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Countries That Have Two or More Words

Name all the JetPunk recognized countries that have two or more words in their name.
Guinea-Bissau has a hyphen in it, making it one word
There are no countries in South America that have two words, so there is no column for it
Quiz by smcsniper
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Last updated: December 14, 2022
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Europe
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
Czech Republic
North Macedonia
San Marino
United Kingdom
Vatican City
Asia
East Timor
North Korea
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Sri Lanka
United Arab Emirates
Africa
Burkina Faso
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic
of the Congo
Equatorial Guinea
Ivory Coast
Republic of the Congo
São Tomé and Príncipe
Sierra Leone
South Africa
South Sudan
North America
Antigua and Barbuda
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
United States
Oceania
Federated States of
Micronesia
Marshall Islands
New Zealand
Papua New Guinea
Solomon Islands
19 Comments
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Level 62
Dec 14, 2022
Even though Czech republic is already filled in, you need to type it to complete the quiz. Please fix this
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Level 71
Dec 14, 2022
I guessed it right away
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Level 67
Dec 14, 2022
Sorry about that, it's fixed. I dont know why that was happening, it wasn't even an answer to begin with I just added it as a text box 😅
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Level 69
Dec 14, 2022
I tried Guinea Bissau too
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Level 74
Dec 14, 2022
It still asks for you to enter Czech Republic?
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Level 67
Dec 14, 2022
Fixed. Sorry.
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Level 50
Dec 14, 2022
El Salvador shouldn't be here because (EL) in Spanish means (the) and if that counts then the Netherlands should count aswell
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Level 67
Dec 14, 2022
While that does make sense and is true, I'm using the English names of the countries, so I wouldn't take the translated name into mind.
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Level 65
Jan 4, 2024
The Gambia also
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Level 47
Dec 14, 2022
What about The Gambia?????
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Level 53
Dec 14, 2022
Can you make it so you do not have to type Czech Republic to finish the quiz? I kept wondering what I was missing.
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Level 67
Dec 14, 2022
I fixed it. Apologies for that
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Level 84
Mar 16, 2024
Hyphen joins two words

Guinea-Bissau is missing

Please fix your quiz now

~ Haiku

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Level 67
Mar 16, 2024
A hyphenated word is one word.
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Level 84
Mar 18, 2024
So "third" = 1 word, "party" = 1 word, and "third-party" = 1 word?

"First" = 1 word, "generation" = 1 word, and "first-generation" = 1 word?

Is "AI-generated" 1 word?

A hyphen is a joiner to make clear that one word is associated with another. The only case where a hyphenated word is one word (which is now rarely used) is when a hyphen is used to indicate that the word continues on the next line of text. To tell the difference, ask yourself if the two parts would be words if the hyphen wasn't there. "Des-picable" = 1 word because neither des nor picable are words. "Vendor-owned" is two words because vendor and owned are both words.

Guinea-Bissau always has a hyphen, regardless of where it appears on a page of text. The hyphen isn't being used for word-wrap (which is two words). It's being used to create associations between the words Guinea and Bissau.

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Level 56
Mar 19, 2024
This is a bit pedantic, I realize, but I think there should be more clearly established rules about whether the definite article "The" is included as part of the country name.

Supposedly there are countries that include the article as part of their name, like "The Bahamas" and "The Gambia". The article in those names is always capitalized. By contrast, country names like "the Netherlands" and "the United Kingdom" include the article based on whether it's grammatically necessary in context, just like any other normal noun.

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Level 67
Mar 19, 2024
That's a good point, I might add them as givens as just text to clear up any confusion.
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Level 59
Mar 30, 2024
Hyphenation doesn't turn two words into one. "third-party" for example is not one word. It is two tied together for convenience.
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Level 52
Apr 6, 2024
Guinea-Bissau is missing. Not nominated until fixed.