Malaysian Submitted Place Names

Malaysian names are used in the country of Malaysia in southeast Asia.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Abidjan (Settlement) French, English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Urdu, Uzbek
The largest city and economic capital of the Ivory Coast, meaning uncertain. It is traditionally believed to be derived from the Ebiré phrase min-chan m'bidjan meaning "I just cut the leaves", supposedly exclaimed by an old villager to a European explorer when asked the village's name... [more]
Abu Dhabi (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Arabic, English, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Maltese, Nepali, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog
Means "father of gazelles" in Arabic, from أبو (abu) meaning "father of" and ظبي (dhabiyy) meaning "gazelle", so named for the abundance of gazelles in the region. This is the name of the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, as well as the name of one of its seven emirates.
Afrika Selatan (Country) Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay calque of South Africa.
Aleppo (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English, Italian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Indonesian, Kazakh, Korean, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Ukrainian
Italian form of Arabic حلب (Halab) of uncertain meaning. It may be derived from حَلَب (halaba) meaning "to give out milk", a reference to the traditional belief that Abraham distributed milk to travelers in the region... [more]
Alor Setar (Settlement) Malay, English
From Malay alor meaning "river, stream" and setar meaning "gandaria" (a type of fruit). This is the name of the capital city of the Malaysian state of Kedah.
Amman (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Arabic, English, Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
Most likely derived from the Arabic root ع م م‎ (' m m) related to concepts such as kinship and large extended groups or tribes. Alternatively it may come from the name of the ancient kingdom of Ammon, which existed between the 10th and 4th centuries BCE in land east of the Jordan River... [more]
Andorra La Vella (Settlement) Catalan, English, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovene, Swedish, Turkish
Means "Andorra the town" from the name of the country of Andorra and a corruption of Catalan vila meaning "settlement, town". This is the name of the capital city of Andorra.
Ang Mo Kio (Political Subdivision & Settlement) English, Malay
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Hokkien 紅毛 (Âng-mô͘) meaning "white person, Caucasian" (literally "red-haired") and 橋 (kiô) meaning "bridge". This is the name of a planning area and town in Singapore.
Ankara (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.
Antartika (Region) Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Antarctica.
Arab Saudi (Country) Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Saudi Arabia.
Asmara (Settlement) English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Bosnian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kyrgyz, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Turkish
From Tigrinya ኣርባዕተ ኣስመራ (arbate asmera) meaning "the four (women) made them unite," referring to Tigrinya oral tradition in which four women convinced their clans to unite and defeat a common enemy... [more]
Astana (Settlement) Kazakh, Russian, English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Khmer, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu
Means "capital city" in Kazakh, ultimately from Persian آستانه (astaneh). This is the name of the capital city of Kazakhstan.
Azerbaijan (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) English, Basque, Indonesian, Malay
From Persian آذربایجان (azarbayjan), which is from Middle Persian Ādurbādagān referring to Atropates, an ancient Persian governor under the Achaemenid Empire... [more]
Baghdad (Settlement) English, Italian, Malay, Uyghur
From Arabic بغداد (baḡdād), itself from Persian بغداد‎ (baǧdâd), probably from Middle Persian bgdt, meaning "given by god", from Old Persian *Bagadātaʰ... [more]
Baghdad (Settlement) Arabic, English, Armenian, Hindi, Italian, Malay, Pashto, Persian, Urdu, Uyghur
From Persian بغداد (Baghdad) most likely derived from Middle Persian 𐭡𐭢𐭣𐭲‎ (bgdt) meaning "given by god", itself from Old Persian 𐏎 (baga) meaning "god" and 𐎭𐎠𐎫 (dātaʰ) meaning "given, created"... [more]
Baitulmuqaddis (Settlement) Malay
Malay form of Bayt al-Maqdis, used as the Malay name for Jerusalem.
Bamako (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.
