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Countries that Start with E

Name the countries whose names start with the letter E.
For the purposes of this quiz, England is a part of the UK, not a country in its own right.
One of these countries used to start with S until recently
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First submittedMay 21, 2012
Last updatedFebruary 17, 2019
Times taken318,747
Rating4.97
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Country
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Country
Eritrea
Estonia
Eswatini
Ethiopia
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level 29
May 23, 2012
Got all except Estonia
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level 25
Dec 1, 2018
the first one i thought of was estonia, lol
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level 55
May 23, 2012
How could i forget Egypt!
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level 39
Jan 12, 2014
I forgot Egypt and Ecuador!
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level 55
Jan 28, 2014
OMG I did it again! Got them all, except Egypt... again
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level 14
Nov 29, 2014
More people got Estonia than Egypt. Oh wait... I was one of those people.
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level 19
Nov 5, 2015
It shows you the Egyptian flag how can you forget Egypt
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level 23
Jun 1, 2018
I almost did as well, so for the people who are judging so harshly, some people may not know what the flag of Egypt looks like. Some people may not even look at the picture.
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level 69
Jul 29, 2018
1) Mobile device shows no picture. 2) Egypt's flag is pretty forgettable next to all the other black, white and red flags.
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level 39
May 9, 2015
I don't know, especially because THEY SHOW YOU THE FLAG!
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level 45
Jul 4, 2016
D00d, the flag of Egypt is the thumbnail...
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level 45
Dec 24, 2018
The flag in the thumbnail is ethiopia
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level 28
May 28, 2019
the flag is the ethiopian flag
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level 35
Apr 4, 2018
the flag...
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level 22
Nov 6, 2018
Wait, that's the Egyptian flag? That is so sexy
+7
level 70
May 23, 2012
What! No Elbonia?
+1
level 22
May 23, 2012
A fellow dilbert fan I see :)
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level 49
Jan 18, 2016
When in doubt, hire an Elbonian and worship the god of twice baked potatoes.
+1
level 21
Dec 17, 2014
Elbonia is not a country. Get your facts right!
+12
level 28
Mar 16, 2018
Really?
+1
level 32
May 23, 2012
That feel when you miss the most gotten answer... oh well, still beat the average.
+1
level 37
Apr 7, 2018
What the heck? Estonia is the most guessed? It seems to me that, besides Equatorial Guinea, Estonia is the most obscure.
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level 46
Jun 12, 2018
East Timor is pretty obscure and forgettable.
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level 75
Feb 26, 2019
Not if you've been there. Not if you're from there. And not if you're not mean to small countries.
+2
level 6
May 23, 2012
forgot ecuador :( and i live there
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level 23
Jan 24, 2016
are you embarrassed
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level 34
Jun 2, 2016
I lived there for a month and only just got it after El Salvador and Eritrea
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level 15
May 23, 2012
Typed England, then remembered all the new official names. "sigh" getting used to these will be hard.
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level 56
May 24, 2012
What new official names...?
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level 49
Apr 3, 2014
It's not exactly "new" I don't think
+14
level 44
May 27, 2014
Were you born before 1707? (:
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level 36
Dec 13, 2014
This exactly^
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level 47
Jun 21, 2015
I was born in 1702
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level 13
May 23, 2012
I hear ya, kariannepizza, I forgot Egypt, but I remembered El Salvador, which I 've only heard of once. Facepalm.
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level 72
May 31, 2012
forgot egypt? the flag shown is that of egypt
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level 76
Feb 11, 2013
You've only heard of Jesus once? El Salvador is named for him.
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level 42
Feb 15, 2013
Wow. That comment makes no sense, and is kind of nasty.
+1
level 57
Mar 27, 2014
This is offensive to people who are other religions...
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level 16
Jul 31, 2014
i feel bad for not getting that one now.
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level 27
Aug 29, 2014
How is it offensive?
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level 76
Dec 13, 2014
didn't expect this comment to generate this much conversation...
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level 67
Nov 24, 2016
Why should the mention of one Religion be offensive to other Religions, I think you have a problem within yourself.
