are used by Swahili
speakers in eastern Africa.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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]
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.
KAMBOJA (Country) Indonesian, Acehnese, Balinese, Buginese, Javanese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Armenian, Georgian, Swahili, Tajik, Turkmen
Form of CAMBODIA
LIBYA (Country) Northern African, Berber, Burmese, 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]
MAKKA (Settlement) Arabic, Avar, Bashkir, Chechen, Hindi, Ingush, Lak, Marathi, Nepali, Swahili, Tajik, Tatar, Telugu, Thai, Urdu, Uzbek
Arabic alternate transcription of MAKKAH
as well as the form of MECCA
used in various languages.
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.
SAHARA (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).
TANZANIA (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
, 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
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