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African Countries with the Shortest Names

Name the African countries whose names have fewer than 6 letters.
Not counting the Democratic Republic of the Congo or the Republic of the Congo
Quiz by WolfCam
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Last updated: August 26, 2017
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First submittedAugust 22, 2017
Times taken107,605
Average score81.8%
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4-Letter
Chad
Mali
Togo
5-Letter
Benin
Egypt
Gabon
Ghana
5-Letter
Kenya
Libya
Niger
Sudan
73 Comments
+43
Level 77
Aug 28, 2017
*Forgets the country whose flag is displayed*
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Level 68
Aug 30, 2017
How could anyone forget Romania (wink) ?
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Level 60
Jan 12, 2018
I know what you did there.
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Level 23
Jan 12, 2018
and is TOTALLY not in Europe. (wink wink)
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Level 43
Jan 17, 2018
#AndorraLivesMatter
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Level 58
Jan 19, 2018
#MoldovaLivesMatterToo
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Level 74
Mar 2, 2018
That feeling when you look up world flags, so you can brag with your own hashtag, but there are no more flags that look similar...

*all around me are familiar faces*

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Level 17
Aug 21, 2020
It is totally in Africa. (wink wink wink)
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Level 44
Dec 6, 2021
My favourite African country is Romania (Wink, wink, wink, wink)
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Level 64
Jan 12, 2018
Same
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Level 29
Jan 13, 2018
thats is Chad flag
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Level 62
Nov 2, 2022
r/woosh
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Level 65
Jul 6, 2024
r/whoooosh you mean
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Level 27
Dec 15, 2023
Do you know what a joke is????
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Level 54
Jan 22, 2018
Same :D
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Level 31
Dec 12, 2020
missed Gabon and Niger
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Level 51
Sep 5, 2017
Kept putting "Congo," expecting a response. Doh.
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Level 49
Sep 22, 2017
same
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Level 20
Jul 8, 2024
after i put chad, egypt, sudan, and maybe kenya that was my next answer, i was confused for 2 seconds
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Level 84
Oct 16, 2017
Whenever I think of the difference between the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it always reminds me of Monty Python and the Holy Grail when Galahad enters the castle Anthrax. He identifies himself as "Sir Galahad, the Chaste". To which Zoot replies, "Mine is Zoot. Just....Zoot."

What can I say? I'm deep.

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Level 63
Oct 18, 2017
Somehow I was expecting your comment to cite Monty Python's Life of Brian and the People's Front of Judea vs The Judean People's Front.
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Level 79
Jan 12, 2018
Countries with "Democratic" in their names are not.
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Level 48
Dec 18, 2021
@NotmiandKiKi, you are correct. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is NOT a democracy or republic (which is kind of ironic), and The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, otherwise known as North Korea, is not a democracy either.

So, I do not know why these countries named themselves this. Probably not to piss off the US.

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Level 70
Oct 3, 2022
zoot like a joint? weird name lol
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Level 69
Jan 12, 2018
IMO you are correct... twice! Because there are two countries named Congo. Anything beyond the five letters is off-line qualification.
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Level 20
Jan 14, 2018
same
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Level 54
Jan 22, 2018
Technically both Congos should be in the list.
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Level 55
Jun 11, 2020
Technically Not. The full names are Republic of the Congo and Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Level 76
Aug 20, 2020
Technically, Chad is the Republic of Chad. And so on, down the list.
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Level 71
Dec 8, 2021
I know someone has mentioned this on this site before, but can't we just have an "East Congo" and a "West Congo"? It'd make life so much easier. Or, we could go back to calling the DRC "Zaire." Say what you want about Mobutu, but at least he cleared up the whole Congo naming issue!
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Level 28
Oct 3, 2022
im sure the people of the congo are really concerned about how hard your life is
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Level 26
Oct 22, 2017
Forgot about Gabon until the last minute... Boi!
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Level 59
Jan 12, 2018
Ditto!
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Level 56
Dec 28, 2017
I don't see why Congo shouldn't be accepted when every other country on the list has a longer full name; for example "the Gabonese Republic".
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Level 67
Jan 12, 2018
for the same reason that Korea is not accepted for North or South Korea
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Level 53
Jan 12, 2018
Neither Congo claims the entirety of each other, though. They're two separate states, without dispute.
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Level 67
Jan 12, 2018
Yeah, but I think the point Eva was making was that you need the descriptor to distinguish between the two. You don't need to say "I'm going to the Argentine Republic" because there is only one Argentina. But if you say "I'm going to Congo," there is no way to know which you mean.
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Level 60
Aug 9, 2020
Because both Congos are some of the only countries (along with F.S. of Micronesia and that might be it) in the world that don't have an official short name. So there is no other version of their name to use.
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Level 45
Jan 4, 2018
We do that for the same reason we list "Taiwan" instead of "People's Republic of China"

