Portuguese Submitted Place Names

Portuguese names are used in Portugal, Brazil and other Portuguese-speaking areas. See also about Portuguese names.
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ACÁDIA (Country, Region & Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of both Acadia and Akkad (mostly the ancient city, but sometimes also the Akkadian Empire).
ACARNÂNIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Acarnania.
ALMATY (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.
ALSÁCIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Alsace (a region of France).
ALTURA (Settlement) Portuguese
AMBRÁCIA (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Ambracia.
ARACÓSIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Arachosia.
ARCÁDIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of ARCADIA.
ÁRIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Aria.
ASTANA (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.
BAKU (Settlement) English, Russian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian, Swedish, Ukrainian
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]
BALI (Island & Political Subdivision) Indonesian, Balinese, Acehnese, Javanese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, English, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu
From Sanskrit बलि (bali) meaning "offering, tribute". This is the name of an island province in Indonesia.
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Settlement) Malay, English, Indonesian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
From Malay bandar meaning "town", seri meaning "radiance, splendour, glory", and begawan meaning "holy". The name comes from Malay Seri Begawan, a title used by Bruneian Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III (1914-1986), ultimately derived from Sanskrit श्री भगवान् (śrī bhagvān) meaning "radiance of the gods"... [more]
BANGLADESH (Country) English, Breton, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Interlingua, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish
Means "land of the Bengalis", from Bengali বাংলা (Bangla) meaning "Bengali" (referring to the Bengali people or Bengali language spoken by the Bengali people), which is ultimately from Vanga, the name of an ancient kingdom on the Indian subcontinent (see BENGAL) combined with দেশ (desh) "country, land, state", ultimately from Sanskrit देश (deśá)... [more]
BARÉM (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of BAHRAIN.
BELÉM (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of BETHLEHEM.
BELGRADO (Settlement) Afrikaans, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Afrikaans, Dutch, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of BELGRADE.
BEÓCIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Boeotia.
BRUGES (Settlement) French, English, Italian, Luxembourgish, Portuguese, Romanian
French form of Brugge, which some countries (mostly Romance ones) have adopted as their name for the Belgian city.
BRUNEI (Country) Malay, English, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
Probably derived from Borneo, the name of an island, which in turn is most likely from Sanskrit वरुण (váruṇa) meaning "ocean, water". A local legend suggests that the name may be derived from the phrase baru nah meaning "there!" or "that's it!", which was supposedly declared by Muhammad Shah, Brunei's first sultan... [more]
BURUNDI (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bosnian, Breton, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, 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.
CALEDÓNIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Caledonia.
CALEDÔNIA (Region) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Caledonia.
CANAÃ (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Canaan.
CAÔNIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Chaonia.
CAPE VERDE (Country) Portuguese (African)
Cape Verde (/ˈvɜːrd(i)/) or Cabo Verde (/ˌkɑːboʊ ˈvɜːrdeɪ/, /ˌkæb-/) (Portuguese: Cabo Verde, pronounced ˈkabu ˈveɾdɨ), officially the Republic of Cabo Verde, is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean.
CARTAGO (Settlement) Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese
Catalan, Spanish and Portuguese form of Carthage.
CAUCÁSIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Caucasia, which is an alternative name for the CAUCASUS geographical region.
CÁUCASO (Region & Mountain) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of CAUCASUS.
CEBU (Political Subdivision, Settlement & Island) English, Tagalog, Ilocano, Pampangan, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish
From Old Cebuano sibu or sibo meaning "trade", itself a shortened form of sinibuayng hingpit meaning "place for trading". This is the name of an island, province, and city (Cebu City) in the Philippines.
CHECHÉNIA (Political Subdivision) Portuguese (European)
European Portuguese form of CHECHNYA.
CHECHÊNIA (Political Subdivision) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of CHECHNYA.
CIDÓNIA (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Cydonia.
CIDÔNIA (Settlement) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Cydonia.
CORÍNTIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Corinthia.
CORINTO (Settlement) Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
DARDÂNIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Dardania.
EUFRATES (River) Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese
Catalan, Spanish and Portuguese form of EUPHRATES.
FILIPINAS (Country) Spanish, Portuguese, Ilocano, Pampangan
Spanish, Portuguese, Ilocano, and Pampangan form of PHILIPPINES.
GALILEIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of GALILEE.
GEDRÓSIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Gedrosia.
HIRCÂNIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Hyrcania.
INGUCHÉTIA (Political Subdivision) Portuguese
Portuguese form of INGUSHETIA.
JAVA (Island) English, Armenian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Macedonian, Norwegian, Romanian, Portuguese, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog
From Indonesian Jawa which is of uncertain origin and meaning. It may be from Sanskrit यव-द्वीप (yava-dvīpa) meaning "island of barley", Javanese ꦗꦸꦮꦮꦸꦠ꧀ (juwawut) meaning "foxtail millet (a type of plant)", or Malay jauh meaning "far, distant"... [more]
JOHOR (Political Subdivision) Malay, English, Indonesian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
From Arabic جَوْهَر (jawhar) meaning "jewel, precious stone", ultimately from Persian جوهر (jowhar). This is the name of a state in southern Malaysia.
JOHOR BAHRU (Settlement) Malay, English, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish
Means "new gem" from Arabic جَوْهَر‎ (jawhar) meaning "jewel, precious stone, gem" and Malay bahru meaning "new". This is the name of a city in Malaysia.
JUDEIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Iudaea (see Judea).
