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Shortest Country Name A-Z

Name the country with the shortest name that starts with each letter of the alphabet.
Using the same names as the Countries of the World quiz
Original Idea by Jerry928
Quiz by nichster
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Last updated: November 18, 2019
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First submittedOctober 26, 2016
Times taken176,455
Average score79.2%
Rating4.99
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Letter
Length
Country
A
6
Angola
B
5
Benin
C
4
Chad/Cuba
D
7
Denmark
E
5
Egypt
F
4
Fiji
G
5
Ghana/Gabon
H
5
Haiti
I
4
Iran/Iraq
J
5
Japan
K
5
Kenya
L
4
Laos
Letter
Length
Country
M
4
Mali
N
5
Nauru/Nepal/Niger
O
4
Oman
P
4
Peru
Q
5
Qatar
R
6
Russia/Rwanda
S
5
Samoa/Spain/Sudan/Syria
T
4
Togo
U
6
Uganda
V
7
Vanuatu/Vietnam
Y
5
Yemen
Z
6
Zambia
105 Recent Comments
+6
Level 55
May 13, 2020
Feel free to check out Longest Country Name A-Z which is here
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Level 92
Oct 28, 2016
Burma?
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Level 55
Oct 28, 2016
In the countries of the world quiz, Burma is put as 'Myanmar' which is 7 characters long.
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Level 78
Nov 4, 2016
In all Jetpunk quizzes that I have done, including countries of the world, Burma and Myanmar are mutually acceptable. I think its one of the Jetpunk rules. Therefore Burma should be accepted here
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Level 43
Mar 21, 2017
That simply isn't true. Burma is accepted as a type-in but never as the legitimate answer.
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Level 47
Mar 21, 2017
Burma WAS the legitimate answer while Myanmar was just a type-in, until the Quizmaster changed his mind and swap their roles.
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Level 53
Mar 21, 2017
Just play it safe and type Benin instead.
+3
Level 57
Oct 28, 2016
Interesting that 13 African countries make the list.
+2
Level 55
Oct 28, 2016
Good spot!
+3
Level 46
Jun 11, 2020
14*
+48
Level 76
Nov 10, 2016
Any true Jetpunkers immediately got Yemen/Oman/Qatar as soon as the quiz started
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Level 48
Mar 21, 2017
:)
+3
Level 44
Mar 26, 2017
Those were the first ones I typed in!
+15
Level 70
Apr 25, 2020
Any true jetpunker tries to do it in order ;)
+5
Level 72
Nov 19, 2016
Well done me I'm Egyptian/Finn and forgot Egypt
+3
Level 70
Jul 1, 2019
Interesting combo :)
+7
Level 66
Apr 25, 2020
You could go with Egypfinn. Think of the time you would save.
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Level 52
Sep 27, 2021
HAHAHA!!!
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Level 58
May 19, 2024
That gives me a Finnyptian
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Level 43
Jun 11, 2022
I am Palestinian/Finn :)
+4
Level 66
Jul 25, 2023
So, Palestfinnian?
+4
Level 58
Dec 13, 2016
Vatican?
+3
Level 55
Dec 13, 2016
Its full name is Vatican City
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Level 65
May 21, 2020
we're talking about the country, not as city
+9
Level 49
Jun 5, 2020
@yoshimano the full name of the country is also vatican city
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Level 44
Mar 13, 2017
Kind of a strange looking picture at the top of the quiz
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Level 55
Mar 14, 2017
Agreed. But it fits in quite well with the subject!
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Level 67
Mar 21, 2017
I'm guessing it comments on the Russo-Japanese war. Am I right?
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Level 58
Mar 21, 2017
Only one I missed was Mali. It took me a while to come up with Kenya, because I kept coming back to Kazakhstan, and other things that were obviously wrong.
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Level 48
Mar 21, 2017
There sure are a lot of 7-letter countries starting with A.
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Level 68
Mar 21, 2017
Yep, that was the one that took the longest for me - A.
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Level 53
Mar 21, 2017
Great quiz, however I think it would be even better without the amount of letters shown in the answer. So, if I type in Libya and it isn't accepted, then I know there must be a 4 letter answer.
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Level 75
Mar 21, 2017
Nice one, Jerry. Why is it I have started forgetting Japan on all these quizzes??? Drives me nuts that I keep doing it.
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Level 70
Apr 25, 2020
you mean nichster
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Level 77
May 26, 2021
Happens to me, too. I guess it's because Japan is a country in a far away corner of Asia and not even on the main continent.
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Level 47
Mar 21, 2017
Wow, an A to Z quiz where A is the least guessed.
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Level 72
Mar 21, 2017
Way too much time.
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Level 58
Mar 21, 2017
Yuppppppppp, but cool quiz.
+1
Level 77
Mar 21, 2017
Great quiz, got me thinking
+4
Level 59
Mar 21, 2017
I'm from Iran... I was stumped on "I" because all I could think of was India... where do I revoke my citizenship?
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Level 67
Mar 21, 2017
Got there with 1:21 left on the clock
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Level 34
Mar 21, 2017
No 'W'?
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Level 32
Jun 2, 2017
There are no countries thet start with W.
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Level 73
Jul 24, 2023
What about Wyoming?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4uD20A7n68

