WORLD PLACE NAMES *
place names have hidden sentences in them, written in what today would be
called the Basque Language. Considering where these geographical names
are and the age of the places they represent, it is obvious that the language
cannot be Basque, but must be an earlier form of it. Nyland (2001) called this proto language:
the "Saharan Language" or better the Universal
Language" because it applies to many related languages on
every continent and because its existence can be traced back at least 7,000
years (see Ainu). The Basque Language must be
very close to the original Saharan Language and therefore the Basque
dictionary of Gorka Aulestia was used. The overwhelming majority of the names
were made up with the vowel-interlocking formula (VCV
Formula), but here and there, the name originators cheated or slipped and
ignored the inter-locking.
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Africa, af.-.ri-ika, afa-ari-ika: afa (happy) arinari eman (to escape) ikaragarritasun
(tragedy): "We are happy to have escaped the tragedy".
Chad, txa-ad., txa-adi: txankaldu (to divide the
land into fields) adiskedigisa (in a friendly manner): "They divided the land into
fields in a friendly manner".
Egypt, egi-ip.-.t., egi-ipu-uto: egin (to create) ipuin (legend) utopia (utopia): "They created the legend of utopia".
Kenya, .ke-eni-iha, ike-eni-iha: ikertu (to pay a
visit) eni (to me) ihardun (to spend time): "Pay a visit to me and spend some
Sahara, .sa-aha-ara, iza-aha-ara, izadi (nature, character) ahalguzti (Almighty) aratz (pure): "The Omnipotent's character is pure".
The previous translation has been: zahar (old):
"The Old Country?” This is not likely.
Senegal, .se-ene-ega-al., ase-ene-ega-ala: asezin (insatiable craving) enegan (within me) egape (shelter, home) alai aldi (happiness):
"Within me there is an insatiable craving for a home and
Uganda, uga-anda, ugaldu (to grow a crop) andanaka (in large
quantities):"They grow crops in large quantities".
America, ameri-ika, ameriketak egin
(to make a fortune) ikaragarri (enormous): "Make an enormous fortune".
Canada, .ka-ana-ada, akabu (the far end) anaitu (to get together) ada (the noise of
the last word): "At the far end we'll have a party".
Hudson, .hu-ud.-.so-on., uhu-udi-iso-ona, uhui (cry of happiness) udikan (to get out) isolamendu (isolation) (isolation) onargaitz (intolerable, hostile): "He cried for joy to get out
of the hostile isolation".
Mission, .mi-isi-on., umi-isi-one, umiltasun (humbleness) isilka (quietly) onegite (doing good): "Quietly doing good in
Quebec, ke-ebe-ek., ke-ebe-eku: kementze (act of
encouraging) ebertar (the Hebrew, Christ) ekurutasun (peace of
mind): "Christ encourages peace of mind".
Mexico from Mexica,
Brasil/Brazil, .b.-.ra-azi-il., eba-ara-azi-il: ebasle (thief) arrapatu (to plunder) azienda (wealth) ilki (to leave): "The
thieves plundered our wealth and then
Peru, .pe-eru, ape-eru: apez (priest) errukigabe (cruel): "The priests are cruel".
Asia, asi-ia, asiera (origin) iaiotasun (profound knowledge), "Origin of all profound
NEAR EAST (Excluding Israel)
Bagdad, .bag.-dad., abaga-dad: abagadune (opportunity,
possible success) dadin (so that he may be): "That he may be successful".
Basra, bas.-.ra, basa (mud) ara (over there): "There's mud over there".
Bethlehem, .be-et. h.-.le-em., abe-ete he-ele-eme: abeletxe (stable) etenune (time of birth) hementxe (right here) ele
(cattle) emekiro (peaceful): "The time of birth came right here in the
stable between the peaceful cattle."
Galilee, .ga-ali-ile, iga-ali-ile, igarle (prophet) alienatu (to kill a person) ileta (lament,
mourning): "Lament for the killed prophet".
je-eru-usa-ale-em., jentil (pagan) errukigabe (cruel) usadio (custom) alegia (fake) emankortasun
pagan custom for fake fertility."
MIDDLE EAST. (India, Pakistan etc)
Bihar, .bi-iha-ar., ibi-iha-ara, ibildari (nomadic) iha'urri (to scatter, to roam) arro (proud):
"Proud roaming nomads".
Goa, from goardia (to stand guard): Referring to the town's defenses.
Harappa, from harapatu (to plunder): "Plundered".
Himalaya, ima-alaya, imajina (image,
scenery) alaia (pleasing): "Pleasing scenery".