KELANTAN (Political Subdivision) Malay, English, Bulgarian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Malay gelam hutam referring to the cajeput tree, kilatan meaning "lightning, flash", or kolam tanah meaning "dirt pool". Alternatively, it may be from கோலம் (kōlam) the Tamil name for rangoli, an art form from the Indian subcontinent... [more]
KUALA LUMPUR (Settlement) Malay, English, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Means "muddy confluence" from Malay kuala meaning "confluence" and lumpur "mud". This is the name of the capital and largest city of Malaysia.
LACÓNIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of LACONIA.
LACÔNIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of LACONIA.
LETÓNIA (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of LATVIA via its New Latin name LETTONIA.
LETÔNIA (Country) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of LATVIA via its New Latin name LETTONIA.
LISBOA (Settlement) Portuguese, Spanish, Galician
Newer form of Old Portuguese Lisbõa, derived from Latin Olisīpō. According to legend, the location was named for ODYSSEUS... [more]
LIVÓNIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of LIVONIA.
LIVÔNIA (Region) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of LIVONIA.
LUSITÂNIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Lusitania.
LUZÓN (Island) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of LUZON.
MACEDÓNIA (Region) Slovak, Portuguese
Slovak and Portuguese form of MACEDONIA.
MACEDÔNIA (Region) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of MACEDONIA.
MADRID (Settlement) Spanish, Croatian, English, Catalan, Czech, Danish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Tatar, Turkish
Newer form of Magerit. The etymology is uncertain, but it could be derived from Arabic المجريط (al-Magrīt) "source of water". This is the name of the capital of Spain.
MAKHATCHKALA (Settlement) French, Portuguese
French and Portuguese form of MAKHACHKALA.
MALTA (Country) English, Basque, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Galician, German, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Turkmen, West Frisian
Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta, is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea.... [more]
MANILA (Settlement) English, Cebuano, Ilocano, Maranao, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, German, Indonesian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Ukrainian
From Tagalog Maynila which comes from the term may-nilà meaning "where indigo is found", ultimately from Sanskrit नील (nī́la) referring to the indigo plant. This is the name of the capital city of the Philippines.
MESSÉNIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Messenia.
MESSÊNIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Messenia.
MIDGARD (Other) English, Portuguese
Variant of MIÐGARÐR, meaning "middle yard" or "middle enclosure". This is the name for where the humans live, located between heaven and hell, in Norse mythology.
NOUAKCHOTT (Settlement) French, English, Dutch, German, Italian, Portuguese
From French Nouakchott through Arabic نواكشوط (Nuwākšūṭ), which is ultimately from Tamazight Nawākšūṭ meaning "place of the winds" or inua u-kshut meaning "made of wood, made of sticks"... [more]
OSSÉTIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of OSSETIA.
PÁRTIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Parthia.
PEÓNIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Paeonia.
PEÔNIA (Region) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Paeonia.
PERRÉBIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Perrhaebia.
RORAIMA (Political Subdivision, Region & Mountain) Portuguese, Spanish, English
Of Peron origin, meaning either "parrot mountain" or "green peak," referring to Mount Roraima, located on the border between Guyana, Brazil and Venezuela. Since 1962, the name has also been used on a federal territory in north-western Brazil, which became a state in 1988.
SARAIEVO (Settlement) Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of SARAJEVO.
SHYMKENT (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.
SINAI (Region & Mountain) Biblical, Hebrew, Albanian, Danish, English, German, Italian, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish
Biblical place name, both the mountain upon which Moses receives the Ten Commandments from God and the desert where it is located, found between Canaan and Egypt.... [more]
SINGAPURA (Country) Malay, Indonesian, Portuguese (European)
Malay, Indonesian, and Portuguese form of SINGAPORE.
SITÔNIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Sithonia.
SRI LANKA (Country) English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish
From Sinhalese ශ්‍රී ලංකාව (ś‍rī laṁkāva), itself from Sanskrit श्री (śrī) meaning "holy, sacred" and लङ्का (laṅkā) meaning "island"... [more]
TALLINN (Settlement) Estonian, English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish
Capital of ESTONIA and previously known as Reval until 1918. The meaning of the name is uncertain, but it is believed to be derived from Estonian Taani-linn(a) meaning "Danish castle" or "Danish town".
TESPRÓCIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Thesprotia.
TRIPOLITÂNIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Tripolitania.
VALHALLA (Other) Norse Mythology, English, Danish, Italian, Portuguese
Variant of Norse Valhǫll, composed of Old Norse valr "the slain" and hǫll "hall". This is the name of the afterlife and the home of heroic warriors who died in battle, as well as some of the Æsir gods... [more]
VENEZUELA (Country) English, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Tatar, Turkish
The name of the Country in South America. Venezuela is a country on the northern coast of South America with diverse natural attractions. Along its Caribbean coast are tropical resort islands including Isla de Margarita and the Los Roques archipelago... [more]
VIENCIANA (Settlement) Portuguese (European)
European Portuguese form of VIENTIANE.
VIENTIANE (Settlement) French, English, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Swedish, Turkish
From Lao ວຽງຈັນ (wīang chan) meaning "city of sandalwood" or "city of the moon" from ວຽງ (wīang) meaning "city, town" and ຈັນ (chan) meaning "sandalwood" or "moon"... [more]
VILNIUS (Settlement) Lithuanian, Czech, Danish, English, Estonian, Faroese, French, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovak, Swedish
Capital of LITHUANIA. Named after the Vilnia River whose name is derived from Lithuanian vilnis "wave".
VLADIKAVKAZ (Settlement) Russian, English, Bulgarian, Dutch, French, Italian, Macedonian, Portuguese, Serbian, Ukrainian
Means "ruler of the Caucasus" from Russian владеть (vladet) meaning "to own, to possess, to control" and Кавказ (Kavkaz) meaning "Caucasus"... [more]
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