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Random Countries with Letters Missing

Every other letter of these 20 random countries has been removed. Can you guess the correct country?
Answer must correspond to highlighted box!
Some answers may have multiple countries, and some countries may appear more than once
Using names exactly as they appear on JetPunk's Countries of the World Quiz
Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: February 18, 2019
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First submittedJanuary 19, 2019
Times taken60,513
Average score60.0%
Rating4.45
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Hint
Country
L_X_M_O_R_
Luxembourg
_S_O_I_
Estonia
S_A_N
Spain
_R_L_N_
Ireland
_H_N_
China / Ghana
S_E_R_   L_O_E
Sierra Leone
_P_I_
Spain
R_A_D_
Rwanda
_S_A_I_I
Eswatini
L_O_
Laos
Hint
Country
_N_O_A
Angola
S_U_I   _R_B_A
Saudi Arabia
_E_A_U_
Belarus
S_M_A
Samoa
A_D_R_A
Andorra
A_G_N_I_A
Argentina
_H_T_N
Bhutan
_O_D_V_
Moldova
_A_B_D_A
Cambodia
_E_O_H_
Lesotho
44 Comments
+2
Level 37
Jan 19, 2019
Why do you have Kyrgyzstan twice?
+18
Level 68
Jan 19, 2019
As mentioned in the description, some countries may appear twice since both forms of their alternations are possible. E.g. PERU can be P_R_ or _E_U
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Level 79
Jun 26, 2020
I like this feature of having the same country twice, tricksy
+3
Level 74
Jul 3, 2020
I had both forms of Ecuador consecutively. Really threw me for a while. Therefore, I like it :-).
+1
Level 81
Jul 6, 2020
I admit I hadn't read that part of the description, so was confused when Paraguay showed up twice. Makes perfect sense now that I understand the parameters.
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Level 68
Jun 28, 2020
It is a result of it being random I assume. Not purposefully put in a single quizround together.
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Level 89
Jul 6, 2020
I got the same country right back to back.

_O_I_I_A

D_M_N_C_

+1
Level 68
Jul 6, 2020
That was very lucky!
+4
Level 65
Jul 19, 2020
Why don't you read the instructions thast quiz compilers take the trouble to provide for you?
+1
Level 33
May 10, 2021
I got Vanuatu twice:

_A_U_T_

V_N_A_U

+1
Level 95
Jun 26, 2020
Perfect score and 2:17 to spare.
+1
Level 78
Jul 19, 2020
Really?
+1
Level 28
Jul 19, 2020
I just tried and found all of them with 2:21 left !
+1
Level 78
Dec 22, 2020
Wow. I'm terrible at this!
+1
Level 67
Jun 24, 2023
The trick is to work out all the answers before pressing start!
+10
Level 69
Jun 26, 2020
Always struggle with these sorts of quizzes, just not how my mind works lol
+1
Level 52
Jul 19, 2020
I know, I knew I would be terrible at this, and I was.
+4
Level 66
Jun 26, 2020
Unexpectedly hard, but fun quiz.
+1
Level 83
Jun 26, 2020
Maybe add a caveat that the punctuation is also missing?
+3
Level 68
Jun 26, 2020
I assume you're talking about Guinea-Bissau, it wasn't supposed to have the "-" missing, I have fixed this now thanks :)
+1
Level 95
Jun 29, 2020
Well done; fun quiz!
+1
Level 67
Jul 19, 2020
All correct with 1:20 left. I seem to have the brain for this sort of quiz
+1
Level 28
Jul 19, 2020
Me too, all found with 2:21 left!
+1
Level 50
Jul 19, 2020
More difficult than I expected :O cool quiz!
+1
Level 49
Jul 20, 2020
Cote d'Ivoire Point of View Matters
+1
Level 71
Jul 20, 2020
Holy Moley, that was tough!
+1
Level 68
Jul 20, 2020
Curious how many duplicates there are. I_a_ and _a_a_a are two I could think of, but not sure how many more there are.
+1
Level 19
Jul 23, 2020
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
+1
Level 60
Jul 22, 2021
I got _I_E_I_ and I_E_A_D.
+2
Level 68
Jul 22, 2021
There are 9 possible duplicates!
+1
Level 77
Jun 24, 2023
One of them is France.
+1
Level 43
Jul 4, 2021
"Netherlands" doesn't fit, there was one gap too little; I'm surprised nobody has mentioned that in more than two years.
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Level 68
Jul 4, 2021
I have double checked and they're both correct.

The two for Netherlands are:

N_T_E_L_N_S

_E_H_R_A_D_

Which are both the correct expected outcomes (as can be seen by merging the two together!

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Level 42
Feb 15, 2022
Nice and challenging quiz! Couldn't stop me from getting the perfect score though, haha!
+1
Level 60
Apr 21, 2022
I got _A_I_I_ and came up with Palikir before remembering it was countries, not capitals.
+2
Level 68
Apr 21, 2022
Good idea, I could make that next!
+1
Level 60
May 4, 2022
I just noticed how the time for this is 3:21... very cool!
+1
Level 74
May 19, 2022
Comoros Islands also fits :(
+1
Level 69
May 2, 2023
I only guessed 4… This is too difficult…
+1
Level 77
Jun 24, 2023
Practice pakes merfect!
+1
Level 57
Jun 24, 2023
Great quiz! Finally got a perfect score on the 11th try. Tricky one
+1
Level 67
Jun 24, 2023
T_i_ _a_ f_n a_d _a_y!
+1
Level 50
Jun 29, 2023
Cyprus is always the bane of me in any quiz.
+1
Level 48
Mar 25, 2024
my hint for Canada / Panama was screaming