Fujiyama, fa.-uji-ama, fa (happy) uju (cry
of joy) ama (Goddess): "A happy cry of joy for the
aus.-.tra-ali-iha, ausa-atra-ali-iha: ausarta (courageous) atrakatzaile (robber,
convict) alizan (capable)
ihaurri (to scatter, to go everywhere): "Courageous and
capable convicts went everywhere".
Papua, apapua (living in poverty): "They live in poverty".
Europa, eur.-opa, euri (rain) opa (longing for): "Longing for rain".
Atlantic, from Atlantis, at.-.la-an. .ti-iz., atontze (Get ready!) olatualdi (huge wave) aniztu (to increase) utikan
(get away from) izugarrikeria (terrible happening): "Get ready! Huge waves are
increasing, get away from this
Baltic, bal-tik, bale (whale) tiko (origin, birthplace), "Calving area of the
whales", probably baluga whales. The area
referred to is likely the Bay of Riga.
Lithuania, better known as Litauen,
eli-ita-ahu-ene, elikadura (food) itaitu (to harvest) ahurka (by the
handful, in large numbers) -enetan (always): "They always harvest their food in large
Canterbury, (kanterburi), .ka-an.-.te-er.-bu-uri,
ika-ana-ate-era-abu-uri, ikasi (learned) anaia (brothers) ateratu (to take advantage
of) erabide (education) aburu eman (to express
and idea, opinion) urrikimendu (repentance): Take
advantage of an education from the
learned brothers and express repentance".
Hoy, hoi, hoindi (over there, the other side): "On the other
Lindisfarne, .li-in.-.di-is.-.fa-arne, ili-inu-udi-isi-ifa-arne, ilintu (to set on fire) inular (sundown) udikan (get away!)
isilume (bastard) ifar (northern) arnegatu (cursed): "Get away from here! At sundown the cursed
the north set fire to the
.t.-.ra-afa-alga-ar., ate-era-afa-alga-ari, ateru (to stop) erasan (attack) afa (happy) algara (loud
arinaldi (fast run):
"We stoped the attack (amid) happy and loud laughter when they ran away
Berlin, .be-erli-in., abe-erli-inu, abergikor (hospitable) erlijiozale (pious) inurritze (inspiring): "A hospitable, pious and inspiring
Fritzlar, .f.-.ri-itz.-.la-ar., afa-ari-itza-ala-are, afa
(happy) ari (mission) itza eman (to give a promise) alaitzaile (joyous) arrera (welcome): Happy
mission which promises a joyous welcome".
Lorsch, .lo-ortz, alondegi (wine
storage/cellar) ortzeko (heavenly): "Heavenly winecellar".
Lubeck, lu-ube-ek., luzarotu (to last a
long time) uberka (water reservoir) ekaizte (big
rainstorm): "The water reservoir
will last for a long time (when filled
by) a big rainstorm".
Murbach, .mu-ur.-.ba-ak., amu-uri-iba-akitu, amultsu (tender) urrikitu (to show compassion) ibarretxe (house in the
valley) akitu (to be
exhausted): "At the house in the valley the exhausted find tender
Reichenau, .re-ike-ena-au, are-ike-ena-au, erreraegin (to welcome) ikertzaile (visitor) -ena (possessive suffix) aupatu (to give praise): "We welcome our
visitors and give praise".
Stettin, .s.-.te-et.-.ti-in., asa-ate-eta-ati-inu, asaldatze (rioting) aterpe (refuge) eta (and) atxikitzaile (supporter) inurritu (to inspire): "A refuge from the
rioting and inspiration for our supporters".
Tirol, tiro-ol, tirokaldi (shooting) oldartu (to begin, to
start): "Start shooting".
Wurtzburg, urtz-bu-urg., urtzeko (heavenly) buruargi (ingenious) urgatza (protection):
"Ingenious heavenly protection".
Amerongen, ame-ero-onge-en., ameskor (dreaming) erosle (Redeemer) onginahi (kindness) enegana (to me): "I am
dreaming about the Redeemer's kindness
Arnhem, ar.-.n.-.he-em., aro-oni-ihe-ema, arrotz (foreigner) onik (unharmed) ihesaldi (escape) emarrapaketa (abduction of a woman): "The foreign woman escaped
unharmed from her abductors".
Barnegat, .ba-arnegat, ebanjelari (evangelist) arnegatu (to get angry): "The evangelist got angry".
