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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Abijan アビジャン (Settlement) Armenian, Bengali, Japanese, Pashto, Persian, Turkmen
Form of Abidjan used in multiple languages.
Abudabi アブダビ (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Burmese, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Sinhalese, Thai
Form of Abu Dhabi used in multiple languages.
Abuhajia アブハジア (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Abkhazia.
Afuganisutan アフガニスタン (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Afghanistan.
Afurika アフリカ (Region) Japanese
Japanese form of Africa.
Aibetsu (Mountain) Japanese
Mount Aibetsu is among the Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group in Hokkaido Prefecture.
Aichi 愛知 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "knowledge of love" in Japanese.
Aichi 愛知, あいち (Political Subdivision) Japanese
From Japanese 愛 (ai) meaning "love, affection" and 知 (chi) meaning "wisdom". This is the name of a prefecture of Japan.
Aikawa 愛川, 合川, 相川, アイカワ (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]
Airurando アイルランド (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Ireland.
Aisurando アイスランド (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Iceland.
Akihabara 秋葉原 (Other) Japanese
From Japanese 秋 (aki) meaning "autumn", 葉 (ha) meaning "leaf" and 原 (hara) meaning "meadow, field, plain".
Akishima (Settlement) Japanese
This is a city in Tokyo prefecture, meaning "bright island".
Akita 秋田, あきた (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 秋 (aki) meaning "autumn" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy". This is the name of a city in Japan, as well as the prefecture in which the city is located.
Amagasaki (Settlement) Japanese
Amoi 廈門, アモイ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Amoy (see Xiamen).
Amusuterudamu アムステルダム (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Amsterdam.
Andora アンドラ (Country) Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Georgian, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Polish, Serbian, Slovene, Urdu
Form of Andorra used in numerous languages.
Andora Ra Berya アンドラ・ラ・ベリャ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Andorra La Vella.
Angora アンゴラ (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Angola.
Ankara アンカラ (Settlement & River) Turkish, English, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkmen, Ukrainian
Derived from Ancient Greek ἄγκυρα (ankura) meaning "anchor, hook", referring to a river bend. This is the name of the capital city of Turkey as well as a river of the same name.
Anman アンマン (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Burmese, Chinese, Japanese
Burmese, Chinese and Japanese form of Amman.
Antigua Bābūda アンティグア・バーブーダ (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Antigua and Barbuda.
Aoba 青葉 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning "blue, green" and 葉 (ha) meaning "leaf".
Aomori 青森, あおもり (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning "green, blue" and 森 (mori) meaning "forest". This is the name of a city in Japan, as well as the prefecture in which the city is located.
Arabama アラバマ (Political Subdivision & River) Japanese
Japanese form of Alabama.
Arasuka アラスカ (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Japanese form of Alaska.
Arekusandoria アレクサンドリア (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Alexandria.
Areppo アレッポ (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Aleppo.
Arubania アルバニア (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Albania.
Aruje アルジェ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Algiers via the French form Alger.
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.
Aruzenchin アルゼンチン (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Argentina perhaps via French Argentine.
Ashigabāto アシガバート (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Ashgabat.
Asumara アスマラ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Asmara.
Asunshion アスンシオン (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Asunción.
Asutana アスタナ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Astana.
Atsugi (Settlement) Japanese
A city in Kanagawa Prefecture.
Ayase (Settlement) Japanese
A city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
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.
Bagudādo バグダード (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Baghdad.
Bahama (Country) Bengali, Chinese, Estonian, Finnish, Hebrew, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Uyghur
Form of Bahamas used in various languages.
Bahama バハマ (Country) Bengali, Chinese, Estonian, Finnish, Hebrew, Indonesian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Persian
Form of Bahamas used in various languages.
Bakū バクー (Settlement) Japanese
Variant romanization of Baku.
Bamako バマコ (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.
Bamako バマコ (Settlement) Fula, English, French, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tajik, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From Bambara Bamakɔ meaning "crocodile river", derived from bama meaning "crocodile" and meaning "stream, river". 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.
Banjūru バンジュール (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Banjul.
Bankoku バンコク (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Bangkok.
Baretta バレッタ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Valletta.
Barubadosu バルバドス (Island & Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Barbados.
Baruserona バルセロナ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Barcelona.
Beirūto ベイルート (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Beirut.
Benezuera ベネズエラ (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Venezuela.
Bengaru ベンガル (Political Subdivision & Region) Japanese
Japanese form of Bengal.
Beogurādo ベオグラード (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Belgrade.
Berīzu ベリーズ (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Belize.
