Asian Countries with the Shortest Names

Name the countries of Asia whose names have five or fewer letters.
Quiz by WolfCam
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Last updated: January 16, 2018
First submittedSeptember 4, 2017
Times taken69,799
Average score81.8%
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4-Letter
Iran
Iraq
Laos
Oman
5-Letter
China
India
Japan
Nepal
5-Letter
Qatar
Syria
Yemen
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Level 88
Sep 6, 2017
Not sure where we landed with Burma or Myanmar, but I've long been in the habit of the former being accepted on every jetpunk quiz.
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Level 72
Sep 6, 2017
We landed on Myanmar as official, with Burma being accepted. Seeing how in this case it's looking specifically for answers having to do with the "spelling," Burma doesn't make sense, since the answer that appears would be Myanmar... which obviously has more than 5 letters.
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Level 6
Sep 7, 2017
I agree. Interesting issue, good call
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Level 65
Nov 6, 2019
I entered Burma, also....it should be accepted. “The People’s Republic of China” is official, and that has 25 letters.
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Level 60
Aug 31, 2020
It shouldn't be accepted. The correct answer is Myanmar, Burma is acceptable type-in, but only for a question where Myanmar is the correct answer. So in "countries that border India" quiz, you should be able to type Burma to reveal Myanmar, but not in this quiz. Don't even start with the "people's republic" funny business. Read what "official name" and "short name" is and then you wouldn't want to say it in the first place.
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Level 63
Sep 17, 2021
I don't agree with Myanmar being on this quiz, but it should probably just be greyed out so people don't get confused.
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Level 74
Sep 7, 2017
Five or *fewer* letters :-P
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Level 65
Sep 7, 2017
Agree, you are technically correct. Just like the grocery store signs "15 items or LESS" -- which is incorrect.
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Level ∞
Sep 8, 2017
I changed it to fewer because it sounds better, but less isn't incorrect:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fewer_vs._less

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Level 71
Sep 16, 2017
Oooo, Quizmaster, I gotta disagree with your interpretation. "Less" is acceptable due to common usage only.
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Level 86
Jan 16, 2018
How about we just settle on "Five letters or Laos." ;)
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Level 29
Apr 2, 2022
Oman! I think that loganite has a Syria Laos point there.
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Level 55
Jun 24, 2022
Yeamen, I think you're right, syriously!
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Level 57
Jun 24, 2022
@samiamco And often language changes due to common usage
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Level 69
Jun 24, 2022
"Informal" =/= grammatically correct.
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Level 73
Sep 7, 2017
Got everything except China -__-
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Level 46
Dec 12, 2017
everything except Laos -___-
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Level 47
Jan 16, 2018
Got everything except Syria -___-
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Level 41
Jan 16, 2018
Got Everything -___-
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Level 67
Jan 16, 2018
Got them all last time I took the quiz apparently, but I tried today and forgot Nepal.
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Level 33
Jan 16, 2018
Got everything except Bhutan -___-
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Level 69
Jan 17, 2018
everything except all the five- and four-lettered Asian countries -__-
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Level 53
Jan 11, 2021
Got everything except United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland-________________________________________________________________________________________________________________-
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Level 54
Apr 19, 2021
Got nothing -___-
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Level 26
Aug 15, 2021
Got everything except iran, iraq, laos, oman, china, india, japan, nepal, qatar, syria, and yemen -___-
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Level 29
Apr 2, 2022
Got everything except -__________-
+6
Level 87
Jun 24, 2022
Got milk?
+2
Level 58
Jan 16, 2018
How did I not get China???
+1
Level 31
Jul 28, 2020
Same
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Level 20
Jan 16, 2018
Got anything except Iran, Iraq, and Oman
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Level 75
Jan 17, 2018
Got everything except China too. -________-
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Level 87
Oct 7, 2018
I too came super close to missing _-_- ---- -- _- -_.
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Level 26
Aug 15, 2021
i also missed ÆŠMAN
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Level 48
Feb 17, 2020
same
+2
Level 67
Sep 8, 2017
Isn't including Oman and Yemen pushing it a bit for Asia? We'll be including Cyprus next...oh hang on a sec...
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Level 73
Sep 8, 2017
When we talk about Asia, we're talking about continents. What continent do Oman and Yemen lie in? The Middle East can't be considered one; it's just a region. Therefore they are in Asia.
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Level 19
Jan 16, 2018
I don't know about that... I think they are considered part South America. Totally. No doubt about it. Yep.
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Level 71
Jan 18, 2018
Irony, people, irony!
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Level 50
Dec 22, 2017
First try 100% in 22 seconds!
+7
Level 60
Jan 16, 2018
wow you're special
+6
Level 87
Oct 7, 2018
I got 200% in 11 seconds.
+3
Level 45
Jan 1, 2018
I had 18 seconds left.. Then I got India to get 100% That was a close call!
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Level 44
Jan 16, 2018
Shouldn't Iran be above Iraq in the alphabetical order?
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Level ∞
Jan 16, 2018
Okay
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Level 60
Jan 16, 2018
Now you can sleep in peace I hope :-)
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Level 39
Jan 16, 2018
It's a good thing Cyprus has six letters instead of five...don't want to open that can of worms.
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Level 67
Jan 16, 2018
I was thinking the same thing.
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Level 20
Jan 16, 2018
*Cyprus removes the R in its name*

