Japanese Submitted Place Names

Japanese names are used in Japan and in Japanese communities throughout the world. Note that depending on the Japanese characters used these names can have many other meanings besides those listed here. See also about Japanese names.
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Abuhajia アブハジア (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Abkhazia.
Aden (Settlement & Body of Water) English, Armenian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
From Akkadian edinu, "plain, lowland", itself loaned from Sumerian eden ("plain, open country"). This is the name of a city and a gulf in Yemen.
Afuganisutan アフガニスタン (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Afghanistan.
Aichi 愛知 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "knowledge of love" in Japanese.
Aikawa 愛川, 合川, 相川, あいかわ (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of several towns in Japan. The first one (愛川) is located in Kanagawa Prefecture in eastern Japan, the second one (合川), located in Akita Prefecture in northern Japan, was merged with other towns to form the city of Kitaakita... [more]
Ajia アジア (Region) Japanese
Japanese form of Asia.
Akihabara 秋葉原 (Other) Japanese
From Japanese 秋 (aki) meaning "autumn", 葉 (ha) meaning "leaf" and 原 (hara) meaning "meadow, field, plain".
Akita 秋田 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "autumn rice paddy" in Japanese.
Aoba 青葉 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning "blue, green" and 葉 (ha) meaning "leaf".
Aomori 青森 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "blue forest, green forest" in Japanese.
Arujeria アルジェリア (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Algeria.
Arumatoi アルマトイ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Almaty.
Arumenia アルメニア (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Armenia.
Azerubaijan アゼルバイジャン (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Azerbaijan.
Bachikan バチカン (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Vatican City.
Bakū バクー (Settlement) Japanese
Variant romanization of Baku.
Bamako (Settlement) English, Armenian, Catalan, Danish, Esperanto, French, Fula, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Union of Bambara words bama ("crocodile") and ("stream"). This is the name of the capital city of Mali.
Bandarusuribugawan バンダルスリブガワン (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Bandar Seri Begawan.
Bandon バンドン (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Bandung.
Banguradeshu バングラデシュ (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Bangladesh.
Bankoku バンコク (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Bangkok.
Bārēn バーレーン (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Bahrain.
Baren バーレーン (Country) Japanese, Thai
Japanese alternate transcription of Bārēn as well as the Thai form of Bahrain.
Benezuera ベネズエラ (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Venezuela.
Betonamu ベトナム (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Vietnam.
Birinyusu ヴィリニュス (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Vilnius.
Biruma ビルマ (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Burma.
Bogota (Settlement) English, Japanese, Polish, Slovak
From an unattested Chibcha word, of uncertain meaning. This is the name of the capital city of Colombia.
Burunei ブルネイ (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Brunei.
Būtan ブータン (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Bhutan.
Chechen チェチェン (Political Subdivision) Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Persian
Form of Chechnya.
Chiba 千葉 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "a thousand leaves" in Japanese.
Chunijia チュニジア (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Tunisia.
Doitsu ドイツ, 独国 (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Deutschland
Ehime 愛媛 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "love of the princess" in Japanese.
Ejiputo エジプト (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Egypt.
Ereban エレバン (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Yerevan.
Fuji 富士, フジ (Mountain) Japanese, English
The name of a mountain (a symbol for the Japanese for centuries), known in Japanese as Fuji-san or Fujiyama (富士山), located on the boundaries of Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures in central Japan... [more]
Fukui 福井 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "well of fortune" in Japanese.
Fukuoka 福岡 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "hill of fortune" in Japanese.
Fukushima 福島 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "fortune island" in Japanese.
Funabashi 船橋, ふなばし (Settlement) Japanese
Means either "bridge on a ship" or "bridge made of ships" in Japanese, from 船 (funa), meaning "ship, vessel", and 橋 (hashi), meaning "bridge"... [more]
Gāna ガーナ (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Ghana
Gifu 岐阜, ギフ (Other) Japanese
This is the name of a city and prefecture of the same name, located in central Japan.... [more]
Gifu 岐阜 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "divided hill" in Japanese.
Gunma 群馬 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "group of horses" in Japanese.
Habana ハバナ (Settlement) Spanish, Japanese
Spanish and Japanese form of Havana. In Spanish it is usually written with the definite article: La Habana.
