Countries with no letter A

Did you know that the names of most countries have at least one "A"? Try to figure out which ones do not!
One country in Africa appears on this quiz with its French name.
Please inform me kindly if I missed any countries.
Quiz by CtG526
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Last updated: August 17, 2012
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Africa
Benin
Burundi
Comoros
Cote d'Ivoire
Djibouti
Egypt
Lesotho
Morocco
Niger
Republic of the Congo
Seychelles
Togo
Asia and Oceania
Brunei
Cyprus
Fiji
Philippines
Turkey
Yemen
Europe
Belgium
Czech Republic
Greece
Kosovo
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Montenegro
Sweden
United Kingdom
Americas
Belize
Mexico
Chile
Peru
33 Comments
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Level 73
Aug 17, 2012
Really nice quiz! I like it! Maybe you can do more of these with other letters (e, i, l, s etc.). :)
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Level 56
Aug 17, 2012
Thanks! I may perhaps add those, but I'll ensure that the sort of letters for which I'll make a quiz like this are really common in countries, so it won't be a lot to type!
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Level 66
Feb 23, 2016
There are a ton of countries without each of those letters. Think and you will know.
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Level 20
Aug 20, 2012
Great quiz! Thanks!!
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Level 71
Sep 18, 2012
Finished with 2:45 left. Interesting quiz. :)
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Level 81
Feb 26, 2014
Tricky quiz - especially with Americas not being in alphabetical order!
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Level 55
Jul 7, 2014
Yes, that was strange. Fooled me for awhile.
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Level 28
Sep 15, 2014
liechenstein doesn't have an A....
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Level 36
Jun 13, 2015
I missed the Philipines? Just want to help.

Great quiz!!

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Level 88
Oct 22, 2015
Ivory Coast has a "a", at least in English which is generally the lingua franca on this site. (Except of course for rampant use of phrases like "lingua franca.") :>
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Level 53
Feb 16, 2016
Is Cyprus considered to be in Asia?
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Level 70
Apr 9, 2016
Missed only Czech Republic, Cote d'Ivoire and the Philippines.
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Level 74
Nov 17, 2016
Czech Republic is now Czechia, please remove it.
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Level 74
Apr 19, 2017
Czechia is just an official english short name. It's still Czech Republic.
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Level 66
Oct 11, 2017
No, Czech Republic asked to be called Czechia!
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Level 60
Jul 16, 2023
And Timor-Leste asked to be called Timor-Leste.
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Level 62
Aug 7, 2018
Got them all, but DANG that was tough!
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Level 50
Dec 21, 2018
I missed United kingdom and that's where I live lol
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Level 78
Apr 4, 2019
If Ivory Coast is called Cote D'Ivoire to fit the quiz, why not Timor L'Este for East Timor ?
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Level 66
Dec 24, 2022
Because they speak portuguese, so it should be Timor Leste
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Level 66
Dec 24, 2022
It's only Cote D'lvoire because the official language of the Ivory Coast is french
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Level 65
May 12, 2020
This is a really nice idea for a quiz! It might need some changes to be featured though.
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Level 64
Mar 15, 2022
It’s a very old quiz, but just in case:

To make it norminated, you need to at least:

- remove Ivory Coast, we don’t use the name in the countries’ languages (otherwise, Czech Republic wouldn’t be in it).

- use jetpunk format (philippines accepts philipines, Liechtenstein accepts Lichtenstein, etc ..)

- sort alphabetically (For America)

- Accept Czechia for Czech Republic, as it is an official name

- maybe separate Oceania and Asia, even if it makes it easier

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Level 60
Jun 14, 2023
You can combine "- use jetpunk format" and "- Accept Czechia" into "- use Auto type-ins".

And Quizmaster will likely make these changes if it is featured.

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Level 55
Aug 13, 2022
I like it! Challenging!

Czech Republic does go by Czechia now, though.

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Level 18
Sep 7, 2022
shouldnt you count timor leste
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Level 51
Dec 24, 2022
please allow alternative spellings for philippines...i had that one! just cant spell to save my life
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Level 44
Dec 24, 2022
you forgot West Timor
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Level 84
Dec 24, 2022
If you're going to use Cote d'Ivoire to get around the A in Ivory Coast, why not also use Timor Leste to get around the A in East Timor?

I notice that Czechia doesn't work for Czech Republic, presumably because it has an A in it?

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Level 60
Jun 14, 2023
I think it's because this quiz was last updated in 2012, before the type-in existed.
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Level 44
Dec 24, 2022
Mexico and Chile are the wrong way around for the alphabetical order, otherwise a good quiz. Well made.
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Level 59
Jan 2, 2023
You should get rid of Czech Republic and Côte-d'Ivoire, because they can be written Czechia and Ivory Coast, which contain As and can make it all wrong.
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Level 60
Jun 14, 2023
The JetPunk name of Czech Republic is Czech Republic, so that one is appropriate. The other has a caveat regarding it.