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level 52
Jan 9, 2017
Wow, so much discussion! The comment wasn't nasty or offensive, it was a sarcastic joke.
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level 53
Jan 13, 2017
Terrible joke though, no wonder people are not amused.
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level 76
Jan 13, 2017
^ no, I'm never surprised by people's lack of a sense of humor. It's so common.
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level 51
Jan 13, 2017
i thought it was funny. regardless, llets leave this "im offended" trend in 2016 please
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level 46
Feb 16, 2019
Hate to break it to you, but stupid people are still getting offended over stupid things.
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level 22
Dec 9, 2015
good my family comes from EL SALVADOR
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level 61
Nov 3, 2016
Nice humble brag, there.
+1
level 71
Feb 13, 2017
If you were born in the 60s or earlier you would have heard about El Salvador, which was going through a very dark period, in which death squads associated with the military killed anyone they considered an enemy with impunity.
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level 51
May 23, 2012
Got em all with one minute left.... pretty happy.
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level 58
May 24, 2012
I missed Ethiopia. Wow.
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level 76
Feb 11, 2013
me too even though I've been there a few times. Tough given the time constraints to recall everything, but I think that's better. Once people have mastered the countries of the world quiz I find the quizzes with countries as answers are tedious when they give you too much time. If you don't know the answer you can just keep going through every country one by one until you get it..
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level 76
Jan 13, 2017
got 100% today with over a minute left. But Ethiopia was the last one I picked up. Hooray for learning.
+1
level 8
Jun 4, 2012
Whoa 100%
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level 23
Jun 8, 2012
El Dorado is not a country then.........
+1
level 55
May 3, 2014
I don't think it's even real.
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level 75
Nov 24, 2016
Lot of towns named El Dorado, but no countries.
+1
level 56
Oct 6, 2017
MY COUNTRY DOES EXIST IF THE GOLD DUST ON MY BODY IS REAL GOLD!!
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level 56
Oct 6, 2017
Oh wait, it's not.
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level 41
Jan 3, 2013
8!
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level 44
Feb 23, 2013
My niece would slap me - her name is Egypt.
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level 20
Dec 10, 2017
that's a weird name for a human
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level 15
Mar 20, 2013
Forgot Eritrea
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level 15
May 9, 2013
SINCE WHEN IS ENGLAND NOT A COUNTRY IN ITS OWN RIGHT.
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level ∞
May 9, 2013
SINCE THEY MERGED WITH SCOTLAND, WALES AND NORTHERN IRELAND TO BECOME THE UNITED KINGDOM. Oh, sorry, I thought we were shouting here.
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level 38
Jun 20, 2013
I LIKE SHOUTING, DONT YOU?
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level 16
Jul 31, 2014
SHOUTING MAKES ME HAPPY:D
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level 75
Oct 10, 2016
I need earplugs.
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level 56
Apr 21, 2017
RogueXReaper: England is still not a sovereign country. Loads of territories have borders, a language, flag, and whatnot, but those things alone don't make a territory a sovereign country. England is part of the UK, and the UK is the sovereign country.
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level 52
May 18, 2017
PLUS ONE!
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level 52
Aug 16, 2017
Most cities have a flag, a language, and land.
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level 32
Jan 27, 2018
"England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.[6][7][8] It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west. The Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain (which lies in the North Atlantic) in its centre and south, and includes over 100 smaller named islands such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight." -Wikipedia article for England
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level 76
Mar 21, 2018
I had to look this up but apparently the last time a sovereign state named England existed was either 1603 or 1707 when the Kingdom of England officially merged with the Kingdom of Scotland and became the Kingdom of Great Britain.
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level 52
Apr 2, 2017
Actually, according to the instructions of the quiz, England is not a country in "it is" own right.
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level 76
Mar 21, 2018
Since 1603
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level 12
Aug 30, 2013
Equador and Ethipoia. I alwasy spell it bad...
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level 28
Mar 10, 2019
I believe, you know, you did this time as well :)
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level 23
Nov 23, 2013
Way too easy!!! Got 100% with 1:15 left.
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level 39
Aug 18, 2017
What is Equador?