Hachiōji 八王子, はちおうじ (Settlement) Japanese
Means "eight princes" in Japanese, from 八 (hachi), meaning "eight", 王 (ō), meaning "king", and 子 (shi), meaning "child"... [more]
Hakone 箱根, ハコネ (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a resort town in Japan's Kanagawa prefecture which, apart from its hot spring resorts, houses the Hakone Shrine (箱根神社, はこねじんじゃ) which dedicates to the Hakone Gongen (箱根権現, はこねごんげん).... [more]
Hamamatsu 浜松, はままつ (Settlement) Japanese
Means "pine beach" in Japanese. The kanji that make up the name are 浜 (hama), meaning "beach, seashore", and 松 (matsu), meaning "pine tree"... [more]
Heijō 平壌 (Settlement) Japanese
Alternate reading of Pyon'yan. This was the name for Pyongyang used during the Japanese occupation of Korea in the 20th century.
Higashiōsaka 東大阪, ひがしおうさか (Settlement) Japanese
Means "East Ōsaka" in Japanese. This is the name of a city in Ōsaka Prefecture, Japan.
Himeji 姫路, ひめじ (Settlement & Other) Japanese
Of uncertain meaning. This is the name of the largest castle in Japan, as well as a city in Hyōgo Prefecture.
Himuka 日向, ヒムカ (Political Subdivision) Japanese (Archaic)
Earlier form of Hyūga, made up of 日 (hi) meaning "sun" and 向か (muka), the irrealis form of verb 向く (muku) meaning "to turn toward; to face (a direction); to point to."
Hiroshima 広島 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "wide island" in Japanese.
Hokkaidō 北海道 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "circuit of the northern sea" in Japanese.
Hyōgo 兵庫 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "soldier's warehouse" in Japanese.
Hyūga 日向, ヒュウガ (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
Shifted from earlier Himuka, belonging to an old province which corresponds to modern Miyazaki Prefecture and a modern city in that prefecture, formed on April 1, 1951.
Ibaraki 茨城 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "thorn castle" in Japanese.
Iemen イエメン (Country) Catalan, Galician, Japanese
Catalan, Galician and Japanese form of Yemen
Imari 伊万里, イマリ (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a city, known for Imari porcelain (even though it's actually made in nearby Arita) and for Imari pears, which is located in Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyūshū in south-western Japan.... [more]
Ingurando イングランド (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of England.
Iraku イラク (Country) Albanian, Japanese
Albanian and Japanese form of Iraq.
Ishikawa 石川 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "stone river" in Japanese.
Isuraeru イスラエル (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Israel.
Iwate 岩手 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "rock hand" in Japanese.
Izumo 出雲, イズモ (Other) Japanese
This is the name of a city in Japan's Shimane Prefecture. Izumo-taisha (出雲大社) (or Izumo Grand Shrine) is located in the city.... [more]
Jakaruta ジャカルタ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Jakarta.
Jawa ジャワ (Political Subdivision & Island) Indonesian, Javanese, Acehnese, Balinese, Banjar, Buginese, Malay, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Arabic, Japanese, Polish, Urdu
Form of Java used in various languages as well as an Arabic alternate transcription of Jawah.
Jōjia ジョージア (Country & Political Subdivision) Japanese
Japanese form of Georgia 1 and Georgia 2.
Kabūru カブール (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Kabul.
Kagawa 香川 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "river incense" in Japanese.
Kagoshima 鹿児島, カゴシマ (Other) Japanese
This is the name of a city, prefecture and shrine located in the south of Kyūshū in the south-west of Japan. The kanji used are 鹿 (roku, ka, shika) meaning "deer", 児 (gei, ji, ni, ko) meaning "child, newborn babe, young of animals" and 島 (tou, shima) meaning "island."
Kagoshima 鹿児島 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "fawn island" in Japanese.
Kaiyō 海陽, かいよう (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a town in Japan's Tokushima Prefecture.... [more]
Kamerūn カメルーン (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Cameroon.
Kanagawa 神奈川 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "god's kara pear river" in Japanese.
Kanazawa 金沢, かなざわ (Settlement) Japanese
Means "marsh of gold" in Japanese; derived from a local legend, according to which a peasant who found flakes of gold while digging for potatoes. The kanji that make up the name are 金 (kana), meaning "metal, gold", and 沢 (sawa), meaning "marsh"... [more]
Kanbojia カンボジア (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Cambodia.
Kankoku 韓国 (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Hanguk, used to refer to South Korea.
