Names of the United States

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This is a list of names of the United States of America in languages of the world.

List of names[edit]

Language Name Reference Explanation or note
Acehnese Amirika Carékat
Afrikaans Verenigde State van Amerika
Albanian Shtetet e Bashkuara të Amerikës Pronounced [ʃtɛˈtɛt ɛ baʃˈkuara tə amɾiˈkɛs]; Often shortened to SHBA or Amerika
Alemannic Vereinigte Staata vo Amerika
Arabic الولايات المتّحدة الأمريكيّة (al-Wilāyāt al-Muttaḥidah al-Amrīkīyah, literally "the American united states") Pronounced [aɫˈwilaːjaːt aɫˈmutˈtaħidah aɫˈamriːˈkiːjah] often shortened to أمريكا, (Amrīkā [ˈamriːˈkaː]).
Aragonese Estatos Unitos d'America
Armenian Ամերիկայի Միացյալ Նահանգներ (Amerikayi Miats‘yal Nahangner) Pronounced [amɛɾiˈkaji miatsʰˈjal nahangnɛɾ]
Assamese মাৰ্কিন যুক্তৰাষ্ট্ৰ (Mārkina Yuktarāṣṭra)
Asturian Estaos Xuníos d'América
Austro-Bavarian Vaeinigte Staatn vo Amerika
Azerbaijani Amerika Birləşmiş Ştatları
Bashkir Америка Ҡушма Штаттары (Amerika Qushma Stattary)
Basque Ameriketako Estatu Batuak
Belarusian Злучаныя Штаты Амерыкі (Zluchanyya Shtaty Ameryki)
Belarusian (Taraškievica) Злучаныя Штаты Амэрыкі
Bengali মার্কিন যুক্তরাষ্ট্র Pronunciation: markin juktorashţro
Bikol central Estados Unidos nin Amerika
Bishnupriya Manipuri তিলপারাষ্ট্রর পুরা নাঙহান তিলপারাষ্ট্র
Bislama Yunaeted Stet blong Amerika
Bosnian Sjedinjene Američke Države
Breton Stadoù-Unanet Amerika
Bulgarian Съединени американски щати (Sŭedineni amerikanski shtati)
Catalan Estats Units d'Amèrica
Cebuano Estados Unidos sa Amerika
Zamboanga Chavacano Estados Unidos de America
Chechen Iамерка пачхьалк (Jamerka paçxälk)
Chinese 美利堅合眾國 (Měilìjiān Hézhòngguó, literally "American centralized country") Shortened to 美国 (Měiguó)
Chuvash Америкăри Пĕрлешӳллĕ Штатсем (Amerikări Pĕrleshüllĕ Shtatsem)
Cornish Statys Unys Amerika
Corsican Stati Uniti d'America
Crimean Tatar Amerika Qoşma Ştatları
Croatian Sjedinjene Američke Države
Czech Spojené státy americké Pronunciation: [ˈspojɛnɛː ˈstaːtɪ ˈamɛrɪtskɛː]
Danish Amerikas Forenede Stater
Dutch Verenigde Staten van Amerika
Dutch Low Saxon Verienigde Staoten van Amerika
Dzongkha ཡུ་ནའིཊེཊ་སི་ཊེས
Esperanto Usono
Estonian Ameerika Ühendriigid
Ewe United States nye Amerika
Faroese Sameindu Statirnir Í Amerika
Sambandsríki Amerika
Finnish (Suomi) Amerikan yhdysvallat usually shortened to Yhdysvallat
West Flemish Verênigde Stoaten van Amerika
Franco-Provençal (Arpetan) Ètats-Unis d’Amèrica
French États-Unis d'Amérique Pronunciation: [etaz.yni damɛ.ʁik]
Saterland Frisian Fereende Stoaten fon Amerikoa
West Frisian Feriene Steaten fan Amearika
Friulian Stâts Unîts di Americhe
Galician language (Gallego) Estados Unidos de América
Georgian Georgian: ამერიკის შეერთებული შტატები, translit.: amerik'is sheertebuli sht'at'ebi Pronounced: [ɑmɛrikis ʃɛˈɛrtʰɛbuli ʃtʼɑtʼɛbi]; shortened აშშ (ashsh)
German Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika Pronunciation: [fɛɐ̯ˈʔaɪ̯nɪçtə ˈʃtaːtn̩ fɔn ʔaˈmeːʁɪka] in Germany or [fɛrˈaɪ̯nɪktə ʃtaːtn̩ fɔn aˈmeːrɪka] in Austria and German-speaking area of Switzerland.
