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Every word used in the formal names of the countries of the world

Can you name every word used in the official English names of the countries of the world?
Some names may contain fragments in a foreign language
Hyphenated and apostrophed words are counted as one
Words that are exactly the same as in the respective countries' short names are already filled in
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_states
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Short name
Full name
Afghanistan
Islamic
Emirate
of
Afghanistan
 
 
 
 
Albania
Republic
of
Albania
 
 
 
 
 
Algeria
People's
Democratic
Republic
of
Algeria
 
 
 
Andorra
Principality
of
Andorra
 
 
 
 
 
Angola
Republic
of
Angola
 
 
 
 
 
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua
and
Barbuda
 
 
 
 
 
Argentina
Argentine
Republic
 
 
 
 
 
 
Armenia
Republic
of
Armenia
 
 
 
 
 
Australia
Commonwealth
of
Australia
 
 
 
 
 
Austria
Republic
of
Austria
 
 
 
 
 
Azerbaijan
Republic
of
Azerbaijan
 
 
 
 
 
Bahamas
Commonwealth
of
The
Bahamas
 
 
 
 
Bahrain
Kingdom
of
Bahrain
 
 
 
 
 
Bangladesh
People's
Republic
of
Bangladesh
 
 
 
 
Barbados
Barbados
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Belarus
Republic
of
Belarus
 
 
 
 
 
Belgium
Kingdom
of
Belgium
 
 
 
 
 
Belize
Belize
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Benin
Republic
of
Benin
 
 
 
 
 
Bhutan
Kingdom
of
Bhutan
 
 
 
 
 
Bolivia
Plurinational
State
of
Bolivia
 
 
 
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia
and
Herzegovina
 
 
 
 
 
Botswana
Republic
of
Botswana
 
 
 
 
 
Brazil
Federative
Republic
of
Brazil
 
 
 
 
Brunei
Brunei
Darussalam
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bulgaria
Republic
of
Bulgaria
 
 
 
 
 
Burkina Faso
Burkina
Faso
 
 
 
 
 
 
Burundi
Republic
of
Burundi
 
 
 
 
 
Cambodia
Kingdom
of
Cambodia
 
 
 
 
 
Cameroon
Republic
of
Cameroon
 
 
 
 
 
Canada
Canada
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cape Verde
Republic
of
Cabo
Verde
 
 
 
 
Central African Republic
Central
African
Republic
 
 
 
 
 
Chad
Republic
of
Chad
 
 
 
 
 
Chile
Republic
of
Chile
 
 
 
 
 
China
People's
Republic
of
China
 
 
 
 
Colombia
Republic
of
Colombia
 
 
 
 
 
Comoros
Union
of
the
Comoros
 
 
 
 
Congo-Brazzaville
Republic
of
the
Congo
 
 
 
 
Congo-Kinshasa
Democratic
Republic
of
the
Congo
 
 
 
Costa Rica
Republic
of
Costa
Rica
 
 
 
 
Croatia
Republic
of
Croatia
 
 
 
 
 
Cuba
Republic
of
Cuba
 
 
 
 
 
Cyprus
Republic
of
Cyprus
 
 
 
 
 
Czechia
Czech
Republic
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denmark
Kingdom
of
Denmark
 
 
 
 
 
Djibouti
Republic
of
Djibouti
 
 
 
 
 
Dominica
Commonwealth
of
Dominica
 
 
 
 
 
Dominican Republic
Dominican
Republic
 
 
 
 
 
 
East Timor
Democratic
Republic
of
Timor-Leste
 
 
 
 
Ecuador
Republic
of
Ecuador
 
 
 
 
 
Egypt
Arab
Republic
of
Egypt
 
 
 
 
El Salvador
Republic
of
El
Salvador
 
 
 
 
Equatorial Guinea
Republic
of
Equatorial
Guinea
 
 
 
 
Eritrea
State
of
Eritrea
 
 
 
 
 
Estonia
Republic
of
Estonia
 
 
 
 
 
Eswatini
Kingdom
of
Eswatini
 
 
 
