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Countries that Start with I

There are 9 countries in the world that start with the letter I, most of them well-known. But how many do YOU know?
Using the names from the Countries of the World quiz
One of these countries has a name that starts in C in French
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: September 3, 2018
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First submittedJune 13, 2012
Times taken996,997
Average score77.8%
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Country
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Country
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
100 Recent Comments
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Level 65
Feb 9, 2017
Ireland! FFS, how on earth................
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Level 39
Feb 9, 2017
Ireland is not a country. that's like saying California is its own country.
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Level 60
Feb 9, 2017
Perhaps you mean Northern Ireland.
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Level 48
Mar 10, 2017
You've taken this many quizzes and think Ireland isn't a country?
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Level 32
Jun 16, 2023
Ireland isn't a country. Ireland is an Island just like Great Britain.

Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are the names of the countries on the island of Ireland

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Level 51
Feb 13, 2024
We may have found a new winner for "biggest nitpick on Jetpunk", which is impressive considering the site we're on.
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Level 53
Feb 18, 2024
Ireland is a country, the illegal occupation of Northern Ireland isn’t.
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Level 26
May 25, 2024
What are you talking about, elephanteric? Ireland is it's own country!
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Level 58
Feb 9, 2017
what about ivory coast?
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Level 60
Feb 10, 2017
It starts with a C.
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Level 70
Feb 9, 2017
It should really be "République de Côte d'Ivoire" since their govt. has stated that is how they want their name to be. As the quiz is in the English language I think Ivory Coast should be used.
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Level 37
May 15, 2017
And I think that your name should be changed to L'Enfante Terrible.

How do you like that?

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Level 70
Jan 18, 2018
I quite like that!
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Level 66
Feb 11, 2017
I missed Indonesia, but in my defense it's early in the morning and I'm still sleepy. I'm actually using quizzes to wake up my brain at work.
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Level 17
Feb 16, 2017
First try: 8/8 (I got Ireland with 4 seconds left)
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Level 61
Mar 10, 2017
This is the Number 1 quiz of any kind anywhere in the world for making people kick themselves. My father and I randomly discovered this one day before it was even a quiz--he just said there aren't that many "I" countries, and started to name them. It took both of us forever to think of Iran and Iraq, even though here in the states they're both in the news constantly. Everyone else I've ever given this little quiz to has taken forever to come up with one or two that are really obvious (in fact, they're all easy).
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Level 41
Jun 9, 2017
Nice and easy
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Level 14
Jun 22, 2017
Only 1:26 left I really know my countries
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Level 15
Jan 18, 2019
Wow, congratulations. I know every country in the world and their capitals.
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Level 43
Apr 18, 2021
I really can't deal with all this embarrassing bragging and competition here in the comments.... :D Makes me feel like schoolkid all over again
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Level 16
Aug 11, 2017
100% with 1:35 remaining! :D
+10
Level 33
Aug 18, 2017
Palestinians would be happy to learn that I forgot Israel...
+2
Level 44
Apr 30, 2024
ok.. Skill issue
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Level 37
Sep 19, 2017
Finished with 1:51 left
+1
Level 82
Oct 5, 2017
name the countries whose countries?
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Level 20
Oct 10, 2017
You might want to try putting in "ivory coast".
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Level 25
Nov 8, 2017
Geeeeez, I remembered all but Israel. Someone might say it's too small a country to be remembered, but.. I've visited the place 12 times. ha ha!
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Level 42
Jan 16, 2018
You can see the countries in pairs

India-Indonesia (Ind-)

Iran-Iraq (Ira-)

Ireland-Iceland (Only difference is R/C)

Italy-Israel (Idk)

