The New York Times has a story today about the Ainu, a people who lived on Japan's northernmost island before Japanese settlers pushed them aside. They called "their home Ainu Mosir, or Land of Human Beings." I like that. That island is now called Hokkaido, which means "North Sea Road." Not nearly as nice.
UPDATE: Check out John the Scientist's comment below. I agree that his translation is much more poetic than that of the Times.