Indonesian Submitted Place Names

Indonesian names are used on the island nation of Indonesia in southeast Asia. See also about Indonesian names.
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ACÈH اچيه (Region) Acehnese, Javanese
Acehnese and Javanese form of ACEH.
ACEH (Region) Indonesian, Minangkabau, Malay, English, Danish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish, Swedish
Meaning uncertain. A popular backronym states that it is derived from Indonesian Arab, Cina, Eropa, Hindia meaning "Arab, China, Europe, Indies" referring to the groups and regions that have historically influenced the people of Aceh... [more]
ARMÈNIA (Country) Catalan, Acehnese
Catalan and Acehnese form of ARMENIA.
ASHGABAT (Settlement) English, Yoruba, Scots, Occitan, Malay, Swahili, Irish, Indonesian, Welsh, Shona
Means "city of love", "city of devotion" from Persian عشق‌آباد (ešq-âbâd), a combination of Persian عشق ('ešq) meaning "love" and آباد (âbâd) "city". This is the name of the capital city of TURKMENISTAN.
AZÈRBAIJAN (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of AZERBAIJAN.
AZERBAIJAN (Country & Region) English, Basque, Indonesian, Malay
From Persian آذربایجان (âzarbâyjân), which is from Middle Persian Ādurbādagān referring to ATROPATES, an ancient Persian governor under the Achaemenid Empire... [more]
BALI ᬩᬮᬶ, ꦧꦭꦶ, ᮘᮜᮤ (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.
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]
BANGLADÈSH (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of BANGLADESH.
BISHKEK (Settlement) Kyrgyz, Russian, English, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Indonesian, Kazakh, Macedonian, Malay, Persian, Tajik, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Meaning uncertain. One theory suggests that it comes from a word meaning "whorl, whisk" in Kyrgyz, referring to a tool used to prepare kumis (a dairy product). It could also mean "five heights" from Kyrgyz беш (besh) meaning "five" and бийик (biyik) meaning "tall, high" or "five chiefs" from беш (besh) meaning "five" and the Turkish title beg meaning "chieftain, master"... [more]
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]
BUKIKTINGGI بوكيق تيڠڬي‎ (Settlement) Minangkabau
Minangkabau variant of BUKITTINGGI.
BUKITTINGGI بوكيق تيڠڬي‎ (Settlement) Indonesian, Minangkabau, English
Means "tall hill" from Indonesian bukit "hill" and tinggi "high, tall". This is the name of a city in West Sumatra, Indonesia.
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.
ÈSTONIA (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of ESTONIA.
FILIPINA (Country) Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of PHILIPPINES.
IËRUPA (Region) Acehnese
Acehnese form of EUROPE.
INDÔNÈSIA (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of INDONESIA.
INGGIRIH (Country) Minangkabau
Minangkabau form of ENGLAND.
INGGRÉH (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of ENGLAND.
ISRAÈL (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of ISRAEL.
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.
JAPANG (Country) Minangkabau, Banjar
Minangkabau and Banjarese form of JAPAN.
JEPANG (Country) Indonesian, Balinese, Javanese, Sundanese
Indonesian form of JAPAN also used in various regional languages.
JERMAN (Country) Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of GERMANY.
JEUPUN (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of JAPAN.
JEUREUMAN (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of GERMANY.
JHÂBÂH (Island) Madurese
Madurese form of JAVA.
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.
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.
KAMBOJA (Country) Indonesian, Acehnese, Balinese, Javanese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Armenian, Georgian, Turkmen
Form of KAMPUCHEA used in various languages.
KARTAGO (Settlement) Afrikaans, Indonesian, Norwegian
Afrikaans, Indonesian and Norwegian form of Carthage.
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]
KIRGIZSTAN (Country) Bulgarian, Indonesian, Russian, Yiddish
Bulgarian, Indonesian, Russian, and Yiddish form of KYRGYZSTAN.
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.
LIVONIA (Region) History, Albanian, Aragonese, Asturian, Basque, English, Galician, Indonesian, Italian, Romanian, Spanish
Livonia was a historic region in the Baltic, located approximately in present-day southern ESTONIA and northern LATVIA... [more]
LUKSÈMBURG (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of LUXEMBOURG.
MALADÉWA (Country) Balinese, Javanese, Sundanese
Balinese, Javanese, and Sundanese form of Maldives.
MALADÈWA (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of Maldives.
