Demonym of Every Country

Try to guess the demonyms of all the countries of the world.
A demonym is what you call a person who is from a particular place
For example, a citizen of Rome is a Roman
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Last updated: July 11, 2022
First submittedJuly 29, 2012
Times taken16,190
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Europe
Albania
Albanian
Andorra
Andorran
Austria
Austrian
Belarus
Belarusian
Belgium
Belgian
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
Bosnian /
Herzegovinian
Bulgaria
Bulgarian
Croatia
Croatian
Czech Republic
Czech
Denmark
Danish
Estonia
Estonian
Finland
Finnish
France
French
Germany
German
Greece
Greek
Hungary
Hungarian
Iceland
Icelandic
Ireland
Irish
Italy
Italian
Kosovo
Kosovar /
Kosovan
Latvia
Latvian
Liechtenstein
Liechtensteiner
Lithuania
Lithuanian
Luxembourg
Luxembourger
Malta
Maltese
Moldova
Moldovan
Monaco
Monégasque
Montenegro
Montenegrin
Netherlands
Dutch
North Macedonia
Macedonian
Norway
Norwegian
Poland
Polish
Portugal
Portuguese
Romania
Romanian
Russia
Russian
San Marino
Sammarinese
Serbia
Serbian
Slovakia
Slovakian
Slovenia
Slovenian
Spain
Spanish
Sweden
Swedish
Switzerland
Swiss
Ukraine
Ukrainian
United Kingdom
British
Vatican City
 
 
North America
Antigua and
Barbuda
Antiguan /
Barbudan
Bahamas
Bahamian
Barbados
Barbadian /
Bajan
Belize
Belizean
Canada
Canadian
Costa Rica
Costa Rican
Cuba
Cuban
Dominica
Dominican
Dominican
Republic
Dominican
El Salvador
Salvadoran
Grenada
Grenadian
Guatemala
Guatemalan
Haiti
Haitian
Honduras
Honduran
Jamaica
Jamaican
Mexico
Mexican
Nicaragua
Nicaraguan
Panama
Panamanian
St. Kitts and
Nevis
Kittitian /
Nevisian
St. Lucia
St. Lucian
St. Vincent and
the Grenadines
St. Vincentian
Trinidad and
Tobago
Trinidadian /
Tobagonian
United States
American
Asia
Afghanistan
Afghan
Armenia
Armenian
Azerbaijan
Azerbaijani /
Azeri
Bahrain
Bahraini
Bangladesh
Bangladeshi
Bhutan
Bhutanese
Brunei
Bruneian
Cambodia
Cambodian
China
Chinese
Cyprus
Cypriot
East Timor
East Timorese
Georgia
Georgian
India
Indian
Indonesia
Indonesian
Iran
Iranian / Irani /
Persian
Iraq
Iraqi
Israel
Israeli
Japan
Japanese
Jordan
Jordanian
Kazakhstan
Kazakh
Kuwait
Kuwaiti
Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz
Laos
Laotian
Lebanon
Lebanese
Malaysia
Malaysian
Maldives
Maldivian
Mongolia
Mongolian
Myanmar
Myanma /
Burmese
Nepal
Nepalese /
Nepali
North Korea
North Korean
Oman
Omani
Pakistan
Pakistani
Philippines
Filipino
Qatar
Qatari
Saudi Arabia
Saudi /
Saudi Arabian
Singapore
Singaporean
South Korea
South Korean
Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan
Syria
Syrian
Taiwan
Taiwanese
Tajikistan
Tajik
Thailand
Thai
Turkey
Turkish
Turkmenistan
Turkmen
United Arab
Emirates
Emirati
Uzbekistan
Uzbek
Vietnam
Vietnamese
Yemen
Yemeni
 
