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Commonwealth of Nations Countries

There are 56 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations, sometimes known as the British Commonwealth. How many can you name?
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Last updated: July 1, 2022
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First submittedJune 13, 2011
Times taken207,312
Average score60.7%
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Joined
Country
1981
Antigua and
Barbuda
1926
Australia
1973
Bahamas
1972
Bangladesh
1966
Barbados
1981
Belize
1966
Botswana
1984
Brunei
1995
Cameroon
1926
Canada
1961
Cyprus
1978
Dominica
1968
Eswatini
1970
Fiji
2022
Gabon
1965
Gambia
1957
Ghana
1974
Grenada
1966
Guyana
Joined
Country
1947
India
1962
Jamaica
1963
Kenya
1979
Kiribati
1966
Lesotho
1964
Malawi
1957
Malaysia
1982
Maldives
1964
Malta
1968
Mauritius
1995
Mozambique
1990
Namibia
1968
Nauru
1926
New Zealand
1960
Nigeria
1947
Pakistan
1975
Papua New Guinea
2009
Rwanda
1983
St. Kitts and Nevis
Joined
Country
1979
St. Lucia
1979
St. Vincent and
the Grenadines
1970
Samoa
1976
Seychelles
1961
Sierra Leone
1966
Singapore
1978
Solomon Islands
1926
South Africa
1948
Sri Lanka
1961
Tanzania
2022
Togo
1970
Tonga
1962
Trinidad and Tobago
1978
Tuvalu
1962
Uganda
1926
United Kingdom
1980
Vanuatu
1964
Zambia
Former Members
1926–1949
Ireland
1980–2003
Zimbabwe
102 Recent Comments
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Level 74
Oct 25, 2016
The Maldives left the Commonwealth recently. As of now, there are only 52 members.
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Level 53
Jun 11, 2020
Really? This is the official Commonwealth website and the Maldives are still on it!
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Level 64
Jan 10, 2023
They left and then rejoined
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Level 68
Oct 25, 2016
Dang it, I thought I had typed in all of Oceania but missed Tuvalu and Nauru. Cameroon I knew and missed, the other 2 (Sierra Leone and Mozambique) I did not.
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Level 68
Oct 25, 2016
Did get about 15 countries in the last 45 seconds, though.
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Level 62
Mar 2, 2022
I've always wondered 1 thing...Why Mozambique joined the British Commonwealth.They have literally NO history of being under direct British rule.That was Portugal's job.
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Level 43
Mar 16, 2022
Brazil dominates in every Portuguese commonwealth games?
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Level 69
Oct 26, 2016
Did I really forgot UK? Hell yeah...

and Malta too ...

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Level 33
Mar 24, 2024
I got everything but the UK
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Level 46
Oct 27, 2016
Didn't the maldives just leave?
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Level 79
Nov 1, 2016
Quizmaster, I believe the Maldives just left the Commonwealth. Could you please update the quiz?
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Level ∞
Nov 3, 2016
Yes!
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Level 76
Nov 4, 2016
what about adding a map, too?
+2
Level ∞
Nov 4, 2016
I feel like some quizzes are better without a map.
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Level 58
Dec 19, 2017
Not sure a map would be very helpful, as a lot of the Commonwealth members are small island nations and they don't show up too well on a map of the world (which would be rather small on this site in the first place).
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Level 76
Mar 27, 2018
For those who'd enjoy doing it with a map, here it is.
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Level 69
Mar 4, 2020
@fiteach that doesnt matter, it could help visualize and do it by region instead of "all over the non-excisting map". Sure you could do that without a map, but for some it can help remember.

I can visualize a map well enough, cause I think in pictures, but still think this quiz would benefit by a map. Simply because it looks cool to zee the places filled in. (Even if it was an empty map)

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Level 72
Oct 23, 2021
Looks like the previous poster already displayed a link to the quiz with a map?
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Level 90
Mar 14, 2022
I got a pretty decent score on this and I don't think a map is necessary.
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Level 77
Nov 3, 2016
Yay! Another reset and then I forget one of the U countries. Hmm.. uruguay, no? .. How do I forget UK?!
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Level 68
Jan 6, 2017
That's what I want to know: how did so many miss UK????
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Level 60
Nov 5, 2016
Forgot to change the instructions to say 52 countries.
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Level 71
Feb 19, 2017
I missed the UK...
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Level 68
May 24, 2017
I figured maybe the parts of the UK are in there separately so I tried England, didn't work, so I moved on. Needless to say the Uk was one of twelve I missed
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Level 81
Nov 9, 2017
It hasn't been officially called the British Commonwealth for many years (though I'm struggling to find the exact date). It's the Commonwealth of Nations.
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Level 81
Nov 9, 2017
Found it. It hasn't been "British" (in name) since India joined in 1949. (Source: www.britannica.com/topic/Commonwealth-association-of-states)

So the name of this quiz is 68 years out of date!

