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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
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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
102 Recent Comments
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Level 84
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 67
Apr 17, 2021
Added 👍🏻
+1
Level 60
Jul 10, 2024
And please add Swati/Swazi. They are both also listed in Wikipedia.
+2
Level 39
Apr 19, 2021
Lol. I got I-Kiribati but not Dutch. Hahahaha
+7
Level 52
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 78
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.
+3
Level 68
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 59
Aug 14, 2022
Yes, but also because they are abbreviations they shouldn’t count.
+7
Level 67
Mar 6, 2022
Israelites and Israelis are not the same thing
+11
Level 60
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.
+8
Level 72
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 69
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 👍
+2
Level 65
Feb 2, 2022
could you accept 'st lucian' etc rather than just 'saint lucian'? As I think that's why I missed that one
+1
Level 67
Feb 3, 2022
Added!
+1
Level 58
Feb 2, 2022
Loved this quiz.
+2
Level 67
Mar 6, 2022
Nice. You should accept kiwi ;)
+2
Level 70
Mar 20, 2022
love this quiz. Would have loved more time! My fingers can't type fast enough!
+2
Level 59
Aug 14, 2022
same. It's not often that I run out of time on quizzes but I did with this one.
+2
Level 84
Jun 4, 2024
Definitely needs more time.
+2
Level 88
Mar 30, 2022
You should accept "Kiwis" for New Zealand
+1
Level 58
Mar 30, 2022
You used Luxembourger instead of Luxembourgish
+1
Level 67
Mar 31, 2022
Because Luxembourgish is a language - not a demonym
+3
Level 56
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 59
Aug 14, 2022
Not inconsistent, just that Danish people speak Danish (same word/spelling different meanings), and Luxemburgers speak Luxembourgish (Denonym ; Language)
+3
Level 56
Aug 22, 2022
Yes, but while you say "a danish person", you wouldn't say "a danish", unless you thought you were about to eat him with a nice cup of tea.
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Level 75
Feb 24, 2023
Luxembourger sounds like the most luxurious hamburger ever made.. which is not likely to be found there. And you can get into trouble if you ask to eat a Luxem-bourger.
+1
Level 59
Apr 30, 2024
well, there go my plans
+2
Level 58
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.
+1
Level 54
Aug 16, 2022
Manual grid edit mode.
+4
Level 81
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!
+3
Level 55
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.
+5
Level 83
Jul 11, 2022
The quiz needs a good dusting as noted in the comments above ...
+2
Level 80
Jul 11, 2022
Could do with more time for us slower typists.

Should accept Swazi and Lao

+3
Level 76
Jul 11, 2022
Those are languages, not demonyms.
+4
Level 80
Jul 11, 2022
Please also accept Papuan, it is an accepted denonym for

Papua New Guinea

+4
Level ∞
Jul 11, 2022
Papuan will work now
+4
Level 85
Jul 11, 2022
I know this is one more in a long list of quibbles, but people from Benin definitely call themselves Beninois.
+3
Level ∞
Jul 11, 2022
Beninois will work now
+3
Level 76
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.
+1
Level 95
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
+6
Level 49
Aug 14, 2022
I'd hate to see monacan replace monegasque in English, it's such a jaunty demonym!
+2
Level 86
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.
+10
Level 67
Jul 14, 2022
Is Slovakian correct? I think it is Slovak
+1
Level 59
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
+4
Level 60
Aug 16, 2022
Agreed. The correct demonym is Slovak. Slovakian is merely an acceptable alternative. Slovak should be accepted.

Nice quiz. I enjoyed it.

+1
Level 55
Aug 22, 2022
Well the Hungarians, Roma, Czechs etc. who live in Slovakia aren't Slovak, but they have Slovakian citizenship
+5
Level 74
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.
+3
Level 68
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.
+2
Level 68
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.

+7
Level 49
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!