 
Oceania
Australia
Australian
F. S. Micronesia
Micronesian
Fiji
Fijian
Kiribati
I-Kiribati /
Gilbertese
Marshall Islands
Marshallese
Nauru
Nauruan
New Zealand
New Zealander /
Kiwi
Palau
Palauan
Papua New
Guinea
Papua New
Guinean /
Papuan
Samoa
Samoan
Solomon Islands
Solomon Islander
Tonga
Tongan
Tuvalu
Tuvaluan
Vanuatu
Ni-Vanuatu /
Vanuatuan
South America
Argentina
Argentine /
Argentinian
Bolivia
Bolivian
Brazil
Brazilian
Chile
Chilean
Colombia
Colombian
Ecuador
Ecuadorian
Guyana
Guyanese
Paraguay
Paraguayan
Peru
Peruvian
Suriname
Surinamese
Uruguay
Uruguayan
Venezuela
Venezuelan
 
 
Africa
Algeria
Algerian
Angola
Angolan
Benin
Beninese /
Beninois
Botswana
MoTswana /
BaTswana
Burkina Faso
Burkinabe /
Burkinese
Burundi
Burundian
Cameroon
Cameroonian
Cape Verde
Cape Verdean /
Cabo Verdean
Central African
Republic
Central African
Chad
Chadian
Comoros
Comorian
D. R. Congo
Congolese
Djibouti
Djiboutian
Egypt
Egyptian
Equatorial
Guinea
Equatoguinean
Eritrea
Eritrean
Eswatini
Liswati /
Emaswati
Ethiopia
Ethiopian
Gabon
Gabonese
Gambia
Gambian
Ghana
Ghanaian
Guinea
Guinean
Guinea-Bissau
Bissau-Guinean
Ivory Coast
Ivorian
Kenya
Kenyan
Lesotho
Mosotho /
Basotho
Liberia
Liberian
Libya
Libyan
Madagascar
Malagasy
Malawi
Malawian
Mali
Malian
Mauritania
Mauritanian
Mauritius
Mauritian
Morocco
Moroccan
Mozambique
Mozambican
Namibia
Namibian
Niger
Nigerien
Nigeria
Nigerian
Rep. of the Congo
Congolese
Rwanda
Rwandan
São Tomé and
Príncipe
São Toméan /
Santomean
Senegal
Senegalese
Seychelles
Seychellois
Sierra Leone
Sierra Leonean
Somalia
Somali /
Somalian
South Africa
South African
South Sudan
South Sudanese
Sudan
Sudanese
Tanzania
Tanzanian
Togo
Togolese
Tunisia
Tunisian
Uganda
Ugandan
Zambia
Zambian
Zimbabwe
Zimbabwean
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Level 26
Jun 7, 2012
Fun, but extremely difficult. xD May I suggest adding "Azeri" as another term for Azerbaijani?
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Level 63
Jun 7, 2012
I'm afraid that the only denonym for Azerbaijan is Azerbaijani, soz about that :(
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Level 31
Apr 10, 2020
No Bengali is the language
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Level 73
Jun 16, 2012
People from Djibouti are called Djiboutian according to Wikipedia. I thought it would be kinda weird for a country, a capital and the people to all share the exact same name.

Nice quiz though.

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Level 63
Jun 17, 2012
Djibouti's national anthem is also called 'Djibouti' lol they are the most imaginative nation in the world!
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Level 52
Jul 17, 2017
You should change it to Djiboutian. Djibouti may have a lot of similar names but you can't blame them; their country was founded in 1977 and do you know how long it would take to chance a country name or song title? The country is corrupt enough with a president going a few extra terms. Abdi Robleh was probably just told to make a national anthem and he had no time. Nice quiz, though.
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Level 37
Nov 16, 2017
Someone from Surinam is Surinamer and "Bajan" is a pejorative term for someone from Barbados; the correct term is Barbadian..
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Level 58
Aug 14, 2022
Barbadian is formal but my friends from Barbados all use Bajan, I've not heard it having negative connotations
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Level 58
Aug 14, 2022
haha replying to a comment from a millennia ago, oops. didn't realise
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Level 61
Nov 26, 2017
Catholic should be acceptable for Vatican City (because the residents HAVE to be)

Jew should be acceptable for Israel. As should Israelite.