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Level 70
Jan 18, 2018
Like mixed questions? try Mal's General Knowledge 31 ......here it is
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Level 5
Jan 19, 2018
I'm 10 and i got 7/8.
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Level 68
Feb 9, 2018
Just noticed the description oddly says "Name the countries whose countries that start with the letter I." No idea how long it has been like that!
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Level ∞
Feb 9, 2018
Wow. A long time. Fixed now.
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Level 92
May 1, 2018
Curious as to why you reversed the long-time stand on Cote d'Ivoire?
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Level ∞
May 1, 2018
I've been meaning to for a long time. It all started when Cape Verde decided that their name was going to be "Cabo Verde" in all languages. This forced me to reconsider our naming choices. In almost all cases, we use the colloquial name instead of the official name. Thus "China", not "People's Republic of China", etc... Using Ivory Coast is more consistent with this.
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Level 83
May 9, 2018
Moldova was successful though (in English)
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Level 71
Aug 8, 2018
I was wondering about that. I recall Ivory Coast not appearing on here before.
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Level 37
Apr 24, 2019
Quizmaster: In that case, translate El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Sierra Leone, Monte Negro, Guatemala, Yemen, Oman and Ecuador into English as well.
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Level 43
Aug 8, 2021
Quizmaster is using the colloquial names, and people don’t commonly refer to Costa Rica as the Rich Coast
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Level 34
May 2, 2018
It's actual name is Cote d'Ivoire (French), but goes by its English name, Ivory Coast
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Level 15
Jan 18, 2019
Yeah ok, but is this website written in French? Didn't think so.
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Level 57
May 3, 2018
What a nice quiz - felt first challenging - but got them all..
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Level 66
May 9, 2018
Isn't there another country whose name starts with "E" in its native language...Eire. (Naturally English is also an 'official' language of that country, but it's fun to think about.)
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Level 15
Jan 18, 2019
Nope
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Level 58
May 10, 2018
Ivory Coast does not start with 'c' in its native language; it starts with 'c' in its official language. The native language of most people in Ivory Coast is not French.
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Level 18
May 16, 2018
Ack! I didn't know of Ivory Coast. I know it as Cote d'Ivore or whatever. sigh*
+8
Level 37
May 16, 2018
Israel is a country???? Joke of the year...
+6
Level 15
Jan 18, 2019
Yes, yes it is. It is in the middle east next to Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. So no, it is not a joke actually.
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Level 30
Dec 15, 2019
ok boomer
+3
Level 62
May 19, 2018
Wow, okay, every single quiz on Jetpunk calls it Cote d'Ivoire, except this one. This is garbage.
+2
Level 22
Jun 1, 2018
Okay, I was having a meltdown on "WHAT COUNTRY AM I MISSING?" I even tried to cheat and look on Google to see which countries start with I lol. Now I feel stupid.
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Level 26
May 25, 2024
Please do my quizzes
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Level 77
Jun 15, 2018
It really is funny to see how many people REFUSE to say "Cote d'Ivoire" instead of "Ivory Coast" as though it's some sort of matter of principle, and yet don't complain about Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ecuador, El Salvador, Notre Dame....
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Level 47
Jan 17, 2019
I only say Angeles d'Los
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Level 15
Jan 18, 2019
weird flex but ok
+2
Level 73
Jul 5, 2018
The quiz comment is totally referring to the Indonesia/Cindonesia debate, right?
+2
Level 52
Aug 29, 2018
Ireland is an island not a country. Eire or Republic of Ireland is a country.
+1
Level 30
Dec 15, 2019
Are you the type of person to say the Federated States of Micronesia, the People's Republic of China and the Dominion of Canada..?
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Level 32
Jun 16, 2023
On this website it actually is the Federated states of Micronesia though...
+1
Level 60
May 17, 2021
Looking forward to when they put Finland under S, or Germany under D.
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Level 58
Aug 8, 2021
This is factually incorrect. The official name of the country, in English, is "Ireland". It's in our constitution.

So Ireland is the name of the country and also the name of the island.

When people need to distinguish between the country and the island, they will use the descriptors "Republic of Ireland" or "island of Ireland". This is somewhat analogous to how people say "Washington state" when they need to distinguish from Washington DC, even though the name of the state is "Washington", not "Washington state".