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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Level 61
Jun 24, 2022
Cypus?
+2
Level 55
Jan 17, 2018
I missed China and Nepal. It's funny to see other people getting these but not the Arab ones.
+1
Level 71
Jan 18, 2018
Like mixed questions? try Mal's General Knowledge 31 ......here it is
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Level 17
Jan 18, 2018
First try forgot india. Must have been thinking too hard. 1:40 remaining of my 2nd.
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Level 55
Jan 22, 2018
It's a kind of auto-suggestion: while trying to remember "small" sizes (few letters), you forget the "big" ones (huge countries) ;)
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Level 32
Feb 3, 2018
Got everything except India. -_-
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Level 45
Jul 12, 2018
I almost forget iran and iraq :}
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Level 36
May 25, 2021
i did, lol
+1
Level 53
May 8, 2019
UAE
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Level 37
Jan 27, 2020
the united arab emirates
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Level 19
Aug 22, 2019
i should have known where Candler Bing run away from Jannice!
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Level 59
Sep 10, 2019
Hmm I don't normally think of Syria as having a shorter name
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Level 60
Sep 10, 2019
man, i forgot Kyrgyzstan
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Level 32
Jan 17, 2020
Ghana? Gabon?
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Level 37
Jan 27, 2020
this is asia only not africa
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Level 26
Aug 15, 2021
r/wooosh
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Level 37
Jan 27, 2020
You forgot the nation of Palau
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Level 39
Feb 23, 2020
Bro, the quiz said Asian countries, palau is in oceania
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Level 67
Jun 18, 2020
Got all the little ones, and couldn't come up with China. *facepalm*
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Level 86
Jul 28, 2020
Take a good look, folks. This is probably the only time you will see China and India on a diminutive quiz! ;)
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Level 58
Dec 1, 2020
Got them all except... China.. =/
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Level 41
May 6, 2021
Spam
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Level 56
Jun 16, 2021
Got them all except China and India… I think I need to take a nap…
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Level 44
Aug 6, 2021
Well Egypt is technically a transcontinental country (in Asia and Africa) because of the Sinai peninsula but I guess its ok since most of it is in Africa anyway
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Level 61
Aug 13, 2021
Yeah, just like Russia...
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Level 26
Aug 15, 2021
oops i forgot mozambique :(
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Level 56
Jan 25, 2022
should put Burma on these grey boxes thingies, like the Ruhr Area or Upper Silesia on the biggest cities quizzes.
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Level 26
Mar 14, 2022
Got Them All
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Level 41
Apr 3, 2022
forgor qatar, yemen and nepal
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Level 22
May 18, 2022
8 seconds left. so close to losing. the last guess was laos.
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Level 56
Jun 24, 2022
Love it. I usually pick these quizzes apart regionally and, seeing as I started in Arabia, I got plenty right away :)
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Level 70
Jun 24, 2022
One of the nice things about the Asian version of the shortest countries quiz is that every Central Asia country (plus Pakistan) ends in "stan," and automatically are disqualified. That allows me to ignore an entire region of Asia.
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Level 67
Jun 24, 2022
How did I forget India

Twice

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Level 31
Jun 24, 2022
What about nauru?
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Level 40
Jun 26, 2022
Nauru is located in Oceania, not Asia.