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Most Common Words in Official Country Names

Countries have short names and long names. Guess the words that appear at least twice in the official long names of the countries of the world.
As a hint you are shown the continent where they are most present
Based on this quiz by PSTSCCH
Includes proper nouns
Quiz by scambigol
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Last updated: August 7, 2016
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First submittedJanuary 22, 2016
Times taken65,214
Average score37.9%
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Main Continent
Word
155
Africa (50)
of
130
Africa (47)
Republic
17
Europe (7)
Kingdom
11
Africa (5)
the
9
Asia (5)
Democratic
9
Asia (3)
State
7
North America (4)
and
5
Africa (3)
Federal
5
Asia (4)
People's
5
North America (2)
United
4
Asia (3)
Islamic
3
Asia (2)
Arab
3
North America (2)
Commonwealth
3
Africa (2)
Guinea
3
Europe (3)
Principality
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Main Continent
Word
3
North America (3)
Saint
3
North America (2)
States
2
Asia (2)
China
2
Africa (2)
Congo
2
Europe/North America (1)
Federation
2
Oceania (2)
Independent
2
Europe (2)
Ireland
2
Oceania (2)
Islands
2
Asia (2)
Korea
2
Oceania (2)
New
2
Asia (2)
Socialist
2
Africa (2)
South
2
Africa (2)
Sudan
2
Africa/Asia (1)
Union
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Level 62
Jan 22, 2016
Great quiz!
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Level 75
Aug 7, 2016
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Level 78
Oct 9, 2016
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Level 61
Oct 10, 2016
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Level 39
Jun 29, 2017
+Googol
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Level 88
Jul 1, 2018
Minus Google.
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Level 58
Dec 17, 2020
Spoilsport.
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Level 43
Apr 8, 2021
+googolplexian
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Level 56
Nov 12, 2021
+Graham's number
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Level 33
Sep 26, 2022
+Googol x Grahams number factorial
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Level 32
Mar 31, 2023
+aleph null
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Level 64
Apr 8, 2023
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Level 82
Jan 22, 2016
Second that, much trickier than I anticipated! Great job :)
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Level 60
Aug 7, 2016
There are 3 'South' countries: South Korea, South Africa, and South Sudan. Interesting quiz!
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Level 75
Aug 7, 2016
But one of them doesn't use that world, officially, in their title. Guess which one!
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Level 60
Aug 7, 2016
Oh, Korea, completely blanked out. Whoops!
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Level 82
Oct 9, 2016
Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Republic of Korea.
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Level 56
Jun 20, 2020
Why North Korea use Democratic word in their official name? Democracy and North Korea are opposite words!
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Level 46
Apr 12, 2021
Bro. A country having 'people's' or 'democratic' in their name is Always an indication for the opposite. Just like some European kingdoms are some of the most liberal and democratic countries in the world lol.
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Level 37
Sep 9, 2021
UK is more democratic than the US, for sure
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Level 66
Mar 30, 2023
This has aged well...
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Level 75
Aug 8, 2016
There are 4 Guinea's - Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea and Papua New Guinea

Nice quiz though

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Level 65
Aug 8, 2016
Guinea-Bissau is hyphenated :)
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Level 75
Oct 9, 2016
Ah, I didn't know.