Bandar Seri Begawan (Settlement) Malay, English
Means "town of the radiance of the gods" from Malay bandar meaning "town" (of Persian origin), seri meaning "radiance, splendour, glory" and begawan meaning "holy". The name comes from Seri Begawan, a Malay title used by Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III (1914-1986), which was ultimately derived from Sanskrit श्री भगवान् (shri bhagvan)... [more]
Bangladesh (Country) Bengali, Armenian, Basque, Breton, Bulgarian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swahili, Swedish, Uzbek
From Bengali বাংলাদেশ (Bangladeś) meaning "land of the Bengalis", from the name of the Bengali people and Sanskrit देश (deśá) meaning "country, kingdom, land, state"... [more]
Banjul (Settlement) English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Turkmen, Urdu, Uzbek
Derived from Mandinka bang julo meaning "rope fibre". This is the name of the capital city of The Gambia.
Barbados (Island & Country) English, Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
From Portuguese barbados meaning "bearded ones", ultimately from barba meaning "beard". It is unclear what exactly the name refers to; it may have come from the hanging vines of fig trees on the island, from the beards worn by the native Carib (Kalinago) people, or from the 'beard' formed by sea foam surrounding the island... [more]
Batam (Island & Settlement) Indonesian, Malay
Meaning uncertain. This is the name of an island and city in Indonesia.
Bedok (Settlement) English, Malay
Derived from Malay beduk meaning "drum", referring specifically to a type of drum used to signal prayer times. This is the name of a planning area and town in Singapore.
Beirut (Settlement) English, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Ukrainian
From the Arabic name بيروت (Bayrut), itself derived from Phoenician 𐤁𐤓𐤕 (bērūt) meaning "wells", a reference to the area's accessible water table. This is the name of the capital city of Lebanon as well as an alternate transcription of the Belarusian, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian and Ukrainian form Бейрут (see Beyrut).
Belait (Political Subdivision & River) Malay
The name of a district of, as well as a river in, Brunei, named after the Belait people.
Belanda (Country) Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Holland 1, referring to the entire country of the Netherlands.
Bern (Settlement & Political Subdivision) German, English, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From Alemannic German Bärn of uncertain meaning. A popular folk etymology suggests that it is derived from German Bär meaning "bear", although it is more likely of Celtic origin, perhaps from the word *berna meaning "cleft"... [more]
Bhutan (Country) English, Bengali, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Indian, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Nepali, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Urdu
Probably from བོད (bod), the Tibetan name for the region of Tibet, derived from Sanskrit भोट-अन्त (bhoṭa-anta) meaning "end of Tibet" (referring to the country's geographical location in southern extremity of the Tibetan plateau)... [more]
Bosnia dan Herzegovina (Country) Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Brasília (Settlement) Portuguese, English, Afrikaans, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malagasy, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, Turkish
Elaboration of Brasil with the suffix -ia for place names. This is the name of the capital city of Brazil.
Brunei-muara (Political Subdivision) Malay
From the name Brunei and Malay muara meaning "river mouth". This is the name of a district of Brunei.
Brussel (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans, Icelandic, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Uzbek
Form of Brussels used in multiple languages.
Brussel (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans, Icelandic, Indonesian, Kyrgyz, Malay, Norwegian, Uzbek
Form of Brussels used in multiple languages.
Bucharest (Settlement) English, Malay, Tagalog
From Romanian București, which is believed to be derived from the given name Bucur (referring to a figure in Romanian legend) combined with the suffix -ești used for place names... [more]
Bukit Merah (Settlement) Malay, English
Means "red hill" in Malay from bukit meaning "hill" and merah meaning "red", referring to the red-coloured soil of a hill in the area. This is the name of a planning area and town in Singapore, also called Redhill.
Bukit Panjang (Settlement) Malay, English
Means "long hill" in Malay, from bukit meaning "hill" and panjang meaning "long". This is the name of a planning area and town in Singapore.
Bukit Timah (Settlement) Malay, English
Literally means "tin hill" in Malay, from bukit meaning "hill" and timah meaning "tin". However, the name is more likely a corrupted form of the original Malay name Bukit Temak meaning "temak hill", from bukit meaning "hill" and temak referring to a type of tree (genus Shorea)... [more]
Burundi (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bosnian, Breton, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian
The name of the Country in East Africa. Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi, is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa, bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.
Canberra (Settlement) English, Afrikaans, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Maltese, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
Meaning unknown, possibly from Ngunawal kamberra meaning "meeting place". This is the name of the capital city of Australia.
