Lithuanian Place Name Changes


LITHUANIAN                          RUSSIAN             POLISH
                              (pre-revolutionary)

Alytus                        Olita                    Olita
Asmena                        Oshmiany                 Oszmiana
 (now Bel. Ashmiany)
Augustavas                    Avgustov                 Augustow
 (now Pol.)                    (Avgustovo)
Betygala                      Betigola                 Betygola
Birzai                        Birzhi                   Birze
Breslauja                     Braslav                  Braslaw
 (now Bel. Braslau)
Eisiskes                      Eishishki                Ejszyszki
Ezerenai                      Novo-Aleksandrovsk       Jeziorosy
 (nor Zarasai)
Kaisiadorys                   Koshedary                Koszedary
Kalvarija                     Kal'variia               Kalwaria
Kapsukas                      Mariampol'               Mariampol
 (Marijampole)
Kaunas                        Kovno                    Kowno
Kedainiai                     Keidany                  Kiejdany
Klaipeda                      Memel'                   Klajpeda
 (Ger. Memel)
Kretinga                      Kretinga                 Kretynga
 (Ger. Krottingen/Krettingen)
Lazdijai                      Lozdzee                  Lozdzieje
Lomza                         Lomzha                   Lomza
 (now Pol.)
Lyda (now Bel. Lida)          Lida                     Lida
Mazeikiai                     Murav'evo                Mozejki
Medininkai                    Vorni                    Miedniki
 (alt. Varniai)                                         (Wornie)
Merkine                       Merech'                  Merecz
Naumiestis                    Vladislavov              Wladyslawow
 (Kudirkos Naumiestis,
  Ger. Neustadt)
Nesvyzius                     Nesvizh                  Nieswiez
 (now Bel. Niasvizh)
Pagegiai                                               Pojegi
(Pageje)
Palanga                       Polangen                 Polaga
 (Ger. Polangen)               (Polonga)
Panevezys                     Ponevezh                 Poniewiez
Pazaislis                     Pozhaitse                Pozajscie
                               (Pozhaiskii monastyr')
Raseiniai                     Rossieny                 Rosienie
Rokiskis                      Rakishki                 Rakiszki
Sakiai                        Shaki                    Szaki
Seinai (now Pol.)             Seiny                    Sejny
Siauliai                      Shavli                   Szawle
Silute (Ger. Heidekrug)       Geidekrug                Szylokarczma
Skuodas                       Shkudy                   Szkudy
Suvalkai (now Pol.)           Suvalki                  Swalki
Svencionys                    Sventsiany               Swieciany
Taurage                       Tavrogi                  Taurogi
,Telsiai                       Tel'she                  Telsze
Trakai                        Troki                    Troki
Ukmerge                       Vil'komir                Wilkomierz
Upyte                         Upita                    Upita
Utena                         Utsiany                  Uciana
Varena                        Orany                    Orany(Warna)
Varniai                       Vorni                    Wornie
 (alt. Medininkai)
Veliuona                      Vileny                   Wielona
Vilkaviskis                   Volkovyshki              Wilkowyszki
Vilnius                       Vil'na (Vil'no)          Wilno
Volkovyskas                   Volkovysk                Wolkowysk
 (now Bel. Vaukavysk)
Vygriai (now Pol.)            Vigry                    Wygry
Zarasai                       Novo-Aleksandrovsk       Jeziorosy
 (formerly Ezerenai)
Zemaitija                     Zhmud'                   Zmudz
Ziezmariai                    Zhizhmor'e               Zyzmory

Note: diatrical marks are missing from these names

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