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Level 81
Aug 9, 2018
Hello, any chance of changing the title of this quiz, please? It has now been incorrect for 69 years...
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Level 85
Feb 24, 2020
The name for the subject of the quiz may be (now) 71 years out of date - but the title of the quiz has only been in place since the quiz was first introduced, which would appear to be 2011, or 9 years ago.
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Level 76
Feb 9, 2018
Gambia rejoined the Commonwealth in February 2018.
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Level ∞
Feb 9, 2018
"You'll miss me when I'm gone" - Gambia. Two years later: "Can we come back, pretty please".
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Level 60
Feb 9, 2018
Well, at least the current president isn't as stupid as his predecessor. But thanks to him, I now have to retake this quiz. *grumble*
+1
Level 62
Mar 2, 2022
lul factual
+2
Level 78
Feb 9, 2018
Those British were busy, busy bees!
+2
Level 62
Mar 2, 2022
Please...please stop #cringe
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Level 20
Mar 14, 2018
I can't believe all of the countries around the World that at one time or another had the English yoke around their enslaved necks.
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Level 44
Mar 14, 2018
lol I did so bad, the English had their fingers in WAY too many pies during the empirical days.. guess I shouldnt talk too much as America has the same issue today, didnt we learn anything?
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Level 76
Mar 15, 2018
Although you meant imperial (and people make mistakes), I do love the thought of an Empirical Days celebration. Possibly with bunting and cotton candy.
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Level 79
Feb 8, 2020
The Sun never sets on the British Empiricism!
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Level 62
Mar 15, 2018
I got 85% with 1:30 to go!
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Level 20
Jun 1, 2018
More people got jamaica than UK
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Level 69
Mar 4, 2020
Currently equal at 80%. Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, South Africa, Kenya, St. Kitts and Nevis and Fiji do score higher though (from high to low)

btw after my first few answers, Canada was in the 2nd spot, I continued giving answers, not paying attention to what was filled in lower/ out of view. But still saw the top, with a missing answer in first place. Thought am I missing someting obvious? But continued giving answers, then I got Antigua and thought huh, more people guessed Antigua than Canada? I was do confused haha, not much later I scrolled down and saw "ah thats why" felt silly haha.

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Level 71
Jun 1, 2018
Got so focused on Africa, I forgot about the Caribbean islands. And the UK ... facepalm.
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Level 48
May 19, 2021
yep.
+1
Level 89
Jun 28, 2018
I thought Argentina was.
+2
Level 65
Jul 8, 2022
Argentina was a Spanish colony. The War of the Falkland islands also make this highly unlikely.
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Level 36
Sep 10, 2018
Got to love it when you forget the United Kingdom
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Level 54
Sep 16, 2018
****. I forgot the UK
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Level 73
Feb 3, 2019
Swaziland is now called Eswatini.
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Level 71
Apr 3, 2019
Why did Maldives leave and when did Ireland leave?
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Level 57
Jul 8, 2019
Ireland left in 1921.
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Level 79
Feb 8, 2020
The Maldives seem to have rejoined.
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Level 30
Dec 3, 2019
MY MAP IS HORRIBLY OUTDATED
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Level 79
Feb 14, 2020
Your map?
+6
Level 69
Mar 4, 2020
Some people have books with maps in them, called atlases. I know books are a horribly outdated pre-internet thing, but they still exist ;)
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Level 79
Mar 27, 2020
@Sifhraven I was confused by Andrew's comment as I thought it had something to do with a map of JetPunk. Books are the opposite of 'horribly outdated', and I am an ardent bibliophile.
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Level 79
Jun 23, 2020
map on* Jetpunk
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Level 91
Feb 1, 2020
The Maldives was readmitted today.
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Level 79
Feb 8, 2020
Indeed.
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Level 69
Mar 21, 2020
I guess they had a 4 years vacation
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Level 79
Feb 8, 2020
It seems like the Maldives have rejoined the Commonwealth. Could the quiz be updated please?
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Level 81
Feb 20, 2020
Ah, this one again. Good quiz. But please change the title - it has not been called the British Commonwealth since 1949. The title is more than 70 years out of date.
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Level 80
Feb 21, 2020
Alphabetically Maldives comes after Malawi and Malaysia
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Level 79
Feb 21, 2020
Yep.
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Level ∞
Feb 21, 2020
Ok
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Level 23
Jun 23, 2020
suprised to see that UK isin't the most popular
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Level 64
Jun 26, 2020
Funny how I got Brunei and Sierra Leone but not Australia or even the UK :(
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Level 44
Nov 28, 2020
Can't believe I forgot the UK 🤦
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Level 65
May 30, 2021
Please change SAMOA to WESTERN SAMOA
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Level 56
Jun 26, 2021
Samoa is its name since 1997
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Level 75
Feb 8, 2022
Are you still living in 1997?
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Level 62
Mar 2, 2022
W-w-WHAT?!?!!

