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Modern Countries that Have People as Namesakes

For each person, name the country that they are a namesake of.
In some cases, Etymology is uncertain, but there is a popular theory involving a single person's name.
Some of these namesakes are also mythological or legendary persons who have countries named after them.
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Last updated: August 5, 2019
First submittedAugust 4, 2019
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Simon Bolivar
Bolivia
Herceg of the Hum and Coast Stjepan Vukčić Kosača
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Christopher Columbus
Colombia
King Dan
Denmark
Saint Domingo de Guzmán
Dominican Republic
Jesus Christ "The Savior"
El Salvador
Ériu (Eire)
Ireland
Jacob, son of Isaac
Israel
Thomas Gilbert
Kiribati
Manas
Kyrgyzstan
Heinrich I von Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein
John Marshall
Marshall Islands
Prince Maurice van Nassau
Mauritius
Huitzilopochtli's secret name, Mexitl
Mexico
Mussa Bin Bique
Mozambique
Mswati II
Eswatini
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Nahuatl Nicarao
Nicaragua
Birú
Peru
King Philip II of Spain
Philippines
Romulus
Romania
Saint Christopher
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucy of Syracuse
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent of Saragossa
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Marinus
San Marino
Saint Thomas
Sao Tome and Principe
Abdulaziz Al Saud
Saudi Arabia
Jean Moreau de Séchelles
Seychelles
King Solomon
Solomon Islands
Samaale
Somalia
The Trinity
Trinidad and Tobago
Amerigo Vespucci
United States of America
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Level 37
Aug 5, 2019
Very interesting (and original) quiz. Thank you!
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Level 64
Aug 5, 2019
Agreed!
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Level 85
Aug 5, 2020
Fun! Some answers were more obvious than others, but I managed to get all but one. I'm not familiar with several of these people; makes me want to do some research.
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Level 55
Sep 4, 2020
Kyrgyzstan, How did you sneak your way in here?