- What is the meaning of Kerala?
- What is the meaning of Germany?
- What is the meaning of England?
- Why is Bangkok called Bangkok? What does that word mean in Thai?
- What does Chiang Mai mean?
- What is the meaning of Iran?
- Why is Georgia called Georgia? Or Sartekevalos (their own name)?
- What is the meaning of Bangladesh?
- Why is Japan called Nippon or Nippon Koku? Or the land of the rising sun?
- What is the meaning of Venezuela?
- What does Canada mean?
- What does Quebec mean?
- What is the meaning of Jamaica?
- What does Argentina and Rio de la Plata mean and how are they related? How does Martín del Barco Centenera play into this?
- What does Belarus mean?
- What does Norway (Noreg/Norge) mean?
- What does Ukraine mean and why do many call it “the Ukraine”?
- What does Yugoslavia mean?
- What does Austria mean?
- What does Yunan mean?
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15 thoughts on “Names of Countries, States and Cities”
Most of them are well known
iran—land of the Aryans
Bangladesh–Country(desh) of the bangalis
Belarus–white Russia ?
As a Chinese, from the Chinese ideograms
Yunan–Land under the cloud to the south. I could be wrong. ‘yun’ or cloud could be the ancient name of a region.
Japan–Where the sun rises
Yuenan. The nan means south. The yue means something like far or deep.
Correct, Annam means “peaceful south” – An means peaceful or pacified and nam means south.
Jamaica is the Amerindian name for the island, I think.
Comes from an Arawak word Xaymaca meaning Land of Wood and Water or Land of Springs.
Buk and nam are Korean words, but I’m sure nam is shared between several East Asian nations due to the influence of China.
Bangkok means bang your cock into some hot Asian pussy and Iran is a reference to the Aryans, so it must be a hot spot for WNs.
Bangkok means bang your cock into some hot Asian pussy
Even though I’m not Thai, I take offense as that city is very close to my heart. Bangkok doesn’t mean anything like those modern perversions of the name. In Thai language, the name is simply “Krung Thep” which literally means the City of Beautiful Angels. You can find so many of those angels at every cross-walk, bar, temple and shopping center.
just joking 😆
Obviously WNs are not so sensitive when they’re bashing mixed raced people are they?
You don’t want to offend nations, even though they have a reputation for a sex industry. These nations are very proud of who they are. Expect to stabbed to death next to time your travel there. No joke.
Many people think it means “coconut,” but actually it means land of the Chera, a people who lived there, shortened to “Kera.”
Correct! The Germania tribe lived in what is now the Netherlands.
Actually it is Krug Thep MaHaNakhamon. MaHaNakhamon means “Great City” in Sanskrit. The word in Thai is also supposed to mean “Olive Village.”
It is corruption of MaHaNakhon into “Bangkok.”
It refers to the small country and it is indeed a reference to St. George, as he was very popular in that country.
Right, land of the Bangla people and the Bangla language.
Comes from the Iroquoian word kanata meaning settlement or village.
Yes comes from the Iroquoian word kébec which means “where the river narrows.”
No, it does not.
Exactly. From Old Norse Norð-vegr, which means the way of the North.
Correct it means “border.” It is called the Ukraine because that means “the border.”
Exactly! Yugo means south in Serbo-Croatian.
Right, it means Eastern Kingdom/Land/Country.
Related to Viet Nam. Hehe.
Robert, voting has started on Brexit – UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. It’s going to have far-reaching repercussions on the global economy. Currency exchange rates will plunge, some smaller economies that depend on the UK for their survival will suffer a bit of a meltdown. Greedy Wall Street douchebags are planning to relocate their extortion agencies that are presently based in the City of London, to Frankfurt and Hong Kong
I would have supported the “leave” faction if I were a UK citizen. Hope they get rid of the bureaucratic mess called European Union. Looks like leave is gaining momentum as the polls draw to a close. Final results will be out in another 24 hours.
Turnout is expected to be high, but bad weather on polling day could put off some voters. As polls opened at 7 a.m. local time, authorities issued flood warnings for 22 areas in southeast England, including some parts of London, the BBC said.
London and the South-east is where they are mostly planning to vote “remain” owing to the multicultural population and Europhile liberal demographics. Looks like “Leave” has just gained a last minute advantage.
Argentina comes from “argentum”, name in Latin language for silver.
Rio de la Plata (River Plate) is the name of the estuary (wrongly denominated as a river) of Parana river. Was put by Spaniards because of legends that they heard from some indigenous of the region, that said that there were a place full of silver and gold in the west. Nowdays is believed that they referred to cities of Tahuantinsuyo (so called “incan empire”, when actually “inca” was the title of emperor of Quechuas), that were thousands of kilometers far away from this estuary. This legend was spread between many European adventurers, so they started to refer to this river like River Plate and the whole region like Argentina, for it relation with Latin word “argentum”. And this denomination (Argentina) spread much more since poetry of Martin del Barco Centenera.
Well, I got my knowledge from encyclopedias I read as a child. But the bullies in 7th grade had some interesting comments about that:
(In a Country accent) “I heard you read encyclopedias. We’re gonna set fire to them,.. hee heee heee. 😆
Yunan is Arabic for Greece.
“Belarus” was called “white” because Slavs seem to use colours to indicate directions, probably under influence of steppe nomads. Hence “White Croats”, “REd Rus”, “Black Rus” and “White Rus” (of which only white rus surived as a name to modern times)