 
 
Ethiopia
Federal
Democratic
Republic
of
Ethiopia
 
 
 
Fiji
Republic
of
Fiji
 
 
 
 
 
Finland
Republic
of
Finland
 
 
 
 
 
France
French
Republic
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gabon
Gabonese
Republic
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gambia
Republic
of
The
Gambia
 
 
 
 
Georgia
Georgia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Germany
Federal
Republic
of
Germany
 
 
 
 
Ghana
Republic
of
Ghana
 
 
 
 
 
Greece
Hellenic
Republic
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grenada
Grenada
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guatemala
Republic
of
Guatemala
 
 
 
 
 
Guinea
Republic
of
Guinea
 
 
 
 
 
Guinea-Bissau
Republic
of
Guinea-Bissau
 
 
 
 
 
Guyana
Co-operative
Republic
of
Guyana
 
 
 
 
Haiti
Republic
of
Haiti
 
 
 
 
 
Honduras
Republic
of
Honduras
 
 
 
 
 
Hungary
Hungary
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Iceland
Republic
of
Iceland
 
 
 
 
 
India
Republic
of
India
 
 
 
 
 
Indonesia
Republic
of
Indonesia
 
 
 
 
 
Iran
Islamic
Republic
of
Iran
 
 
 
 
Iraq
Republic
of
Iraq
 
 
 
 
 
Ireland
Ireland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Israel
State
of
Israel
 
 
 
 
 
Italy
Italian
Republic
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ivory Coast
Republic
of
Côte
d'Ivoire
 
 
 
 
Jamaica
Jamaica
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Japan
Japan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jordan
Hashemite
Kingdom
of
Jordan
 
 
 
 
Kazakhstan
Republic
of
Kazakhstan
 
 
 
 
 
Kenya
Republic
of
Kenya
 
 
 
 
 
Kiribati
Republic
of
Kiribati
 
 
 
 
 
Kosovo
Republic
of
Kosovo
 
 
 
 
 
Kuwait
State
of
Kuwait
 
 
 
 
 
Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz
Republic
 
 
 
 
 
 
Laos
Lao
People's
Democratic
Republic
 
 
 
 
Latvia
Republic
of
Latvia
 
 
 
 
 
Lebanon
Lebanese
Republic
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lesotho
Kingdom
of
Lesotho
 
 
 
 
 
Liberia
Republic
of
Liberia
 
 
 
 
 
Libya
State
of
Libya
 
 
 
 
 
Liechtenstein
Principality
of
Liechtenstein
 
 
 
 
 
Lithuania
Republic
of
Lithuania
 
 
 
 
 
Luxembourg
Grand
Duchy
of
Luxembourg
 
 
 
 
Madagascar
Republic
of
Madagascar
 
 
 
 
 
Malawi
Republic
of
Malawi
 
 
 
 
 
Malaysia
Malaysia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maldives
Republic
of
Maldives
 
 
 
 
 
Mali
Republic
of
Mali
 
 
 
 
 
Malta
Republic
of
Malta
 
 
 
 
 
Marshall Islands
Republic
of
the
Marshall
Islands
 
 
 
Mauritania
Islamic
Republic
of
Mauritania
 
 
 
 
Mauritius
Republic
of
Mauritius
 
 
 
 
 
Mexico
United
Mexican
States
 
 
 
 
 
Micronesia
Federated
States
of
Micronesia
 
 
 
 
Moldova
Republic
of
Moldova
 
 
 
 
 
Monaco
Principality
of
Monaco
 
 
 
 
 
Mongolia
Mongolia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Montenegro
Montenegro
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morocco
Kingdom
of
Morocco
 
 
 
 
 
Mozambique
Republic
of
Mozambique
 
 
 
 
 
Myanmar
Republic
of
the
Union
of
Myanmar
 
 
Namibia
Republic
of
Namibia
 
 
 
 
 
Nauru
Republic
of
Nauru
 
 
 
 
 
Nepal
Federal
Democratic
Republic
of
Nepal
 
 
 
