Multiple Choice Country Etymologies

For each country, there are four options for where the name came from. Three of them are made up.
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Last updated: June 22, 2022
First submittedOctober 2, 2021
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1. India
Made up by the Dutch, then anglicized by the British
Derived from the Latin word for Southern Asia
Derived from the Greek word for people from the Indus River
Named after a Mughal Emperor
2. Russia
An English transliteration of the Russian word for taiga
Named after a Grand Duke of Moscow
Derived from a Mongol word for snow
Derived from the Rus
3. Mexico
Derived from the Spanish term for 'far west'
Named after the lake Mexico City resides on
Was a native word of the Aztecs
Named after a Spanish conquistador
4. Algeria
Named after the French General who conquered Algeria
Named after the capital of Algeria
The origin is completely unknown
Derived from the Latin name for Carthage
5. New Zealand
Derived from an Aboriginal word for island
Named after the sunken continent it resides on
Named after a Dutch province
Named after a Danish island
6. Taiwan
Named by the Portuguese words for 'beautiful island'
An anglicized form of 'dragon tear' in Chinese
Named after the location of a Dutch fort
Derived from the Chinese word for Terraced Bay
7. Czechia
Named after a tribe that settled the area
Derived from a Medieval term for a unit of soldiers
Named after a famous Duke of Bohemia
Named after a famous Duke of Moravia
8. Peru
Derived from Spanish for 'royal hilltops'
Derived from the Incan name for a mountain
Named after a Panamanian ruler
Named after a tree indigenous to Peru
9. Tanzania
An anglicized name of a local ruler
A portmanteau of Tanganyika and Zanzibar
A shortening of the native Tanenziania
Derived from the German word for East Africa
10. Timor-Leste
A Portuguese transliteration of the Malay word for east
Derived from a Malay word meaning 'split island'
Named after a Muslim leader who sailed to Timor-Leste
Named after a Portuguese Viceroy
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Level 55
Jun 29, 2022
I legitimately said to myself 'Watch [Peru's] be a panamanian ruler,' should have gone with it!

Tough quiz, fun though! :D

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Level 59
Jul 1, 2022
Really makes me wish there were statistics on what wrong answer people chose. While I bet people picked the Incan word, there's some questions where I'd really like to know how many people picked what