...to be honest, I don't know much about Guinea Bissau

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Level 57
Apr 16, 2021
Why does the hyphen matter?
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Level 59
Oct 14, 2021
Because that makes Guinea not a word in Guinea-Bissau, since Guinea-Bissau is considered a one-word country and not containing the word 'Guinea'.
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Level 67
Mar 29, 2023
Guinea-Bissau obviously still contains the word Guinea, as does GuineaBissau.
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Level 37
Dec 17, 2023
Yes but it is not an individual word. Guinea-Bissau is one work whereas New Guinea is two words. I still don't understand why it's not 3 words though.
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Level 65
Aug 9, 2016
Very hard :)
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Level 75
Aug 18, 2016
What about stan and land ;-P
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Level 8
Oct 9, 2016
they're not individual words though. this would be a good idea to make into a quiz also haha, country name parts
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Level 75
Jul 5, 2018
Ah, see what you've done there is you've thought that I was actually being serious
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Level 37
Sep 9, 2021
even down to individual letters!
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Level 74
Sep 4, 2016
Shouldn't 'States' also apply to Micronesia?
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Level 76
Sep 4, 2016
it does: applies to USA, Mexico and Micronesia
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Level 74
Sep 5, 2016
Ok! I missunderstood the clues given. It says Main Continent (number), but the number is the total of countries that have that word, not only in the 'main continent'. Bit confusing I think.
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Level 62
Mar 29, 2023
The number in brackets refers to how many are in the continent where the word is most prevalent, while the one in the first column is the world total.
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Level 71
Oct 7, 2016
I can see how carawebo was confused- it could probably be worded a little better. But regardless, this is an awesome idea for a quiz!
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Level 65
Oct 9, 2016
Very, very creative and unique quiz! I was proud to get commonwealth.
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Level 89
Oct 9, 2016
Great quiz scambigol!
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Level 65
Oct 9, 2016
I'm impressed I missed 6 answers but still got 5 points! Woop-woop!
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Level 36
Nov 27, 2016
I missed NINE answers and I still got 5 points
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Level 72
Oct 9, 2016
Great idea for a quiz. I do think the introductory paragraph could be a bit clearer, but maybe that's just me.
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Level 82
Oct 9, 2016
Wow there are so many countries with "America" somewhere in their name. No wonder there's so much confusion about this lately.
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Level 8
Oct 9, 2016
good quiz mate had fun. never thought 'and' is counted O.o
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Level 58
Oct 9, 2016
amazing quiz as usual
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Level 55
Oct 10, 2016
Notice how every word in DPRK is on this list, interesting
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Level 76
Oct 10, 2016
same with DRC!
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Level 61
Oct 10, 2016
I tried "federated" because of Micronesia but didn't get "federal" or "federation" :(
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Level 69
Oct 11, 2016
Good thing I played the quiz in the link under instructions before trying this one.
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Level 57
Oct 11, 2016
should not consider "of", "the" and so on
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Level 37
Sep 9, 2021
wdym?
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Level 65
Oct 12, 2016
This quiz inspired me to make one with a similar idea but a different topic. If you liked this quiz, you should check it out: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/125460/names-for-sports-venues
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Level 69
Jan 7, 2017
There are 3 south: Korea, sudan and africa
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Level 52
May 16, 2017
Korea's official country name doesn't use 'South'.
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Level 62
May 12, 2017
Federative Republic of Brazil is so close to being Federated States of Micronesia
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Level 61
Feb 24, 2018
United has three, not two: United States, United Kingdom, and United Arab Emirates. Please fix this. I'm surprised no one's seen this yet.
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Level 86
Jul 24, 2018
United has 5, with 2 on the "main continent" (which is exactly what the quiz says): United Mexican States, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America.
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Level 27
Jun 22, 2018
shouldnt guinea for africa be 3 not 2 as the quiz says because equatorial guinea, guinea and guinea bissau
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Level 92
Jul 19, 2018
3 total (including png) but not 3 in africa. as mentioned above guinea-bissau is hyphenated.
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Level 86
Jul 24, 2018
I'm going to found a country and call it The New Independent Federal Democratic People's Republic of United Socialist Islamic Arab States.

But because people will probably find that long and confusing, we will also have a short name: "Kyrgyzstan."

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Level 52
Aug 22, 2018
I loved this one. Wasn't easy though!
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Level 32
Sep 15, 2018
Interesting quiz
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Level 70
Nov 11, 2018
As somebody from the Republic-Kingdom of the Democratic State, the Federal People's United Islamic Arab Commonwealth, the Principality of the Saint Guinea States, the China-Congo Federation, the Independent Ireland Islands, New Korea and the Socialist South Sudan Union, I am pleased to have got 100% the first time.
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Level 70
Nov 11, 2018
For those of you who haven't heard of this country, we are not fully recognised yet but claim the Hawaiian Islands; all of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Jordan; Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea and Papua New Guinea (particularly the areas of these supposed countries with most Catholics); China (including Taiwan) and both the Democratic Republic and Republic of the Congo; Ireland and a few surrounding islands including Great Britain; the Korean Peninsula; and South Sudan.
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Level 81
Mar 14, 2019
Sounds uncontroversial, I'm sure they're fully recognized by now.
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Level 37
Sep 9, 2021
You've taken the joke too far.
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Level 64
Oct 9, 2022
Most of the time you can never take a joke too far

