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European Countries in their Native Language

Give the English names of the countries based on their names in a native language.
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Hope you know your Cyrillic and Greek alphabets!
Quiz by alphallama1
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Last updated: February 16, 2019
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First submittedMarch 24, 2014
Times taken130,569
Average score82.2%
Rating4.98
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Country
English
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Deutschland
Germany
Danmark
Denmark
España
Spain
Italia
Italy
Ísland
Iceland
Éire
Ireland
Nederland
Netherlands
Österreich
Austria
Magyarország
Hungary
België
Belgium
България
Bulgaria
Česká republika
Czech Republic
Schweiz
Switzerland
France
France
Country
English
Ελλάδα
Greece
Eesti
Estonia
Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein
Lëtzebuerg
Luxembourg
Hrvatska
Croatia
Polska
Poland
Suomi
Finland
Latvija
Latvia
Lietuva
Lithuania
Северна
Македонија
North Macedonia
Norge
Norway
Босна и
Херцеговина
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
Città del Vaticano
Vatican City
Србија
Serbia
Россия
Russia
Country
English
Andorra
Andorra
Monaco
Monaco
San Marino
San Marino
Slovensko
Slovakia
Malta
Malta
Moldova
Moldova
Portugal
Portugal
România
Romania
Shqipëri
Albania
Slovenija
Slovenia
Sverige
Sweden
Україна
Ukraine
Kosova
Kosovo
Црна Гора
Montenegro
Белару́сь
Belarus
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Level 28
May 8, 2014
Why Belgium is not also written in French? French is the second language of the country and is spoken by 40% of the population...
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Level 63
May 8, 2014
well Switzerland has 4 languages. Why isn't UK in Welsh or scot's Gaelic? come to think of it most of Ireland speaks English. Cant have them all in there. good quiz.
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Level 63
May 16, 2014
And Finland is as official as Suomi. Btw, the UK doesn't have an official language, however it has official minority languages, all being celtic languages, one of them even without any native speakers.
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Level 67
Nov 15, 2018
Indeed for Switzerland it should be schweiz / suisse / svizerro
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Level 71
Mar 19, 2020
Good point. When I first started doing Jetpunk quizzes I couldn't understand why "Eire" didn't work, that is what it's called in English. or "The Republic" if you already have context.
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Level 59
May 1, 2021
Eire is not what the Republic of Ireland is called in English. The Irish government and Irish people are clear on this, the country's short name in English is quite simply Ireland.
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Level 67
Nov 15, 2018
i agree .. for Belgium it should be Belgie / Belgique
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Level 83
May 8, 2014
This is perhaps my favorite non-geographic quiz. Do you have, or will you do more, with other continents?
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Level 50
May 8, 2014
Well, it is a bit geographic, you have to admit, but I like the idea for other countries!

Check my quizzes for EU Official languages. It has resemblances to this one.

