed in a volcanic eruption (which lasted several years) in the mid-1960s.