Greek Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες Αμερικής (Inoménes Politíes Amerikís) Pronunciation: [inoˈmenes poliˈti.es ameri.ˈcis]
Greenlandic Naalagaaffeqatigiit
Guaraní Tetã peteĩ reko Amérikagua
Haitian Creole Etazini
Hakka Mî-li-kiên Ha̍p-chung-koet
Hausa kunkiyar taraiyar Amurika
Hawaiian ʻAmelika Hui Pū ʻia
Hebrew ארצות הברית של אמריקה (Artsot ha-Berit shel Ameriḳah)
Hiligaynón Naghiliúgyon nga mga Kadutáan sang Ameriká / Estádos Unídos sang Amérika
Hindi संयुक्त राज्य अमरीका (Saṃyukta Rājya Amrīkā)
Hungarian (Magyar) Amerikai Egyesült Államok Pronunciation: [ˈɒmɛrikɒi ˈɛɟɛʃylt ˈaːl:ɒmok]
Icelandic Bandaríki Norður-Ameríku Commonly shortened as Bandaríkin
Ido Unionita Stati di Amerika
Igbo Mbà ndi òfú óbì Amérịka
Ilokano Estados Unidos iti America
Indonesian Amerika Serikat
Interlingua Statos Unite de America
Occidental (Interlingue) Unit States de America
Inupiak United States oŋ America
Irish (Irish Gaelic) Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá Pronunciation: [ˈsˠt̪ˠaːtʲ ˈiːnˠt̪ˠaːhə ˈvʲɛɾʲɪcaː]
Italian Stati Uniti d'America Pronunciation: [stati uniti damɛˈrika]
Japanese アメリカ合衆国 (Amerika gasshūkoku), 米国 (Beikoku) The latter name is shortened from 亜"米"利加合衆"国"
Javanese Amérika Sarékat
Kalmyk Амерекин Ниицəтə Орн Нутгуд (Amerikin Niitsätä Orn Nutgud)
Kazakh Америка Құрама Штаттары (Amerika Qurama Shtattary)
Khmer សហរដ្ឋអាមេរិក (Saharodth Amerik)
Kirundi Leta Zunze Ubumwe za Amerika
Komi Америкаса Ӧтувтӧм Штатъяс (Amerikasa Õtuvtõm Shtat″yas)
Korean 미합중국 / 美合衆國 (Mihapjungguk, literally "American United Group Country"), 아메리카 합중국, (Amerika hapjung-guk, literally "America United Group Country")). Commonly known as 미국 (Miguk) for short.
Kurdish Dewletên Yekbûyî yên Amerîkayê
Kyrgyz Америка Кошмо Штаттары (Amerika Koshmo Shtattary)
Ladino Estatos Unitos d'Amerika
Latin Civitates Foederatae Americae (literally "federated American citizenry")
Latvian Amerikas Savienotās Valstis
Ligurian Stati Unïi d'America
Limburgish Vereinegde State van Amerika
Lingala Lisangá lya Ameríka
Lithuanian Jungtinės Amerikos Valstijos
Lombard Stat Ünì d'America
Luxembourgish Vereenegt Staate vun Amerika
Macedonian Соединети Американски Држави (Soedineti Amerikanski Drzhavi)
Malagasy Etazonia
Malay Amerika Syarikat
Malayalam അമേരിക്കന് ഐക്യനാടുകള് (Amērikkan Aikyanāṭukaḷ)
Maltese Stati Uniti tal-Amerika
Manx Steatyn Unnaneysit America
Māori Hononga-o-Amerika
Mazandarani موتحده ایالات (Muttaḥidah Iyālāt)
Min (Eastern) Mī-guók
Min (Southern) America Ha̍p-chiòng-kok
Mirandese Stados Ounidos de la América
Mongolian Америкийн Нэгдсэн Улс (Amerikhiyn Negdsen Uls)
Nahuatl Tlacetilīlli Tlahtohcāyōtl Ixachitlān pronunciation: [t͡ɬasetiˈliːlːi t͡ɬaʔtoʔˈkaːjoːt͡ɬ iʃaˈt͡ʃit͡ɬaːn]
Navajo Wááshindoon Bikéyah Ałhidadiidzooígíí
Neapolitan State Aunite d'Amereca
Norman Êtats Unnis d'Améthique
Norwegian Bokmål Amerikas forente stater
Norwegian Nynorsk Amerikanske Sambandsstatane
Novial Unionati States de Amerika
Occitan Estats Units d'America
Ossetian Америкæйы Иугонд Штаттæ (Amerikǝyy Iugond Shtattǝ)
Pashto د امريکا متحده ايالات (Da Amrīkā Muttaḥidah Iyālāt)
Pennsylvania Dutch Vereenichde Schtaate vun Amerikaa
Persian ایالات متحده آمریکا (Eyālāt-e Mottahede-ye Āmrikā) often shortened to آمریکا Āmrikā
Piedmontese Stat Unì d'América
Polish Stany Zjednoczone Ameryki Pronunciation: [ˈstanɨ zjɛdnɔˈtʂɔnɛ aˈmɛrɨkʲi]
Portuguese Estados Unidos da América Pronunciation: [esˈtaduz uniˈduz dɐ aˈmɛɾikɐ] in Brazil or [ɨʃˈtaðuz uniˈðuʒ dɐ aˈmɛɾikɐ] in Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies. Abbreviated as "EUA", for short.