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Level 42
May 8, 2014
Nice quiz, but you could have left out the ones that are the exact same in English. By the way, "The Netherlands" didn't work but "Netherlands" did.
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Level ∞
May 8, 2014
"The Netherlands" will work now.
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Level 67
Jan 13, 2019
I thought the same thing at first, then I realised it was a quiz that included ALL european countries, and not just a sample of countries. So I was ok with it again :) It is good to be thorough haha (but have indeed in other quizes seen a selection where the chosen ones were to easy, a few easy ones are fine, but it is nice if you have to think and it is not just a typing exercise for all the answers)
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Level 45
May 4, 2021
Well, 6% didn't guess that Portugal was Portugal
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Level 35
May 8, 2014
I guessed on the Ukraine, Serbia, and Russia ones. GOT EM ALL RIGHT!!!
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Level 53
May 8, 2014
FINALLY learning o read the Greek/Cyrillic alphabets has come in handy. Apart from Montenegro, I just kept saying "Tsrna Gora, Tsrrrna Gora" in the hope it would eventually sound like something... nope
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Level 45
May 8, 2014
Yeah, I did the same thing. Eventually got it by trying the name of every Slavic country in Europe.
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Level 33
May 8, 2014
45/45 -- but all of the ones that are exactly the same are not really necessary.
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Level 45
May 8, 2014
For people who enjoy trying to decypher the non-Latin alphabets, I encourage you to try my Cities by Greek Spelling series.
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Level 58
May 8, 2014
I got 37. Given the fact that I don't know cyrillic, I'm quite pleased with this.
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Level 28
May 10, 2014
United Kingdom is multiple countries. England, Scotland and Wales are all countries.
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Level 26
May 12, 2014
Most of the European countries are easy to guess since English translated from them are similar (except for Greece and Slavics)
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Level 67
Jun 10, 2014
I'm Serbian and I know cyrilics. :)
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Level 59
May 1, 2021
Well done for knowing your own alphabet!
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Level 56
Jan 1, 2023
not as common these days, the youths just use latinica
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Level 28
Feb 17, 2024
why tho?
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Level 48
Aug 14, 2014
100% with 2:07 left and I'm American. I do know some cyrillic though so that helped a bit
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Level 32
Sep 9, 2014
I wonder how some people were able not to guess France, UK, Monaco and some other being just the same as in English
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Level 60
Nov 20, 2014
43/45, only because I ran out of time trying to think what countries I hadn't put down yet.
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Level 65
Apr 24, 2015
finally got it. Kept getting things right and then forgetting when I redid them. Def a great quiz.
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Level 42
Apr 27, 2015
2:47 and 100%. I love these too much I guess
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Level 56
Jul 30, 2015
it's Kosovo, not Kosova
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Level 53
Jan 3, 2016
Saw photo of EU flag so got confused
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Level 65
May 27, 2016
When you saw the number of answers you had to give didn't that give it away that it wasn't just EU countries?
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Level 59
May 1, 2021
It's not just the flag of the EU, but also the flag of the Council of Europe, which has virtually every country on the continent of Europe as a member.
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Level 71
Jan 20, 2016
100% 3.11 left
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Level 82
Aug 14, 2016
Okay, I get people not getting Albania, but who are the people not getting UK or France?
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Level 48
Aug 30, 2016
I missed Albania and Bosnia. I didn't pick up on the Cyrllic until after I gave up. I didn't even think about what countries I didn't name...
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Level 22
Sep 2, 2016
Please accept Czechia for Czech Republic.
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Level 65
Sep 2, 2016
scoring not right? I only beat 30% of people yet got 3 pts?
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Level 37
Sep 3, 2016
Struggled with the South east, never learnt Cyrillic before. Serbia stumped me until about a second to go.
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Level 37
Sep 3, 2016
Really good quiz by the way!
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Level 33
Sep 3, 2016
Nice quiz. For Switzerland I think you should make it Schweiz/ Suisse/ Swizzera
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Level 41
Sep 5, 2016
that was hard and informative
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Level 55
Sep 5, 2016
only reason i got montenegro is i remembered it was anglicized to like crna gora, or something so i could kinda match that to the cyrillic letters
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Level 69
Feb 1, 2017
Like this quiz!
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Level 64
Feb 18, 2017
100%!!!

Drop that *whispers* hundo

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Level 73
Mar 13, 2017
Don't know cyrillic alphabet but having got most of them by knowing the major european countries with a bit of help from German just tried to get as many through guessing as possible. Got 40 so not dissapointed
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Level 64
Jun 28, 2017
It doesn't accept Czechia for Česko one.
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Level 48
Aug 6, 2017
for europeans the difficulty lies in translating them to english haha. thank god I'm on jetpunk a lot, that way I know the english translations ;)
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Level 74
Aug 6, 2017
How the hell did I forget RUSSIA?
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Level 77
Jul 27, 2018
Nice idea. However, as an English speaker, it was ridiculously easy. If you made it the other way round - translating from the English word to the "real" name, it would be far more entertaining.
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Level 75
Nov 15, 2018
Only missed Albania
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Level 57
Nov 16, 2018
Great idea... Howbout doing this on other major languages, too?
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Level 33
Nov 16, 2018
Finally got Montenegro with 3 secs left. I don't think I ever heard the name before even though I lived in Serbia for about 6 months.
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Level 70
Nov 16, 2018
Could you please add "Czechia" as an alternative to "Czech Republic"? You do on all your other quizzes and it isn't looking for a word-for-word translation here.
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Level ∞
Nov 16, 2018
Yes
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Level 45
Nov 16, 2018
I would have got every single country. I was at 44/45, but I kept saying "ukrainian" instead of "Ukraine". Lol, I should have gotten 45/45 but oh well
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Level 42
Jan 1, 2019
Who are the 4 % that couldn't figure that France is France?
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Level 67
Jan 13, 2019
happy to admit I only missed the last two. though i must admit it helps knowing all your countries, because the last four I just got by remembering which I had missed, and trying them out.

and yea weird how 7% didnt know what portugal, malta, monaco, or liechtenstein would be in english haha. 9% even for moldova.

