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Countries that Start with E

There are 9 sovereign nations that start with the letter E. Try to name as many as you can!
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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Last updated: February 17, 2019
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First submittedMay 21, 2012
Times taken1,005,691
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Country
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
England is part of
the United Kingdom
Country
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Eswatini
Ethiopia
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Level 45
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 68
May 16, 2021
Cool, but that's not RELEVANT, as explained MANY TIMES ABOVE. Country Kitchen Buffet also calls itself a COUNTRY.
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Level 70
Feb 13, 2019
I love CGP Grey!
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Level 43
Jan 3, 2024
SAME
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Level 70
Feb 13, 2019
I would second (or 3rd or 4th) adding eSwatini, as this has been its official name for nearly a year.
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Level 60
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.
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Level 59
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.
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Level 82
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 79
Nov 8, 2019
You must be a *little* daft to liken the United Kingdom to a socio-economic union like the EU.
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Level 68
May 16, 2021
They actually don't understand the difference between a sovereign country and an alliance of sovereign countries. Hence Brexit and all that stupidity about "getting their sovereignty back".
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Level 66
Feb 13, 2019
Eswatini?
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Level 67
Feb 18, 2019
Looked it up. The king of Swaziland JUST renamed the country to Eswatini...
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Level 39
Feb 13, 2019
Isn't East Timor also called Timor-Leste?
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Level 39
Jan 13, 2024
Yes it is, and it was the only one I didn't get. Also if you didn't include England(from UK), than why include East Timor as it is also called Timor-Leste?
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Level 55
Feb 18, 2019
I’m a geography nerd and did not know about the Swaziland name change. Interesting...
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Level 28
Feb 19, 2019
Nice to see the eswatini change already seriously effecting a quiz
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Level 63
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 33
Feb 24, 2019
why is eswatini one
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Level 68
Feb 27, 2019
WHAT IS ESWATINI?????????????
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Level 44
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 41
Mar 17, 2019
I missed Eswatini
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Level 56
Mar 27, 2019
I found every answer in comments xD
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Level 35
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 77
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 57
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 60
Jul 25, 2023
Although, it's a fair point when taking countries like The Gambia into account.
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Level 21
Apr 19, 2019
I got them all with 1:05 remaining!
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Level 65
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 44
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 44
Jun 15, 2019
WOW ESWATINI, I did not know about that change. Good that I did this quiz again :)
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Level 39
Sep 16, 2019
thank goodness Swaziland works... cos I didn't know the new name!!!
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Level 68
Oct 18, 2019
shoudnt it be timor leste
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Level 79
Nov 8, 2019
That's a variant name for the country. It means 'East Timor' in Portuguese, which is the official language of the country.
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Level 43
Nov 14, 2019
My whole life I have pronounced Eswatini "Es-wah-tee-nee" and just recently found out that it's "Es-wat-a-nee" Oops.
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Level 60
Nov 16, 2019
thought of equatorial guinea in the last 3 seconds, but then you still get to type out the whole damn thing
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Level 23
Dec 11, 2019
00:37 seconds left. Pheeew!!!
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Level 46
Feb 18, 2020
Estwatini who???????
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Level 20
Apr 13, 2020
It's what used to be Swaziland
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Level 32
May 2, 2020
totally forgot about East Timor

sry;'(

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Level 60
Jul 25, 2023
I only got it because there aren't a lot of "E" countries before Ecuador in the alphabet
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Level 25
May 4, 2020
how did i forget ecuador and ethiopia?!
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Level 52
May 7, 2020
Ugg. Eswatini. Dang it.
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Level 59
Jun 30, 2020
"One of these countries used to start with S until recently"

quiz instructions

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Level 15
May 17, 2020
Nice Quiz !
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Level 45
Oct 22, 2020
Done with 15 seconds :) and I'm 3 years old
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Level 27
Mar 9, 2021
that amazing
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Level 32
Nov 17, 2020
XDDDDD

I was so sleepy that I typed Timor Leste because it was the last thing in my brain and it wORKEd.

(east timor btw before ppl come after me)

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Level 44
Nov 25, 2020
200th comment
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Level 24
Dec 4, 2020
Why was one f the first things that i thought of was "English
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Level 65
Dec 11, 2020
Eswatini with a second left!
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Level 64
Feb 18, 2021
Why is Ethiopia's old flag here? Show the new one!
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Level ∞
Feb 18, 2021
No. Old flag is cooler.
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Level 27
Mar 9, 2021
im forget with timor leste

ecuador,egypt,eswatini,ethiopia,equatorial guinea,east timor,eritrea,el salvador,estonia

this is the answer

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Level 68
May 16, 2021
I applaud jetpunk for using Eswatini, which is the Swazi name for the country known in English as Swaziland, since the country has requested to be henceforth referred to by that name in international institutions. At some point, you'll have to explain to me why the same logic doesn't apply to Côte d'Ivoire.
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Level 72
Oct 3, 2022
Same goes for Timor Leste.
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Level 45
May 16, 2021
Not impressed with the video you linked - the narrator is totally wrong in his commentary on views of how each country/nation sees the others. It's stereotypical in it's overtones
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Level 54
May 16, 2021
I got all but Egypt *sigh*
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Level 56
May 16, 2021
Thought the video would be a rick roll...
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Level 66
May 16, 2021
timor-leste tho
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Level 40
May 17, 2021
Forgot Egypt somehow :/
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Level 22
Jun 21, 2021
Got everything correct in just 1 min and 5 secs.