Côte D'ivoire (Country) French, English, Malay, Tagalog
French form of Ivory Coast, also borrowed into English, Malay and Tagalog.
Damsyik (Settlement) Malay
Malay form of Damascus.
Dubai (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Arabic, English, Albanian, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Lao, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu
Meaning uncertain, possibly related to Arabic دَبَّ (dabba) meaning "to creep, to crawl", referring to the slow flow of a creek in the area. This is the name of an emirate of and city in the United Arab Emirates.
Dublin (Settlement) English, Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From Irish Duibhlinn itself from Middle Irish Dublind meaning "black pool", derived from dub meaning "black, dark" and lind meaning "pool, lake"... [more]
El Salvador (Country) Spanish, English, Afrikaans, Amharic, Bosnian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Greek, Hebrew, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
Means "the saviour" in Spanish, referring to Jesus and shortened from the original name Provincia De Nuestro Señor Jesus Cristo, El Salvador Del Mundo literally meaning "Province of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World"... [more]
Eropah (Region) Malay
Malay form of Europe.
Firenze (Settlement) Italian, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian
Italian form of Florentia (see Florence), as well as the form used in numerous other languages.
Gaza (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).
George Town (Settlement) English, Malay
Derived from the given name George, named in honour of British king George III. This is the name of a city in Malaysia as well as the capital city of the Cayman Islands.
Giza (Settlement) Arabic (Egyptian), English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Swedish, Uzbek
Meaning uncertain. It may be derived from Syriac ܓܣܐ (gissa) meaning "side", Persian ‎دژ (dezh) meaning "fort, fortress, castle" or Egyptian r-gs-ḥr meaning "the side of the high one"... [more]
Grenada (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Uzbek
Probably from Granada, the name of a city in Andalusia, Spain, which is derived from Arabic غَرْنَاطَة‎ (ḡarnāṭa) possibly meaning "hill of strangers". This is the name of an island country in the Caribbean.
Guyana (Country) English, Afrikaans, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from an indigenous word (perhaps Tupi or Guarani) meaning "land of many waters". This is the name of a country in South America.
Habsyah (Country) Malay
From the name of the Habesha people, a collective term for Ethiopians and Eritreans, which is of uncertain origin and meaning. This is the Malay name for Ethiopia.
Himalaya (Mountain) Sanskrit, Nepali, English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog
Means "abode of snow" in Sanskrit, from हिम (hima) meaning "snow, frost, cold, winter" and आलय (alaya) meaning "abode, dwelling". This is the name of a mountain range in Asia.
Honduras (Country) Spanish, English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu
Means "depths" in Spanish, either referring to the deep waters off the northern coast of the country or from Christopher Columbus' alleged quote "Gracias a Dios que hemos salido de esas honduras" meaning "Thank God we have departed from those depths"... [more]
Hong Kong (Settlement, Political Subdivision & Island) English, Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, French, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish
From Cantonese 香港 (Hoeng Gong) derived from 香 (hoeng) meaning "fragrant" and 港 (gong) meaning "port, harbour". This is the name of a city, island and special administrative region of China.
Ipoh (Settlement) Malay, English
From Malay ipuh meaning "upas" (a type of poisonous tree). This is the name of the capital city of the Malaysian state of Perak.
Iskandariah (Settlement) Malay
Malay form of Iskandariyah.
Jakarta (Settlement) Indonesian, Acehnese, Banjar, Balinese, Javanese, Madurese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Malay, English
From Sanskrit जयकर्त (jayakarta) meaning "that which causes victory", from जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest" and कृत (krta) meaning "done, made, accomplished"... [more]
Jamaica (Country & Island) Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Hungarian, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish
From Taíno Xaymaca meaning "land of wood and water" or "land of springs". This is the name of an island country in the Caribbean.
Jambi (Political Subdivision) Indonesian, Malay
Meaning uncertain. This is the name of a province of and city in Indonesia.
Jawa (Political Subdivision & Island) Indonesian, Javanese, Acehnese, Balinese, Banjar, Buginese, Malay, Minangkabau, Sundanese
Form of Java used in various languages.
