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Countries That End in Y

Can you name the countries whose names end in the letter Y?
Quiz by LBA
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Last updated: October 25, 2018
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First submittedJanuary 2, 2015
Times taken150,230
Average score57.1%
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Countries
Germany
Hungary
Italy
Countries
Norway
Paraguay
Turkey
Countries
Uruguay
(Vatican City)
99 Comments
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Level 73
Jan 19, 2015
Why give us Vatican City? It's the name of a country, it should be fair game
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Level 73
Feb 22, 2015
Agreed!
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Level 56
Mar 4, 2015
I think it's because most people just use "Vatican", but "Vatican City" is more accurate.
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Level 73
Mar 4, 2015
Can't reply to Sulps...so here is my reply...this is a quiz to test your knowledge, if you don't know it's called Vatican City, then you deserve to miss it.
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Level 34
Feb 22, 2019
Agreed again!
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Level 69
Oct 4, 2019
The Vatican is not the same as vatican city and people should learn the difference.
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Level 93
Nov 21, 2021
it's also referred to as the Holy See so I'm happy to take the freebie and guess the rest.
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Level 66
May 18, 2023
But the Holy See and Vatican City are not the same thing.
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Level 82
Aug 25, 2016
Agreed.
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Level 83
Oct 6, 2016
IMO Vatican is a valid short name for a country, just like in all other cases, e.g. Italian Republic
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Level 69
Jan 28, 2019
It isnt. There is a reason why in all the answer sheets it is shown as vatican city and Italy. Those are the common names. Vatican is accepted on this site as a courtesy. I guess because in speed quizes it takes too much time to type, just like saint nevis and kitts, or marshall islands.

ps the is a difference in "The Vatican" and the country vatican city. Maybe that why you have vatican in your head? The vatican is in vatican city.

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Level 31
Feb 21, 2019
Or probably like Holy See?
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Level 56
Nov 3, 2023
That's where the Holy Mackerel lives.
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Level 38
Mar 31, 2022
Yeah well I am on the top 5 today for the even split minigame on hard mode

And you’re not

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Level 69
Nov 2, 2023
Blud really think he's Gerald Ford.
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Level 48
Jan 23, 2023
interesting roast
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Level 60
Nov 2, 2023
Just because it's valid short-hand doesn't mean it should be excluded. Czech Republic clearly belongs on Countries that End in 'C', but Czechia is officially recognized as short-hand.
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Level 42
Dec 13, 2023
ma da quando l'Italia si chiama "Repubblica italiana"? ma tutto bene? ahahah c'è una distinzione abissale tra il nome di uno Stato e la forma di governo adottata eh...

Città del Vaticano E' il nome dello Stato, "Vaticano" è come lo chiamano (erroneamente) tutti per semplificare.

assurdo comunque essere così ignoranti.

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Level 49
Nov 21, 2021
also the holy see
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Level 92
Mar 4, 2015
Far too Euro-centric :)
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Level 85
Mar 4, 2015
Awesome.
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Level 90
Sep 14, 2017
I fell far more aggrieved that 16% of South American countries end in y. Yet you have lowly Africa continuing to be disrespected and not getting a single crumb. Come on mythical being that names and determines the spelling of countries you can do better than that. If you believe in equality then gosh darn it a good 9 or 10 need to be immediately renamed to rectify this egregious bias.
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Level 52
Dec 2, 2018
I disagree. It's mere coincidence that a majority of the countries ending with "y" are in Europe.
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Level 56
Dec 22, 2020
The above comments are sarcastic, I'm pretty sure :)
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Level 65
Mar 4, 2015
Great Quiz!
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Level 36
Mar 4, 2015
Never realized how many European countries end in Y
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Level 81
Mar 8, 2018
Cyprus should really change its name to end in Y, just to emphasize its European credentials.
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Level 75
Jul 12, 2018
Cyprusy?
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Level 69
Jan 28, 2019
Sounds cute.
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Level 67
Nov 8, 2021
That sounds like an illness.
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Level 76
Jul 14, 2022
It does.
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Level 65
Feb 22, 2019
But oddly, the European countries only end in Y when using their English names...

Italia, Norge, Deutschland, Magyarország, Türkiye, Città del Vaticano

Perhaps we can reintroduce Araby, and Malagasy, to make it less Euro-Centric?