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Level 83
Feb 11, 2020
no
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Level 87
Jul 12, 2022
Totally leaving out the entirety of Israeli citizens who are not Jewish? There are a lot of Arabs that live there too.
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Level 50
Feb 8, 2018
*feels sorry for the 28% that missed "American" and the 31% that missed "British"
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Level 43
Mar 2, 2018
A lot of people go in order, and can't get to that part in time
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Level 28
Jun 17, 2020
True
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Level 58
Mar 11, 2018
Can you accept "Gilbertese" for Kiribati and "Persian" for Iran?
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Level 76
Nov 27, 2019
Argentinian is the correct spelling, not Argentinean. Argentine should also be accepted. Botswanan should be accepted. Ecuadorean is the correct spelling, not Ecuadorian. It's Maldivian, not Maldivan. Vanuatuan should be accepted.
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Level 52
Dec 23, 2019
Missed ghanaian, Ivorian, Bissau-Guinean, Seychellois, and burkinabe
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Level 64
Jan 6, 2020
vaticanian is not the correct demonym; there's technically no demonym for the vatican, but the one I've seen used the most is just Vatican.
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Level 52
Feb 9, 2020
Accept Azeri, Bengali, and Luxembourger please
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Level 63
Feb 9, 2020
Azeri and Luxembourger are now acceptable, but Bengali is the language of Bangladesh, not the demonym.
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Level 65
Aug 14, 2022
I would recommend accepting "Bengali." I know it is slightly non-PC insofar as there are citizens of Bangladesh who are not ethnic Bengalis, but the same is true for Azerbaijan (Azeri), Kazakhstan (Kazakh), Uzbekistan (Uzbek) etc. and those are accepted.

Bangladesh as a name just means "Bengali Country" in Bengali.

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Level 58
Aug 14, 2022
means land of the bangla, about 2% of bangladesh is not bengali, so that is like 3.4 million give or take
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Level 70
Aug 14, 2022
Agree with w3irdchamp. Just because ethnic minorities they are a small percentage of the population, doesn't mean they are entirely insignificant. Also, Bengali refers to an ethnic group, not a nationality. Not all Bangladeshis are Bengalis, and not all Bengalis are Bangladeshis.
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Level 83
Feb 11, 2020
Tried Salvadorian and Ecuadorian as well as Salvadoreno/a..
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Level 70
Jul 11, 2022
Yeah, I've seen Salvadorian/Salvadorean used more often. Turns out it's also grammatically acceptable.
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Level 31
Jun 13, 2020
I got so many just by guessing
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Level 21
Jul 15, 2022
i got 123 and more then half was because i was adding "-n" and "-ian" to most of them
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Level 40
Jun 17, 2020
I feel like Kiwi should be accepted for New Zealand, as that is the only demonym I have heard commonly used.
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Level 76
Jul 11, 2022
As an Australian, we call them Kiwis when we want to be friends but when we don't like them they are New Zealanders.
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Level 28
Jun 17, 2020
Could you accept Swede, Fin, Brit, and Israelite?
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Level 60
Aug 14, 2022
Israelite is not the same as Israeli
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Level 58
Jun 17, 2020
Such a fun quiz! Deserves to be featured!
+1
Level 76
Mar 3, 2021
Vatican isn't acceptable as an answer for me.
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Level 63
Mar 3, 2021
Amended 👍🏻
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Level 57
Mar 17, 2021
Great quiz, should be featured!
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Level 81
Apr 17, 2021
Comorian should be accepted. Wikipedia lists both.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_adjectival_and_demonymic_forms_for_countries_and_nations

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Level 63
Apr 17, 2021
Added 👍🏻
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Level 39
Apr 19, 2021
Lol. I got I-Kiribati but not Dutch. Hahahaha
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Level 53
May 9, 2021
NICE quiz, but I was a little miffed at the following:

Maybe include Persian for Iranian.

Include St Lucian for Saint Lucian.

Maybe Lao would work for Laos?