Jeddah (Settlement) English, Danish, Dutch, Hindi, Indonesian, Malay, Swedish, Tagalog
From Arabic جدة (Jiddah) derived from the word جَدَّة (jaddah) meaning "grandmother", perhaps referencing the folk belief that the Tomb of Eve (who is considered the 'grandmother' of humanity) is located there... [more]
Jepun (Country) Malay
Malay form of Japan.
Jerman (Country) Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Germany.
Johor (Political Subdivision) Malay, English
Derived from Arabic جوهر (jawhar) meaning "jewel, precious stone", ultimately of Persian origin. This is the name of a state in southern Malaysia.
Johor Bahru (Settlement) Malay, English
From Johor and Malay bahru meaning "new". This is the name of a city in Malaysia.
Juba (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.
Kaherah (Settlement) Malay
Malay form of Cairo.
Kedah (Political Subdivision) Malay, English
Derived from Arabic قتح‎ (qataha), itself from Tamil கடாரம் (kadaram) possibly meaning "boiler, stockpot, cauldron". This is the name of a Malaysian state.
Kelang (Settlement & River) Malay
Older variant of Klang.
Kelantan (Political Subdivision) Malay, English
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Malay gelam hutam meaning "cajeput" (a type of tree), kilatan meaning "lightning, flash" or kolam tanah meaning "dirt pool". Alternatively, it may be from Tamil கோலம் (kolam) referring to an art form from the Indian subcontinent consisting of stylised designs made of powder... [more]
Kelaté (Political Subdivision) Malay
Kelantan Malay form of Kelantan.
Kemboja (Country) Malay
Malay form of Cambodia.
Khartoum (Settlement) English, Danish, French, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Swahili, Swedish, Welsh
Most likely from Arabic قرطم‎ (qurṭum), meaning "safflower", or possibly خرطوم (ḵurṭūm), meaning "elephant's trunk". This is the name of the capital city of Sudan.
Kinabalu (Mountain) Malay, English
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Kadazan-Dusun Aki Nabalu or Ki Nabalu, derived from aki meaning "ancestor, grandfather" or ki meaning "have, exist" and nabalu possibly meaning "mountain" or "spirit"... [more]
Klang (Settlement & River) Malay, English
Meaning uncertain, possibly of Aslian or Old Malay origin. This is the name of a city and river in Malaysia.
Kosovo (Country) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Indonesian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Ukrainian
From Albanian Kosova or Kosovë, which is derived from Serbian кос (kos) meaning "blackbird", an ellipsis of Косово Поље (Kosovo Polje) meaning "blackbird field"... [more]
Kota Bharu (Settlement) Malay, English
Means "new city" in Malay, from kota meaning "city, town, fort" and baharu meaning "new". This is the name of the capital city of the Malaysian state of Kelantan.
Kota Kinabalu (Settlement) Malay, English
From Malay kota meaning "town, city" and Kinabalu referring to Mount Kinabalu. This is the name of a city in Malaysia.
Krimea (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Albanian, Indonesian, Malay, Maltese
Albanian, Indonesian, Malay, and Maltese form of Crimea.
Kriti (Political Subdivision & Island) Greek, Malay
Modern Greek transcription of Krete (see Crete) as well as the Malay form. This is the name of the largest and most populous island of Greece.
Kuala Lumpur (Settlement) Malay, English
Means "muddy confluence" from Malay kuala meaning "confluence" and lumpur meaning "mud". This is the name of the capital city of Malaysia.
Kuala Terengganu (Settlement) Malay, English
From Malay kuala meaning "confluence" and the name Terengganu. This is the name of the capital city of the Malaysian state of Terengganu.
Kuantan (Settlement) Malay, English
Uncertain, possibly from the name of a Sumatran village or of Chinese origin. The name was first mentioned by writer Munshi Abdullah (1796-1854) around 1851 or 1852. This is the name of the capital city of the Malaysian state of Pahang.
Kuching (Settlement) Malay, English
Probably either derived from Malay kucing meaning "cat" or from Cochin (or Kochi), the name of a city in India. Other theories suggest that the name comes from Malay mata kucing, the name of a type of fruit, or from Chinese 古 () meaning "past, classic, old" combined with 井 (jǐng) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit"... [more]
Kuraman (Political Subdivision, Region, Settlement & Island) Malaysian, Malay
Kuraman is best known as the island headquarters of the fictional public domain character Sandokan. Its other name is Mompracem... [more]
Kuwait (Country) Arabic, Danish, English, Finnish, German, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog
Of uncertain meaning, possibly from the alleged Arabic root ك و ت (k-w-t) or from a word meaning "fortress built near water". This is the name of a country in Western Asia, usually written with the definite article: الكويت (al-Kuwait) in Arabic.