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level 37
Feb 15, 2018
(wrong comment) A misspelling of Ecuador
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level 17
Feb 1, 2014
50%....why is it so easy in hindsight?
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level 50
Feb 14, 2014
I always think of East Timor as Timor-Leste.
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level 43
May 27, 2019
So does the Timor-Leste government...
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level 77
Feb 16, 2014
"...its own right." No apostrophe.
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level 29
May 25, 2014
So Timor Leste starts with 'E', right?
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level 28
Jun 29, 2014
Got them all with 1:09 left. Taking the 'Countries of the World' quiz really helps. :)
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level 55
Sep 6, 2014
love the video!
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level 39
Sep 18, 2014
El Salvador at the buzzer!
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level 26
Nov 30, 2014
1 second left. Good for my first try. Just managed to get East Timor in the nick of time
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level 59
Dec 13, 2014
I'm pretty sure the only reason Estonia is the most guessed country here is that people open the comment section and see Estonia mentioned in the first comment.
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level 36
Dec 13, 2014
Missed East Timor and Equatorial Guinea, never heard of either
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level 59
Dec 16, 2014
East Timor is not the name of the country. It's Timor-Leste. Calling it East Timor like calling the USA an A country because it's colloquially called "America."
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level 15
Jan 1, 2015
OK Quiz
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level 65
Jan 27, 2015
Missed Equatorial Guinea.
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level 14
Feb 18, 2015
Got 8/8! Great quiz. :)
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level 24
Jun 21, 2015
cannot get east timor.
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level 50
Jul 8, 2015
I think East Timor belongs in the 'T' quiz, due to its official name, 'Timor-Leste'
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level 58
Sep 10, 2015
100% with 0:37 left, yay!!!
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level 4
Oct 30, 2015
All of them! Nobody did that?! Nobody has A FLAGS BOOK?! They're messing with the wrong pegasister.
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level 56
Apr 21, 2017
Has the medication worn off?
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level 20
Nov 8, 2015
LOL 37 secs left and I only looked at the comments.
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level 52
May 13, 2016
Almost forgot East Timor because I always use Timor-Leste!
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level 28
May 29, 2016
I forgot East-Timor
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level 31
Jul 20, 2016
Eire ??? And I disagree about England not being a sovereign nation. The Queen is the sovereign ruler of England etc. and whilst it forms part of the United Kingdom, it is a sovereign nation within that kingdom.
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level 63
Dec 29, 2016
Eire is Ireland in Irish. England isn't a sovereign nation and Queen Elizabeth II is the sovereign ruler of 16 countries, which include the UK, Canada and Australia, just to name a few.
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level 65
Apr 14, 2019
So why "translate" Eire into English? You didn't translate "El Salvador".
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level 56
Apr 21, 2017
Disagree all you like, but the UK Government (you know, the institution that might know about these things) certainly doesn't think England is a sovereign country!
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level 56
Jun 29, 2018
If England is a sovereign country then where is its government? To be sovereign it would need to have political authority, and there is no English government, only a UK one. The queen is kind of irrelevant as she has no real power and is also the queen of other sovereign countries.
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level 59
Aug 27, 2016
Surprised Egypt isn't the most guessed country even though the flag is literally in the quiz
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level 60
Jan 12, 2017
Not everyone has fun with flags.
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level 35
Nov 14, 2016
Missed El Salvador, I was too focused on Africa, and could not get Endor out of my head.
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level 60
Jan 12, 2017
Same! From someone who lives in Endor...
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level 52
Jan 9, 2017
To the people complaining about "East Timor" vs. "Timor-Leste:" It doesn't really matter what you call it. Eventually you'll learn to guess the country whenever you're looking for a country that starts with E or T.
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level 36
Jan 12, 2017
"a country in its own right" Lose the apostrophe (it's = it is ). Hugs.
+1
level 50
Jan 12, 2017
Who doesn't know that England is apart of the U.K. and not an independent state?
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level 40
Jan 12, 2017
Finished in 15 seconds
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level 61
Jan 12, 2017
In your caveats, it should be "its," not "it's."