Karasu 香良洲, カラス (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a former town located in Japan's Mie Prefecture which merged and expanded, along with a few other towns and municipalities, into the city of Tsu.... [more]
Kariforunia カリフォルニア (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Japanese form of California.
Kashiwa 柏, かしわ (Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 柏 (kashiwa) meaning "oak". This is the name of a city in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.
Katāru カタール (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Qatar.
Katarūnya カタルーニャ (Political Subdivision & Region) Japanese
Japanese form of Catalonia.
Katomanzu カトマンズ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Kathmandu.
Kawaguchi 川口, かわぐち (Settlement) Japanese
Means "estuary, mouth of a river" in Japanese, from 川 (kawa), meaning "river", and 口 (kuchi), meaning "mouth-like opening"... [more]
Kawasaki 川崎, かわさき (Settlement) Japanese
Means "river bank" in Japanese. The kanji that make up the name are 川 (kawa), meaning "river, stream, brook", and 崎 (saki), meaning "peninsula, promontory, cape, spit"... [more]
Kazafusutan カザフスタン (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Kazakhstan.
Kinshasa (Settlement) English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Swedish
Named after a nearby village, this name derives from Kikongo ki, a locative marker, and nshasa ("salt"), thus "salt market". This is the name of the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Kirishima 霧島, キリシマ (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a city which is located near the Sakurajima volcano in Kagoshima prefecture in south-western mainland Japan.... [more]
Kirugisu キルギス (Country) Japanese
From Russian Киргиз (Kirgiz), used to refer to Kyrgyzstan.
Kiryu 桐生 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "phoenix tree grow" in Japanese.A city in Kanto,Japan
Kitakyūshū 北九州, きたきゅうしゅう (Settlement) Japanese
Means "North Kyūshū (city)" in Japanese. This is the name of a city in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.
Kōchi 高知 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "high knowledge" in Japanese.
Kōfu 甲府, こうふ (Settlement) Japanese
Means "capital of Kai Province" in Japanese. The kanji that make up the name are 甲 (), originally an abbreviation of 甲斐 (kai), of uncertain meaning, and 府 (fu), meaning "government office"... [more]
Kogane 黄金, 小金, コガネ (Other) Japanese
This is the name of several towns, stations and mountains found in Japan.... [more]
Komoro コモロ (Country) Indonesian, Japanese, Korean
Indonesian, Japanese and Korean form of Comoros.
Kuara Runpūru クアラルンプール (Settlement) Japanese
Alternate transcription of Kuara Runpuru.
Kuara Runpuru クアラルンプール (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Kuala Lumpur.
Kumamoto 熊本 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "bear book" in Japanese.
Kurimia クリミア (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Japanese
Japanese form of Crimea.
Kyōto 京都, キョウト (Settlement) Japanese
Name of a city and former Imperial capital in Western Japan, borrowed from Middle Chinese 京都 (kˠiæŋ tuo), referring to a capital city of a country.
Kyōto 京都 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "imperial capital" in Japanese.
Kyoto 京都, キョウト (Settlement) Japanese
Variant transcription of Kyōto.
Kyūshū 九州, キュウシュウ (Region) Japanese
This is the name of a region and island in south-west Japan.... [more]
Madina マディーナ (Settlement) Arabic, Armenian, Hindi, Japanese, Tajik, Urdu, Uzbek
Arabic alternate transcription of Madinah as well as the form of Medina used in various languages.
Maebashi 前橋, まえばし (Settlement) Japanese
From earlier 厩橋 (Umayabashi), derived from 駅家 (umaya), meaning "stable", denoting a small refreshment house with a stable, not far from a bridge (橋, hashi) that crossed the Tone River... [more]
Magindanao マギンダナオ (Political Subdivision) Japanese, Korean, Macedonian, Russian, Ukrainian
Form of Maguindanao.
Makassaru マカッサル (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Makassar.
Manira マニラ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Manila.
Maputo (Settlement & River) English, Danish, Esperanto, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish
The city may have been named after Maputsu I of the Tembe clan, a subgroup of the Tsonga people found in Mozambique and South Africa, or after the Maputo River.... [more]
Marakka マラッカ (Country, Political Subdivision, Settlement & Body of Water) Japanese
Japanese form of Malacca.
Marēshia マレーシア (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Malaysia.