Kyiv (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Ukrainian, English, Danish, Indonesian, Malagasy, Malay, Norwegian, Tagalog
From Old East Slavic Киевъ (Kievu) of uncertain meaning. It is traditionally attributed to the given name Кий (Kyi) referring to one of the three legendary founders of the city, although another theory suggests that it is derived from Ukrainian кий (kyi) meaning "stick, pole" (so named because the city was palisaded by poles)... [more]
Labuan (Political Subdivision) Malay
Derived from Malay pelabuhan meaning "harbour, port". This is the name of a federal territory of Malaysia.
Langkawi (Island) Malay, English
Meaning uncertain, possibly from a colloquial name for the brahminy kite (a type of eagle), derived from Malay helang meaning "eagle" and kawi referring to a reddish-brown chalk. This is the name of an island and archipelago in Malaysia.
Lesotho (Country) Southern African, Sotho, English, Afrikaans, Bengali, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish
Means "land of the Sotho", from the ethnic name of the Sotho (Basotho) people derived from the word motho meaning "person". This is the name of a country in southern Africa.
Libya (Country) Northern African, Berber, English, Faroese, Finnish, Hausa, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Swahili, Tagalog, Turkish
From Arabic ليبيا‎ (Lībiyā) from Ancient Greek Λιβύη (Libúē), which is derived from Libu, the name of an ancient Berber tribe (attested as rbw in Egyptian)... [more]
Lima (Settlement) Spanish, Aymara, English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Khmer, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
Most likely a corruption of Rímac, the name of a river, itself derived from Quechua rimaq meaning "speaker, talker" (ultimately from rimay meaning "to speak")... [more]
Ljubljana (Settlement) Slovene, English, Afrikaans, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Romanian, Serbian, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
Meaning uncertain, perhaps derived from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love" or from the name of the Ljubljanica River (itself derived from the given name Ljubovid)... [more]
Lubnan (Country) Arabic, Kurdish, Malay
Arabic, Kurdish and Malay form of Lebanon.
Maghribi (Country) Malay, Acehnese
Malay and Acehnese form of Maghrib, used for Morocco.
Majapahit (Country & Settlement) Indonesian, Malay, English
Means "bitter maja", from Javanese maja referring to the bael tree (genus Aegle) and Malay pahit meaning "bitter, acrid". This was the name of a kingdom (as well as its capital city) based on the island of Java that existed from 1293 to 1527.
Makau (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Dhivehi, Indonesian, Malay, Polish
Dhivehi, Indonesian, Malay, and Polish form of Macau.
Makau (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Hindi, Indonesian, Malay, Nepali, Polish
Hindi, Indonesian, Malay, Nepali and Polish form of Macau.
Makkah (Settlement) Arabic, Indonesian, Malay, English
Arabic, Indonesian and Malay form of Mecca as well as an English variant.
Maldives (Country) Catalan, English, French, Greek, Malay
Uncertain, possibly means "Malé islands" from Dhivehi މާލެ (māle) referring to Malé, the capital city of the Maldives, combined with Sanskrit द्वीप (dvīpá) meaning "island"... [more]
Malé (Settlement) English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
From Dhivehi މާލެ (Male) most likely derived from މާ (ma) meaning "great, big, large" and ލޭ (le) meaning "blood", so named for the large amount of tuna blood that surrounded the sandbanks of a certain island... [more]
Mali (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From the name of the Mali Empire, which was derived from Mandinka or Bambara mali meaning "hippopotamus" or "the place where the king lives". This is the name of a landlocked country in West Africa.
Manchuria (Region) English, Indonesian, Malay, Spanish, Tagalog
Likely from a Dutch calque of Japanese 満州 (Manshū) derived from the name of the Manchu people, ᠮᠠᠨᠵᡠ (manju), of uncertain origin. The ethnic name is probably derived from the name of the bodhisattva Manjushri in Buddhist tradition... [more]
Masqat (Settlement) Arabic, Finnish, Hindi, Malay, Persian, Tajik, Urdu
Arabic form of Muscat as well as the form used in various other languages.
