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Countries that only contain one letter vowel

Can you name the countries whose names only contain one of the five (six when necessary) vowels?
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Last updated: October 10, 2021
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Country
Bahamas
Canada
Chad
Comoros
Fiji
Ghana
Greece
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kosovo
Madagascar
Malta
Morocco
Panama
Qatar
Rwanda
Seychelles
Sweden
Togo
Yemen
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Level 85
Oct 9, 2021
It is reasonable to interpret your instructions as allowing countries that use "y" as a vowel in addition to "only [containing] one of the five vowels." So I was surprised to find Myanmar and Cyprus and Egypt not being accepted.
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Level 60
Oct 10, 2021
Kazakhstan?
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Level 49
Oct 11, 2021
Are you talking about "y" as a letter (grapheme) or as a sound (phoneme) it represents?

My intuition as non-native speaker says that letter "y" represents in English ortography consonant ("yes") or vowel ("heavy"). In my native language Finnish it is always vowel /y/ (same as /u/, but front).

"Yemen" is written in Finnish "Jemen", with consonant (/j/ resembles /i/, but only /i/ as a vowel can be nucleus of syllable). Then there are vowel examples like "Egypti", "Syyria" and "Kypros".