+6
Level 54
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.
+4
Level 68
Aug 14, 2022
Briton should be accepted for United Kingdom. Aussie should be accepted for Australia.
+2
Level 60
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!
+5
Level 56
Aug 14, 2022
Pole should be accepted for Poland.
+5
Level 79
Aug 14, 2022
Could you accept Finn, Swede and Turk? Otherwise it should be specified that you're looking for adjectives
+3
Level 79
Aug 14, 2022
Swazi should be accepted
+4
Level 56
Aug 14, 2022
Very low for Botswana. Clearly not enough people reading the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency books
+4
Level 67
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.
+11
Level 64
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'.

+1
Level 57
Aug 14, 2022
While most sources say that the demonym for Afghanistan is Afghan, that's actually the currency; the demonym is Afghanistani
+2
Level 53
Aug 18, 2022
Neither "Afghan" or "Afghanistani" are the currency, it's the afghani.
+7
Level 16
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".
+3
Level 23
Aug 15, 2022
Add Khmer for Cambodia and Thailander for Thailand please.
+1
Level 66
Aug 20, 2022
Are you typing "lander" and then going back to put the "thai" in front? As soon as "thai" is recognized it will pop on the screen; no need for the "lander" part.
+6
Level 61
Aug 15, 2022
Finn, Swede, Turk should all be accepted as demonyms. Just as a person from Rome is a Roman, a person from Finland is a Finn. Finnish is an adjective (or a noun when referring to language), while Finnis a noun referring to a person.

I feel less strongly on this point since it is a dated term, but Byelorussian should maybe be accepted for Belarusian since that was the English demonym for many decades, within living memory.

+1
Level 56
Aug 22, 2022
"Within living memory" - as recently as the 90s!
+2
Level 51
Aug 16, 2022
Surprised that I haven't seen any other comments about this. At the very least for Kazakhstan, the preferred demonym is Kazakhstani. "Kazakh" really refers to ethnic Kazakhs who only make up 63% of the population (and who also live in other countries such as Russia, China, etc). The demonym including "stani" is also preferred for most of the other "stan" countries. Turkmenian is apparently also a valid demonym for people from Turkmenistan. Secondly, Salvadorian and Salvadorean are by far the most used demonyms for people from El Salvador.
+2
Level 17
Aug 18, 2022
Oh dear god, pinoy works
+1
Level 35
Aug 18, 2022
137 answers i knew the burkina faso one
+1
Level 46
Aug 22, 2022
These types of quizzes are typing tests. Not knowledge tests.
+2
Level 68
Aug 28, 2022
I'm English and even I find it offensive that English is accepted for the UK. For the last time - English is not the same as British. Try telling a Scottish/Welsh/Northern Irish person they are English - I dare you.
+1
Level 67
Aug 29, 2022
Quiz creator and fellow English person here - the quiz originally only accepted British as an answer. Checking the type-ins now, both British and any of the constituent countries' demonyms (i.e. English, Scottish, Welsh or Northern Irish) all work
+5
Level 78
Sep 21, 2022
I'm kind of sad that "Kitten" is not what you call someone from St. Kitts.
+1
Level 67
Oct 5, 2022
I was going to say the same thing! Also I'm glad that a Laotian is not Laosy :)
+1
Level 62
Oct 13, 2022
Lesothoan, Botswanan, and Swazi/Swati should be acceptable for Lesotho, Botswana, and Eswatini respectively. After all, this is a test of English and not of those countries national languages.
+2
Level 76
Oct 31, 2022
At the very least, the quiz should be changed to allow either adjectival form or demonyms. I'm sure the comment section has plenty of examples, but I noticed Polish, Finnish, and pretty much all the -ish ones are strictly adjectival. Alternatively, Slovakian, Kiwi/NZer, other -er ones, I-Kiribati, etc are all strictly demonyms.

There were also some like where both forms are accepted and shown. I think for countries where they differ, that would be the best thing to do. So Spaniard/Spanish and so on.