Mauritania (Country) Albanian, English, Finnish, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Spanish, Filipino, Tagalog
From Latin Maurītānia, itself from Maurus meaning "Moor", a historical name for the Muslims that inhabited Northern Africa and the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages. This is the name of a country in West Africa.
Mauritius (Country & Island) English, Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
From Dutch Mauritius, which was derived from the given name Maurits, bestowed in honour of Dutch prince Maurice of Nassau (1567-1625)... [more]
Mekah (Settlement) Javanese, Sundanese, Malay
Javanese, Sundanese and Malay form of Mecca.
Melaka (Country, Political Subdivision, Settlement & Body of Water) Malay
Malay form of Malacca.
Mesir (Country) Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Misr.
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]
Moldova (Country) Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Danish, English, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Latvian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Romanian, Turkish, Ukrainian
From the name of the Moldova River in eastern Romania, which is of uncertain origin and meaning. It may be from Slavic mold- meaning "spruce, fir" or *moldu meaning "tender, soft, young", from Old German molde meaning "open-pit mine", or Gothic Mulda meaning "dust, dirt"... [more]
Montenegro (Country) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Indonesian, Italian, Kurdish, Luxembourgish, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Means "black mountain" in Venetian, originally a calque of the Montenegrin name Црна Гора (Crna Gora) referring to Mount Lovćen... [more]
Muara (Settlement) Malay
Means "river mouth, estuary" in Malay. This is the name of a town in Brunei.
Namibia (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.
N'djamena (Settlement) English, Afrikaans, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Malagasy, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog
From the name of the village of نجامينا (Nijamina) meaning "place of rest" in Arabic. This is the name of the capital city of Chad, chosen in 1973 by president François Tombalbaye.
Negeri Sembilan (Political Subdivision) Malay, English
Means "nine states" from Malay negeri meaning "state, country" and sembilan meaning "nine". The name refers to the nine original villages founded by Minangkabau settlers from Sumatra. This is the name of a state in Malaysia.
Nouakchott (Settlement) French, English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog
From Arabic نواكشوط (Nuwakshut) of unclear origin. It may come from a Berber name meaning "place of the winds" or perhaps from Arabic نأو (na'wi) meaning "shelter, harbor" combined with شط (shatt) meaning "beach, seashore, coast"... [more]
Pahang (Political Subdivision & River) Malay, English
Uncertain meaning, possibly from mahang, the Malay name for a type of tree native to the area (genus Macaranga), or from Khmer ប៉ាហាំង (paahang) meaning "tin". This is the name of a Malaysian state as well as a river that flows through the region.
Palau (Country) English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Georgian, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
From Palauan Belau either derived from aidebelau meaning "indirect replies" (referring to an island creation myth) or beluu meaning "village". This is the name of a country in Oceania.
Palestin (Country & Region) Malay
Malay form of Palestine.
Palestin (Country & Region) Khmer, Malay
Khmer and Malay form of Palestine.
Palestin (Country & Region) Khmer, Malay, Mongolian
Khmer, Malay and Mongolian form of Palestine.
Pasifik (Body of Water) Indonesian, Malay, Turkish
Indonesian, Malay and Turkish form of Pacific.
Pasir Gudang (Settlement) Malay, English
From Malay pasir meaning "sand" and gudang meaning "warehouse, barn, deposit". This is the name of a city in Malaysia.
Pekanbaru (Settlement) Indonesian, Malay
Means "new market" from Indonesian pekan meaning "market" and baru meaning "new". This is the name of a city in Indonesia.
Perak (Political Subdivision) Malay, Tamil, English
Means "silver" in Malay, given in reference to the region's abundance of tin. This is the name of a state of Malaysia.
Perancis (Country) Malay
Malay form of France.
Perlis (Political Subdivision) Malay, English
Of unclear origin, possibly from the Thai phrase พร้าวลอย (phrao loi) meaning "floating coconut" or "coconut washed ashore", a reference to the many coconuts once found along the shores of the region... [more]
Pinang (Political Subdivision & Island) Malay
Malay form of Penang.
