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Countries Named After a Person Quiz

There are roughly 18 countries named for a person, can you name them all?
This does not include countries named after "people", such as "Russia" being named after the "Rus'".
This number is disputed, so please let me know if I'm missing any.
Source: https://qz.com/1070266/the-name-of-a-country-can-only-really-mean-one-of-four-things
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Last updated: September 10, 2023
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Captains & Explorers
Simón Bolívar
Bolivia
Christopher Columbus
Columbia
Thomas Gilbert
Kiribati
John Marshall
Marshall Islands
Amerigo Vespucci
United States
 
Rulers & Politicians
King Mswati II
Eswatini
Maurice of Nassau
Mauritius
King Philip II
Philippines
Muhammad bin Saud
Saudi Arabia
Jean Moreau de Séchelles
Seychelles
King Solomon
Solomon Islands
Religious Figures
Saint Dominic
Dominican Republic
Jesus (“savior of Christianity”)
El Salvador
Jacob (“patriarch of Judaism”)
Israel
Saint Christopher
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucy of Syracuse
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent of Saragossa
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Marinus
San Marino
Saint Thomas
São Tomé and Príncipe
2 Comments
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Level 54
Sep 9, 2023
You should add Kiribati (named after Thomas Gilbert). The word Kiribati (the "ti" is read like "s") is a native/Gilbertese transliteration of the word "gilbertese".
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Level 66
Sep 10, 2023
Added, thanks!