Countries that begin and end with consonants

Name all the countries that begin and end with consonants
Y is classed as a consonant
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Last updated: July 17, 2021
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Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Benin
Bhutan
Brazil
Cameroon
Central African Republic
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Chad
Comoros
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Finland
Gabon
Germany
Honduras
Hungary
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Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Madagascar
Maldives
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Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Myanmar
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Niger
Norway
Pakistan
Paraguay
Philippines
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Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Senegal
Seychelles
Solomon Islands
South Sudan
Spain
Sudan
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Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Vatican City
Vietnam
Yemen
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Level 68
Dec 12, 2016
Missing in action are the Marshall Islands.
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Level 60
Dec 13, 2016
also uruguay if you are including ones that end in y like paraguay
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Level 32
Mar 25, 2024
"U" is a vowel, isn't it?
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Level 73
Mar 25, 2024
Yes U is a vowel so is not included on this quiz
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Level 73
Dec 13, 2016
Uruguay begins with a U which is a vowel
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Level 71
Jul 17, 2021
Need to update for Swaziland becoming Eswatini
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Level 73
Jul 17, 2021
Have done that now, thanks for reminding me!
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Level 67
Jul 21, 2021
Need to update Czech Republic becoming Czechia :)
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Level 38
Jan 21, 2022
I did a quiz for “Countries That Start And End With A”

(I wanna be JetPunk famous)

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Level 73
Jan 29, 2022
Italy begins with a I which isn't a consonant
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Level 56
Sep 18, 2023
Missing Trinidad.
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Level 81
Sep 19, 2023
There's no such country as "Trinidad." There is a "Trinidad and Tobago" but sadly (for this quiz) that ends in an O.
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Level 60
Sep 19, 2023
Inconsistent. You don't want 'y' as a vowel though it often is, as in 'Paraguay', yet you allow it as a vowel in 'Italy' and 'Turkey'. Anyhow, these quizzes always use English terminology, which is often not proper local nomenclature as in 'España' for Spain.
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Level 73
Sep 19, 2023
This is not inconsistent, Italy starts with an I which is a vowel and therefore does not start with a consonant

Turkey and Paraguay start with a T and P respectively and end with a Y which for this quiz are all counted as consonants.

I'll be honest I don't understand linguistics enough to know when Y is counted as vowel and when Y is counted as an consonant linguistically there I made the decision to simplify the quiz an count Y as a consonant at all times

Yes, I have used English terminology because I am English and doing a quiz for an American site where the majority of users speak English so in this situation it makes the most sense to use English terminology. If a Spanish person wrote a quiz for a Spanish site it would make sense for them to use Spanish terms like España

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Level 77
Sep 19, 2023
Quick guide to whether "Y" is a vowel:

1. "Y" is usually a vowel.

2. "Y" is a vowel if it makes a vowel sound when you say the word. For instance, the "Y" in Italy is a vowel because it makes an "ee" sound. "Y" is also a vowel in Kyrgyzstan on both occasions.

3. "Y" is a vowel when it is part of a diphthong or otherwise connected to a vowel sound. "Y" is a vowel in Turkey because it's part of the final vowel sound, and the same is true for the "Y" in Paraguay.

4. "Y" is not a vowel only in the case that it makes a consonant sound, like in "Yemen", "Pripyat", and "yak".