Translate These Countries From Icelandic To English

Icelandic does not deal well with borrowed words. For example, "telephone" is the same in nearly every language, but in Icelandic, it's "simi" ("wire"). This goes for countries, too: why use the common name when you can use normal Icelandic words?
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Last updated: May 8, 2015
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Alsir
Algeria
Bandaríkin
United States
Dóminíska Lýðveldið
Dominican Republic
Eþíópía
Ethiopia
Filippseyjar
Philippines
Fílabeinsströndin
Cote d'Ivoire
Frakkland
France
Grænhöfðaeyjar
Cabo Verde
Gvæjana
Guyana
Hvita-Rússland
Belarus
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Ísland
Iceland
Kina
China
Kýpur
Cyprus
Lettland
Latvia
Maldíveyjar
Maldives
Mið-Afríkulýðveldið
Central African Republic
Miðbaugs-Gínea
Equatorial Guinea
Nýja-Sjáland
New Zealand
Sameinað Konungsríki
United Kingdom
Þýskaland
Germany
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Level 77
Jul 21, 2015
Interesting :)
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Level 35
Jul 29, 2015
Very interesting language!!
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Level 34
Oct 28, 2015
This is really cool; I know nothing about Icelandic and it seems really interesting. Did you have to look it up or are you Icelandic?
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Level 72
Dec 30, 2015
I think "Cabo Verde" might more accurately be "Cape Verde" in English.
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Level 74
Jan 4, 2016
The government of Cabo Verde petitioned English-speaking governments the world over in 2013 to change the anglicized name Cape Verde to the native Portuguese name Cabo Verde. But Cape Verde works as an answer.
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Level 65
Jun 23, 2021
Maybe you shall change Cote d'Ivoire and Cabo Verde to English.

Just use the answers in Countries of the world quiz

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Level 74
Jul 19, 2021
The Countries of the World quiz accepts both Cote d'Ivoire and Cabo Verde. And the English names work just fine in this quiz as well!
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Level 74
Jan 26, 2016
If you think you can handle Icelandic the world over, the Countries of the World quiz has been translated into Icelandic: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/119238/spurningakeppninn-um-londum-heimsins
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Level 56
Nov 4, 2016
Awesome Quiz i'm happy i got 13/20

Iceland, Ethiopia, Dominican Republic, Philippines, Maldives, Germany, UK, USA, Cyprus, Equatorial Guinea, Guyana, Algeria and Cape Verde!

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Level 29
Feb 21, 2017
Sameinað konungsríki is the literal translation of 'United Kingdom', the UK isn't called "Sameinað konungsríki" in icelandic- it's just called Bretland or Stóra-Bretland (Britain/Great-Britain)
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Level 37
Sep 15, 2017
Very cool, I think Icelandic is 2nd hardest language in Europe. 1st place in my opinion should be Hungarian.
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Level 45
Mar 18, 2019
I think Finnish would be harder than Icelandic. More cases, and fewer related languages...
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Level 74
Jul 19, 2021
Finnish is easier only because other than the 475 noun cases, the grammar is shockingly regular—and because there are more resources to learn Finnish than there are to learn Icelandic. There are 5.8 million Finnish speakers and about 400 thousand Icelandic speakers.
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Level 72
Mar 18, 2024
What about Basque, Maltese, or Turkish? Turkish is dubious but it's hard not to consider Western Thrace as a part of Europe.
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Level 45
Mar 18, 2019
This is SOOOO fun when you know just bits of Icelandic.
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Level 36
Feb 22, 2020
Wow! I got 12 and I'm NOT Icelandic, but Polish i could easily get Kina (China) but didn't think of it!
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Level 62
Jun 23, 2021
Great quiz. I suppose the strönd in "Fílabeinsströndin" might be from the German "Strand", beach? And I couldn't think of the "green" country.
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Level 74
Jul 19, 2021
Yes, "strönd" means beach or shore or coast, just like "Strand" in German. Grænhöfðaeyjar is the literal translation of Cabo Verde, or the "Green Cape Islands", though they're not particularly green islands.
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Level 68
Jun 23, 2021
Very interesting language, proud to get 18 correct !