WORLD PLACE NAMES *
The world's 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.
----Please CLICK on desired underlined categories [to search for Subject Matter, depress Ctrl/F ]:
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 happiness".
Uganda, uga-anda, ugaldu (to grow a crop) andanaka (in large quantities):"They grow crops in large
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
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 humbleness".
Quebec, ke-ebe-ek., ke-ebe-eku: kementze (act of encouraging) ebertar (the Hebrew, Christ) ekurutasun (peace of mind): "Christ encourages peace of
Mexico from Mexica, .me-exi-ika
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 left".
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 knowledge".
NEAR EAST (Excluding Israel)
Bagdad, .bag.-dad., abaga-dad: abagadune (opportunity, possible success) dadin (so that he may be): "That he may
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".
Jerusalem, je-eru-usa-ale-em., jentil (pagan) errukigabe (cruel) usadio (custom) alegia (fake) emankortasun (fertility):"Cruel pagan custom for fake fertility."
MIDDLE EAST. (India, Pakistan
Bihar, .bi-iha-ar., ibi-iha-ara, ibildari (nomadic) iha'urri (to scatter, to roam) arro (proud): "Proud roaming
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
Fujiyama, fa.-uji-ama, fa (happy) uju (cry of joy) ama (Goddess): "A happy cry of joy
for the Goddess".
Australia, 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 terrible happening!"
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 numbers."
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
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
bastards from the north set fire to
.t.-.ra-afa-alga-ar., ate-era-afa-alga-ari, ateru (to stop) erasan (attack) afa (happy) algara (loud laughter) arinaldi (fast run): "We stoped the attack (amid) happy and loud
laughter when they ran away fast".
GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND
Berlin, .be-erli-in., abe-erli-inu, abergikor (hospitable) erlijiozale (pious) inurritze (inspiring): "A hospitable, pious
and inspiring town".
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
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 compassion".
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
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
Wurtzburg, urtz-bu-urg., urtzeko (heavenly) buruargi (ingenious) urgatza (protection): "Ingenious heavenly
THE LOW COUNTRIES
Amerongen, ame-ero-onge-en., ameskor (dreaming) erosle (Redeemer) onginahi (kindness) enegana (to me): "I am dreaming about the
Redeemer's kindness to me".
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
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
den Helder, .de-en./.he-el.-.de-er.,
ede-ene/ihe-ela-ade-era, ederren (the most beautiful) ene (to attract, to come to) ihesleku (shelter, harbour) elaberritsu (fond of the news) adeitsu (courteous) errezbimendu (welcome): "Come to the most
beautiful harbor for the latest news and a courteous welcome".
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".
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
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".
Monte 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
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
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
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 strength".
Tralee, from trali, tra-ali, tara (sadness) alienatu (destruction of a person):
"Sadness over the death of a person".
RUSSIA & SLAVIC COUNTRIES
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
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
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
Taymyr, tai.-.mi-ir., taiu-umi-ira, taiuera (size, appearance) umildi (to humble) iraganaldi (migration, migrating herd): "The size of the migrating herd is
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
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
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".
[Hawaiian 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 weakened".
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
Oahu, oa-ahu, oaratu (in heat) ahuntz (female goat): "Female goat in
Agiguan, agi-igu-an., agindu (orders) igurika (to wait for) -an (inside): "Wait for orders on the
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
Guguan, .gu-.gu-an, agu-agu-an, agur (good bye) agur (good bye) andana (people): "God buy, good buy
Maug, .ma-ug., ama-uga, ama (mother) ugalkor (prolific): "Prolific
Pagan, .pa-aga-an., opa-aga-ana, opari (sacrifice) -aga (abundance of) anaigo (group of worshippers): "Group of
worshippers with an abundance of sacrifice".
Rota, .ro-ota, arro-ota, arro (proud) otargile (basket maker): "Proud basket
Saipan, sai-aipa, saiaketa (attempt) aipatu (famous for): "Famous for
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
Ebon, ebo-on., ebo-ondi, eboluzio (development) ondikotsu (unfortunate): "Unfortunate
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 strength".
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 story".
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".
Wott, ot., ota, otalur (land covered with furze): "Island covered with