Netherlands
Kingdom
of
the
Netherlands
 
 
 
 
New Zealand
New
Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nicaragua
Republic
of
Nicaragua
 
 
 
 
 
Niger
Republic
of
the
Niger
 
 
 
 
Nigeria
Federal
Republic
of
Nigeria
 
 
 
 
North Korea
Democratic
People's
Republic
of
Korea
 
 
 
North Macedonia
Republic
of
North
Macedonia
 
 
 
 
Norway
Kingdom
of
Norway
 
 
 
 
 
Oman
Sultanate
of
Oman
 
 
 
 
 
Pakistan
Islamic
Republic
of
Pakistan
 
 
 
 
Palau
Republic
of
Palau
 
 
 
 
 
Panama
Republic
of
Panama
 
 
 
 
 
Papua New Guinea
Independent
State
of
Papua
New
Guinea
 
 
Paraguay
Republic
of
Paraguay
 
 
 
 
 
Peru
Republic
of
Peru
 
 
 
 
 
Philippines
Republic
of
the
Philippines
 
 
 
 
Poland
Republic
of
Poland
 
 
 
 
 
Portugal
Portuguese
Republic
 
 
 
 
 
 
Qatar
State
of
Qatar
 
 
 
 
 
Romania
Romania
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Russia
Russian
Federation
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rwanda
Republic
of
Rwanda
 
 
 
 
 
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Federation
of
Saint
Christopher
and
Nevis
 
 
Saint Lucia
Saint
Lucia
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint
Vincent
and
the
Grenadines
 
 
 
Samoa
Independent
State
of
Samoa
 
 
 
 
San Marino
Republic
of
San
Marino
 
 
 
 
São Tomé and Príncipe
Democratic
Republic
of
São
Tomé
and
Príncipe
 
Saudi Arabia
Kingdom
of
Saudi
Arabia
 
 
 
 
Senegal
Republic
of
Senegal
 
 
 
 
 
Serbia
Republic
of
Serbia
 
 
 
 
 
Seychelles
Republic
of
Seychelles
 
 
 
 
 
Sierra Leone
Republic
of
Sierra
Leone
 
 
 
 
Singapore
Republic
of
Singapore
 
 
 
 
 
Slovakia
Slovak
Republic
 
 
 
 
 
 
Slovenia
Republic
of
Slovenia
 
 
 
 
 
Solomon Islands
Solomon
Islands
 
 
 
 
 
 
Somalia
Federal
Republic
of
Somalia
 
 
 
 
South Africa
Republic
of
South
Africa
 
 
 
 
South Korea
Republic
of
Korea
 
 
 
 
 
South Sudan
Republic
of
South
Sudan
 
 
 
 
Spain
Kingdom
of
Spain
 
 
 
 
 
Sri Lanka
Democratic
Socialist
Republic
of
Sri
Lanka
 
 
Sudan
Republic
of
the
Sudan
 
 
 
 
Suriname
Republic
of
Suriname
 
 
 
 
 
Sweden
Kingdom
of
Sweden
 
 
 
 
 
Switzerland
Swiss
Confederation
 
 
 
 
 
 
Syria
Syrian
Arab
Republic
 
 
 
 
 
Taiwan
Republic
of
China
 
 
 
 
 
Tajikistan
Republic
of
Tajikistan
 
 
 
 
 
Tanzania
United
Republic
of
Tanzania
 
 
 
 
Thailand
Kingdom
of
Thailand
 
 
 
 
 
Togo
Togolese
Republic
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tonga
Kingdom
of
Tonga
 
 
 
 
 
Trinidad and Tobago
Republic
of
Trinidad
and
Tobago
 
 
 
Tunisia
Republic
of
Tunisia
 
 
 
 
 
Turkey
Republic
of
Türkiye
 
 
 
 
 
Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tuvalu
Tuvalu
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uganda
Republic
of
Uganda
 
 
 
 
 
Ukraine
Ukraine
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United Arab Emirates
United
Arab
Emirates
 
 
 
 
 