Quechua Hukllachasqa Amirika Suyukuna
Romanian Statele Unite ale Americii Pronunciation: [staˈtele ˈunite ˈale ameˈrit͡ʃiʲ]
Romansh Stadis Unids da l'America
Russian Соединённые Штаты Америки (Soyedinyonnyye Shtaty Ameriki, literally "united states of America") Pronunciation: [səjɪdʲɪˈnʲɵnːɨjə ˈʂtatɨ ɐˈmʲerʲɪkʲɪ], often abbreviated as "США" (Seh-shah) for short.
Sakha Америка Холбоһуктаах Штаттара (Amerika Kholbohuktaakh Shtattara)
Nepalese संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका or more commonly संयुक्त राज्य अमरीका (Sanyukta rājya amērikā or Sanyukta rājya amrīkā) Shorted to अमेरिका (amērikā) or more commonly अमरीका (amrīkā)
Northern Sami Amerihká ovttastuvvan stáhtat
Samoan Iunaite Sitete o Amerika
Samogitian dialect Jongtėnės Amerėkas Valstėjės
Sardinian Istados Unidos de America
Scots Unitit States o Americae
Scottish Gaelic Na Stàitean Aonaichte
Serbian Сједињене Америчке Државе
Serbo-Croatian Sjedinjene Američke Države
Sicilian Stati Uniti dâ Mèrica
Silesian Zjednoczůne Sztaty Ameriki
Sinhala ඇමෙරිකා එක්සත් ජනපදය (Amerikanu Eksath Janadhapaya)
Slovak Spojené štáty americké
Slovene Združene države Amerike
Somali Maraykan
Sorbian, Lower Zjadnośone staty Ameriki
Sorbian, Upper Zjednoćene staty Ameriki
Spanish Estados Unidos de América Pronunciation: [estaˈðos uˈniðos ðe aˈmeɾika], abbreviated as "EE. UU." for short.
Sundanese Amérika Sarikat
Swahili Muungano wa Madola ya Amerika Shortened to Marekani
Swedish Amerikas förenta stater The abbreviation USA is also commonly used, but pronounced as [amɛˈrɪkas føːrɛnˈta ˈstatɛr] when the letters are pronounced in Swedish. Sometimes, the one of the abbreviated forms "Förenta staterna" or "Staterna" is used.
Tagalog/Filipino Estados Unidos ng Amerika (Mga Nagkakaisang Estado ng Amerika) Often shortened to Amerika.
Tahitian Fenua Marite
Tajik Иёлоти Муттаҳидаи Амрико (Iyoloti Muttahidai Amriko)
Tamil அமெரிக்க ஐக்கிய நாடு (Amerikka Aikkiya Nāṭu)
Tatar Amerika Quşma Ştatları
Telugu అమెరికా ఐక్యమైన రాజ్యాలు (Amerikā Aikyamaina Rājyālu)
Tetum Estadu Naklibur Sira Amérika Nian
Thai สหรัฐอเมริกา (Saharath Amerika)
Tibetan ཨ་མེ་རི་ཁ་རྒྱལ་ཕྲན་མཉམ་འབྲེལ་རྒྱལ་ཁབ།
Tok Pisin Yunaitet Stet bilong Amerika
Tongan Puleʻanga Fakataha ʻo ʻAmelika
Turkish Amerika Birleşik Devletleri
Ukrainian Сполучені Штати Америки (Spolucheni Shtaty Ameryky)
Urdu ریاستہائے متحدہ امریکہ (Riyāsat′hā’e Muttaḥidah Amrīkah)
Uyghur ئامېرىكا قوشما شتاتلىرى (Amerika Qoshma Shtatliri)
Uzbek Amerika Qo'shma Shtatlari
Venetian Stati Unìi de la Mèrica
Vietnamese Hợp chúng quốc Hoa Kỳ Shortened to Hoa Kỳ, literally "Flower Flag Country", a reference to the Flag of the United States. Also shortened to Mỹ (beautiful). Both names are derived from Chinese.
Volapük Tats-Pebalöl (Nolüda-)Meropa
Võro Ameeriga Ütisriigiq
Walloon Estats Unis d' Amerike
Waray-Waray Estados Unidos han Amerika
Welsh Unol Daleithiau America
West Low German (Low Saxon) Verenigten Staten vun Amerika
Wolof Réewum Diiwaan yu Bennoo
Xhosa IYunayithedi Steyitsi
Yiddish פאראייניקטע שטאטן פון אמעריקע (Faraynikte Shtatn fun Amerike)
Yoruba Sísọ̀kan àwọn Ìpínlẹ̀ Amẹ́ríkà
Zazaki Dewletê Amerikayê Yewbiyayey
Zeelandic Vereênigde Staeten
Zhuang Meigoz

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