Countries of the World - Correct Spelling

Name the world's countries, spelled exactly as they appear in the Countries of the World quiz.
Type-ins from that quiz also work if they are (a) correctly spelt and (b) the name the country wishes to be known by
Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: June 27, 2019
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First submittedNovember 12, 2015
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Europe
Albania
Andorra
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czechia
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Kosovo
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
North Macedonia
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Vatican City
Asia
Afghanistan
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
China
Cyprus
Georgia
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
North Korea
Oman
Pakistan
Philippines
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Turkey
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Yemen
Africa
Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo
Côte d'Ivoire
Democratic Republic
of the Congo
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
São Tomé and Príncipe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
eSwatini
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
North America
Antigua and Barbuda
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Canada
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
United States
South America
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Suriname
Uruguay
Venezuela
 
Oceania
Australia
Fiji
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Micronesia
Nauru
New Zealand
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
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Level 48
Nov 12, 2015
Nice idea, easier than I thought it would be. one or two spellings had me retyping a few times.

Great quiz, thanks.

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Level 75
Nov 12, 2015
...how did you manage to add a map that gets coloured as you guess answers?! I'm jealous! ;)
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Level 89
Nov 12, 2015
By the stats so far, it seems mostly us hard core geography nerds have played. Had trouble with Ivory Coast (as I have always used) yet had plenty of time to come back and work it out, maybe now I will be able to spell it correctly!
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Level 54
Nov 16, 2015
I thought that it was Cabo Verde (officially) and Timor-Leste.
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Level 75
Nov 16, 2015
Yes they are, which is why they are both accepted as type-ins here. (See the instructions). On my own quizzes I use Cabo Verde and Timor-Leste as much as possible because, as you say, these are the official names, but this quiz has been set to reflect the Countries of the World quiz where Cape Verde (an interesting mix of two languages there) and East Timor are used.
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Level 54
Nov 16, 2015
I know about the directions, and I didn't miss these two. I just thought that I'd throw that out there. Thanks for your feedback. Keep the quizzes coming. Your's are, by far, the best!
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Level 57
Nov 19, 2015
If we are going to be all uptight about spelling, shouldn't USA be United States of America, not just United States?
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Level 75
Nov 19, 2015
That's the US's full name, just as United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Peoples' Republic of China, both are. What we are testing here is whether you can accurately spell the shorter, conversational names of countries, as they appear in the Countries of the World quiz.
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Level 68
Dec 1, 2015
"Democratic Republic of the Congo" still fills in both Congos, as in the sloppy spelling Countries of the World quiz. They are two separate countries with similar names. The "Republic of the Congo" has UN short name "Congo." The DRC does not have a conventional shortening. Especially on this quiz, people should have to differentiate between the two countries. Typing "Sudan" doesn't get you credit for two counties, neither does "Korea" or "Guinea."
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Level 75
Dec 1, 2015
It wasn't supposed to! It definitely doesn't now :)
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Level 68
Dec 3, 2015
Cool. Thanks for making this improvement.
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Level 68
Mar 23, 2016
It always makes me wonder why we don´t call these countries "East Congo" and "West Congo" or something similar in common language. Similarly to PRK and DPRK, etc.
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Level 64
May 8, 2016
On the Spanish Countries of the World, jamesd asked for a "correct spelling version" in Español.
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Level 55
Jan 8, 2016
Nice quiz, managed all 196.
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Level 69
Jan 13, 2016
"the gambia" should be accepted.
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Level 75
Jan 13, 2016
OK, that works now.
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Level 68
Dec 7, 2016
Time to start using Czechia. It's in line with the guideline to call a country by the name it wants to be called by. The Czech Republic is the full long form political name, and Czechia is the official short form as recognized by the Czech government and all UN bodies.

Here's a good website laying out the arguments for Czechia in normal usage http://www.go-czechia.com/

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Level 75
Dec 7, 2016
Agreed - quiz updated.
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Level 37
Jul 12, 2018
What makes the Czech Republic so special? - Jet Punk insists on using Ivory Coast for Cote D'ivoire, East Timor for Timor L'este, Cape Verde for Cabo Verde and Suriname for Surinam, so why insist on Czechia for Czech Republic?
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Level 75
Jul 13, 2018
Nothing "special" about it. Czechia is ISO 3166-1 compliant.
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Level 15
Jan 15, 2018
took me a while to get federated states of micronesia :) :P
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Level 57
Jun 27, 2019
Me too!
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Level 93
Apr 16, 2022
Micronesia by itself works. Not sure if that is intended or not, but it does as of this posting.
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Level 57
Jun 27, 2019
eSwatini and North Macedonia aren't in here yet ;)
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Level 75
Jun 27, 2019
Updated, thanks.
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Level 59
Jun 15, 2021
Just realized I’d been spelling Colombia wrong! :-)
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Level 59
Jun 15, 2021
Forgot the Macedonia had a North in front of it.
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Level 55
Feb 13, 2022
I forgot the North in Macedonia and the last 'i' in Cote d'Ivôire, but the rest went well. What's the fastest time? I got 8:31 remaining.
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Level 58
Apr 19, 2022
It still accepts 'KSA' for saudi arabia, big shortcut right there