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The Latinized name of this North African city comes from the Portuguese for 'white house.'
This Asian's capital name is believed to come from the French pronunciation of its local name, Viang-Chiang, meaning 'City of Sandalwood.'
This city's name comes from the old Slavic for 'ford.'
This European city's name comes from the ancient Greek word meaning 'wisdom.'
This city's name is derived from the Sanskrit word 'Simhapuram' meaning 'Lion City.'
This city's name comes from the Chinese for 'northern capital.'
Named after Athena, the goddess of wisdom.
The city was named after its founder, Alexander the Great.
This Middle Eastern city comes from an Arabic word, meaning 'the sticky tree.'
This Asian city was named after Mai Kolachi, an old fisher woman who settled near the delta of the Indus River to start a new community.
This city is named for the British Home Secretary Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney.
This city's name means 'muddy confluence' in Malay
The name of this city comes from the Turkish saray ovası, meaning the field around saray.
The name of this city likely came from the Iroquois word for 'place where trees stand in the water.'
This city's name was dervied from a Persian word meaning 'modern.'
This city's name comes from the term 'limaq' meaning 'talker' in coastal Quechua
This city was originally called the Spanish for 'Holy Mary of the Fair Winds.' eventually, it ended up shortened to the Spanish for 'fair winds.'
The most common theory is that the name of this European capital comes from a Dutch phrase meaning 'home in the marsh.'
This Oceanic capital takes its name from the more noted name of Arthur Wellesley, most famous for his defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo.
From the Chinese for 'northern Taiwan.'
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This city is named after the Parisii tribe.
This South American city means 'river of January' in Portugese.
The name is thought to derive from a Kyrgyz word for a churn used to make kumis, the Kyrgyz national drink.
The name of this Asian city is believed to come from a Phoenician word meaning 'fountain.'
Originally named Edo, meaning estuary, this major city's name was changed to a word meaning 'eastern capital' when it became the imperial capital in 1868.
This city's name is dervied from the Arabic word al-Jazā’ir which translates to 'The Islands' A reference to four islands that laid off the city's coasts.
This African city comes from a Greek word meaning 'the three cities'
The name of this city is believed to come from the Tagalog phrase for 'there is nila(a flowering mangrove plant.)'
The name of this English city originates from a combination its ancient Roman name Mamucium, and the Old English ceaster or town.
This city's name comes from the nearby Moskva River, with the city's name meaning 'the city by the Moskva River.'
This African city's name means 'lakes' in Portuguese.
This American city's name comes from the French word for 'strait.'
The name of this city is believed to come from the ancient Veneti people who inhabited the region in the 10th century BC.
This city's name comes from the Arabic al-Qāhira, meaning 'The Victorious.'
From a Phoenician phrase meaning 'safe harbor.'
This city was named after a local Taino chief named Habaguanex.
The name of this major city derives from a medievial Greek phrase meaning 'To the City.'
This African city's name comes from the word Nkran meaning 'ants' in Akan, a reference to many anthills that could be seen in the surrounding countryside
From a Serbian word meaning, 'white city.'
The name of this major Asian city comes from the Old Javanese word for 'victorious deed' or 'complete victory.'

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