Countries with the Most Similar Names to China

Try to name the 20 countries whose names are most similar to "China".
For methodology, see the comments
Country names as per the official Countries of the World Quiz
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Last updated: June 26, 2021
First submittedJune 26, 2021
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Average score30.0%
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Country
95.2
Chile
90.4
Ghana
82.4
India
79.2
Malta
79.2
Haiti
78.4
Kenya
78.4
Benin
77.6
Samoa
77.6
Libya
74.4
Gabon
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Country
72
Fiji
71.2
Tonga
70.7
Bhutan
69.3
Guinea
68.7
Angola
68
France
68
Niger
68
Egypt
65.7
Denmark
65.6
Chad
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Level 48
Jun 26, 2021
Methodology for similarities:

1. Determine which word between the country name (with all spaces removed) and the target (the word "China" in this case) is shorter, and calculate the length of that word. Let this length be n1.

2. Calculate the length of the longer word (let this be n2). Divide n1 by n2, and let the result be c.

3. Compare the first n1 letters of the two words. The difference between the two letters at each position (determined by the number of letters between those two letters) is recorded.

4. Add up all the differences acquired in step 3 and divide the sum by n1. This should give us the mean letter difference between the two words. Subtract this difference from 25 (as the biggest possible letter difference is 25) and let the result be m.

5. Divide m by 25 and let the result be d.

6. Multiply d by c to find the similarity percentage.

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Level 48
Jun 26, 2021
Note: I wrote a program to work out these numbers - it would take ages to calculate them myself :)