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.
ABUJA アブジャ (Settlement) Western African, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Urdu
From Abu-Ja, a nickname of 19th-century monarch Abubakar Jatau (sometimes referred to as "Abu"), who founded what is now the city of Abuja in 1828. By some accounts, he was described as having fair skin, which possibly earned him the nickname Ja meaning "red" in Hausa... [more]
AFUGANISUTAN アフガニスタン (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of AFGHANISTAN.
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]
AKIHABARA 秋葉原 (Other) Japanese
From Japanese 秋 (aki) meaning "autumn", 葉 (ha) meaning "leaf" and 原 (hara) meaning "meadow, field, plain".
AOBA 青葉 (Political Subdivision) Japanese
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning "blue, green" and 葉 (ha) meaning "leaf".
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.
BAKU バクー (Settlement) Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur
From Azerbaijani Bakı from Persian باکو (bâku), which is of uncertain meaning. One popular etymology suggests that it means "wind-pounded city" from Persian باد (bâd) meaning "wind" and کوبیدن (kubidan) meaning "to pound, to beat" (given in reference to the area's storms and high winds)... [more]
BAKŪ バクー (Settlement) Japanese
Variant romanization of BAKU.
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.
BANTEN バンテン (Political Subdivision) Indonesian, Sundanese, Acehnese, Balinese, Javanese, Malay, Minangkabau, Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
Meaning uncertain. It may be derived from the Sundanese and Bantenese phrase katiban inten meaning "struck down by diamonds", which was used to describe the spead of Islam in the region in the 15th century... [more]
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.
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.
CHUNIJIA チュニジア (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of TUNISIA.
DUSHANBE ドゥシャンベ (Settlement) Tajik, Armenian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, English, Georgian, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Malay, Mongolian, Russian, Tagalog, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Mean "Monday" in Tajik, given in reference to a popular market that used to be held in the area on Mondays. This is the name of the capital of Tajikistan.
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
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]
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]
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.
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]
HANOI ハノイ (Settlement) Afrikaans, Armenian, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish, Lao, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Turkish
From Vietnamese Hà Nội, which is from Sino-Vietnamese 河內 (Hà Nội). The name is derived from Chinese 河內 (Hénèi) meaning "inside the river", from 河 (hé) meaning "river" and 內 (nèi) meaning "inside, interior", so named because of the area's location within the Red River... [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.
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."
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.
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]
INDONESHIA インドネシア (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of INDONESIA.
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.
ISURAERU イスラエル (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of ISRAEL.
IZUMO 出雲, いずも (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.
KAGOSHIMA 鹿児島, かごしま (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."
KAIYŌ 海陽, カイヨウ (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.
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 (Settlement) Japanese, Arabic, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Malay, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Urdu
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.
KAZAFUSUTAN カザフスタン (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of KAZAKHSTAN.
KAZAN カザン (Settlement) Tatar, Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Buryat, Chechen, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Ingush, Japanese, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lezgin, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Romanian, Russian, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Yakut
Probably from Turkic qazan meaning "kettle, cauldron". This is the name of the capital city of Tatarstan.
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.
KOGANE 黄金, 小金, コガネ (Other) Japanese
This is the name of several towns, stations and mountains found in Japan.... [more]
KOMI コミ (Political Subdivision) Komi, Russian, Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From the name of the Komi people, which is most likely derived from the Finno-Ugric word kojema meaning "man, human", but also possibly from the name of the Kama River... [more]
KOMODO コモド (Settlement & Island) Indonesian, Javanese, Malay, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Ukrainian
Meaning uncertain, possibly from the name of a local ethnic group. This is the name of an island and village in eastern Indonesia.
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.
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.
KYOTO 京都, キョウト (Settlement) Japanese
Variant transcription of KYŌTO.
KYŪSHŪ 九州, きゅうしゅう (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, Avar, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Kannada, Karakalpak, Lak, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Tajik, Telugu, Tatar, Urdu, Uzbek
Arabic alternate transcription of MADINAH as well as the form of MEDINA used in various languages.
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.
MARAKKA マラッカ (Country, Political Subdivision, Settlement & Body of Water) Japanese
Japanese form of MALACCA.
MARAWI マラウィ (Settlement) Filipino, Maranao, Cebuano, Ilocano, Pampangan, Tagalog, Albanian, Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu
From Maraghui or Marahui, the name of a historical Maranao fort and settlement that was seiged in 1895, which is of uncertain meaning. This is the name of a city in the southern Philippines that serves as the capital of the Lanao del Sur province.
MARĒSHIA マレーシア (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of MALAYSIA.
MARESHIA マレーシア (Country) Japanese
Alternate transcription of MARĒSHIA.