Berumopan ベルモパン (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Belmopan.
Berun ベルン (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Japanese
Japanese form of Bern.
Berurin ベルリン (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Berlin.
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 ボゴタ (Settlement) English, Japanese, Polish, Slovak
From an unattested Chibcha word, of uncertain meaning. This is the name of the capital city of Colombia.
Boribia ボリビア (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Bolivia.
Budapesuto ブダペスト (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Budapest.
Buenosu Airesu ブエノスアイレス (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Buenos Aires.
Buhara ブハラ (Settlement) Bosnian, Crimean Tatar, Croatian, Finnish, Hungarian, Japanese, Macedonian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovene, Turkmen, Turkish
Form of Bukhara used in various languages.
Buirunga ヴィルンガ (Political Subdivision, Region & Mountain) Japanese
Japanese variant of Virunga.
Bukan 武漢, ぶかん (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Wuhan.
Bukaresuto ブカレスト (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Bucharest.
Bunkyō 文京, ぶんきょう (Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 文 (bun) meaning "literature, culture, writing" and 京 (kyō) meaning "capital city". This is the name of a special ward of Tokyo.
Burajiria ブラジリア (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Brasília.
Burijjitaun ブリッジタウン (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Bridgetown.
Burunei ブルネイ (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Brunei.
Buryusseru ブリュッセル (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Brussels via the French form Bruxelles.
Būtan ブータン (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Bhutan.
Butsuzan 仏山, ぶつざん (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Foshan.
Chechen チェチェン (Political Subdivision) Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Persian
Form of Chechnya.
Cheju 済州, チェジュ (Political Subdivision, Settlement & Island) Japanese
Japanese form of Jeju.
Cheko チェコ (Country) Japanese, Korean
Shortened form of Japanese チェコスロバキア (Chekosurobakia) or Korean 체코슬로바키아 (Chekoseullobakia) both referring to the historical country of Czechoslovakia... [more]
Chekokyōwakoku チェコ共和国 (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of the Czech Republic. See Cheko for the shortened version, equivalent to Czechia.
Chiba 千葉, ちば (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 千 (chi) meaning "thousand" and 葉 (ha) meaning "leaf". This is the name of a city in Japan, as well as the prefecture in which the city is located.
Chintao 青島, チンタオ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Qingdao.
Chiyoda 千代田, ちよだ (Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 千 (chi) meaning "thousand", 代 (yo) meaning "generation" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy"... [more]
Chubetsu (Mountain) Japanese
Chubetsu-dake (or Mount Chubetsu in English) is apart of the Daisetsuzan National Park in Hokkaido.
Chunijia チュニジア (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Tunisia.
Chūō 中央, ちゅうおう (Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 中央 (chūō) meaning "centre, middle, central". This is the name of a special ward of Tokyo as well the name of wards in multiple other cities throughout Japan. It is also the name of a city in Yamanashi Prefecture.
Chūzan 中山, ちゅうざん (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Zhongshan.
Chuzenji (Body of Water) Japanese
Chuzenji Lake is located in Nikko city, Japan.
Daburin ダブリン (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Dublin.
Daikonshima (Island) Japanese
Daikonshima Island is in Lake Nakaumi. This is within Matsue, Shimane Prefecture.
Dairen 大連, だいれん (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Dalian.
Dakka ダッカ (Settlement) Armenian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Japanese, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Russian, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Form of Dhaka used in various languages.
Damasukasu ダマスカス (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Damascus.
Derī デリー (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Delhi.
Diri ディリ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Dili.
Dobai ドバイ (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Dubai.
Dominika Kyōwakoku ドミニカ共和国 (Country) Japanese
Japanese calque of Dominican Republic.
Eberesuto エベレスト (Mountain) Japanese
Japanese form of Everest.
Echiopia エチオピア (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Ethiopia.
Ehime 愛媛 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "love of the princess" in Japanese.
Ehime 愛媛, えひめ (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "lovely girl, lovely princess" from Japanese 愛 (e) meaning "love, affection" and 媛 (hime) meaning "beautiful woman, princess". This is the name of a prefecture of Japan.
Ejiputo エジプト (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Egypt.
Ekuadoru エクアドル (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Ecuador.
Ereban エレバン (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Yerevan.
Eritoria エリトリア (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Eritrea.
Erusaremu エルサレム (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Jerusalem.
Eru Sarubadoru エルサルバドル (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of El Salvador.
Esutonia エストニア (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Estonia.
Esuwatini エスワティニ (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Eswatini.
Fadūtsu ファドゥーツ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Vaduz.
Firentse フィレンツェ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Florence via the Italian form Firenze.