Mareshia マレーシア (Country) Japanese
Alternate transcription of Marēshia.
Matsue 松江, まつえ (Settlement) Japanese
The kanji that make up the name are 松 (matsu), meaning "pine tree", and 江 (e), meaning "creek, inlet, bay"... [more]
Matsuyama 松山, まつやま (Settlement) Japanese
Means "pine mountain" in Japanese. The kanji that make up the name are 松 (matsu), meaning "pine tree", and 山 (yama), meaning "mountain"... [more]
Mie 三重 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "triple, three layers" in Japanese.
Minaka (Island) Japanese
Like Minako in Sailor Moon, Minaka is a name from Mina and Aka
Mito 水戸, みと (Settlement) Japanese
The kanji that make up the name are 水 (mizu), meaning "water", and 戸 (to), meaning "door". This is the name of the capital city of Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.
Mitsue 御杖, ミツエ (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a village located in the eastern-most part of Nara prefecture in western Japan.... [more]
Miyagi 宮城 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "home castle" in Japanese.
Miyazaki 宮崎 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "palace peninsula" in Japanese.
Modena モデナ (Settlement) Italian, English, Bulgarian, Dutch, Georgian, German, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian
From Latin Mutina, itself from Etruscan Mutna, of uncertain meaning. This is the name of a city in northern Italy.
Mongoru モンゴル (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Japanese
Japanese form of Mongolia.
Monrobia モンロビア (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Monrovia.
Morioka 盛岡, もりおか (Settlement) Japanese
Means "prosperous hill" in Japanese. The kanji that make up the name are 盛 (mori), meaning "prosper", and 岡 (oka), meaning "hill". This is the name of the capital city of Iwate Prefecture, Japan.
Morudibu モルデント (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Maldives.
Myanmā ミャンマー (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Myanmar.
Nagano 長野 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "long field" in Japanese.
Nagasaki (Settlement) Japanese
Long Headland or -Promontory
Nagasaki 長崎 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "long peninsula" in Japanese.
Nagoya 名古屋, なごや (Settlement) Japanese
Of uncertain meaning; the name may be derived from the adjective nagoyaka (なごやか), meaning "peaceful". This is the name of the capital city of Aichi Prefecture, Japan.
Naha 那覇, なは (Settlement) Japanese
Possibly a corruption of naba, a Western Japanese and Ryukyuan word for "mushroom". This is the name of the capital city of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.
Naijeria ナイジェリア (Country) Bengali, Japanese
Bengali and Japanese form of Nigeria.
Nairobi (Settlement & River) English (British), English (American), Danish, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Slovak, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish
From Maasai enkare nyrobi, which means "cold water" or "cold river". This is the name of a river and the capital city of Kenya.
Namibia ナミビア (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.
Napori ナポリ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Naples.
Nara 奈良, ナラ (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a city which is the capital of Nara Prefecture in western Japan. The kanji used are 奈 (dai, na, nai, ikan, karanashi) meaning "Nara, what?" and 良 (ryou, i.i, yo.i, ra) meaning "good, pleasing, skilled."... [more]
Nara 奈良 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "good horse-chestnut" in Japanese.
Nepāru ネパール (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Nepal.
Nepido ネピドー (Settlement) Japanese, Korean, Thai
Japanese alternate transcription of Nepidō as well as the Korean and Thai form of Naypyidaw.
Nepidō ネピドー (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Naypyidaw.
Nīgata 新潟 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "new lagoon" in Japanese.
Niigata 新潟, にいがた (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
Means "new lagoon" in Japanese. The kanji that make up the name are 新 (nii), meaning "new", and 潟 (kata), meaning "lagoon". This is the name of a city in Japan, as well as the prefecture in which the city is located.
Nikoshia ニコシア (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Nicosia.
Ōita 大分 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "large division" in Japanese.
Okayama 岡山 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "hills and mountains" in Japanese.
Okinawa 沖縄 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "island in the far-away sea" in Japanese.
Omān オマーン (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Oman.
Oman オマーン (Country) Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uyghur
From Arabic عمان‎ (ʿUmān), which is of disputed etymology. It may be from Arabic عُمَانَة (ʿumāna), a byname for the historical city of Sohar (presently located in Al Batinah North Governorate, Oman), which is probably derived from the root ع م ن‎ (ʿ-m-n) meaning "to settle, to remain, to dwell"... [more]
Ōsaka 大阪 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "great sloping land" in Japanese.