Delft, .de-el.-.f.-.t., ede-ela-afa-ati, eder (beautiful) ela (story) afa
(happy) atxikitzaile (faithfulness): "Beautiful story of happy
faithfulness" or "beautiful and happy story of faithfulness".
den Helder, .de-en./.he-el.-.de-er., ede-ene/ihe-ela-ade-era, ederren (the most beautiful) ene (to attract,
to come to)
harbour) elaberritsu (fond of the news) adeitsu (courteous) errezbimendu (welcome): "Come to
the most beautiful harbor for the
latest news and a courteous welcome".
Drachten, .d.-.ra-ak.-.te-en., ada-ara-aka-ate-en: adarka (by goring) arakintzo (massacre) akabatu (to end a life) atezatu
(to live on) entzute (fame): "The stabbing massacre ended his life but
his fame lives on".
Echternach, ek.-.te-er.-.na-ak., eka-ate-era-ana-ako, ekarri (to provide) aterpe (refuge) eramankizun (suffering) anaidi
(brotherhood) akordiozko (traditional):
"Traditional brotherhood which provides a refuge from suffering".
Egmond, eg.-.mo-ond., egin (to create) moldez (skillfully) ondorekidego (common
inheritance): "(We skillfully create a common inheritance".
Fulda, fu-ul.-.da, fu-ule-eda, funtsatu (to create) ulerketa (understanding) edagale (thirst):
"We create a thirst for
.hi-il.-.be-er.-.su-um., ahi-ile-ebe-eri-isu-umi, ahi (I hope) ilezin (immortal) ebertar (Hebrew) errixee
(common people) isuri (to inspire) umiltasun (humbleness):
"I hope that the immortal story of Jesus will inspire the common people to humbleness".
Holland, ol.-.la-and., ola-ala-anda, olatu (waves) alaitu (to fill with joy) andar (speeding):
"Speeding the waves fills us with joy".
Utrecht, ut.-.re-ek.-.t., uti-ire-eki-itu, utzi (to put a stop to) iresle (destruction) ekinalean (do as much as possible) itundu (to make a treaty): To put a stop to the
destruction, do as much as possible to make a treaty".
Cassino, .mo-on.-.te. .ka-as.-.si-ino, amo-ona-ate
ika-asa-asi-ino, amodiotsu (loving) onarketa (welcoming)
aterpe (refuge) ikasleku (learning center) asagotu (go far away) asi
(to start) inon (somewhere: "A loving and
welcoming refuge. Go far away and
start a learning center somewhere".
Mont Serrat, .mo-on.-.t. .se-er.-.ra-at., amo-ona-ate
ase-era-ara-ati, amodiotsu (loving) onarketa (welcoming) aterpe
(refuge) asezindaki (craving) erekuste (education) arrazi (to encourage)
atikitzaile (faithful): "A loving and welcoming refuge. We
encourage the faithful to get a craving for education".
Rome, .ro-ome, aro-ome, arrotasun (pride) omen (honor): "Pride and honor".
Sacro Speco, .sa-ak.-.ro .spe-eko, usa (dove, holy
man) akabu (ultimate) arroztu (to exile) asperkeria (boredom) ekoizle (producing):
"Holy man in ultimate exile; producing boredom".
Subiaco, .su-ubi-ako, isu-ubi-ako, isurikatu (to waste a
life) ubil (whirlpool) akorduan euki (to
remember): "Remember the
waste of life in the whirlpool".
Vatican, .ba-ati-ika-an., aba-ati-ika-ana, abadeburu (head priest) atiki (to be
faithful) ikasgiro (learning environment) anaiarte (brotherhood): "The faithful head-priest's learning
environment for the brotherhood".
Aran, from aran (echo): "Echo".
Erris Head, errisku (dangerous): "Dangerous".
Malin Head, mali-in., malizia (bad action) indarketa (contest of strength): "Bad contest of
Tralee, from trali, tra-ali, tara (sadness) alienatu (destruction of a person): "Sadness over the death
of a person".
Chernobil, txer.-.no-obi-il., txerrizain (swineherd) inor (no-one) obi (grave) iletu (to mourn): "No-one mourned by the grave of the
Dniepr, d.n-i.e.p.-.r, don-ihesp-ur, dontsu (blessed) ihespideto (means of escape) ur (by water):
"The blessed one's means of escape was by water". Probably
referring to Chief Priestess Medea who escaped with Jason up the Dniepr after
taking the golden fleece from King
Aietus. See: Apollonius of Rhodes.
Irkutsk, ir.-.ku-utsik, iri-iku-utsik, iri
(city) ikustatu (to visit) utsik (deserted): "I visited the deserted city".
Okhotsk, ok.-.ho-otsk, oka-aho-otsok, okaztagarri (disgusting) ahozagarri (astonishing) otsok (brutality): "Astonishingly disgusting
Siberia, .si-ibe-eri-i.a, esi-ibe-eri-iha, esinguratu (to round up) ibeni (to dump) erioaldi (agony) ihaurri (to scatter):
"Round them up, dump and scatter
them in agony".