Another reason is because the word "Congo" is said in two different country names, "Democratic Republic of the Congo" and "Republic of the Congo" so if Congo were listed as one country it would be false and you couldn't have two answers for one word.

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Level 65
Jan 12, 2018
Why Guinea is not acceptable ? It is a common entry in Wikipedia.
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Level 79
Jan 12, 2018
Maybe because Guinea is six letters long?
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Level 51
Jan 12, 2018
G, u, i, n, e, a.
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Level 23
Jan 12, 2018
Why is Congo not on here
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Level 37
Jan 12, 2018
that's not the full name of the country
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Level 90
Jan 15, 2018
There's also two Congos.
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Level 63
Feb 16, 2018
good one! Got all but Gabon
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Level 68
Aug 21, 2020
Forgot Egypt, Libya, and Ghana, and had help for Gabon
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Level 17
Aug 21, 2020
Ok, but how did you? Parents? Wikipedia?
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Level 35
Dec 2, 2020
Where is Congo? it's has 5 letters
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Level 66
Oct 11, 2021
In central Africa
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Level 55
Jan 30, 2021
could you add congo as one of the gray boxes cuz it could be though of as 5 letters.
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Level 39
Apr 16, 2021
Isn't there a country called "Congo"? (5 letters)

or is that just me...

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Level 53
Apr 14, 2022
There are two. The Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Usually for a countrywith a name like that we would shorten it, but because there is two we use the full names.
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Level 20
Apr 25, 2021
how about sudan?
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Level 35
Aug 19, 2021
Where is Congo? its has 5 letter
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Level 66
Oct 11, 2021
How the heck did you manage to say the exact same this 8 months later and not notice
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Level 61
Feb 16, 2023
Democratic Republic of the Congo - has 28 letters
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Level 48
Dec 18, 2021
There are two Congolese countries, the Republic of the Congo (18 letters) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (27 letters). Both Congos are WAYYY off the list. SO STOP SAYING THEM!
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Level 33
Apr 14, 2022
Poor Congo everyone forgets it everybody only cares about dorc.
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Level 31
May 27, 2022
congo.
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Level 56
Sep 21, 2022
Congo?
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Level 65
Oct 3, 2022
Why do people keep commenting Congo without reading ANY of the previous comments?
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Level 61
Feb 16, 2023
I know full name for Congo is longest not shortest
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Level 35
Oct 3, 2022
Congo, I thought I got it. Nope
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Level 61
Feb 16, 2023
Congo is the longest name. D.R. of the Congo
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Level 46
Dec 17, 2022
Scoring

You scored 11/11 = 100%

31.4% of test takers also scored 100%

The average score is 9

Your high score is 11

Your fastest time is 0:59

*Hung up on BENIN....

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Level 61
Feb 16, 2023
i got 11/11
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Level 47
Mar 27, 2023
chad doesn't actually have the same flag as romania
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Level 36
Apr 2, 2023
11/11 for a nine year old who cheatedc
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Level 47
Mar 27, 2024
japan left the chat
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Level 28
Jul 5, 2024
Thank you for the reference to a genius video xD
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Level 28
Jul 5, 2024
Every time I forget that "Kenya" is spelled with "y" in English. In German we write "Kenia" ...
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Level 44
Jul 5, 2024
There was a quiz with Niger in the name on the side, free point :D