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Level 39
Aug 18, 2021
please include Swede, Finn, Dane, Pole, Serb, Slovak, Slovene, Bosniak (like Croat), Bajan, Gilbertese/Kiribatian, Myanmarese, Nepali, Argentine, Icelander, Aussie and Kiwi(tho informal, i hear them all the time)

either include or not: Lao, Ghanan, Irani/Persian, Surinamer, Madagascan, Israelite(as Israeli already works, show both answers)

change Djibouti to Djiboutian

above are all legitimate.

don’t include Brit(somewhat offensive), Turk(may be confusing)

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Level 75
Nov 24, 2021
As a Brit, I wanna know how Brit can be seen as offensive. I find "Bri'ish" more offensive, but definitely not Brit. It's just a shortened version of Briton.
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Level 62
Aug 14, 2022
I agree. "Brit" is not offensive, any more than "Scot", "Swede" or "Aussie" are offensive. They are just abbreviations.
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Level 55
Aug 14, 2022
Yes, but also because they are abbreviations they shouldn’t count.
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Level 60
Mar 6, 2022
Israelites and Israelis are not the same thing
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Level 55
Aug 27, 2021
Many of these are wrong. A demonym is a NOUN, not an adjective. So for example a Spanish person is a Spaniard, not a Spanish. A French person is a Frenchman or Frenchwoman (in English) not a French. And anyhow, as in MANY of these 'country name' quizzes, you're ignoring what the folk call THEMSELVES in their own languages.
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Level 67
Nov 24, 2021
Instead of using "a" try using "The" (ex. The French, The Spanish, The Dutch) which fits as a noun. What you say is partially correct though in that they can also be used as adjectives (The Spanish man, the French man, The Dutch man) and for which several have shortened/combined versions of those like you had mentioned.
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Level 70
Nov 24, 2021
I expected to see more angry Northern Irish people in the comments complaining that "Northern Irish" isn't included as a possible demonym for the UK tbh. Good quiz btw 👍
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Level 66
Feb 2, 2022
could you accept 'st lucian' etc rather than just 'saint lucian'? As I think that's why I missed that one
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Level 63
Feb 3, 2022
Added!
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Level 57
Feb 2, 2022
Loved this quiz.
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Level 60
Mar 6, 2022
Nice. You should accept kiwi ;)
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Level 69
Mar 20, 2022
love this quiz. Would have loved more time! My fingers can't type fast enough!
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Level 56
Aug 14, 2022
same. It's not often that I run out of time on quizzes but I did with this one.
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Level 68
Mar 30, 2022
You should accept "Kiwis" for New Zealand
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Level 43
Mar 30, 2022
You used Luxembourger instead of Luxembourgish
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Level 63
Mar 31, 2022
Because Luxembourgish is a language - not a demonym
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Level 52
Aug 14, 2022
I think maybe the problem is that you have "danish" rather than "dane", but "luxembourger" rather than "luxembourgish", which seems a bit inconsistent.

(I did enjoy the quiz, by the way, thank you!)

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Level 55
Aug 14, 2022
Not inconsistent, just that Danish people speak Danish (same word/spelling different meanings), and Luxemburgers speak Luxembourgish (Denonym ; Language)
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Level 43
Mar 31, 2022
How do you add the categories? Like the countries of different continents are separated. How do you do that? I'm trying to do it myself but I can't find out how.
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Level 73
Jun 5, 2022
All of the -stan countries use the Persian "country name + i" for demonyms. Most of them are multi-ethnic, so the ethnic name is Kazakh, Uzbek, etc. but the citizens of the countries (who may or may not be of the namesake ethnicity) are Kazakhstani, Uzbekistani, etc. Nepal has also asked to follow this convention, preferring Nepali to Nepalese. Another notable demonym that follow this Persian convention is Azerbaijani vs Azeri. We see this Persian convention in Arabic countries, too. Iraqi, Kuwaiti, Yemeni, etc. And of course Paki would be soooo wrong for Pakistani!
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Level 52
Jun 22, 2022
Nice quiz but there is some ambiguity in the sense that for some countries the demonym signifiying a person from that country is expected but for others a non-living thing.
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Level 80
Jul 11, 2022
The quiz needs a good dusting as noted in the comments above ...
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Level 77
Jul 11, 2022
Could do with more time for us slower typists.