Fue フエ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Huế.
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, ふくい (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 福 (fuku) meaning "happiness, good fortune, blessing" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit". This is the name of a city in Japan, as well as the prefecture in which the city is located.
Fukuoka 福岡, ふくおか (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 福 (fuku) meaning "happiness, good fortune, blessing" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge". This is the name of a city in Japan, as well as the prefecture in which the city is located.
Fukushima 福島, ふくしま (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 福 (fuku) meaning "happiness, good fortune, blessing" and 島 (shima) meaning "island". This is the name of a city in Japan, as well as the prefecture in which the city is located.
Fukushū 福州, ふくしゅう (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Fuzhou.
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]
Gaiana ガイアナ (Country) Georgian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Russian, Tajik
Form of Guyana used in various languages, as well as an alternate transcription of Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Russian and Tajik Гайана (see Gayana).
Gāna ガーナ (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Ghana
Ganbia ガンビア (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Gambia.
Ganjisu ガンジス (River) Japanese
Japanese form of Ganges.
Gaza ガザ (Region & Settlement) English, Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkmen
From Hebrew עזה ('azza) most commonly believed to be derived from the word עז ('az) meaning "strong, fierce". This is the name of a region in western Asia on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea (referred to as the Gaza Strip), as well as a city in this region (called Gaza City).
Gifu 岐阜, ぎふ (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 岐 (gi) meaning "branch off, fork, divide" and 阜 (fu) meaning "mound". This is the name of a city in Japan, as well as the prefecture in which the city is located.
Girisha ギリシャ (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Greece via Portuguese Grécia.
Gīza ギーザ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Giza.
Guamu グアム (Political Subdivision & Island) Japanese
Japanese form of Guam.
Gunma 群馬 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "group of horses" in Japanese.
Gunma 群馬, ぐんま (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "group of horses" from Japanese 群 (gun) meaning "group" and 馬 (ma) meaning "horse". This is the name of a prefecture of Japan.
Gurenada グレナダ (Country & Island) Japanese
Japanese form of Grenada.
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]
Haichi ハイチ (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Haiti.
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]
Hamufun 咸興, はむふん (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Hamhung.
Harubin ハルビン (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Harbin.
Hawai ハワイ (Political Subdivision & Island) Japanese, Korean, Thai
Japanese, Korean and Thai form of Hawaii.
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.
Herushinki ヘルシンキ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Helsinki.
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.
Himaraya ヒマラヤ (Mountain) Japanese
Japanese form of Himalaya.
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, ひろしま (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 広 (hiro) meaning "vast, wide" and 島 (shima) meaning "island". This is the name of a city in Japan, as well as the prefecture in which the city is located.
Hokkaido 北海道, ほっかいどう (Political Subdivision & Island) Japanese
From Japanese 北海 (hokkai) meaning "northern sea" and 道 (dō) meaning "circuit". This is the name of an island and prefecture of Japan.
Hokuchin (Mountain) Japanese
A mountain in Hokkaido, apart of the Ishikari Mountain range.
Honjurasu ホンジュラス (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Honduras.
Honkon 香港, ホンコン (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Japanese form of Hong Kong.
Hyōgo 兵庫 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "soldier's warehouse" in Japanese.
Hyōgo 兵庫, ひょうご (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "soldiers' warehouse" from Japanese 兵 (hyō) meaning "soldier" and 庫 (ko) meaning "warehouse". This is the name of a prefecture of Japan.
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.
Ibaraki 茨城, いばらき (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "thorny castle" from Japanese 茨 (ibara) meaning "thorn" and 城 (ki) meaning "castle", so named for a legendary castle of thorns that was built in the area to vanquish thieves or burglars... [more]
Ikoma (Settlement) Japanese
Ikoma is a northwestern city in Nara Prefecture, Japan. The mountain in Ikoma is named after it.
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]
Inchon 仁川, インチョン (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Incheon.
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.
Iscandar イスカンダル (Other) Japanese, Arabic (Maghrebi), Italian, Popular Culture
Iscandar is both the name of a recurring outer space planet and the clan name of its own royals in the famed Space Battleship Yamato franchise. It is likely derived from the Arabic Iskandar, which is ultimately based on the Greek Alexander.
Ishikawa 石川 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "stone river" in Japanese.
Ishikawa 石川, いしかわ (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "stone river" from Japanese 石 (ishi) meaning "stone" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream". This is the name of a prefecture of Japan.
Isuraeru イスラエル (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Israel.
Itabashi 板橋, いたばし (Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 板 (ita) meaning "plank, board" and 橋 (hashi) meaning "bridge". This is the name of a special ward of Tokyo.
