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Top 20 Longest One-Word Country Names

What are the 20 countries that have the longest single word names?
Based on official JetPunk names
Hyphenated countries count as two words and are in the Two Word Countries quiz
Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: November 11, 2022
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First submittedMay 29, 2014
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letters
country
13
Liechtenstein
12
Turkmenistan
11
Afghanistan
11
Netherlands
11
Philippines
11
Switzerland
10
Azerbaijan
10
Bangladesh
letters
country
10
Kazakhstan
10
Kyrgyzstan
10
Luxembourg
10
Madagascar
10
Mauritania
10
Micronesia
10
Montenegro
letters
country
10
Mozambique
10
Seychelles
10
Tajikistan
10
Uzbekistan
9 (starting
with A-L)
Argentina | Australia | Guatemala
Indonesia | Lithuania
9 (starting
with M-Z)
Mauritius | Nicaragua
Singapore | Venezuela
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Level 75
Oct 20, 2022
Did you recognise Liechtenstein's flag?
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Level 87
Jun 2, 2014
I'd argue against Guinea-Bissau. Two words, just hyphenated.
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Level 64
Sep 14, 2015
Me too!
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Level 75
Jun 2, 2021
Hokey doke, we've shipped those answers off to the Two-Word Country quiz.
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Level 51
Jan 19, 2023
I always thought that it was "Okey-doke", I guess that you learn something new every day...
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Level 49
Nov 11, 2022
I argue it is one word.
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Level 75
Jul 2, 2014
You can also try Longest Country Names (any number of words allowed) which uses the names as used in the Countries of the World quiz.
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Level 35
Aug 29, 2014
Micronesia = 10?
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Level 79
Aug 29, 2014
Federated states of...

I am annoyed I typed Madagascar in the Longest Country Names quiz and the in this one forgot about it alltogether.

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Level 26
Sep 3, 2014
So you made this quiz for my birthday? What a wonderful surprise!
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Level 84
Nov 28, 2014
yugoslavia and czechoslovakia left the party too early
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Level 72
Oct 20, 2022
So did your shift key.
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Level 49
Nov 11, 2022
do something about it koopa
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Level 60
Nov 11, 2022
I'm sure you could make some browser extension that will capitalize the words every time you visit this page.
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Level 46
Mar 3, 2015
It is somehow surprising there are only 8 letters in Zimbabwe.
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Level 74
Oct 20, 2022
Agreed. I tried it as well.
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Level 85
Oct 26, 2022
But good Scrabble letters!
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Level 47
Dec 23, 2016
did montenegro in the other one- completely forgot about it here.
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Level 52
Aug 29, 2017
Palestine is an acceptable answer for the last question, but won't show up in the list. I have a new favourite stance about how to display it.
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Level 75
Aug 29, 2017
Palestine is displayed on the list now, thanks.
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Level 67
Mar 27, 2020
Palestine is not recognized by Quizmaster on this site, so it should not be on this list. I assume it is one of the reasons it hasn't been featured yet.
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Level 52
Apr 30, 2021
pales tine is a country quizmaster is wrong
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Level 49
Nov 11, 2022
cap
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Level 75
Jun 2, 2021
Quiz websites do not get to "recognise" countries. The only entities that get to recognise nations that are other countries, through diplomatic recognition. In this case, most other countries (139 in all) recognise Palestine, which is sufficient for us to treat it as a country. By comparison, far fewer countries recognise Kosovo or Taiwan, which do get treated as countries on this website.
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Level 49
Nov 11, 2022
This quiz website gets to. If you don't like it... the door is... actually, I don't know where it is. 😭
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Level 84
Nov 11, 2022
we've been over this before and JetPunk doesn't follow the popularity contest winner standard. Diplomatic recognition is a component of sovereignty, but only a component, and it doesn't have to be universal to count.
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Level 77
Jan 31, 2021
If I had a dollar for every quiz where Bangladesh was the only answer I missed out on...
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Level 73
Oct 19, 2022
Then I'd have like $20. Can we raise it to $10 per quiz?
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Level 72
Jun 2, 2021
Since all the 10-, 11-, 12-, and 13-letter countries are from the 196 list it must've been tempting to forget about the 9-letter countries and 197-205 countries and just make it all single-word countries with ten letters or more. Giving Micronesia and grouping the 9-letter countries together in two sets to *kiiinda* make it the top 20 is a bit of a stretch...

Enjoyable though, just missed a couple of European ones and a couple of African ones.

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Level 75
Jun 2, 2021
Good idea - here you go!
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Level 87
Aug 27, 2021
I know it may be technically right, but does anybody actually say Netherlands instead of The Netherlands? Also, Luxemburg doesn't work as a correct spelling.
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Level 75
Aug 28, 2021
With your cue as 10 letters, a 9-letter option shouldn't work!
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Level 68
Nov 11, 2022
I didn't think of Netherlands as an answer, cause indeed 'the' is officially part of it. You can't say, 'I'm going to Netherlands next week.' Heck, even autocorrect tells me to add 'the' when typing the name without it.
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Level 49
Nov 11, 2022
Because Luxemburg is not a correct spelling.
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Level 24
Apr 19, 2022
Philippines is missing, it has 12
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Level 75
Apr 20, 2022
Philippines is there. It has 11 letters.
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Level 86
Oct 20, 2022
I got them all except for Netherlands

..I am from The Netherlands..

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Level 62
Nov 11, 2022
Liechtenstein comes in first with three syllables while Ethiopia is left crying in a corner with five syllables. Language is intriguing!
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Level 37
Nov 11, 2022
I thought of the Stan countries when I only had 10 seconds left
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Level 16
Nov 11, 2022
This is an awesome quiz
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Level 43
Nov 11, 2022
Good quiz! Very challenging
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Level 43
Nov 11, 2022
Shouldn't Swaziland be included in the 9 letter countries from M to Z?
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Level 59
Nov 11, 2022
eSwatini

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8 < 10

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Level 60
Nov 13, 2022
That country changed its name to Eswatini (eight letters) a couple of years ago.
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Level 49
Nov 11, 2022
Micronesia should be here.
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Level 34
Nov 13, 2022
officially it is called "federal states of micronesia, which is a part of micronesia, which is a area with eg. territories of the usa
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Level 36
Nov 13, 2022
1 second left les go
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Level 61
Nov 14, 2022
I was at a quiz night the other day and was told that Indonesia is the longest one word country name....
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Level 21
Nov 14, 2022
usa uae
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Level 21
Nov 14, 2022
united states of america, united arab emerates, and the unnited kingdom
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Level 71
Nov 19, 2022
...Are all more than ONE word. Re-read the quiz title! :)
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Level 45
Nov 24, 2022
Got all except Seychelles!
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Level 46
Jan 15, 2023
The Stan countries were very useful... Tried Zimbabwe about three times before I finally realized it wasn't gonna work