Answers to add: Equatorial Guinean, Salvadorian/Salvadorean, Swazi, Habesha for Ethiopia, Finn, Swede, Pole, Brit(on), Turk, Gabonaise, Hellenic/Hellene for Greek, Catracho/a for Honduras, Magyar for Hungary, Kazakhstani, Kirg(h)iz and Kyrgyzstani, Lao(s), Lett(ish) for Latvia, Malinese, Slovak, Slovene, Monacan, Mongol, Netherlander, Banyarwanda, Serb, Surinamer, Formosan for Taiwan, Tajikistani, Uzbekistani, Emiri(an),

Madagascan and Vaticanian (debatable)

+1
Level 76
Oct 31, 2022
Also, if this quiz does start accepting adjectival forms, New Zealand, Philippine, Singapore, US/United States, UK/United Kingdom would also be correct
+1
Level 57
Nov 13, 2022
I knew Botswana and Kiribati had unusual demonyms so I was proud to get them; thought I would get them all but I couldn't figure out Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Eswatini, or Lesotho.

Great quiz

+1
Level 74
Dec 13, 2022
I managed to get Equatoguinean but not Filipino lmao
+1
Level 59
Jan 7, 2023
In the midst of quick typing i spelled french as frhenc.....
+1
Level 56
Apr 16, 2024
Amazing story
+1
Level 69
Jan 19, 2023
Two actual minor mistakes i noticed were:

Gilbertese is actually the language not the demonym

Slovak is the official demonym not Slovakian.

You can check on wikipedia as well.

Also would recommend stating in the description that is adjectival demonyms only (that way you wont get loads of people trying to change the quiz in the comments)

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

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Level 70
Jun 15, 2024
Correct me if I am wrong (English is not my first language) but I believe there is no such thing as "adjectival demonyms" The link you gave is about country adjectives AND country demonyms. Two separate things. And this quiz uses the country adjectives, not the demonyms (in some cases they happen to overlap though).

A person from Finland is a Fin, sure you could say a Finnish person, but in that case Finnish is just the adjectival form of the country. It is no different from using it in "Finnish music" for instance.

+1
Level 60
Jan 23, 2023
Somehow I got Gilbertese and missed Belgian…. Overall got 157, among the other facepalms I missed, Lebanese, Chilean, Peruvian, Tongan, and Kiwi.
+2
Level 42
Apr 19, 2023
Isn't a person from Spain a spaniard?
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Level 47
May 27, 2023
slovak and slovene should also be accepted
+1
Level 77
May 31, 2023
I do not like it. Not the quiz, but the demonyms. Some of them may have some logic, but not in the English language. He is a MoTswana... What?
+3
Level 47
May 31, 2023
it's almost as if it's a term derived from a group of people Indigenous to Botswana
+1
Level 65
Jun 3, 2023
african countries are so tricky...
+1
Level 58
Jun 28, 2023
Lao is used more commonly than Laotian for Laos.
+1
Level 52
Sep 29, 2023
Totally forgot to do American, didn't scroll past Trinidadian.

Scrolled when I did Zimbabwean and Zambian but didn't notice

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Level 53
Oct 13, 2023
"Slovak" and "Slovene" should definitely be accepted.
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Level 37
Nov 13, 2023
Amazing job creating this quiz! I thought I was going to be okay, or at least decent. Turns out, I'm not. I got a 46%.

However, I found this quiz very fun! I liked learning about the countries and I feel like this must have taken a great deal of effort by the creator.

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Level 53
Nov 21, 2023
Slovakia has actually two variants, Slovak and Slovakian, with Slovak being used more
+3
Level 74
Nov 26, 2023
That was a waste of 15 minutes of my life
+6
Level 75
Feb 1, 2024
Nauruan is the only one that's a palindrome.
+4
Level 67
Feb 1, 2024
This is the kind of pointless trivia I absolutely love 👏🏻
+1
Level 47
Feb 2, 2024
accept swati and swazi for eswatini
+3
Level 53
Mar 2, 2024
I know many people already wrote this, but Slovakian is incorrect. The correct form is Slovak. The same way people use Slovakian food, Slovakian culture... Thats also wrong. It is Slovak food and Slovak culture
+2
Level 59
Apr 30, 2024
Any reason why "Afghan" "Kyrgyz" and "Kazakh" are all accepted, but "Slovak" "Croat" and "Serb" aren't?
+1
Level 43
May 21, 2024
Why isn't Madagascan the answer for Madagascar I mean it what appears if you look it up. Malagasy is the language.