unless it's a joke that nobody takes seriously

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Level 62
Mar 7, 2019
This was a really cool concept for a quiz, I'm actually kind of surprised it took me two and a half years to happen across it, since I've been playing these quizzes almost daily since 2013.
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Level 69
Sep 28, 2019
Tried to type "states", got "state" and didn't bother to type "states" again. I would argue it's the same word, just in another form of declension.
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Level 61
Oct 12, 2019
North needs to be added now, North Macedonia and North Korea
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Level ∞
Oct 12, 2019
Long name of North Korea is "Democratic People's Republic of Korea".
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Level 92
Jan 10, 2020
Maybe UK of GB & Northern Ireland is one, North Macedonia the 2nd
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Level 82
Mar 29, 2023
"Northern" is not the same word as "North".
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Level 60
Dec 18, 2019
My favourite country, of Republic Kingdom the Democratic State and Federal People's United Islamic Arab Commonwealth Guinea Principality Saint States China Congo Federation Independent Ireland Islands Korea New Socialist South Sudan Union.
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Level 56
Mar 29, 2020
I'm probably just missing something here but aren't there four cases of the word 'guinea' in official country names: 'the Republic of Equatorial Guinea', 'the Republic of Guinea', the Republic of Guinea-Bissau and 'the Independent State of Papua New Guinea'
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Level 76
Mar 30, 2020
it depends on whether you consider 'Guinea-Bissau' a single word or two words. I don't know which of the two is correct
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Level 65
Jan 11, 2021
Can you also say it includes plural forms
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Level 62
Jan 13, 2021
How "Guinea" is 3? Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Papua New Guinea
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Level 76
Jan 13, 2021
I considered 'Guinea-Bissau' as a single word (don't know whether that's right or not)
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Level 43
Feb 11, 2021
North? As in North Macedonia and North Korea....
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Level 63
Feb 25, 2021
North Korea isn't counted because it's not officially part of their name (Democratic People's Republic of Korea.)
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Level 29
May 14, 2021
...ireland?
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Level 79
Jun 9, 2021
Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom (inc. Northern Ireland)
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Level 64
Nov 28, 2022
Britain's full name is "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland"
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Level 60
Apr 1, 2023
Pedantic I know but the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is not Britain's full name it's the full name of the United Kingdom. Britain is a constituent part of that. Now, had you said British Isles.....
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Level 37
Sep 9, 2021
Scoring

You scored 20/29 = 69%

This beats or equals 96.2% of test takers

The average score is 11

Your high score is 20

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Level 44
Mar 7, 2022
i got commonwealth and independent but not and
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Level 47
Mar 21, 2022
Really cool but I think it is Sultanate of Oman
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Level 36
Mar 29, 2023
What about "North" korea & Macedonia?
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Level 62
Mar 29, 2023
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, you mean? I don’t see the word “North” in there anywhere. 🤷‍♂️
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Level 78
Jun 13, 2023
No need to be snippy, it's a good question, which you answered.
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Level 48
Mar 29, 2023
Lol, and of course I'm racking my brains forgetting that "the" and "of" exist.
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Level 65
Mar 29, 2023
As a millennial, I will not be naming my new country with a bland name that everyone else has. I'm going with something unique: Olivia.
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Level 65
Mar 29, 2023
Aren't there a lot more commonwealths if you are going all official titles and all?
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Level 67
Mar 31, 2023
not all Commonwealth countries have "Commonwealth" in their official names
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Level 66
Mar 30, 2023
There's four instances of 'Guinea' in country names - Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea and Papua New Guinea
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Level 78
Jun 13, 2023
Guinea-Bissau is technically one hyphenated word.
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Level 54
May 7, 2023
good quiz
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Level 86
Feb 23, 2024
What about North Korea and north Macedonia?