Yeah. :)

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Level 22
Jun 21, 2021
Somehow when my brother was trying to do this quiz, he instead typed ''England'' and got ''East Timor'' wrong even though ''England is the capital of ""London right?

Is ''England the capital of ''London? is it?

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Level 22
Jun 21, 2021
How can anyone not get correct for egypt?
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Level 53
Jul 9, 2021
I always call East Timor, Timor-Leste so I almost didn't think of it but I did.
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Level 25
Jul 19, 2021
i got all of the except east timor because typed it as timor lest
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Level 36
Aug 10, 2021
got all with 22 sec remaining
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Level 29
Oct 20, 2021
there is a 55.5555555556% chance that the country will be African a 22.2222222222% chance that it will be in the Americas (both north and south) a 11.1111111111 chance that it will be European and a 11.1111111111 chance that it will be Asian
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Level 66
Dec 20, 2022
Assuming a truly random selection.
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Level 60
Jul 25, 2023
And assuming we don't do something strange like call Ecuador part of Oceania because of Rapa Nui.
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Level 29
Oct 20, 2021
Also the oficial name of it is Timor Leste
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Level 58
Oct 24, 2021
Gonna be honest I always called it Timor Leste. The creator should propably add a disclaimer telling the quiz taker that the quiz will be using exclusively the English names for countries.
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Level 16
Dec 18, 2021
the fact that I forgot Egypt out of all the countries there ehhhhh
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Level 34
Apr 21, 2022
00:08 that was close
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Level 22
May 10, 2022
I thought of equatorial guinea right as the clock ran out unfortunately.
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Level 41
May 15, 2022
lol I forgot that people call Timor-Leste east Timor, I get that they can be used interchangeably like cote d'Ivoire and ivory coast but it never even crossed my mind as being an e country
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Level 34
May 18, 2022
East Timor is officially called Timor-Leste, it's in the official name
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Level 56
May 20, 2022
I didn't get *Timore-Leste* because it's East Timor on here I guess
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Level 22
May 29, 2022
Can anyone please tell me why England is never accepted as a separate country on here. It’s always United Kingdom. United Kingdom is made up of four countries..England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s a bit of an insult saying United Kingdom is one country.
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Level 55
Jul 9, 2022
When the word "country" is used on this website, it probably means "sovereign state"; the UK is a sovereign state that the countries England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales are a part of.
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Level 55
Jul 9, 2022
when you prefer to say timorleste so you forget that it sometimes starts with e :/
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Level 35
Aug 17, 2022
I rly forgot only egypt
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Level 42
Sep 3, 2022
This is my first post!!! LETS GOOOO
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Level 25
Sep 11, 2022
listing timor-leste under E is so dumb lol
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Level 64
Oct 10, 2022
CGP Grey!
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Level 70
Oct 10, 2022
LESTE
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Level 32
Oct 10, 2022
I've always known it as Timor Leste in Australia
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Level 46
Oct 10, 2022
It isn't East Timor it is Timor Leste. Get it right please.
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Level 20
Dec 5, 2022
... east timor is just the translation...
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Level 20
Dec 5, 2022
the first ones that i got were estonia, ethiopia, eswatini, eritrea and equatorial guinea but forgot ecuador, egypt and el salvador 💀
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Level 66
Dec 20, 2022
Where is Eireland, Endia, and Eraq?
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Level 19
Jan 10, 2023
You guys are both wrong, that's the Persian flag
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Level 20
Feb 19, 2023
Estonia

81%

100%

Ethiopia

79%

100%

Equatorial Guinea

46%

100%

Ecuador

78%

0%

Eritrea

73%

0%

Egypt

63%

0%

El Salvador

59%

0%

Eswatini

55%

0%

East Timor

49%

0%

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Level 20
May 16, 2023
I completely forgot Eswatini 🤦‍♀️
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Level 19
Jun 5, 2023
I sometimes forget it's called that and think it's still called swaziland.
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Level 19
Jun 5, 2023
how did i forget eritrea and i got east timor?
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Level 45
Jun 8, 2023
almost forgot eritrea
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Level 43
Jul 16, 2023
EEEEE----

I missed Egypt...

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Level 47
Sep 6, 2023
Took exactly 2 min lol
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Level 19
Jan 24, 2024
easy