MEDAN メダン (Settlement) Indonesian, Batak, Malay, Minangkabau, Afrikaans, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Kyrgyz, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Possibly from Tamil மைதானம் (maidhāṉam) meaning "ground, field", of Malay origin. This is the name of a city in Indonesia and the capital of North Sumatra province.
MINDANAO ミンダナオ (Island) Filipino, Cebuano, Ilocano, Pampangan, Tagalog, Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From a Spanish corruption of Magindanaw, the endonym of the Maguindanao people. The ethnic name means "people of the flood plains" or "people of the lake" from Maguindanao danao meaning "lake"... [more]
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]
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.
MORUDIBU モルデント (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of MALDIVES.
MYANMĀ ミャンマー (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of MYANMAR.
NAIJERIA ナイジェリア (Country) Bengali, Japanese
Bengali and Japanese form of NIGERIA.
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]
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.
NIKOSHIA ニコシア (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of NICOSIA.
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]
ORAN オラン (Settlement) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Swedish, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From Arabic وَهران‎ (Wahrān) which is ultimately from the Berber root hr meaning "lion". This is the name of a city in Algeria.
ŌSUTORARASHIA オーストララシア (Region) Japanese
Japanese form of AUSTRALASIA.
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.
PATTANI パッターニー (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Thai, Malay, Azerbaijani, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tajik, Turkish
Most likely from Pattani Malay patani meaning "this beach" (compare standard Malay pantai ini). Alternately, it may have come from a Sanskrit word meaning "virgin nymph" or from Malay petani meaning "farmer"... [more]
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.
RIGA リガ (Settlement) Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Faroese, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek
From Latvian Rīga, origin disputed. It may be derived from Livonian ringa meaning "loop", referring to an ancient harbor formed by the tributary loop of the Daugava river, from Riege, the German name of the Rīdzene (a tributary of the Daugava), or from Latvian rija meaning "threshing barn"... [more]
RISUBON リスボン (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of LISBON.
ROSHIA ロシア (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of RUSSIA.
RUSON ルソン (Island) Japanese, Korean
Japanese and Korean form of LUZON.
SAEKI 佐伯, さえき (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]
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).
SAPPORO 札幌 (Settlement) Japanese, Afrikaans, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uzbek
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 a city in northern Japan that serves as the capital of the Hokkaido Prefecture.
SEBU セブ (Political Subdivision, Settlement & Island) Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Mongolian, Serbian, Russian, Tatar, Thai, Ukrainian
Form of CEBU.
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.
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.
SOMARIA ソマリア (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of SOMALIA.
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.
SURABAYA スラバヤ (Settlement) Indonesian, Javanese, Acehnese, Balinese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
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]
SURAWESHI スラウェシ (Political Subdivision & Island) Japanese
Japanese form of SULAWESI.
TAIPEI 台北, タイペイ (Settlement) Afrikaans, Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
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.
TAKAMORI 高森 (Settlement) Japanese
From Japanese 高 (taka) meaning "tall" and 森 (mori) meaning "forest".
TANZANIA タンザニア (Country) Swahili, Albanian, Armenian, Basque, Danish, Dutch, English, Georgian, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog
From a blending of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, the names of the two former countries that were unified to create Tanzania in 1964, combined with the suffix -ia. The name Tanganyika is derived from Swahili tanga meaning "sail" and nyika meaning "wasteland, wilderness", while Zanzibar is derived from Persian زنگبار (zangebâr) meaning "black-skinned coast" (see ZANZIBAR)... [more]
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]
TUVA トゥヴァ (Political Subdivision) Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, English, Finnish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Ukrainian
From Tuvan Тыва (Tyva), which is from the name of the Tuvan people. The ethnic name is uncertain meaning, possibly of Mongolian origin. This is the name of a federal subject of Russia.
UFA ウファ (Settlement & River) Russian, Albanian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Buryat, Chechen, Crimean Tatar, Croatian, Czech, Danish, English, Estonian, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Ossetian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Tatar, Thai, Turkish, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From Bashkir Өфө (Öfö), which is of uncertain origin and meaning. It may be derived from the Iranian root ap meaning "water". This is the name of the capital city of Bashkortostan as well a river that runs through the Ural Mountains... [more]
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]
YANGON ヤンゴン (Settlement) Burmese, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Tagalog, Turkish, Uzbek
Means "end of strife" in Burmese, from ရန် (yan) meaning "enemy, danger" or "quarrel" combined with ကုန် (gon) meaning "to run out, end". This is the name of the largest city in Myanmar (Burma), which served as the country's capital until 2006... [more]
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]
YOKOSUKA 横須賀, よこすか (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.
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