Continent names in local languages

Names of continents in languages spoken in those continents. You can click on the language names to find out more about them.

Antarctica, Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America


Antarctica

There are no languages or people indigenous to Antarctica, however a number of countries have set up year-round research stations there and seven have made territorial claims, though not all countries recognize these claims.

Name Language
Antarctica Dutch, English
Antarktis German
Sydpolen / Antarktis
Dronning Maud-land
Norwegian
(Queen Maud's Land - name of the territory claimed by Norway)
Antártida Spanish
L'Antarctique French
Antártica/Antárctida Portuguese
Antartide Italian
Антарктида (Antarktida) Russian
南極洲 [南极洲] (nánjízhōu) Chinese (Mandarin)
南極大陸 (nankyokutairiku) Japanese

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Africa

Name Language
Aforika Tswana
Africa English, Italian
Afrika Afrikaans, German, Hausa, Igbo, Malagasy, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Somali, Southern Sotho, Swahili, Swazi, Tsonga
África Portuguese, Spanish
አፍሪቃ (Äfriqa) Amharic, Tigrinya
Afriki Bambara
L'Afrique French
Ⲁⲫⲣⲩⲕⲓⲁ̀ (Aḟrykià) Coptic
Afurika Venda
إِفْرِيقِيَا (Ifrīqiyā) Arabic
iAfrika Xhosa, Zulu

Countries of Africa

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Asia

Name Language
danh từ Vietnamese
アジア (Ajia) Japanese
Asia English, Spanish
Ásia Portuguese
L'Asie French
Asien German
आशिया (Āśiyā) Hindi, Marathi
Asya Cebuano, Tagalog, Turkish
아시아 (Asia) Korean
เอเซีย (ay-see-a) Thai
Ази (Azi) Mongolian
Азия (Azija) Russian
ايشيا Urdu
قارهء اسيا Farsi
亞洲 [亚洲] (Yàzhōu) Chinese (Mandarin)

Countries of Asia

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Europe

Name Language
An Eoraip Irish (Gaelic)
An Roinn Eòrpa Scottish Gaelic
Avropa Azeri, Crimean Tatar
Avrupa Turkish
Eiropa Bavarian
Eiropā Latvian
Eoropa Venetian
Eropa Franco-Provençal
Eurohpá North Sámi
Europa Aragonese, Aromanian, Asturian, Basque, Breton, Catalan, Cornish, Corsican, Danish, Dutch, Flemish, Friulian, Galician, German, Italian, Latin, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Romansh, Romany, Sardinian, Saterland Frisian, Sicilian, Sorbian, Spanish, Swedish
Eùropa Kashubian
Európa Hungarian, Slovak
Euròpa Occitan
Єѵрѡпа (Eūrōpa) Church Slavonic
Europą Lithuanian
Euroopa Estonian, North Frisian
Eurooppa Finnish
Europe Croatian, English, Scots
Euruopa Samogitian
Evrop Veps
Evropa Albanian, Czech, Faroese, Slovenian
Европа (Evropa) Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Ukrainian
(Evropa) איברופה Ladino
Evropë Albanian
Evrópa Icelandic
Ewrop Welsh
Ewropa Maltese
Еўропа (Ewropa) Belarusian
Ευρώπη (Eyrṓpī) Greek
Jeropa West Frisian
L'Europe French
Õuruupa Võro
Uropa Extremaduran
Urope Picard, Walloon
Ûrope Norman
Yn Oarpey / Yn Europey Manx (Gaelic)

Countries of Europe

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North America

Name Language
'Amelika-'Akau Hawaiian
América del Norte / Norteamérica Spanish
América do Norte Portuguese
ᐊᒥᐊᕆᑲ ᑐᓄᕕᐊᖅ
(aamiaarika tunuviaaq)
Inuktitut
Ixachitlān Mictlāmpa Nahuatl
L'Amérique du Nord French
Nordamerika German
North America English
ᏧᏴᏢ ᎠᎹᏰᏟ
(tsuyvtlv amayetli)
Cherokee

Countries of North America

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Oceania

Name Language
Oceania English
Oceanía Spanish
Oceânia Portuguese
Océanie French
Ozeanien German

Countries of Oceania

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South America

Name Language
América del Sur / Suramérica Spanish
América do Sul Portuguese
L'Amérique du Sud French
Ñembyamérika Guarani
South America English
Südamerika German
Urin Awya Yala Quechua

Countries of South America

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Continent names in many languages
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