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Level 55
Jul 9, 2022
Ireland is OFFICIALLY called Ireland, not the Republic of Ireland, it is a very common misconception.
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Level 52
Aug 29, 2018
... although I accept that jetpunk is consistent on this... i just forgot.
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Level 43
Sep 22, 2018
I missed Ireland
+2
Level 79
Feb 11, 2019
Got all but one - manage to forget Italy...
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Level 44
Mar 28, 2019
Spent a minute, or so trying to figure out what country I was missing when I noticed the line in the instructions that stated 'One of these countries has a name that starts with a C in French'. Realised then Cote D'Ivoire must have been changed in this quiz series to Ivory Coast.
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Level 41
Jun 23, 2019
It was really tough. got it with 3 seconds to spare. I was overwhelmed and didn't know how well i'd do.

p.s. Got it with 1m 35s left but just wanted to contrast some of the people excessively bragging

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Level 49
Dec 6, 2019
White privilege be like "iVorY coAsT"

Rest of the world: Côte d'Ivoire

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Level 45
Mar 9, 2020
its good to know both :)
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Level 37
Mar 19, 2020
^ Couldn't agree with you more!
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Level 15
Nov 3, 2022
Even most white people still say "Cote d'Ivoire" which is why I didn't get it
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Level 30
Dec 15, 2019
That awkward moment when you forget Ireland.. and you're Irish.
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Level 69
Feb 29, 2020
i tried Iowa so many times hahahah
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Level 27
Mar 17, 2020
I almost forgot Indonesia but managed to type it with 9 seconds left! Phew!
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Level 42
Apr 13, 2020
would have forgotten ivory coast if i hadn't had the clue stating that the name starts with c in french
+1
Level 25
May 4, 2020
woo did it in 21 seconds
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Level 59
Oct 1, 2020
I for Irony... I have no soul, have a nice day!
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Level 45
Oct 22, 2020
done in 3 seconds :) 129 wpm
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Level 32
Nov 17, 2020
3 seconds.

ALMOST MISSED INDIA, IRAN AND IRAQ FOR PETE'S SAKE.

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Level 45
Nov 25, 2020
1 second.

I got Israel.

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Level 22
Jan 16, 2021
I just knew almost all comments are about Ivory Coast not being Côte d'Ivoire XD
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Level 32
Feb 28, 2021
This was fun thank you!
+2
Level 40
Mar 7, 2021
yakko world is great
+2
Level 49
Mar 9, 2021
I literally missed Ireland, Iran, iraq, Italy, Israel and Ireland.....
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Level 60
May 17, 2021
Dear everyone who is mad about the Ivory Coast / Cote D'ivorie:

1. Do you live in the country?

2. Did you read the quiz description? If not, please do!

3. Have you read the first string of comments?

4. Have you been on any other quiz with Ivory Coast?

If so, feel free to complain.

Just know it won't be acknowledged.

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Level 67
Jun 11, 2021
Got most of them pretty quickly, got stuck on Ivory Coast for a long time and got it with 4 seconds remaining. Surprised because I usually do somewhat poorly on these
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Level 43
Aug 8, 2021
I misread the capital I as a lowercase L and immediately typed in Lesotho as I started the quiz. Then I took a few seconds to process why it wasn't taking it as an answer lol.
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Level 25
Dec 9, 2021
20 levels in 2 days awesome

i have made an account in jetpunk past two days

and now i have 20 levels

if you think i am lying then just move your cursor on the name of my account

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Level 56
Jan 28, 2022
1 month
+2
Level 56
Jan 28, 2022
i got em all but italy :(
+1
Level 30
Mar 22, 2022
Got it with 1:42 remaining
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Level 61
May 6, 2022
done 0:52 left
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Level 35
May 31, 2022
Can't believe I forgot my own country (Ireland)
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Level 50
Sep 16, 2022
I Did It
+1
Level 61
Oct 20, 2022
where is Ingland
+1
Level 65
Nov 21, 2022
...you serious?
+1
Level 17
Nov 12, 2022
I only missed israel
+3
Level 69
Dec 17, 2022
Ivory Coast should not be on this list. Unless we are also changing Spanish names as well:

Rich Coast

The Savior

Equator

etc etc etc

+1
Level 40
Apr 5, 2023
I can't believe I forgot Italy
+1
Level 25
Feb 8, 2024
ISRAEL!!!
+1
Level 47
Jun 4, 2024
Missed Ivory Coast