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Level 69
Oct 4, 2019
None of them ends In Y either in my language. But I cant think of any that does, but that doesnt say much, cause on this quiz I blanked I could not think of more than hungary uruguay and paraguay (and apparently last time norway aswell)
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Level 48
Nov 21, 2021
Some languages don't even have Y
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Level 56
Mar 4, 2015
Good quiz. Can't believe I missed Turkey
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Level 52
Mar 4, 2015
You really should not give Vatican city for free.
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Level 62
Mar 8, 2018
Yes they should.
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Level 69
Jan 28, 2019
No reason they should, there is no contreversy about it. It would just be laziness
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Level 82
Feb 21, 2019
giving the Vatican was a good call.
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Level 32
Mar 4, 2015
I was thinking too hard for Europe... I almost missed Paraguay and Uruguay. 17 sec. left!
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Level 65
Mar 8, 2015
0:02 remaining. YES!
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Level 19
Mar 8, 2015
Quizmaster gave you Vatican City, not me!
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Level 75
Apr 29, 2017
Nice quiz, LBA. I hope we see more along these lines.
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Level 23
Jul 8, 2015
the fact that I missed Italy is annoying
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Level 67
Sep 4, 2015
Me too, at first try. And I'm Italian.....
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Level 20
Aug 23, 2017
Haha, would be understandable if you thought of Italy as Italia. xD
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Level 82
Aug 25, 2016
Damn it! Missed Germany. Paraguay was the first country that came to mind. Only got the European entries quite late in the piece.
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Level 31
Feb 21, 2019
Got everythin right!
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Level 56
Oct 24, 2016
No hate but how did yours get featured before mine? i made mine nearly a year earlier...
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Level 76
Apr 29, 2017
Frustrating when that happens, although I do know that this site makes an effort to be fair to everyone in this sort of situation. But the 12 Jan 2015 date-stamp here may not have been the date it was written. It was the date it was last updated, and an update always happens the day it is featured because a photo gets added.
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Level 60
Nov 2, 2023
In this case, manchesterutd10 made theirs first. Theirs was from January 19, 2014, this one was made on January 2nd, 2015.
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Level 66
Feb 22, 2017
All with 1:49 left
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Level 58
Apr 29, 2017
4/7 spent too much time laughing/facepalming at the fact that the first country I tried was Nepal.
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Level 49
Apr 29, 2017
Got it with 1:45 left
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Level 57
Apr 29, 2017
easiest quiz ever
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Level 52
Apr 29, 2017
Please don't give Vatican city for free.
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Level 48
Sep 15, 2017
Thinking of Yakko's Nations of the World may help
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Level 93
Nov 21, 2021
Dahomey?
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Level 33
May 5, 2023
Dahomey is now the country of Benin.
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Level 46
Jul 3, 2022
Yeah, but that song has numerous inaccuracies that overlook some countries or include some that do not exist.
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Level 95
Feb 21, 2019
I missed Italy despite the fact that I live there at the moment. Not my proudest moment.
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Level 55
Feb 21, 2019
Really good quiz! I actually found it really challenging and I'm normally good at this stuff
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Level 70
Feb 21, 2019
Why doesn't Haity work?
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Level 67
Feb 21, 2019
Because it's spelled "Haiti."
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Level 61
Feb 21, 2019
That seems quite picki.
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Level 60
Nov 2, 2023
I Hait that pun.
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Level 38
Feb 24, 2019
Got paraguay and uruguay with 1 second left!
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Level 60
Feb 24, 2019
i completely forgot germany. I live there
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Level 62
Sep 10, 2019
Stoopid Norway! Always messing with me!
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Level 65
Nov 13, 2019
Nice Quiz! Been to all of them except Paraguay, Uruguay, Turkey & Vatican City. Bye!
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Level 56
Feb 10, 2020
forgot italy
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Level 52
May 2, 2020
To think, not a single country in Asia and Africa has a name that ends in the letter Y
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Level 43
Nov 24, 2021
Technically Turkey is in Asia
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Level 33
May 5, 2023
Turkey is a transcontenetal country that is both in Europe as well is in Asia.
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Level 35
Oct 8, 2020
Hard one haha:)
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Level 43
Nov 26, 2020
I typed in burgundy. Ashamed? Yes.
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Level 64
Dec 22, 2020
Lots of axis/central powers countries in this quiz. Didn't realize that many ended with Y!
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Level 36
Oct 24, 2021
i didnt get turkey and im turkish.
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Level 33
May 5, 2023
Probably because you were taught Turkey as Türkiye.
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Level 73
Nov 21, 2021
Nice quiz, harder than I thought. Nearly missed Norway and I live next door in Sweden. Are there other quizzes in the series? Thank you.
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Level 65
Nov 21, 2021
Average is 4? That's suprisingly low
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Level 43
Nov 21, 2021
Haha can't believe I missed Germany. I'm literally taking a German class right now!
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Level 54
Nov 21, 2021
i put in tuscany, lombardy, and sicily... yet almost forgot italy...
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Level 47
Nov 26, 2021
I can't believe I missed my home country, Germany. Hahaha and feel like an idiot.
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Level 67
Feb 15, 2022
Interesting how this time around Turkey was the first to come to mind even though it's the lowest and I struggled with the more obvious ones
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Level 60
Nov 2, 2023
Same here!
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Level 63
Feb 15, 2022
Harder than you think.
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Level 30
Jul 3, 2022
I forgot Italy…
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Level 53
Sep 16, 2022
It is Türkiye now!
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Level 20
Nov 29, 2022
aint no way i missed hungary im ashamed of myself
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Level 47
Jan 25, 2023
missed germany lol
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Level 60
Apr 9, 2023
not enough time
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Level 66
Apr 19, 2023
Completely unrelated, but if you're wondering where the pictures are, it is in Bergen, Norway. Beautiful place.
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Level 56
Nov 1, 2023
What about Zimbabway, Haity, Malawey, and Chiley?
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Level 50
Nov 2, 2023
Turkey changed its name to Türkiye recently.
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Level 56
Jan 10, 2024
I expect that I'll never hear someone call it Türkiye in casual conversation. Only ever Turkey.
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Level 47
Nov 2, 2023
got all except germany,

im german

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Level 61
Nov 2, 2023
remove turkiye
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Level 44
Apr 18, 2024
I forgot Turkey ... I live in Turkey ahhh