In the interest of providing the smoothest browsing experience possible, Google today updated Google Earth so that each city has just one label in a user's default language.
"These settings are flexible. If you would like to change the way in which cities are displayed, just follow these instructions to change your default language. If you prefer to see cities in two languages, turn on the "Local Place Names" layer under the "More" folder. This way, if you fly to the capital of Japan, for example, you will see both "Tokyo" and ""," informs Google.
Click on "Local Place Names" to turn on a second, local name for each city.
And remember, if you think that there is a better name for a city in your language, you can feedback via the "Report a Problem" link in the help center.
[Source:Lat Long blog]