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A very, very popular naming scheme for many, many things. Simply take an attribute and append "-land" or "-world" to it. It's the easiest way to come up with the name of a country. Similar to Premiseville.


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    Anime & Manga 

    Comic Books 
  • Kree Homeworld, Skrull World and Mojo World.
  • DC Comics has Warworld, an artificial planet that can feasibly annihilate life on a global scale if left unchecked. Naturally, it's usually under the command of Mongul.
  • As with the Video Game, the Swordquest tie-in comics have Earthworld, Fireworld, Waterworld, and Airworld.



    Live Action TV 
  • Blake's 7. In "City At The Edge Of The World", Vila discovers a new world suitable for colonization, and there's a joking debate over whether to call it Homeworld or Vilaworld.


  • Norse Mythology does this with the nine worlds as most of them end with the word "Heim" (translates as world, land, and sometimes home).

    Tabletop Games 
  • Paranoia adventure Send in the Clones. The adventure is split up into 3 segments titled "Sewerworld", "Bureaucracyworld" and "Entertainmentworld". They take place in the Absurdly Spacious Sewers, contorted Alpha Complex bureaucracy and the HPD & Mind Control section of NBD sector, respectively.
  • The Greyhawk setting of Dungeons & Dragons has the island continent of Hepmonaland, and the nations of Keoland and Perrenland.

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    Visual Novels 
  • Within the Ace Attorney series, there exists a theme park called Gatewater Land.

    Web Comics 
  • Erfworld
  • In Drowtales, "Chel'el'Sussoloth" literally translates to "city of light within darkness". It's located within a cave roughly the size of the island of Manhattan. There's also a region known as the Skyworld on the surface.

    Western Animation 
  • Pac-Land from Pac-Man.
  • In The Fairly OddParents, in addition to "Fairy World", there's also a Dairy World, Hairy World, and Scary World, all of which are pretty much Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
  • In The Powerpuff Girls, "The City of Townsville" is an example of both this trope and Department of Redundancy Department, as the suffix "ville" also means "city".
  • The native homeland of the eponymous character of Mr. Bogus is called Bogusland.
  • The PBS animated series WordWorld, where everything's made out of words. Literally.
  • Every single location in the Super Mario Bros television series had a name in this format. You had the James Bond themed Spy Land, the Mad Max themed Car Land, the fairly obvious Pirate World and even the somewhat twist on the formula with its naming El Desert Land and a Mexican theme.
  • Ponyland in the original "G1" version of My Little Pony.note 
    • Ponyville in both the G3 and "G3.5" versions.
    • Most episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic take place in a completely different version of Ponyville. Every other city also has a punny horse name, but none as blatant.note 
  • Rainbowland in Rainbow Brite.
  • Strawberryland in the first two versions of Strawberry Shortcake. The third version subverts it a little. The name Strawberryland isn't used, instead taking place in "Berry Bitty City"note .

    Real Life 
  • Earth, whose name is the Old English word for “land.”
  • Disneyworld and Disneyland, Legoland, Canada’s Wonderland, and many other Theme Parks.
    • Disneyland (Disneyland Resort) and the Magic Kingdom (Disney World Resort) have Fantasyland, Frontierland, Adventureland, and Tomorrowland.
  • Finland, Poland, Thailand and a handful of other countries.
    • The various -istan countries as well; the suffix comes from the Persian word for "land."
  • The United States Of America has many cities wth names that end in “land.”
    • California: Woodland, Oakland
    • Oregon: Portland, Ashland, Oakland
    • Washington: Woodland
    • New Jersey: Vineland
    • Texas: The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Pearland, Midland
  • The German word for “Germany” is Deutschland.
  • An acrhipelago off he southernmost tip of the South American mainland and across the Strait of Magellan is called Tierra Del Fuego, which is Spanish for “land of fire.”


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