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Countries in their Native Language

Given their native name, can you guess the English names of these countries?
Using one official languages of that country, not necessarily the most-spoken one
Native names have been converted to the Roman alphabet
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Last updated: October 21, 2016
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Native
English
Deutschland
Germany
Hellas
Greece
Éire
Ireland
España
Spain
Polska
Poland
Nederland 
Netherlands
Hrvatska
Croatia
Schweiz
Switzerland
Native
English
Ísland
Iceland
Italia
Italy
Al-Jazā'ir
Algeria
Österreich
Austria
Kampuchea
Cambodia
Kypros
Cyprus
Česká Republika
Czech Republic
Miṣr
Egypt
Native
English
Ityop'ia
Ethiopia
Suomi
Finland
Magyarország
Hungary
Nihon
Japan
Mongol Uls
Mongolia
Aotearoa
New Zealand
Norge
Norway
Civitas Vaticana
Vatican City
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level 21
Sep 5, 2012
What a great idea for a quiz! Pretty tough!
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level 71
Apr 2, 2015
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level 75
Apr 2, 2015
Not really. That's a completely different quiz, one about recognizing the spatial/visual patterns commonly made by symbols of languages you probably can't read, rather than this one, which is about either a) recognizing the actual names of the countries or b) recognizing common phonetic patterns of languages you probably don't speak. Totally different things.
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level 75
Apr 2, 2015
Though, having taken both, I share your opinion that yours is tougher.
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level 52
Oct 26, 2018
if you were into stamp collecting, the native names would be more memorable
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level 61
Sep 17, 2012
Great quiz, but not that difficult. Got 22/24.
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level 75
Apr 2, 2015
I got 24/24
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level 65
Mar 13, 2017
Me too. In the second attempt!
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level 66
Feb 22, 2018
25 out of 24--Extra credit for my good looks.
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level 27
Sep 17, 2012
I love languages so great quiz! I got 24 :)
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level 36
Sep 17, 2012
Got all 24 with 1 minute left. Very hard quiz!!!
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level 71
Sep 17, 2012
Hmm, added this ones myself Aug. 6, slightly different, but yet very much the same. http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/15906/simple-country-names
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level 65
Sep 17, 2012
D: You have stolen my quiz idea!
http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/25526/countries-by-official-name-1
http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/25526/countries-by-official-name-2
http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/25526/countries-by-official-name-3
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level 71
Sep 17, 2012
Seriously, I thought I checked if there wasn't some similar quiz around, and I couldn't find anything when typing 'countries' in the search box. When you type 'official' in the search box though... Anyway, great minds think alike (and fools never differ)
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level ∞
Sep 17, 2012
Agreed that great minds make alike. I made this quiz several months ago.
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level 40
Sep 4, 2016
I live in NZ and Maori Is NOT our official language it's our second
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level 45
Jan 28, 2017
Yeah, I was about to say that I respectfully disagree. Kiwis speak English and Maori is not the official language.
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level 41
Mar 13, 2017
I made one very similar on November 28, 2015; here it is: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/81707/countries-in-their-original-language
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level 29
Sep 17, 2012
Woah, I made a quiz that's exactly the same as this a month and a half ago. If I had known this one existed I wouldn't have made it :( Seriously I don't remember seeing it in the tags!
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level 14
Sep 20, 2012
can netherlands be netherland???? is it possible?
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level 53
Oct 3, 2012
Can't believe I didn't get Iceland. That should have been a no-brainer. :)
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level 22
Apr 3, 2013
You should also add Georgia - Sakartvelo, Armenia - Hayastan and Lithuania - Lietuva
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level 45
Jun 9, 2015
Wales- Cymru.
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level 75
Mar 13, 2017
Lithuania is interesting. From the spelling I would have assumed it is Latvia. What is the name for Latvia?
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level 58
Mar 13, 2017
Latvia gains a j (Latvija) but is otherwise unchanged.
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level 45
Jan 13, 2019
the georgia and armenia look too difficult. But lithuania latvia and wales ;) might be an idea. For instance instead of the way too similar italy. I dont get how people could get that one wrong
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level 62
Apr 14, 2013
Few interesting suggestions: Crna Gora - Montenegro, Zhōngguó - China, Bharat - India, Myanmar - Burma and so on :-)
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level 52
Oct 26, 2018
Crna Gora - Montenegro - black mountain....easy if you hail from that part of the world
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level 56
Jun 25, 2013
cool quiz
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level 59
May 2, 2014
If it wasn't for Olympic hockey I never would have known Finland.
