Western African Submitted Place Names

Western African names include those from Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. See also about African names.
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ÀBÚJÁ (Settlement) Western African, Yoruba
Yoruba form of ABUJA.
ABUJA (Settlement) Western African, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, Afrikaans, Arabic, Armenian, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Urdu
From Abu-Ja, a nickname of 19th-century monarch Abubakar Jatau (sometimes referred to as "Abu"), who founded what is now the city of Abuja in 1828. By some accounts, he was described as having fair skin, which possibly earned him the nickname Ja meaning "red" in Hausa... [more]
AFIRKA (Region) Western African, Hausa
Hausa form of AFRICA.
AMURKA (Country & Region) Hausa
Hausa form of AMERICA.
FILIPIN (Country) Western African, Hausa, Persian
Hausa and Persian form of PHILIPPINES.
INDONESIYA (Country) Western African, Hausa
Hausa form of INDONESIA.
KOMOROS (Country) Bengali, Hindi, Maltese, Eastern African, Hausa
Bengali, Hindi, Maltese, and Hausa form of COMOROS.
LAGOS (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Western African, Hausa, Igbo, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek
From Portuguese lagos meaning "lakes". This is the name of a city in Nigeria as well as a state of the same name.
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]
NÀÌJÍRÍÀ (Country) Western African, Yoruba
Yoruba form of NIGERIA.
NAIJIRIA (Country) Western African, Igbo, Yoruba
Igbo form of NIGERIA as well as a Yoruba variant of NÀÌJÍRÍÀ.
NAJERIYA (Country) Western African, Hausa
Variant of NIJERIYA.
NANKA (Settlement) Igbo
NDAKAARU (Settlement) Western African, Wolof
Wolof form of Dakar.
NIJERIYA (Country) Western African, Hausa
Hausa form of NIGERIA.
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