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Country Rhymes

Each word below rhymes with the name of a country. Can you name the countries?
Some rhymes may vary in exactness, depending on slight pronunciation differences.
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Rhyme
Country
Tuba
Cuba
Chance
France
Dryland
Thailand
Appall
Nepal
Doorway
Norway
Bad
Chad
Perky
Turkey
Rhyme
Country
Eighty
Haiti
Niece
Greece
Trivia
Bolivia
Myna
China
Zucchini
Eswatini
Lemon
Yemen
Zambia
Gambia
Rhyme
Country
Squeegee
Fiji
Pogo
Togo
Skinny
Guinea
Gordon
Jordan
Dungaree
Hungary
Azalea
Australia
Acacia
Croatia
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Level 82
Jan 11, 2015
Doesn't Zambia rhyme with Zambia?
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Level 41
Jan 11, 2015
Maybe
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Level 44
Feb 8, 2016
Technically yes, but it's considered a slant rhyme, which is not a 'real' rhyme. English is weird.
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Level 61
Oct 14, 2016
That's what I kept thinking
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Level 41
Jan 11, 2015
I got skinny by guessing azalea, that's probably my bad pronunciation :)
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Level 56
Jan 11, 2015
How about accepting Malaysia for Acacia?
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Level 81
Jan 11, 2015
I tried malaysia too!
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Level 44
Jan 11, 2015
I tried Malaysia too!!
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Level 22
Jun 6, 2016
Malaysia has a z-like sound toward the end whereas acacia is a-ka-sha
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Level 69
Jan 12, 2015
and me too! Also, Namibia and Libya should work for trivia
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Level 62
Jan 13, 2015
Only in a Taylor Swift song could Libya and Namibia rhyme with trivia (though I doubt she'd ever use either of those words). Libya and Namibia both rhyme with tibia. Bolivia rhymes with trivia.
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Level 58
Dec 18, 2016
It seems some languages can interchange v & b. But not in English.
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Level 67
Nov 28, 2019
In a lot of languages they do rhyme (just info). The y in libya is pronounced (or even written as) an i. Whereas in english, in this case, the y is treated like a j.
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Level 82
Apr 24, 2020
@Sifhraven

No, y is not the issue here. B and V are, they are two different sounds in English.

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Level 70
Jan 11, 2015
Dungaree and Hungary don't have the same accented syllable.
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Level 58
Dec 18, 2016
They do where I come from.
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Level 65
Jan 11, 2015
I was typing 'Papua New GUINEA' the whole time for Skinny.. i'm so stupid..
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Level 66
Dec 1, 2016
That is technically correct. You could also argue for Equatorial Guinea.
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Level 71
Mar 19, 2017
Or guinea bissau
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Level 67
May 23, 2019
bissau doesnt rhyme with skinny...
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Level 51
Jan 11, 2015
Burma is no longer a country, They have since changed their name to Myanmar.
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Level 72
Jan 12, 2015
Being from Croatia, it didn't even cross my mind...
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Level 82
Apr 24, 2020
Acacia doesn't rhyme with Hrvatska? :)
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Level 62
Jan 12, 2015
great, imaginative quiz, thanks
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Level 52
Feb 7, 2015
maybe somalia for azalea ?
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Level 67
May 23, 2019
I would agree, but apparently in english they officially say ahsaylia, not ahzahlia. Sounds kind of redneck/rural to me and not official proper at all. But well... looked it up, so it is what it is :) (you dont say day-lia for dahlia do you?)
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Level 77
Apr 20, 2015
I don't really see how Azalea and Australia rhyme... It's probably just my accent but they sound similar but I wouldn't say that they rhyme at all.
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Level 70
Jan 20, 2017
I agree...Azalea & Australia do not rhyme. They both end in an -alia sound, but the beginnings of each don't sound like each other.
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Level 94
Aug 17, 2019
that's how rhyme works
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Level 82
Apr 24, 2020
From the last stressed syllable, before it doesn't matter.
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Level 66
Mar 10, 2021
Azalea and Australia may not perfectly rhyme.

