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Modern-day Countries by their Former Colonial Names

Can you name the modern-day country based on its colonial/protectorate name?
Quiz by Gyovhne
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Last updated: July 30, 2020
First submittedMarch 4, 2020
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Average score70.8%
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Colonial Name
Current Name
Bechuanaland
Botswana
British Burma
Myanmar
British Cape Colony
South Africa
British Ceylon
Sri Lanka
British East Africa
Kenya
British Honduras
Belize
Dutch Guiana
Suriname
Dutch East Indies
Indonesia
French Dahomey
Benin
French Indochina
Vietnam / Laos / Cambodia
French Somaliland
Djibouti
French Sudan
Mali
French Upper Volta
Burkina Faso
German Southwest Africa
Namibia
Gilbert Islands
Kiribati
Gold Coast
Ghana
Portuguese East Africa
Mozambique
Portuguese Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Saint-Domingue
Haiti
Southern Rhodesia
Zimbabwe
Spanish East Indies
Philippines / Palau
Spanish Guinea
Equatorial Guinea
Trucial States
United Arab Emirates
Upper Peru
Bolivia
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Level 72
Mar 4, 2020
Nice quiz!
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Level 55
Jul 29, 2020
Some of these old names are kind of funny in my opinion. For example, Mali was called French Sudan despite not being anywhere near Sudan, Bolivia was called Upper Peru despite being southeast of it, etc. By the way, are you sure Indonesia was called Dutch WEST Indies? To the best of my understanding, it was Dutch EAST Indies, wasn't it? I might be wrong, but really amazing quiz! Loved it!
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Level 59
Jul 30, 2020
Yes, you are correct. That was my mistake. I have now corrected it. Thank you for your input. I am glad you enjoyed this quiz.
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Level 72
Oct 25, 2021
Great quiz! You could consider adding a yellow box to make it a bit harder and avoiding guessing other answers by mistake.