MALADEWA (Country) Indonesian, Banjar
Indonesian and Banjarese form of Maldives.
MALAYSIA (Country) Malay, English, Indonesian, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Italian, Romanian
From Malay, which refers to the Malay Peninsula and the Malay people, combined with the Greek suffix -σία (síā). The name Malay is from Melayu or Malayu, the name of a Sumatran kingdom, which is probably derived from Tamil மலை (malai) or Malayalam മല (mala) meaning "hill, mountain"... [more]
MANILA (Settlement) English, Cebuano, Ilocano, Maranao, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, German, Indonesian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Ukrainian
From Tagalog Maynila which comes from the term may-nilà meaning "where indigo is found", ultimately from Sanskrit नील (nī́la) referring to the indigo plant. This is the name of the capital city of the Philippines.
MEDAN (Settlement) Indonesian, English
Meaning uncertain. According to the diary of a Portuguese merchant, the name is derived from Tamil மைதானம் (Maidhāṉam) meaning "ground" (or Hindi मैदान (Maidan)), adopted from Malay... [more]
MEKKAH (Settlement) Indonesian, Sundanese
Indonesian and Sundanese form of MECCA.
MESIR (Country) Indonesian, Malay, Balinese, Banjar, Javanese, Sundanese
Indonesian and Malay form of MISR.
MEUKAH (Settlement) Acehnese
Acehnese form of MECCA.
MONAKÔ (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of MONACO.
MONTÉNÈGRÔ (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of Montenegro.
NÈPAL (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of NEPAL.
NORWÈGIA (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of NORWAY.
PADANG ڤادڠ (Settlement) Indonesian, Minangkabau, English, Malay
Means "field, plain" in Indonesian. This is the name of a city in West Sumatra, Indonesia.
PARANCIH (Country) Minangkabau
Minangkabau form of FRANCE.
PARIAMAN (Settlement) Indonesian, English
Means "safe area" in Indonesian. Pariaman is a costal city on the island of SUMATRA in Indonesia.
PERANCIS (Country) Malay, Balinese, Sundanese
Malay, Balinese, and Sundanese form of FRANCE.
PEURANCIH (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of FRANCE.
PORTUGÉH (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of PORTUGAL.
PRANCIS (Country) Indonesian, Javanese
Indonesian and Javanese form of FRANCE.
SARILANGKA (Country) Minangkabau
Minangkabau form of SRI LANKA.
SEUPANYO (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of SPAIN.
SHYMKENT (Settlement) Kazakh, English, Russian, Bashkir, Belarusian, Chechen, Indonesian, Mongolian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish
From Kazakh шым (shym) meaning "sod, turf, meadow" and кент (kent) meaning "town". This is the name of a city in Kazakhstan.
SINGAPURA (Country) Malay, Indonesian, Portuguese (European)
Malay, Indonesian, and Portuguese form of SINGAPORE.
SIPRUS (Country) Afrikaans, Indonesian
Afrikaans and Indonesian form of CYPRUS.
SPANYOL (Country) Indonesian, Balinese, Minangkabau, Sundanese
Indonesian, Balinese, Minangkabau, and Sundanese form of SPAIN.
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]
SULAWÉSI (Island) Buginese
Buginese form of SULAWESI.
SULAWÈSI (Island) Acehnese
Acehnese form of SULAWESI.
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]
SUMATERA (Country) Indonesian, Malay, Minangkabau, Balinese, Banjar
Indonesian variant of SUMATRA as well as the Malay, Minangkabau, Balinese, and Banjar form.
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.
SURABAYA ꦯꦸꦫꦧꦪ (Settlement) Javanese, Indonesian, Acehnese, Balinese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, English, Danish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
From Javanese ꦯꦸꦫꦧꦪ (shurabaya), derived from ꦯꦸꦫ (shura) meaning "white shark" and ꦧꦪ (baya) meaning "crocodile". The name comes from 12th-century Javanese monarch Jayabaya, who foresaw a fight between a white shark and crocodile (which might have been referring to a Mongol invasion of Java in the late 13th-century)... [more]
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.
TIONGKOK (Country) Indonesian, Sundanese
Indonesian and Sundanese form of ZHONGGUO through the Hokkien form TIONG-KOK.
TURKMÈNISTAN (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of TURKMENISTAN.
UZBÈKISTAN (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of UZBEKISTAN.
VIÈTNAM‎ (Country) Acehnese
Acehnese form of VIETNAM.
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