Azalea: əˈzeɪ.li.ə (a-ZAY-lee-a)

Australia: ɔˈstɹeɪ.ljə (aw-STRAY-lya)

But this might vary on regional accents.

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Level 65
Jul 3, 2015
I think you should accept 'Equatorial Guinea' and 'Papua New Guinea' for 'Guinea', because they all rhyme with skinny.
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Level 67
May 23, 2019
plus one
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Level 35
Jul 16, 2015
Skinny Guinea...

hey whatsa you got againsta di Italians huh?!

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Level 22
Apr 8, 2016
Dryland almost got me!
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Level 71
May 30, 2016
Papua New Guinea also rhymes with skinny
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Level 61
Jun 5, 2016
In my small mind 'Acacia' is pronounced "Ack- A - Kay - A"...
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Level 70
Jun 7, 2016
Guinea, does not rhyme with Skinny!
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Level 68
May 13, 2017
Um, yeah it does!
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Level 22
Jul 30, 2016
Since Zambia is a country it was kind of confusing...
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Level 22
Sep 6, 2016
For Skinny, have you also accepted Equatorial Guinea?
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Level 30
Sep 13, 2016
Nepal does not rhyme with appall. It is pronounced Nep-al. Take it from a Nepalese person
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Level 68
May 13, 2017
True. But I guess in English, it is still pronounced to rhyme with appall. Even though that's appalling ignorance.
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Level 82
Apr 24, 2020
The Nepalese don't decide how it's pronounced in English.
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Level 45
Sep 14, 2016
In Philadelphia "bad" doesn't rhyme with "Chad".
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Level 58
Dec 18, 2016
I'm trying to imagine how you can say these words so they don't rhyme. Can you explain?
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Level 70
Jan 20, 2017
I'm not sure if I can write this, but if you exaggerate the a in bad (which is prevalent in certain areas of the Northeast & Midwest US), it sounds almost like two syllables: BAY-ad. Chad, on the other hand, is Chaaaaad...a very flat a.
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Level 46
Sep 23, 2016
Acacia? Really?? I think you were getting desperate towards the end there!
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Level 62
Sep 23, 2016
How so? Croatia: krōˈāSHə, Acacia: əˈkāSHə
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Level 67
May 23, 2019
Looking at how other words are pronouned ( or englishized) in english I expected the english prononciation to be cro-ey-tia and not cro-ah-tia. And exception to the rule I guess.

edit.. ok you DO pronounce croatia just as I expected, but apparently you pronounce acacia differently.. which feels even more weird. Not a-kah-shia, but a-kay-shia