Iwate 岩手 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "rock hand" in Japanese.
Iwate 岩手, いわて (Political Subdivision) Japanese
From Japanese 岩 (iwa) meaning "cliff, rocks" and 手 (te) meaning "hand". This is the name of a prefecture of Japan.
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]
Jenova ジェノヴァ (Settlement) Armenian, Japanese
Armenian and Japanese form of Genoa.
Jōjia ジョージア (Country & Political Subdivision) Japanese
Japanese form of Georgia 1 and Georgia 2.
Juba ジュバ (Settlement) English, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Mongolian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Slovak, Somali, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Uzbek
Of uncertain origin, from the Nilotic Bari language of South Sudan. It is the name of the capital and largest city of South Sudan, as well as the former village on its site.
Junēvu ジュネーヴ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Geneva.
Kābo Berude カーボベルデ (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Cape Verde via Portuguese Cabo Verde.
Kabūru カブール (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Kabul.
Kagawa 香川 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "river incense" in Japanese.
Kagawa 香川, かがわ (Political Subdivision) Japanese
From Japanese 香 (ka) meaning "fragrance" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream". This is the name of a prefecture of Japan.
Kagoshima 鹿児島, かごしま (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 鹿子 (kako) meaning "fawn, young deer" and 島 (shima) meaning "island". This is the name of a city in Japan, as well as the prefecture in which the city is located.
Kaiyō 海陽, カイヨウ (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a town in Japan's Tokushima Prefecture.... [more]
Kakin カキン (Country, Region & Mountain) Popular Culture, Japanese
An empire in Hunter X Hunter, named after the Kachin state of Myanmar, but inspired by northern parts of the country as a whole.
Kamakura (Settlement) Japanese
Kamakura is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture.
Kamerūn カメルーン (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Cameroon.
Kanagawa 神奈川, かながわ (Political Subdivision) Japanese
From Japanese 神 (kan) meaning "god", 奈 (na), a phonetic character, and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream"... [more]
Kanagawa 神奈川 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "god's kara pear river" in Japanese.
Kanan 河南, かなん (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Japanese form of Henan.
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.
Kanton 広東, カントン (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Japanese form of Canton, used for the province of Guangdong. The kanji are taken from Chinese 广东 (Guǎngdōng).
Karakasu カラカス (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Caracas.
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.
Kashima (Settlement) Japanese
Kashima is located in Ibaraki, Japan.
Kashimīru カシミール (Region) Japanese
Japanese form of Kashmir.
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.
Kingusuton キングストン (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Kingston.
Kinshasa キンシャサ (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.
Kipurosu キプロス (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Cyprus.
Kiribasu キリバス (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Kiribati.
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
Kita 北, きた (Settlement & Mountain) Japanese
From Japanese 北 (kita) meaning "north". This is the name of multiple wards in several different cities throughout Japan, including Tokyo. It is also the name of a village in Hokkaido Prefecture and a mountain in Yamanashi Prefecture.
Kitakyūshū 北九州, きたきゅうしゅう (Settlement) Japanese
Means "North Kyushu (city)" in Japanese. This is the name of a city in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.
Kiyose (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Kiyose is a city in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan.
Kobushi (Mountain) Japanese
Mount Kobushi (known as Kobushigadake in Japanese) borders Nagano, Yamanashi and Saitama Prefectures.
Kōchi 高知 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "high knowledge" in Japanese.
Kōchi 高知, こうち (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 高 (kō) meaning "tall, high" and 知 (chi) meaning "wisdom". This is the name of a prefecture of and city in Japan.
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.
Komoro コモロ (Country) Burmese, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean
Burmese, Indonesian, Japanese and Korean form of Comoros.
Kōriyama 郡山, こおりやま (Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 郡 (kōri) meaning "country, district" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain". This is the name of a city in Japan.
Koronbia コロンビア (Country, Region, Settlement, Political Subdivision & River) Japanese
Japanese form of Colombia and Columbia.
Koronbo コロンボ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Colombo.
Korukata コルカタ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Kolkata.
Koshigaya (Settlement) Japanese
Koshigaya is a city in Saitama Prefecture.
Kōshū 広州, こうしゅう (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Guangzhou.
Kosobo コソボ (Country) Cebuano, Japanese, Korean
Cebuano, Japanese and Korean form of Kosovo.
Kosutarika コスタリカ (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Costa Rica.
Kōtō 江東, こうとう (Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 江 (kō) meaning "river" and 東 () meaning "east". This is the name of a special ward of Tokyo.
