This is a gazetteer of the geographic locations that are important to the history of the Volga Germans worldwide. It is intended to help researchers identify a locale regardless of the names by which it has been known throughout the years.
Most of the settlements in Russia have been known by a variety of names in both the Russian and German languages, and these names have had a variety of spellings throughout the years. Russian uses the Cyrillic alphabet while German uses the Latin alphabet. Translation/transliteration between these two alphabets is further complicated by the fact that today there are at least five primary languages spoken by the Volga Germans and their descendants: German, Russian, English, Spanish, and Portuguese. While the primary language of this website is English, it is hoped that this gazetteer will be useful in all languages.
|Обергольштейн (Original Colonies)||Dinkel|
|Обердорф (Daughter Colonies)||Oberdorf|
|Обермонж (Original Colonies)||Ober-Monjou|
|Обермонжу (Original Colonies)||Ober-Monjou|
|Обернберг (Original Colonies)||Jost|
|Овражное (Mennonite Colonies)||Lindenau|
|Оксановка, Астраханский район, Акмолинская область (Kazakhstan)||Oxanovka, Astrakhan District, Zelinograd Region, Kazakhstan|
|Октябрьское (Daughter Colonies)||Maienheim|
|Олешня (Original Colonies)||Dietel|
|Орлов (Mennonite Colonies)||Orlof|
|Орловская (Original Colonies)||Orlovskaya|
|Орловское (Original Colonies)||Orlovskaya|
|Осиновка (Original Colonies)||Reinhard|
|Отроговка (Original Colonies)||Louis|