Kazakh Submitted Place Names

Kazakh names are used in the country of Kazakhstan in central Eurasia.
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ALMATY Алматы, الماتى (Settlement) Kazakh, Russian, English, Belarusian, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Kazakh алма (alma) meaning "apple". This is the name of the largest city in Kazakhstan.
ALTAI Алтай (Political Subdivision & Mountain) English, Mongolian, Russian, Altai, Kazakh
Combination of Mongolian алт (alt) meaning "gold" and тай (tay) meaning "with" (wholly meaning "the mountain with gold"). The Altai Republic is a federal subject north of Mongolia in Russia... [more]
ALTAY Алтай (Political Subdivision & Mountain) Russian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Russian, Kazakh, and Kyrgyz form of ALTAI.
ASTANA Астана, استانا (Settlement) Kazakh, Russian, English, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Kyrgyz, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian, Ukrainian
Means "capital city" in Kazakh, ultimately from Persian آستانه (âstâne). This was the name of the capital city of Kazakhstan, which is now called Nur-Sultan.
AZIRBAYZHAN Әзірбайжан, ٵزىربايجان (Country) Kazakh
Kazakh form of AZERBAIJAN.
BASHQURTSTAN Башқұртстан, باشقۇرتستان (Political Subdivision) Kazakh
Kazakh form of BASHKORTOSTAN.
BISHKEK Бішкек, بىشكەك (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]
INDONEZIYA Индонезия, ىيندونەزىييا (Country) Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Tajik, Tatar, Bashkir
INGUSHETIYA Ингушетия, ىينگۋشەتىييا (Political Subdivision) Russian, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Tatar, Persian
Russian, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Tatar, and Persian form of INGUSHETIA.
MEKSIKA Мексика, مەكسىيكا (Country) Albanian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Belarusian, Chechen, Crimean Tatar, Georgian, Ingush, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian, Tajik, Tatar, Turkish, Turkmen, Uyghur
Form of MEXICO used in various languages.
NUR-SULTAN Нұр-Сұлтан, نۇر-سۇلتان‎ (Settlement) Kazakh, Russian, English, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, German, Italian, Kyrgyz, Turkish, Ukrainian
From the given name NURSULTAN. This is the capital city of Kazakhstan, renamed in honour of former president Nursultan Nazarbayev (1940-)... [more]
PAVLODAR Павлодар (Settlement) Kazakh, Russian, English
Derived from the name of Pavel Alexandrovich, a former Grand Duke of Russia. The city was originally named Koryakovsky before Pavel's birth. Pavlodar is a northeastern city in Kazakhstan.
QARAQALPAQSTAN Қарақалпақстан, قاراقالپاقستان (Region) Karakalpak, Kazakh
Karakalpak form of KARAKALPAKSTAN.
SHESHENSTAN Шешенстан, شەشەنستان (Political Subdivision) Kazakh
Kazakh form of CHECHNYA.
SHINZHANG Шыңжаң, شىڭجاڭ (Region) Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Kazakh and Kyrgyz form of XINJIANG.
SHYMKENT Шымкент, شىمكەنت (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.
SORTOBE Сортөбе (Settlement) Kazakh, Russian, English
Meaning unknown. Sortobe is a small settlement located near the border between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The population consists mostly of Dungans, an ethnic group from China.
SULAVESI Сулавеси, سۋلاۆەسىي (Island) Russian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Georgian, Kazakh, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Form of SULAWESI used in various languages.
TAZHIKSTAN Тәжікстан, تاجىكستان (Country) Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Bashkir
Kazakh, Kyrgyz, and Bashkir form of TAJIKISTAN.
TUNIS Тунис (Settlement & Country) English, Arabic, Croatian, Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Tajik, Armenian
Derived from the name تُونِس (tūnis), of disputed meaning. One theory suggests Berber origin from the Tamazight root ⵜⵏⵙ (tns) meaning "to lay down" or "encampment" or ens meaning "to lie down, to pass the night", Others state that the name is from TANITH, the name of a Phoenician goddess, or from Tynes, the name of an ancient city... [more]
ZHAIYQ Жайық (River) Kazakh
Kazakh form of URAL (Ural River).
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