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Countries Named After People

Guess the countries of the world that are named after individuals or families.
Hint - a lot are island countries.
Does not include fictional or legendary people
Quiz by Yosherax
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Last updated: August 28, 2020
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First submittedAugust 27, 2020
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Country
Bolivia
China
Colombia
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Eswatini
Kiribati
Liechtenstein
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Mozambique
Nicaragua
Country
Peru
Philippines
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
San Marino
São Tomé and Príncipe
Saudi Arabia
Seychelles
Solomon Islands
United States
Uzbekistan
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Level 82
Aug 27, 2020
How is Dominican Republic on here but not Dominica?
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Level 66
Aug 28, 2020
Because Dominica was named after the day Sunday in Spanish because it was discovered on a Sunday
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Level 61
Aug 27, 2020
Georgia should be there
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Level 67
Aug 27, 2020
I don't think the US should be here, especially when the part that actually derives from a name (America) is left out. Also, you forgot the Solomon Islands. Nice quiz idea though!
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Level 66
Aug 28, 2020
I think the US counts because in native-English speaking countries it's very common to refer to it as 'America'

Also the Solomon Islands were named after a legendary figure from the Bible, not a proven real person

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Level 67
Aug 28, 2020
Citing Wikipedia: "As for Solomon himself, scholars on both the maximalist and minimalist sides of the spectrum of biblical archeology generally agree Solomon himself probably existed." Of course, you still don't need to add the Solomon Islands if you believe they shouldn't be in the quiz.

By the way, fun fact, I find that the use of "America" to refer to the United States is more common in non-English speaking countries than it is in the English speaking world. Italy and Japan basically only use "America"

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Level 30
Aug 27, 2020
Could you include the people it’s named after?
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Level 66
Aug 28, 2020
I think that makes it too easy
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Level 30
Aug 28, 2020
I don’t
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Level 50
Aug 28, 2020
You should add Israel.
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Level 66
Aug 28, 2020
Israel was named after a legendary person, not a real one