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level 27
Jan 13, 2017
You know, looking on this site is kind of depressing. All the comments are about wrong things. I just like the people who say 'great quiz'!
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level 52
Aug 16, 2017
great comment!
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level 46
Jan 15, 2017
How is Estonia guessed more than Egypt? Also, how in the world did I get everything except Estonia?
+1
level 40
Jul 19, 2017
Same
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level 49
Jan 24, 2017
Nice video.
+1
level 40
Apr 8, 2017
Forgot Egypt and I'm Egyptian... I feel so retarded now!!! I'm just face palming so much...
+1
level 60
Apr 17, 2017
What, no Elbonia?
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level 19
May 5, 2017
1:30
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level 44
Jul 17, 2017
fair point well made
+1
level 40
Jul 19, 2017
Forgot Estonia and got everything else somehow! Check out my quizzes!
+1
level 35
Aug 8, 2017
England isn't a country. It's Nick Crompton's city.
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level 19
Aug 11, 2017
100% with 0:46 seconds remaining!
+1
level 28
Nov 14, 2017
Any quiz asking me to guess more than two countries beginning with a specific letter is rather ambitious.
+1
level 25
Nov 30, 2017
If you can learn all the countries of the world, then when you see the letter, you go through all the continents, and think of the ones that start with "E". That is the best way to complete these quizzes.
+1
level 18
Dec 16, 2017
wp , u got 82% estonia which means they are in 1st place! proud of yall. ( cheers from latvia
+1
level 36
Dec 24, 2017
got them all 1:20 left :)
+1
level 28
Dec 26, 2017
Forgot East Timor as had learnt it as timor-leste when i did the 196 countries challenge
+1
level 45
Dec 31, 2017
Wow, thanks el salvador
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level 24
Feb 28, 2018
England is a country, the UK is made of 4 countries England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. I am English not UKish. It also has its own flag, just like Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have as they are also countries in their own right :) Thank you and Goodnight
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level 56
Jun 29, 2018
What is the UK then?
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level 56
Feb 13, 2019
Lots of places have their own flag, not just countries - should Essex be on this quiz because it has a flag? This quiz is about sovereign nations, as recognised by the international community, it is not about subnational units that, whether due to history or by convention, are known as countries.
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level 45
Feb 16, 2019
England definitely is a country. It's just not a sovereign one and therefore doesn't appear on the quiz. It is part of the UK which is a sovereign country.
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level 15
Mar 1, 2018
Ethiopia, Eritrea, East Timor and El Salvador missed.
+2
level 52
Apr 19, 2018
I hate to be nitpicky, but in the caveat, "it's" should be "its" :)
+2
level 50
Apr 23, 2018
Should be updated now, Swaziland changed its name to Eswatini :)
+2
level 84
May 4, 2018
Need to add eSwatini now that Swaziland has changed names lol
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level ∞
May 7, 2018
We use common names not official names. Otherwise Mexico might appear in this quiz as well.
+1
level 18
May 15, 2018
Hmm, Why does it say this quiz was made 8 days ago, and yet people were posting 5 years ago? It just doesn't make any sense!
+1
level 43
Jun 13, 2018
It was edited eight days ago. The QM added a cavaet to show that Swaziland isn't in this quiz.
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level 53
Jul 25, 2018
of course Swaziland wouldn't be on here. It doesn't exist anymore.
+1
level 14
May 20, 2018
what about england?
+1
level 71
Jun 15, 2018
Thought ‘Oh look, Egypt’s flag’ then proceeded to forget all about it while typing in the rest. Duh
+1
level 6
Jun 17, 2018
I lost wah
+1
level 33
Jun 24, 2018
Somehow i got everything except Ecuador
+3
level 50
Jun 28, 2018
Eswatini? UN officialy changed Swaziland's name to Eswatini i think jetpunk should change that
+3
level 53
Jul 25, 2018
it's eSwatini. the e means land of.
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level 53
Jul 25, 2018
eSwatini should be on here.