Polinesia (Region) Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Spanish
Indonesian, Italian, Malay, and Spanish form of Polynesia.
Port-au-Prince (Settlement) French, English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkmen
Means "prince's port" in French. This is the name of the capital city of Haiti.
Putrajaya (Settlement) Malay, English
Derived from Malay putra or putera meaning "prince", ultimately from Sanskrit पुत्र (putra), combined with jaya meaning "victory", ultimately from Sanskrit जय (jaya)... [more]
Qatar (Country) Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek
From Catharrei, the name given to the inhabitants of region by Roman writer Pliny the Elder, which may have been based on the name of a local settlement. The name Catara was later used by Greek astronomer Ptolemy to refer to the peninsula, which was eventually transmitted into Arabic... [more]
Ramallah (Settlement) English, Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
From Arabic رام الله (Ram Allah) meaning "hill of God" or "height of God", derived from Aramaic רמא (rama) meaning "hill, height" and Arabic الله (Allah). This is the name of the de facto capital city of Palestine.
Republik Dominika (Country) Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Dominican Republic.
Sabah (Political Subdivision) Malay, English
Of uncertain meaning, possibly from the name of the saba banana (a cultivar originally from the Philippines), which comes from a Visayan word meaning "loud, noisy". Other theories suggest that it is derived from a Brunei Malay word meaning "upstream, northerly", from Malay sabak referring to a place where palm sugar is extracted, or from Arabic صباح (sabah) meaning "morning"... [more]
Saint Lucia (Country & Island) English, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Turkish, Vietnamese
Named after Saint Lucia of Syracuse, Legend states that French sailors were shipwrecked on the island on December 13th, the feast day of St... [more]
Sana'a (Settlement) Bosnian, English, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Romanian
Form of Sanaa used in various languages as well as an English variant.
Sandakan (Other) Malay, Malaysian, Tausug
The word Sandakan in the Tausug language means "The place that was pawned". Sandokan and Shandagen are amongst its many variants.
Sarawak (Political Subdivision) Malay, English
Probably from Sarawak Malay serawak or serewa meaning "antimony". This is the name of a state in eastern Malaysia.
Selangor (Political Subdivision) Malay, English
Meaning uncertain. It may be derived from Malay langau meaning "horsefly", from the name Salang Ur meaning "Salang village" (itself from the name of the Salang people and Tamil ஊர் (ur) meaning "village, town") or from Malay salang possibly meaning "stabbing" combined with jemur meaning "to burn, to dry (in the sun)"... [more]
Seria (Settlement) Malay
The name of a town in Brunei, derived from an acronym of South East Reserved Industrial Area.
Seychelles (Country) French, English, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Maltese, Romanian, Spanish, Tagalog
From the name of Jean Moreau de Séchelles (1690-1761), a French politician who served as Minister of Finance during the reign of King Louis XV. This is the name of an East African island country in the Indian Ocean.
Shah Alam (Settlement) Malay, English
From the name of Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah (1898-1960), the second monarch of Malaysia and the sixth sultan of Selangor. This is the name of the capital city of the Malaysian state of Selangor.
Sicilia (Political Subdivision & Island) Ancient Roman, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Spanish, Tagalog
Ancient Roman (i.e. Classical Latin) form of Sicily, which some modern countries have adopted as their name for the island.
Sofia (Settlement) English, Afrikaans, Armenian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai
From Bulgarian София (Sofiya) named for the Saint Sophia Church, itself derived from Ancient Greek σοφία (sophia) meaning "wisdom" (see the given name Sophia)... [more]
Sri Lanka (Country & Island) Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
From Sinhalese ශ්‍රී ලංකාව (ś‍rī laṁkāva) meaning "holy island", derived from Sanskrit श्री (śrī) meaning "holy, sacred" and लङ्का (laṅkā) meaning "island"... [more]
Srivijaya (Country) Malay, English
From Sanskrit श्रीविजय (Shrivijaya) meaning "shining victory", from श्री (shri) meaning "diffusing light, radiance, splendour, beauty" combined with विजय (vijaya) meaning "victory"... [more]
Sriwijaya (Country) Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian form of Srivijaya as well as a Malay variant.