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Level 51
Mar 22, 2017
3.16 left, alphabetical order, first time - agree a bit too much time on this one, but cool quiz. More please!
+1
Level 67
Mar 23, 2017
Got them all with 1:27 left. Took me awhile to come up with A and R. The last one I came up with was Rwanda. I didn't even think of Russia.
+1
Level 82
Jul 19, 2017
I got them all.........Ha Ha
+1
Level 16
Aug 11, 2017
100% with 2:16 remaining on my first try! :D
+1
Level 66
Oct 10, 2017
Got every one with 3 seconds left
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Level 20
Mar 11, 2018
don't ask me how I missed the letter s, just don't
+1
Level 63
Jun 8, 2018
Aruba is an A country that has 5 letters
+12
Level 47
Apr 30, 2019
It's not a country, it's party of the Netherlands.
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Level 70
Apr 25, 2020
Geodude, I advise you change your name.. ;) It actually is a country, one of the 4 countries that makes up the Kingdom of the Netherlands (one of the others is the country the Netherlands.

It has its own constitution, government, prime minister and ministers and elections. It is not part of the Netherlands and therefore not a member of the EU. Defense ís handled by the Kingdom (as is the case for all the constituent countries, including the Netherlands), but they are internally autonomous.

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Level 69
Jan 12, 2021
"Internally autonomous" is another way of saying "not independent".
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Level 42
Aug 25, 2018
vatican not one of the accepted answers for V?
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Level 55
Aug 26, 2018
Vatican City is the full name used here.
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Level 70
Jul 1, 2019
Because it is its name. Vatican city and The Vatican are not the same thing.
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Level 43
Jan 7, 2019
Missed Egypt ;( great quiz
+1
Level 50
Feb 21, 2019
Easy 5 points. Time is too long.
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Level 70
Jul 14, 2019
Funny that the least answered country is Angola, whose name starts with A, the first letter of the alphabet!
+1
Level 65
Aug 23, 2019
Great Quiz, I'd consider adding a minute or so though, got it with 2 seconds left.
+2
Level 49
Sep 7, 2019
forgot Japan existed for a while there. Great quiz!
+1
Level 57
Nov 25, 2019
Isn't Vatican also a country starting with V and is also made of 7 letters?
+2
Level 58
Jan 7, 2020
the technical name is Vatican City
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Level 70
Apr 25, 2020
like mentioned before The Vatican = the holy see, not a country but like the governing body of the catholic church

( hard to explain in a different language while not being catholic, but I think I phrased that correctly. In layman's terms, "something churchy" ;) )