United Kingdom
United
Kingdom
of
Great
Britain
and
Northern
Ireland
United States
United
States
of
America
 
 
 
 
Uruguay
Oriental
Republic
of
Uruguay
 
 
 
 
Uzbekistan
Republic
of
Uzbekistan
 
 
 
 
 
Vanuatu
Republic
of
Vanuatu
 
 
 
 
 
Vatican City
Vatican
City
State
 
 
 
 
 
Venezuela
Bolivarian
Republic
of
Venezuela
 
 
 
 
Vietnam
Socialist
Republic
of
Vietnam
 
 
 
 
Yemen
Republic
of
Yemen
 
 
 
 
 
Zambia
Republic
of
Zambia
 
 
 
 
 
Zimbabwe
Republic
of
Zimbabwe
 
 
 
 
 
20 Comments
+3
Level 60
Mar 3, 2023
Herzegovina in the short names column is incorrectly spelt without an N.
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Level 56
Mar 3, 2023
Fixed it, thanks.
+3
Level 85
Mar 3, 2023
Cool quiz!!!!!!
+1
Level 56
Mar 4, 2023
Thanks.
+2
Level 59
Mar 5, 2023
Mauritiania has an extra I
+2
Level 59
Mar 5, 2023
I got 237
+2
Level 56
Mar 5, 2023
Well done!
+1
Level 59
May 20, 2023
Now it's been reset to remove country names!
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Level 56
May 21, 2023
Well I'm sorry, but people asked me to remove them. You can take the quiz again and it should be easier this time.
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Level 76
Mar 18, 2023
Good quiz, but this would be way better if the ones that matched country names were pre-revealed. More than half the quiz time is just spent rewriting country names from the left column which isn't much fun, I gave up around G and only went for the other parts of the names.
+2
Level 76
Mar 18, 2023
yes that's what I was thinking too
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Level 59
Mar 18, 2023
Ha! I was about to make the same comment as you. Definitely would be more fun if the matched names were already entered. I got to H before sacking it off.
+1
Level 56
Mar 18, 2023
Done. Thank you for your comments.
+2
Level 68
Mar 21, 2023
Very enjoyable quiz thanks. Also learned a lot.
+2
Level 66
May 7, 2023
Very interesting! I learned a lot from this quiz. Not sure how I can drop " Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal" into a casual conversation.........

Nominated.

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Level 56
May 15, 2023
Thanks.
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Level 60
Sep 3, 2023
Wow, the table is really cool! I made this quiz a year ago, but I didn't have the formatting.

I would recommend using JetPunk names in "Short name" so R. Congo and D. R. Congo instead of Congo-Brazzaville and Congo-Kinshasa.

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Level 60
Sep 10, 2023
A few other suggestions:

The shortened name that we use on JetPunk for Czech Republic is Czech Republic, not Czechia. Czechia is accepted but not the standard.

d'Ivore is usually accepted for d'Ivoire. Type-ins are DIVOI?RE I think.

Also, consider allowing GB for Great and Britain.

Thanks.

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Level 56
Sep 13, 2023
As you can see and also read in the caveats, words that are exactly the same as in the respective countries' short names are already filled in, therefore, if I wrote Czech Republic instead of Czechia, it would be all already revealed and then there would be no guessing it at all. That's why I used Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, and Micronesia instead of Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Federated States of Micronesia, so there's some guessing instead of it being revealed by default.
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Level 56
Sep 13, 2023
Also, the quiz isn't about knowing the countries, but words in their names.

Type-in Ivore is normally allowed, because if you say for example "Cote d'Ivore" it's obvious you know and mean the country Ivory Coast. But in this quiz, it's not about if you know the country Ivory Coast, it's about if you know the word "d'Ivoire".

With the words being the subject it's rather clear you're expected to write them correctly. The same goes for GB, it is normally allowed because writing it heavily implies that you mean the country United Kingdom, but the quiz isn't about if you know the country, but if you know what words are in its full name. If someone can write "GB" but not "Great" and "Britain" then it means he doesn't know GB stands for Great Britain.