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Level 77
Jun 8, 2022
Merriam Webster has Croatia and acacia as not rhyming. Croatia is shēə at the end and acacia is just shə. I’ve always pronounced acacia with only 3 syllables.
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Level 60
Nov 7, 2016
Can Burma be replaced for something else? Since every quiz featured has Myanmar as the answer shown.
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Level 68
May 13, 2017
Fun quiz. Had to really think. Got them all with 3 seconds on the clock :-) Kept typing in Papua New Guinea till I finally figured... Guinea!
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Level 63
May 18, 2017
Niece > Belize?
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Level 82
Apr 24, 2020
S =/= Z
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Level 55
Aug 10, 2017
Weird - Dalmatia popped into my head for Acacia and thats how I ended up getting Croatia.
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Level 33
Aug 21, 2017
I always thought Haiti was pronounced High-tee, but I guess I learnt something. Also, I though the squeegee clue had a hard g.
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Level 37
Sep 8, 2018
I thought it was High-ee-tee
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Level 84
Aug 26, 2017
I think Guinea-Bissau rhymes with Mongolia.
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Level 45
Dec 28, 2017
I missed France, Fiji and Australia. But how is niece not belize??
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Level 71
Feb 8, 2018
Good quiz, if you liked this try my 'Double Trouble Countries Quiz......here it is
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Level 47
Mar 1, 2018
Does Ireland work for Dryland?
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Level 67
May 23, 2019
No, i-land would, but it is ayur-land
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Level 36
Mar 1, 2018
Would not accept Libya or Namibia to rhyme with trivia.
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Level 67
May 23, 2019
it is not tribia, or namivia or livya
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Level 64
Apr 30, 2018
I'm no english, but 80 with vatican city?
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Level 82
Apr 24, 2020
no
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Level 66
May 10, 2018
In my head, all the answers were read in the voice of Andre the Giant as Fezzik, since he liked to rhyme. Anybody want a peanut?
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Level 55
May 10, 2018
Technically Burma is called Myanmar now.
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Level 33
Jun 14, 2018
Should accept Ireland as a rhyme for Dryland unless the pronunciation is different.
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Level 93
Dec 17, 2018
if you pronounce it the same as island. but as the r changes it (slightly) it is close but not the same.
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Level 67
May 23, 2019
not close at all, as close as beer and beggar (less close even maybe), missing a complete sound.
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Level 62
Jun 8, 2019
Nah it's pretty close. Maybe some people pronounce the R but many don't.
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Level 34
Jun 26, 2018
...eighty - haiti?...i don't think so...
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Level 67
May 23, 2019
In english yes, they say hate-ee ( as in see) weird but true, we say ha-ee-ti
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Level 77
Aug 27, 2019
Hate-ee, Hi-tee, let's call the whole thing off!
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Level 79
Sep 2, 2019
But oh! if we call the whole thing off then we must part; and oh! if we ever part then that might break my heart! So, if you like hate-ee and I like hi-tee, I'll say hate-ee and give up hi-tee, for we know we need each other, so we better call the calling off off; Let's call the whole thing off!
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Level 72
Sep 16, 2018
Nambia anyone?
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Level 52
Oct 13, 2018
I was thinking Libya for Trivia
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Level 67
May 23, 2019
Do you say tribbia? or livya?
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Level 62
Nov 28, 2018
Burma is no longer a name of a country.
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Level 44
Mar 5, 2019
cool
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Level 62
Mar 5, 2019
Updated with a replacement for Burma
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Level 67
May 23, 2019
gordon jordan? Man why do you english speaking people even use vowels, if you dont distinguish between them (hmm I guess maybe some indeed dont gordn and jordn). I guess both are pronounced gorden jorden? gordun jordun?
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Level 79
Sep 11, 2020
The second vowel sound is a shwa. A neutral vowel sound.
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Level 37
Sep 2, 2019
A better match for "Trivia" would be Syria.
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Level 62
Sep 2, 2019
A country that doesn't rhyme with Trivia would be better than a country that does rhyme with it? v≠r
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Level 75
Sep 2, 2019
Zucchini does not really rhyme with eSwatini if you ask me. It's definitely a stretch
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Level 43
Oct 5, 2019
I agree. In Eswatini, you stress on the "a", in zucchini, you stress on the first "i".
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Level 62
Oct 5, 2019
Are you a native speaker, or do you have a native-speaker source for this? Pronunciation guides I'm finding online have the accent on the first 'i', just as in zucchini.
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Level 82
Apr 24, 2020
Wiktionary (citing dictionaries) allows both options.
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Level 84
Nov 11, 2019
That was intense. Finally thought of Croatia with just a few seconds left. Thanks for a great quiz.
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Level 67
Nov 14, 2019
Got Croatia. For most I literally went in order of the alphabet to just find what would work
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Level 58
Mar 6, 2020
Tuba doesn't rhyme with Cuba. (Toooo-bah, Cuuuue-bah)
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Level 88
Mar 27, 2020
Actually tuba and Cuba do rhyme... not sure how you are pronouncing the words that you think they don't.
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Level 70
Nov 22, 2023
In my register of English they do not rhyme.
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Level 94
Oct 21, 2020
Papua New Guinea rhymes with Zucchini
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Level 66
Mar 10, 2021
Papua New Guinea has the /ɪ/ sound like the i in "bit"

Zucchini has the /i/ sound like the ee in "beet"

So they don't exactly rhyme.

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Level 66
Mar 10, 2021
Some accents may rhyme Senegal with appall.
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Level 67
Oct 10, 2023
Managed to get Croatia, the lowest one