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, くまもと (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 熊 (kuma) meaning "bear" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin". This is the name of a city in Japan, as well as the prefecture in which the city is located.
Kumano (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Kumano is a ciry in Mie Prefecture, Japan.
Kurashiki 倉敷, くらしき (Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 倉 (kura) meaning "granary, storehouse" and 敷 (shiki) meaning "spread, pave". This is the name of a city in Japan.
Kurimia クリミア (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Japanese
Japanese form of Crimea.
Kuroachia クロアチア (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Croatia.
Kuroishi (Settlement) Japanese
Kuroishi is a city in Aomori, Japan. It means "black stone".
Kuwēto クウェート (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Kuwait.
Kwanju 光州, クァンジュ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Gwangju.
Kyanbera キャンベラ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Canberra.
Kyōto 京都, きょうと (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
Alternate transcription of Kyoto.
Kyoto 京都, きょうと (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 京都 (kyōto) meaning "capital city", itself borrowed from Middle Chinese. This is the name of a city in Japan, as well as the prefecture in which the city is located.
Kyūba キューバ (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Cuba.
Kyushu 九州, きゅうしゅう (Island) Japanese
From Japanese 九 (kyū) meaning "nine" and 州 (shū) meaning "province, state". This is the name of an island in Japan.
Madīna マディーナ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Medina.
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.
Madina マディーナ (Settlement) Arabic, Armenian, Dhivehi, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Nepali, Tajik, Urdu, Uzbek
Form of Medina used in various languages. It is also an alternate transcription of Arabic مدينة (see Madinah) or Japanese Katakana マディーナ (see Madīna).
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.
Manshū 満洲, 満州, まんしゅう (Region) Japanese
Japanese form of Manzhou, referring to Manchuria.
Maputo マプト (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.
Mare マレ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Malé.
Marēshia マレーシア (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Malaysia.
Mareshia マレーシア (Country) Japanese
Alternate transcription of Marēshia.
Maruseiyu マルセイユ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Marseille.
Maruta マルタ (Country & Island) Japanese
Japanese form of Malta.
Masukatto マスカット (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Muscat.
Matsuda (Mountain) Japanese
This the name of a mountain in the Ishikari Mountain range in Hokkaido, Japan. Matsuda is also a surname meaning "mountain rice paddy."
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]
Meguro 目黒, めぐろ (Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 目 (me) meaning "eye, look, appearance" and 黒 (kuro) meaning "black", so named for a black-eyed statue that was placed on the outskirts of Edo for protection... [more]
Mekishiko メキシコ (Country & Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Mexico.
Mekon メコン (River) Japanese
Japanese form of Mekong.
Mie 三重 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "triple, three layers" in Japanese.
Mie 三重, みえ (Political Subdivision) Japanese
Means "threefold, three layers" from Japanese 三 (mi) meaning "three" and 重 (e) meaning "multilayered"... [more]
Minaka (Island) Japanese
Like Minako in Sailor Moon, Minaka is a name from Mina and Aka
Minami Afurika 南アフリカ (Country) Japanese
From Japanese 南 (minami) meaning "south" and Afurika. This is the Japanese name of South Africa.
Minato 港, みなと (Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 港 (minato) meaning "harbour". This is the name of a special ward of Tokyo as well as the name of wards in several other Japanese cities.
Mitaka 三鷹, みたか (Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 三 (mi) meaning "three" and 鷹 (taka) meaning "hawk". This is the name of a city in the Tokyo Metropolis, Japan.
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.
Miyagi 宮城, みやぎ (Political Subdivision) Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 城 (ki) meaning "castle". This is the name of a prefecture of Japan.
Miyakojima (Political Subdivision) Japanese
A city in Okinawa prefecture.
Miyazaki 宮崎, みやざき (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula". This is the name of a city in Japan, as well as the prefecture in which the city is located.
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.
Mogadishu (Settlement) English, Albanian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Romanian, Sinhalese, Swedish, Tagalog
From Somali Muqdisho or Arabic مقديشو (Maqadishu) of uncertain meaning. It may be from Somali meaning "sight killer" or "blinder", possibly referring to the city's blinding beauty, derived from muuq meaning "sight, look, appearance" and disho meaning "kill"... [more]
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.
Montebideo モンテビデオ (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Montevideo.
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.
Mōrishasu モーリシャス (Country & Island) Japanese
Japanese form of Mauritius.
Morokko (Country) Bengali, Japanese, Malayalam, Thai
Bengali, Japanese, Malayalam and Thai form of Morocco.
Morudibu モルデント (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Maldives.