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Most Similar Country Name Pairs

Name the countries of the world whose names are most similar to another country. Each pair's similarity was calculated using the same method: First, remove all non-letter characters and ignore capitalization and diacritics. Then, delete letters at the end of the longer of the country names until they are of the same length. Finally, calculate how many letters are in the same position in both country names.
For example, Belarus and Belgium would have a similarity of 4/7, or about 57%
A similarity of 100% does not mean that the names are entirely the same, but it does mean that one name begins with that of the other.
All similarities of two-thirds or better are listed.
When one name is shorter than its partner, it is listed first. Otherwise, they are placed in alphabetical order. Also, the answer order is decided by similarity, with ties being decided by alphabetical order.
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Last updated: October 13, 2022
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First submittedOctober 12, 2022
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Similarity
Country 1
Country 2
100%
Dominica
Dominican Republic
100%
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
100%
Niger
Nigeria
86%
Iceland
Ireland
83%
Gambia
Zambia
80%
North Korea
South Korea
75%
Iran
France
75%
Iran
Iraq
75%
Mali
Malawi
75%
Mali
Malaysia
75%
Mali
Maldives
75%
Mali
Malta
75%
Slovakia
Slovenia
Similarity
Country 1
Country 2
71%
Austria
Australia
71%
Algeria
Nigeria
71%
Ecuador
Equatorial Guinea
71%
Liberia
Nigeria
71%
Romania
Somalia
70%
New Zealand
Netherlands
67%
Canada
Panama
67%
Malawi
Malaysia
67%
Mauritius
Mauritania
67%
Panama
Bahamas
67%
Rwanda
Uganda
67%
Turkey
Turkmenistan
67%
United States
United Arab Emirates
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Level 67
Oct 13, 2022
The similarity between Maldives and Mali should be the same as between Malaysia and Mali.
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Level 65
Oct 13, 2022
You're right! Thanks for the catch.