Taymyr, tai.-.mi-ir., taiu-umi-ira, taiuera (size, appearance) umildi (to humble) iraganaldi (migration, migrating herd): "The size of the migrating herd is humbling".
Kamchatka, .ka-am.-.txa-at.-.ka, ika-amo-otxa-ate-eka, ikaragarri (frightening) amorro (fury) otxoa (wolf) aterbegabe (unprotected, out
in the open) ekantze (to get used to): "Out in the open, the frightening
fury of the wolves takes getting used
Kiev, .ki-eb., oki-eba, okitu (totally) ebanjeliotu (to avangelize): "Totally evangelized".
Ukraina, uk.-.rain-a, uku-arain-a, uku
(gone bad, smelly) arrain (fish) a (the): "The smelly fish".
Vladivostok, .b.-.la-adi bo-osto-ok., aba-ala-adi bo-osto-oki, abaroan egon (to take refuge) alabearreko (necessary) adi (watch out!) bortxakeria (violence) ostosketa (rolling of the thunder) okildu (to be
frightened): "Watch out! It's
necessary to take refuge. The violence of
the storm is frightening".
Uppsala, up.-.p.-.sa-ala, upa-apu-usa-ala, upa
(cask) apurtu (to break) usain (smell, aroma)
alaitu (to fill with joy):
"The aroma of the broken cask
fills us with joy".
names translated with the Basque Dictionary]
Hawaii, hau-ahi, hau (this one) ahigarri (exhausting):
"This one is exhausting", it is a long way to there.
Hilo, ilo, ilobi (tomb, grave): "Site of the grave".
Kaula, .ka-aula, akabu (the end, when
we get there) aulagotu (to weaken): "When we got there we were
Lanai, .la-anai, ala-anai, alabear (fate) anai (brother): "The fate of my brother".
Laysan, lai-izan, laino (foggy) izan (to be): "It is foggy".
Maui, .ma-uhi, ema-uhi, eman (to beat
repeatedly) uhin (wave): "Constantly beaten by waves".
Oahu, oa-ahu, oaratu (in heat) ahuntz (female goat): "Female goat in heat".
Agiguan, agi-igu-an., agindu (orders) igurika (to wait for) -an (inside):
"Wait for orders on the island".
Agrihan, agiri-iha-an, agirian (obviously) ihar (arid) -an (inside): "The island is obviously arid".
Guam, .gu-am., agu-ama, agur (greetings) ama (mother): "Greetings for mother".
Guguan, .gu-.gu-an, agu-agu-an, agur (good bye) agur (good bye) andana (people):
"God buy, good buy people".
Maug, .ma-ug., ama-uga, ama (mother) ugalkor (prolific): "Prolific mother".
Pagan, .pa-aga-an., opa-aga-ana, opari (sacrifice) -aga (abundance of) anaigo (group of worshippers): "Group of
worshippers with an abundance of
Rota, .ro-ota, arro-ota, arro (proud) otargile (basket maker): "Proud basket maker".
Saipan, sai-aipa, saiaketa (attempt) aipatu (famous for): "Famous for attempt".
Ailinglapalap, ai-ili-ing.-.la-apa-ala-apo, ai
(strong desire) ilinti (burning) ingiratu (to get ready) il (to die) apaiz (priest) alabear (fate) apokeria (human sacrifice): "I have a burning desire to get
ready to die the priest's fate of a human sacrifice".
Aur, aur (child): "Child of Maloelap".
Bikar, bika-ar., bika-arra, bikain
(extraordinary) arrantza (fishing): "Extraordinarily good fishing".
Ebon, ebo-on., ebo-ondi, eboluzio (development) ondikotsu (unfortunate): "Unfortunate development".
Kwajalein, .ku-aja-ale-in., aku-aja-ale-in., akuila (to urge on) ajaja (laughter) -ale (agent, cause) indar (strength):
"Laughter urges on and creates
Maloelap, ma-alo-ela-ap., maiburuko (guest
speaker) alogerekotu (to be paid money) ela (story) apaindu (to embellish, to
trump up): "The guest speaker was paid money to embellish the
Taka, taka, takada (Gentle push): "Give me a gentle push".
Utirik, uti-iri-ik.: utikan (go away) irrikatu (to desire vehemently) ikara (terror):
"I desire vehemently to get away from the terror".
Wake, ake, akela (priestess): "(Home of) the priestess".
ot., ota, otalur (land covered with furze): "Island covered with