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level 18
Sep 18, 2018
I can't believe I missed Egypt! XD
+1
level 20
Nov 25, 2018
i like how the creator gives away an answer/country in the thumbnail XD
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level 68
Dec 13, 2018
Time to add Eswatini - it has been Swaziland's official name since April 2018
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level 22
Dec 30, 2018
8/8
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level 22
Jan 23, 2019
Got em all besides El Salvador...dammit!
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level 21
Jan 29, 2019
Check out my quizzes
+1
level 35
Feb 3, 2019
I would join the others. I know you don't count Eswatini. What's the reason behind it though?
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level 53
Feb 4, 2019
Exactly. What's the point in not adding eswatini.
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level 35
Feb 13, 2019
Exactly. There is also no Burma in B.
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level 39
Feb 13, 2019
"The actual name of the sovereign state we are talking about is The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK). The United Kingdom is made up of the COUNTRIES England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland"
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level 71
Feb 13, 2019
I love CGP Grey!
+1
level 62
Feb 13, 2019
I would second (or 3rd or 4th) adding eSwatini, as this has been its official name for nearly a year.
+1
level 58
Feb 13, 2019
England IS a country. If you refuse to include it because it's a part of the socio-economic union that is the United Kingdom, then you cannot include France, Germany, Spain or any of the other EU members as countries, as the EU is also a socio-economic union.
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level ∞
Feb 13, 2019
C'mon man. Surely you understand the difference.
+5
level 56
Feb 14, 2019
Oh please! England has not been an independent sovereign country in its own right since 1707. England is part of the United Kingdom. It really is quite sad how many people from the UK don't understand how the UK is constituted - this is basic stuff.
+2
level 73
Feb 18, 2019
Please, who is the prime minister of Spain/France/Germany, and who is the prime minister of England?
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level 61
Feb 13, 2019
Eswatini?
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level 55
Feb 18, 2019
Looked it up. The king of Swaziland JUST renamed the country to Eswatini...
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level 43
Feb 13, 2019
Isn't East Timor also called Timor-Leste?
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level 39
Feb 18, 2019
I’m a geography nerd and did not know about the Swaziland name change. Interesting...
+2
level 30
Feb 19, 2019
Nice to see the eswatini change already seriously effecting a quiz
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level 35
Feb 21, 2019
Got them all, again, with 17 seconds left between 9:44 and 9:46 PM on February 21, 2019. Equatorial Guinea was the last one I typed in. Eswatini was one of the first I typed, not surprising since the change was so recent.
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level 36
Feb 24, 2019
why is eswatini one
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level 56
Feb 27, 2019
WHAT IS ESWATINI?????????????
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level 43
Mar 8, 2019
"Eswatini (Swazi: eSwatini [ɛswa̯ˈtiːni]), officially the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swazi: Umbuso weSwatini) and also known as Swaziland, is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. It is bordered by Mozambique to its northeast and South Africa to its north, west and south." Known as Swaziland before.
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level 42
Mar 17, 2019
I missed Eswatini
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level 49
Mar 27, 2019
I found every answer in comments xD
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level 28
Apr 12, 2019
Learnt something today - thank you. eSwatini - is the 'new' name proclaimed by their King for Swaziland - in 2018. I'm guessing most quizzes will now include the new name for Swaziland along with Swaziland.
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level 65
Apr 14, 2019
I would argue that "El Salvador" should be classed as beginning with S, not E. You don't class the United Kingdom as beginning with "T", for example, do you?
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level 60
May 2, 2019
Re UK - no you don’t, because The is not part of its official name. Whereas El is a part of El Salvador’s. Fortunate that Washington follows UK’s example, otherwise 328 million people would live in the Trumpian nation of TUSOA.
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level 22
Apr 19, 2019
I got them all with 1:05 remaining!
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level 54
May 24, 2019
got 100% yay !! (1:05 left) I actually got east timor on a quiz !!! 99% of the times I forget it ( together with gabon and samoa, and cape verde, though since today I started getting cape verde and samoa too)
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level 43
May 27, 2019
Adding to the requests, East Timor doesn't belong as they are officially the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.
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level 38
Jun 15, 2019
WOW ESWATINI, I did not know about that change. Good that I did this quiz again :)