Ōsutorarashia オーストララシア (Region) Japanese
Japanese form of Australasia.
Ōtsu 大津, おうつ (Settlement) Japanese
Means "large port" in Japanese. The kanji that make up the name are 大 (ō), meaning "big, large", and 津 (tsu, Japanese kun reading of jīn), meaning "port"... [more]
Pakisutan パキスタン (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Pakistan.
Panama パナマ (Country) Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
From Spanish Panamá of uncertain meaning. It may be derived from the name of a tree commonly found in the area (genus Sterculia), from an indigenous word meaning "many butterflies", from Kuna bannaba meaning "distant, far away", or from a Guaraní word meaning "place of many fish"... [more]
Pari 巴里, パリ (Settlement) Burmese, Japanese, Korean
Burmese, Japanese and Korean form of Paris.
Piemonte (Political Subdivision) Italian, Danish, Galician, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese, Swedish, Venetian
Italian and Portuguese form of Piedmont, a region in northern Italy.
Pisa (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English, Catalan, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
From Latin Pisae, itself from Etruscan, of unknown meaning. This is the name of a city and province in Tuscany, Italy, known for its Leaning Tower.
Punonpen プノンペン (Settlement) Japanese
Greek form of Phnom Penh.
Puraha プラハ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Prague.
Purovudifu プロヴディフ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Plovdiv.
Pyon'yan 平壌 (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Pyongyang.
Raosu ラオス (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Laos.
Rebanon レバノン (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Lebanon.
Rebun 礼文, レブン (Island) Japanese
This is the name of an island which is off the north-western tip of Hokkaidō in the far north of Japan.... [more]
Ribia リビア (Country) Japanese, Korean
Japanese and Korean form of Libya.
Risubon リスボン (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Lisbon.
Ruson ルソン (Island) Japanese, Korean
Japanese and Korean form of Luzon.
Saeki 佐伯, サエキ (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a former town in Okayama Prefecture in western Japan and a ward of Hiroshima City, also in western Japan.... [more]
Saga 佐賀 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "celebrating sa rank, celebrating help" in Japanese.
Sagamihara 相模原, さがみはら (Settlement) Japanese
Means "Sagami meadow" in Japanese; "Sagami", perhaps referring to Sagami Bay, is of uncertain meaning. This is the name of a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Sahara サハラ (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).
Saitama 埼玉 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "spheric peninsula" in Japanese.
Sakai さかい (Settlement) Japanese
Of uncertain meaning. First appeared in 1045 or earlier in Fujiwara Sadoyori's poetry. This is the name of a city in Ōsaka Prefecture, Japan.
Sapporo 札幌, さっぽろ (Settlement) Japanese
From Ainu サッ・ポロ・ペッ (sat poro pet) meaning "dry, great river", referring to the Toyohira River. This is the name of the capital city of Hokkaido prefecture, Japan.
Sebu セブ (Political Subdivision, Settlement & Island) Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Mongolian, Serbian, Russian, Tatar, Thai, Ukrainian
Form of Cebu.
Sendai 仙台, せんだい (Settlement) Japanese
Evolved from earlier 仙臺; originally 千代 ("a thousand generations"), due to the presence of a temple with a thousand Buddha statues in Aoyama.... [more]
Senegaru セネガル (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Senegal.
Sēsheru セーシェル (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Seychelles.
Shanhai 上海, シャンハイ (Settlement) Armenian, Bulgarian, Georgian, Japanese
Armenian and Bulgarian alternate transcription of Shanhay as well as the Georgian and Japanese form of Shanghai.
Shiga 滋賀 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "nourishing joy" in Japanese.
Shimane 島根 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "island root" in Japanese.
Shime 志免, シメ (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a town in Japan's Fukuoka prefecture.... [more]
Shingapōru シンガポール (Country, Settlement & Island) Japanese
Alternate transcription of Shingaporu.
Shingaporu シンガポール (Country, Settlement & Island) Japanese
Japanese form of Singapore.
Shinkyō 新疆 (Political Subdivision & Region) Japanese
Japanese form of Xinjiang.
Shinsen 深圳, 深セン (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Shenzhen.