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level 15
May 3, 2014
surprised I knew quite a lot of these
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level 66
Jun 10, 2014
Cool quiz, 24/24.
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level 45
Oct 4, 2014
If you want a harder quiz then try my one http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/56111/places-in-their-native-celtic-languages
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level 64
Dec 7, 2014
100% with 2:16 left!
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level 55
Apr 2, 2015
Got all of them except Egypt!
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level 52
Oct 26, 2018
that is a sneaky one... i remember it from pub trivia games
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level 56
Apr 2, 2015
24/24, 2:19 left :)
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level 37
Apr 2, 2015
Finland and Hungary were really difficult. I guessed many.
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level 55
Apr 25, 2015
Mad at myself for missing Japan, 'cause I knew it.
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level 30
Jul 5, 2015
Hellas is Greece in Ancient Greek. In Modern Greek it is called Ellada.
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level 48
Mar 9, 2016
Got all except Algeria (and Egypt was a lucky guess).
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level 57
Apr 24, 2016
Way too European centric.
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level 55
Jul 4, 2016
De Nederlandes? That means the Netherlands not just Netherland
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level 38
Sep 6, 2018
In Dutch the word for the country is Nederland (singular). Nederlanders (plural) means PEOPLE from Nederland.
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level 72
Oct 4, 2016
Czech Republic should be just Česko in native language https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%8Cesko
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level 71
Oct 8, 2016
Wonderful quiz! Liked it very much. Thank you
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level 39
Jan 28, 2017
I like this because it helps me learn the countries in other languages. Fun quiz!
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level 61
Jan 28, 2017
loved this quiz
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level 61
Mar 13, 2017
Pretty easy, I would add Crna Gora, Sakartvelo, Hayastan, Zhongguo and Bharat.
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level 63
Mar 13, 2017
Great quiz, I missed Egypt.
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level 32
Mar 13, 2017
Didn't know New Zealand
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level 59
Apr 23, 2017
Aotearoa is Maori for "Land of the long white cloud", and yep, it's pretty cloudy here in New Zealand.
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level 45
Jan 13, 2019
Nice extra info :) Hope I remember it!
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level 61
Mar 13, 2017
Try my first Jetpunk quiz, I think it's pretty fun if you like movies. And who doesn't? :) http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/212585/guess-the-name-surname-in-a-movie-title
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level 54
Mar 13, 2017
got all 1:03 left
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level 47
Mar 13, 2017
That is great - you must be really smart.
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level 82
Mar 13, 2017
Was thinking for a moment that the Vatican was wrong - and then realised you used Latin instead of Italian. Good call!
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level 67
Mar 15, 2017
On all Egypt's postage stamps for instance, the word Misr does not appear it is Egypt all the way apart from the Arabic.
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level 41
Mar 16, 2017
I studied stuff like this a while back, Hungary was by far the hardest to remember, but i still got 24/24 in first try. I thought that it was somewhat common knowledge that Misr was Egypt in arabic.
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level 45
Jan 13, 2019
not that hard when you see the words. But other way around it is nearly impossible
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level 46
Mar 17, 2017
I have just created a quiz with all the countries in their native language
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level 32
Apr 17, 2018
I'm surprised more people didnt sound out Al-Jazā'ir. Al-Ja-za-ir
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level 67
May 29, 2018
I tried, but my brain kept leaping to Al Jazeera.
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level 52
Oct 26, 2018
i know... embarrassing after you hit give up...!!!!
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level 45
Jan 13, 2019
still doesnt sound anything like algeria in my mind. And i am usually good at spotting resemblances. I guess it depends what country you are from for that spelling to sound something like that. (and indeed it made me think of aljazeera)
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level 46
May 29, 2018
21/24, missed New Zealand, Austria, and Finland.
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level 45
Jan 13, 2019
Nice quiz! missed the lowest 4. Happened to remember the hungary one looked something like that. With an m and a y haha. Most I knew, some were obvious eventhough I had never heard about them, like mongolia. And some you might no see immediately but get as soon as you pronounce them, like ethiopia and kampuchea.