Should accept Swazi and Lao

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Level 72
Jul 11, 2022
Those are languages, not demonyms.
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Level 76
Jul 11, 2022
Please also accept Papuan, it is an accepted denonym for

Papua New Guinea

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Level ∞
Jul 11, 2022
Papuan will work now
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Level 81
Jul 11, 2022
I know this is one more in a long list of quibbles, but people from Benin definitely call themselves Beninois.
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Level ∞
Jul 11, 2022
Beninois will work now
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Level 72
Jul 11, 2022
I had an anthropology professor back in college whose main area of study was Niger. He lived there for multiple years. I remember him explaining that people from Nigeria are Nigerian while people from Niger are Nigerien. Crazy how a little tidbit like that came back to me years later and helped with this quiz.
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Level 81
Jul 12, 2022
You should accept "Monacan" for Monaco, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_adjectival_and_demonymic_forms_for_countries_and_nations
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Level 39
Aug 14, 2022
I'd hate to see monacan replace monegasque in English, it's such a jaunty demonym!
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Level 81
Jul 12, 2022
a really fun quiz to try thanks for creating it. I only missed 31 on first try and should have got some more but could really use a minute or two more.this would prevent it from being a typing test and more on what you know about Demonyms.
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Level 63
Jul 14, 2022
Is Slovakian correct? I think it is Slovak
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Level 55
Aug 14, 2022
I think that’s an issue of Slovak ethnicity vs Slovakian citizenship. In Nation-States eith one largely dominant ethnicity that can be a lot more confusing
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Level 67
Jul 23, 2022
I never say this, but I think this needs more time. I only did the ones I was sure of and figured I’d go back for the rest and I still ran out of time half way through africa.
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Level 62
Aug 14, 2022
Definitely not enough time. I didn't have time to answer all the ones I knew, let alone go back and try the ones I wasn't sure of. Please remember that not everyone has nimble fingers. I can't type as fast as I once could.
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Level 42
Aug 14, 2022
That was fun. I think the time was right, I was typing casually and got 160 just skipping the less-formulaic stuff.

I'd also like to see a different version, with stuff like, Dane, Finn, Irishman, etc.

It'd probably make sense to cut out all the easy ones with >80%, but this makes for a fun feature.

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Level 39
Aug 14, 2022
Fun quiz, though I think Slovak, Slovene and Finn should also be included.

I found swazi or swati as a demonym for Eswatini, please re-check and add if valid. Thanks!

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Level 39
Aug 14, 2022
I'm happy someone finally made a quiz like this, but per the Wikipedia article (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slovakia) the only listed demonym is Slovak, not Slovakian. You could list them both, but Slovak is the only one I have seen used by actual Slovak people when reffering to themselves in English. It might seem like a noun to you, but ime it is used as both a noun and an adjective.
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Level 51
Aug 14, 2022
Briton should be accepted for United Kingdom. Aussie should be accepted for Australia.
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Level 58
Aug 14, 2022
Good idea for a quiz but I can't type fast enough for this! How about splitting it by continent or randomising a subset? I don't really want to actually spend longer on it!
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Level 23
Aug 14, 2022
Pole should be accepted for Poland.
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Level 76
Aug 14, 2022
Could you accept Finn, Swede and Turk? Otherwise it should be specified that you're looking for adjectives
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Level 76
Aug 14, 2022
Swazi should be accepted
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Level 52
Aug 14, 2022
Very low for Botswana. Clearly not enough people reading the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency books
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Level 60
Aug 14, 2022
When I was in Botswana, I was told the demonym was simply Botswanan. I guess they don't even know what they're called.
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Level 61
Aug 14, 2022
This quiz has not been thought through properly as to whether adjectives or nouns are required.

Following your example at the top, a citizen of Rome is a Roman. A citizen of Finland is a Finn, not a Finnish. And a citizen of the UK is not 'a British'.

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Level 31
Aug 14, 2022
While most sources say that the demonym for Afghanistan is Afghan, that's actually the currency; the demonym is Afghanistani
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Level 15
Aug 14, 2022
This is not consistent in whether to use nouns or adjectives. "Liechensteiner" is a noun, and "Swedish" is an adjective. When you say "demonym" in the title, I think you should use the nouns consistently. Therefore, I would switch to "Dane", "Swede", "Finn", "Icelander", "Brit", "Pole" and so on. Or at least accept them. Among these examples only "Dane" was accepted. I didn't check "Spaniard".