What sense does that make??!?!?!!

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Level 31
May 4, 2024
why are you stuttering in a message?
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Level 71
Nov 30, 2021
Barbados is no longer part of the Commonwealth!
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Level ∞
Nov 30, 2021
Yes it is.
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Level 28
Dec 5, 2021
It may not be a Commonwealth Realm and doesn't recognize Queen Elizabeth as monarch now. But they still have good blood with the UK and are part of the Commonwealth of Nations.
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Level 69
Jan 18, 2022
I got vanuatu, solomon islands, nauru, and st lucia yet I didnt get the Uk
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Level 62
Mar 2, 2022
I'm from Glasgow but instead of calling myself British I claim to be Scottish.It's nothing governmental, it's just cultural people,like me.
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Level 45
Jul 9, 2022
You're from Scotland (part of the UK, but doesn't matter) so I would imagine you would call yourself Scottish anyways....
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Level 43
Mar 14, 2022
Including the UK is such a trick question, like I didn't even assume for a second that it would be included here
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Level 58
Jul 7, 2022
Why wouldn't it be? It's a member state, just like all the others. All member states have equal status these days, regardless of how the organization came about.
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Level 71
Mar 14, 2022
Most surprising for me is Myanmar not being here. I realize that not all former British colonies are part of the Commonwealth (like the US), but Myanmar is especially weird because it's the only British Raj country that didn't join the Commonwealth. Perhaps it has something to do with their constant coups and dictatorships?
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Level 73
May 16, 2022
Almost missed UK lol
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Level 90
Jun 26, 2022
Togo and Gabon have just joined the commonwealth, this quiz will need to be updated.
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Level 66
Jun 26, 2022
That’s odd. Weren’t they French colonies? What’s their interest?
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Level 53
Jun 28, 2022
They were French colonies, but joined for the Queen's Jubilee I think.
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Level 90
Jul 1, 2022
These former French colonies are currently scoring better than a few of the more well established members.
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Level 81
Jul 1, 2022
Thank you for changing the title at last!
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Level 45
Jul 1, 2022
Note: Some members of Commonwealth are not independence from UK.
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Level 58
Jul 8, 2022
That's not correct. All member countries of the Commonwealth of Nations are independent of the UK (with the exception of the UK itself). Some of them (such as Canada) have a head of state who is the same person as the head of state of the UK, but they are nonetheless fully independent.
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Level 57
Dec 31, 2023
I believe that Naikun was attempting to state that not all members of the Commonwealth had gained independence from the United Kingdom.
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Level 39
Jul 7, 2022
Gambia and Maldives left the commonwealth at some point and then joined again, like you did with Ireland and Zimbabwe maybe you could put the dates on Maldives and Gambia
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Level 53
Jul 7, 2022
Technically, Malaya, Newfoundland, Tanganyika and Zanzibar were all former members, and dissolved.
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Level 69
Jul 7, 2022
The hell is Gabon doing on there?

I knew Rwanda and Mozambique were let in under special circumstances. Even Togo I understand, because it was once part of German Gold Coast, which was divided between itself and Ghana, but Gabon? It has no history with the British Empire, nor does it speak English or border any member states

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Level 52
Jul 7, 2022
it borders cameroon but I agree with you
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Level 54
Jul 9, 2022
Bordering Cameroon has nothing to do with it. The parts of Cameroon it borders aren't the parts that speak English, nor were they ever part of the British Empire.
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Level 35
Aug 5, 2022
gabon join in 2022?
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Level 49
Sep 12, 2022
Can't believe I got Lesotho and Eswatini, but missed South Africa.
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Level 59
Dec 11, 2022
TO: Anyone who wishes a challenge about these countries, based on date of joining.

FROM: Yours truly, Neodymium.

QUIZZES:

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1744710/first-countries-in-the-commonwealth

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1744710/last-countries-in-the-commonwealth

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Level 39
Mar 12, 2023
Could you add more specific dates for Gambia and Maldives (Gambia left the Commonwealth in 2013 and re-joined in 2018, Maldives left in 2016 and returned in 2020)
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Level 68
Mar 21, 2023
The United Kingdom cost me a 5 points :')
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Level 55
Sep 21, 2023
Great Quiz! Really weird countries though. Cameroon is a little suspicious, but, I guess it does have some english on the border with Nigeria, but Gabon!? Mozambique!!? Togo?!?! Rwanda?!!?!!?
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Level 56
Dec 16, 2023
I missed Zambia even though it was one of the most guessed African countries