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Level 45
Apr 14, 2019
Maybe you could remove all the countries that have the exact same name ? I think it makes it unnecessarily long...
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Level 59
May 2, 2019
Agreed, it did get silly after a while.
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Level 70
May 2, 2019
I'd recommend using Latin for Bosnia.
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Level 84
May 2, 2019
Slovensko is not Slovenia? That is not helpful.
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Level 48
May 2, 2019
Κύπρος.
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Level 75
Feb 20, 2021
Ασία.
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Level 35
May 2, 2019
Fun quiz, got all but 2.
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Level 74
May 2, 2019
Loved it!
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Level 53
May 2, 2019
I've got 44/45 and I "just" have 4 points, it's a bit of stupid because on others quizzes, even with a "low" score, we've got 5 points. Else, it's a good quizz
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Level 75
May 2, 2019
99% answered United Kingdom rightly. Who's that 1% who got it wrong?
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Level 59
May 1, 2021
People who start the quiz then decide not to finish it.
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Level 66
May 3, 2019
100% without cheating!
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Level 45
May 3, 2019
It is SO tyring that people thinks Switzerland is exclusively german speaking.

4 official languages! So to be correct: Schweiz, Suisse, Svizzera and Svizra

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Level 67
May 5, 2019
The only one I didn't get was Estonia yet it looks like it might be Estonia in hindsight. Sorry, Estonians!
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Level 64
Oct 5, 2019
00:35
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Level 55
Mar 25, 2020
im bosnian, but i only know a few cyrillic letters. i was able to figure all of them out because of that.
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Level 66
May 23, 2020
That one's really interesting ! Glad I know Cyrillic and Greek alphabets, so it all was pretty easy (except Albania, which I got by elimination)
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Level 22
Jun 12, 2020
I got it on my first try!!
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Level 68
Jun 28, 2020
got 100%
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Level 43
Aug 2, 2020
Wow, guessed Sweden at the last second.... Got 100%!
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Level 43
Dec 17, 2020
I'm pretty sure France is not France in French.
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Level 79
Dec 23, 2020
How sure?
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Level 75
Feb 20, 2021
It's spelled France but it's not pronounced France.
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Level 79
Aug 24, 2021
Agreed. It is pronounced France.
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Level 54
Nov 23, 2023
It's actually pronounced "GIF".
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Level 52
Mar 26, 2021
Lucky I can read Bulgarian
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Level 71
Apr 29, 2021
Oh man, some of the questions on this quiz were so hard! Like I had no clue what "United Kingdom" was, much less "Danmark," "France," "Portugal," "Moldova," "San Marino," and "Kosova"!

Real talk though: why do some Slavic countries not use the Cyrillic alphabet? Have a lot of the countries switched to distance themselves from Russia/cultivate closer ties to Western Europe? I know Kazakhstan switched alphabets recently for that reason exactly, so I wouldn't be surprised if it were the same for Croatia and Albania (among others).

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Level 46
May 1, 2021
Cyrillic alphabet was adopted only by countries that adopted orthodox christianity. Slavic coutries that adopted catholicism haven't used it. And Albania isn't slavic
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Level 57
May 7, 2021
Most Slavic countries that use the Latin alphabet use it because they were catholicised and under the rule of other Latin using countries (Germany, Hungary, Austria) for centuries
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Level 70
May 1, 2021
Why is Bosnia written in Cyrillic? The majority of the population (Bosniaks and Croats) use the latin alphabet.
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Level 53
May 5, 2021
cuz officialy bosnian is written in cyrillic
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Level 45
May 1, 2021
Please just make "Bosna i Hercegovina" (aka. Bosnia) from cyrillic alphabet to actual latin alphabet. Bosnian is almost always written in latinic except for the small minority in "Republika Srpska' (aka.Republic of Srpska')
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Level 52
May 2, 2021
41/45 nice
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Level 36
May 3, 2021
GOOD QUIZ
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Level 53
May 5, 2021
45/45 i didnt know what shiqpëri was but i saw it had "Ë" which is pretty much only in albanian so i guessed it and montenegro was just russian and meant black mountain so that was easy cuz

monte = mountain

negro = black

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Level 82
May 5, 2021
Czech Republic should be Česko, that's the usual native name.
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Level 64
Jun 3, 2021
When you get Russia last
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Level 65
Dec 20, 2021
Cyrillic-using countries & Greece : "we'll be the most confusing countries of the list"

Albania : "hold my beer"

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Level 62
Jan 22, 2022
I'm from Bosnia and Herzegovina, and we use both scripts to refer to our country, both "Bosna i Hercegovina" and "Босна и Херцеговина", however, Latin script has a wider use at national level than Cyrillic
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Level 46
Jun 21, 2022
All but bosnia. Darn
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Level 15
Jan 1, 2023
easy
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Level 64
Jan 1, 2023
The 11% that missed Kosovo...
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Level 59
Jan 1, 2023
That moment when only 99% got UK....
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Level 39
Jan 2, 2023
you should do the same thing but with asian countries i would like to see that