Southern African Submitted Place Names

Southern African names include those from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. See also about African names.
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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.
Tiwa (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Modern Afrikaans form of Tuva.
Tjoemen (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Tyumen.
Toela (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Tula.
Toewa (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans (Archaic)
Archaic Afrikaans form of Tuva. The modern Afrikaans form is Tiwa.
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.
Toskane (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Tuscany.
Transnistrië (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Transnistria.
Transsilvanië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Transylvania.
Transvaal (Region) Afrikaans
Transvaal is a historical geographic term associated with land north of (i.e., beyond) the Vaal River in South Africa. ... [more]
Trasië (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Thrace via its Latin form Thracia.
Triëst (Region & Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Trieste.
Tripolitanië (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Tripolitania.
Tsjeggo-Slowakye (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Czechoslovakia.
Tsjetsjnië (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Chechnya.
Tsjoewasjië (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Chuvashia.
Tunisië (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Tunisia.
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]
Turyn (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Turin.
Turyn (Settlement) Afrikaans, Polish
Afrikaans and Polish form of Turin.
Twee­buffels­met­een­skoot­morsdood­geskiet­fontein (Other) Afrikaans
Means “ Two buffaloes with one shot shot totally dead spring”. Longest single word place name in South Africa
Ulaanbaatar (Settlement) Mongolian, Afrikaans, Dutch, English, Estonian, German, Romanian
Means "red hero" from Mongolian улаан (ulaan) meaning "red" and баатар (baatar) meaning "hero". This is the name of the capital city of Mongolia.
Umbrië (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Umbria.
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.
Vatikaanstad (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Vatican City.
Venesië (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Venice.
Verenigde Koninkryk (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of United Kingdom
Viëtnam (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Vietnam.
Virginië (Political Subdivision) Dutch (Archaic), Afrikaans
Archaic Dutch and modern Afrikaans form of Virginia. The modern Dutch form is written exactly the same as the English form.
Vogese (Mountain) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Vosges.
Walachye (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Wallachia.
Wallis (Country) Dutch (Archaic), German (Archaic), Afrikaans
Archaic Dutch and German form of Wales as well as the modern Afrikaans form of the name.
Wallis en Futuna (Political Subdivision) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Wallis and Futuna.
Wallonië (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Wallonia.
Warskou (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Warsaw.
Wene (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Vienna.
Wes-Virginië (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of West Virginia.
Windhoek (Settlement) Afrikaans, Dutch, English
This is the capital and largest city of Namibia. It’s unknown how this place got it’s name, most think it’s from the Afrikaans word wind-hoek, which means ''wind corner''... [more]
Wladiwostok (Settlement) German, Afrikaans
German and Afrikaans form of Vladivostok.
Ysland (Country & Island) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Iceland.
Zambië (Country) Dutch (Archaic), Afrikaans
Archaic Dutch form of Zambia as well as the modern Afrikaans form of the name.