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Level 58
Jan 7, 2020
awesome quiz! I really enjoyed taking it!
+1
Level 82
Jan 30, 2020
got Benin with 2 seconds to spare, almost immediately after getting Togo.
+1
Level 38
Apr 25, 2020
Great quiz
+1
Level 66
Apr 25, 2020
Well done. Great quiz. Surprising to see Kenya and Egypt so low down
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Level 70
Apr 25, 2020
Kenya somehow was slightly tougher, because everything that is a K in my language becomes a C in english, so it is harder to spring to mind. Got it fast this time though, but I remember another time I had a hard time coming up with it (might be this quiz or another that gave the first letter). Egypt is indeed very surprising, one of the easier ones for me.
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Level 63
Apr 25, 2020
Nice one! Thanks!
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Level 61
Apr 26, 2020
Fun fact : you can make a group with Ghana, Benin, Togo, Niger, Mali, Chad, Sudan and Egypt.
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Level 72
Apr 28, 2020
Surprisingly easy
+1
Level 56
May 31, 2020
So many 7-letter countries beginning with A...
+1
Level 70
Aug 20, 2020
Nice quiz!
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Level 35
Dec 2, 2020
A very great quiz .it was easy like taking candy from a baby
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Level 28
Feb 17, 2021
2:11

Scoring

You scored 1/24 = 4%

This beats or equals 0.7% of test takers

The average score is 19

Your high score is 1

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Level 35
Feb 26, 2021
missed Haiti
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Level 68
Aug 15, 2021
Missed Egypt, Kenya, Togo
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Level 45
Nov 3, 2021
why is vatican not on the list

v 1

a 2

t 3

i 4

c 5

a 6

n 7

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Level 60
Nov 8, 2021
For the same reason as for the multiple comments before you. The official name of the country is Vatican City.
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Level 37
Dec 1, 2021
My brain (looking for Cuba and Iraq): Tijuana, Jacksonville, Kiribati, Roscommon, Uzbekistan, Federated States of Micronesia, Alberquerque, Benjamin Disraeli...

I blame jetpunk for this...

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Level 48
Jan 6, 2022
Interesting quiz. Missed Kenya.
+1
Level 54
Jan 7, 2022
For me PNG is the shortest country name starting from P
+1
Level 29
Jan 7, 2022
Brazil?
+2
Level 67
Jan 7, 2022
That's six letters. "Benin" is only five.
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Level 78
Jan 7, 2022
No bonus for Burma? It will always be Burma to me.
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Level 39
Jan 13, 2022
Great quiz. Got them with 20 seconds to spare. I found it helps to picture the first letter with the amount of letters after it and the country name comes quickly to mind!
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Level 20
Jan 16, 2023
NOOOOO I FORGOT ANGOLA AND EGYPT
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Level 61
Feb 18, 2023
24/24 second time around, three days later. Show the different if you're not tired, I only got 20/24 in first attempt.
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Level 68
May 12, 2023
3:33, pretty hard
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Level 36
Jul 24, 2023
Vatican is also 7 letters just like Vietnam
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Level 36
Jul 24, 2023
Wales is missing
+2
Level 71
Jul 24, 2023
Wales is a country of the United Kingdom, but not a country of the world, which includes only sovereign nations. The caveat specifies that the country names come from the countries of the world quiz.
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Level 24
Sep 15, 2023
OH ITS YOU WHO STOLE MY IDEA A FEW DAYS LATER TO GET IT ONTO FEATURED (sorry for being mean I just never got a quiz on featured -EDIT-)
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Level 20
Nov 21, 2023
Is Aruba no longer a country...5 letters.
+1
Level 50
Feb 9, 2024
Vatican surely should be included for V no?
+1
Level 55
Feb 9, 2024
Vatican City is the more commonly used name on the site.
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Level 25
Feb 9, 2024
bali...?
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Level 60
Feb 26, 2024
I think that's an island of Indonesia, please correct me if I'm wrong
+1
Level 38
Feb 28, 2024
17/24 i cant believe i missed iran and iraq!!!!!
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Level 37
May 16, 2024
It was pretty easier than i expected, enjoyed
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Level 19
May 19, 2024
Burma is 5 letters
+1
Level 55
May 26, 2024
It's now called Myanmar
+1
Level 21
Jun 18, 2024
Egypt feels like it's more than 5 letters lmao