Sumatera (Political Subdivision & Island) Indonesian, Balinese, Banjar, Minangkabau, Malay
Form of Sumatra.
Sumatra (Political Subdivision & Island) Indonesian, Acehnese, Minangkabau, Malay, English
From Sanskrit समुद्र (samudra) meaning "sea, ocean". This is the name of an island in Indonesia as well as three Indonesian provinces.
Suriname (Country) English, Dutch, Afrikaans, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Portuguese
From the name of the indigenous Surinen people combined with the place name suffix -ame derived from Arawak aima or eima meaning "river mouth, creek mouth". This is the name of a country in South America.
Tajikistan (Country) English, Indonesian, Malay, Filipino, Tagalog
From Tajik Тоҷикистон (Tojikiston), which is derived from the name of the Tajik people combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of"... [more]
Terengganu (Political Subdivision) Malay, English
Possibly from Malay terang ganu meaning "bright rainbow" or taring anu meaning "fang of something", a phrase supposedly uttered by a hunter when he discovered the tooth of an unknown animal... [more]
Tibet (Region, Political Subdivision & Country) English, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Uzbek
Meaning uncertain, perhaps derived from Tibetan སྟོད་བོད (stod-bod) meaning "Upper Tibet", itself from the autonym བོད (Bod). Alternately the name may be of Turkic origin, possibly from Old Turkic töbäd meaning "heights" or töpü meaning "peak, height, summit"... [more]
Tirana (Settlement) Albanian, English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Turkmen, Uzbek
Perhaps derived from Doric Greek Τυρσανοί (Tursanoi) meaning "Tyrrhenians", which was an exonym for non-Greek inhabitants of the Tyrrhenian Sea. This is the name of the capital city of Albania.
Togo (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Means "land where lagoons lie" from Ewe to meaning "water" and go meaning "shore". Togo, officially the Togolese Republic, is a country in West Africa bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north.
Tuas (Political Subdivision) Malay, English
Means "lever, haul" in Malay, referring to an old fishing technique used by coastal Malays. This is the name of a planning area of Singapore.
Tunis (Country & Settlement) Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek
Meaning uncertain, possibly from the Tamazight root ens meaning "to lie down, to pass the night" or from the name of the Phoenician goddess Tanith... [more]
Tunisia (Country) Basque, English, Finnish, Galician, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Swahili, Thai
The name of a country in North Africa, named after its capital city Tunis.
Turki (Country) Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Turkey.
Turkmenistan (Country) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Faroese, Finnish, German, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Swedish, Filipino, Tagalog, Ukrainian
From Turkmen Türkmenistan, which is from the name of the Turkmen people combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". The ethnic name is believed by some to mean "resembling a Turk" or "co-Turk", from the name of the Turkic peoples combined with the Sogdian suffix -myn or -men... [more]
Tutong (Political Subdivision, Settlement & River) Malay
Possibly from the name of the Tutong people (itself derived from the name of a folk hero) or from a Dusun word meaning "turtle". This is the name of a district of, as well as a town and river in, Brunei.
Ulan Bator (Settlement) Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, English, Finnish, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Serbian, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog
Form of Ulaanbaatar used in various languages as well as an English variant of the name.
Utara (Other) Indonesian, Minangkabau, Malay
The Malay, Indonesian and Minangkabau definition of the Sanskrit word Uttara, which means “Northward”.
Vaduz (Settlement) German, English, Afrikaans, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
Derived from Rhaeto-Romance auadutg meaning "aqueduct", ultimately from Latin aquaeductus. This is the name of the capital city of Liechtenstein.
Vatikan (Country) Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Estonian, Indonesian, Macedonian, Malay, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Turkish
Form of Vatican, which is one of the names commonly used to refer to Vatican City.
Yerusalem (Settlement) Indonesian, Lao, Malay, Thai
Indonesian, Lao, Malay and Thai form of Jerusalem.
Yunani (Country) Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Yunan.
Zagreb (Settlement) Croatian, English, Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek
Meaning uncertain. It may be derived from the given name Chabrag, a pet form of Cyprian, from Proto-Slavic *grębъ meaning "hill, uplift" or from a Roman place name... [more]