Shiretoko 知床, シレトコ (Other) Japanese
This is the name of a peninsula (declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005) in north-eastern Hokkaidō in northern Japan. The kanji that make up Shiretoko are 知 (chi, shi.raseru, shi.ru, shire) meaning "know, wisdom" and 床 (shou, toko, yuka) meaning "bed, floor, padding, tatami."... [more]
Shisen 四川 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Japanese form of Sichuan.
Shizuoka 静岡 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "quiet hill" in Japanese.
Somaria ソマリア (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Somalia.
Souru ソウル (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Seoul.
Sufumi スフミ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Sukhumi.
Sumaran スマラン (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Semarang.
Sumatora スマトラ (Political Subdivision & Island) Japanese
Japanese form of Sumatra.
Suō 周防, 周芳, スオウ (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Shifted from earlier Suhau (Sufau) or Suha (Sufa) (first written as 周芳), belonging to an old province which corresponds to the eastern part of modern Yamaguchi Prefecture.... [more]
Supein スペイン (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Spain.
Suraweshi スラウェシ (Political Subdivision & Island) Japanese
Japanese form of Sulawesi.
Surijayawarudanapurakotte スリ・ジャヤワルダナプラ・コッテ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of SRI JAYAWARDENAPRA KOTTE.
Taipei 台北, タイペイ (Settlement) English, Japanese
From Chinese 臺北 (Táiběi) derived from 臺 (tái) referring to Taiwan and 北 (běi) meaning "north". This is the name of the capital city of Taiwan.
Takamatsu 高松, たかまつ (Settlement) Japanese
Means "tall pine tree" in Japanese; derived from a local legend, according to which a peasant who found flakes of gold while digging for potatoes. The kanji that make up the name are 高 (taka), meaning "tall", and 松 (matsu), meaning "pine tree"... [more]
Takamori 高森 (Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 高 (taka) meaning "tall" and 森 (mori) meaning "forest".
Tenri 天理, テンリ (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a city in Nara prefecture which used to be (briefly) the capital of Japan under the reign of Emperor Ninken (probably reigned from 488–498).... [more]
Tochigi 栃木 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "horse-chestnut tree" in Japanese.
Tokushima 徳島 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "advantaged island" in Japanese.
Tōkyō 東京 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "imperial capital (Kyōto) of the east" in Japanese.
Torino トリノ (Settlement) Italian, Bulgarian, Esperanto, Danish, Finnish, Japanese, Macedonian, Turkish
Italian form of Turin.
Tottori 鳥取 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "bird collecting, bird taking" in Japanese.
Toyama 富山 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "wealthy mountain" in Japanese.
Tsu 津, つ (Settlement) Japanese
Means "port" in Japanese; tsu is the Japanese kun reading of jīn. This is the name of the capital city of Mie Prefecture, Japan.
Ukuraina ウクライナ (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Ukraine.
Utsunomiya 宇都宮, うつのみや (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a city which is the capital and most populous city of Tochigi Prefecture, located in central Japan. The kanji used are 宇 (u) meaning "eaves, heaven, house, roof", 都 (tsu, to, miyako) meaning "capital, metropolis" and 宮 (kyuu, ku, kuu, guu, miya) meaning "constellations, palace, princess, Shinto shrine."... [more]
Wakayama 和歌山 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "peaceful singing mountain" in Japanese.
Yamagata 山形 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "mountain form" in Japanese.
Yamaguchi 山口 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "mountain opening, mouth of the mountain" in Japanese.
Yamanashi 山梨 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "mountain pear" in Japanese.
Yoichi 余市, よいち (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a district and town in Shiribeshi Subprefecture in south-western Hokkaidō, located in northern Japan.... [more]
Yokohama 横浜, よこはま (Settlement) Japanese
Means "horizontal beach" in Japanese. The kanji that make up the name are 横 (yoko), meaning "horizontal", and 浜 (hama), meaning "beach, seashore"... [more]
Yokosuka 横須賀, ヨコスカ (Settlement) Japanese
This is from a place in Japan's Kanagawa Prefecture in the east of the country. The kanji that make up Yokosuka are 横 (ou, yoko) meaning "horizontal, side, sideways, width, woof", 須 (shu, su, subekara.ku, subeshi, hige, matsu, machi.iru, mato.meru) meaning "by all means, necessarily, ought" and 賀 (ga, ka) meaning "congratulations, joy."... [more]
Yorudan ヨルダン (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Jordan (the country).
Yūrashia ユーラシア (Region) Japanese
Japanese form of Eurasia.