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Countries that Start with S

Name the countries that start with the letter S.
As of February 2019, we now use the name "Eswatini" instead of "Swaziland"
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Last updated: February 17, 2019
First submittedJuly 17, 2012
Times taken469,736
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Country
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Country
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Korea
Country
South Sudan
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
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level 35
Dec 17, 2012
i missed Serbia... and i live in Serbia... well this is weird...
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level 7
Mar 5, 2014
i ja takodje zivim u Srbiji i Srbin sam ali nisam zaboravio Srbiju
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level 73
Jul 28, 2018
Far out.
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level 28
Mar 26, 2019
what DeLeTeD is trying to say is, I also live in Serbia and I am Serb myself, but I did not forget about Serbia
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level 27
Jun 14, 2019
what they are 'trying' to say ?
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level 69
Nov 2, 2019
Not as dumb as me who got South Sudan but not Sudan!
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level 41
Dec 17, 2012
15/27. misspelled suriname.
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level 63
May 12, 2019
You meaner Surinamer?
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level 62
Jun 5, 2019
Why are you speaking italian?
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level 55
Dec 17, 2012
missed Solomon Islands... stupid small countries in Oceania.
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level 80
May 9, 2015
What an enlightened comment about your ignorance.
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level 25
Jul 3, 2016
Are you a biased Aussie? ;)
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level 35
Jan 13, 2017
Why would you take this quiz before any other quizzes, like the Countries in Oceania quiz? It's not hard to memorize 10-20 countries.
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level 44
Feb 4, 2019
Because he's just taking quizzes for fun? People shouldn't feel like they have to take quizzes in a certain order lol
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level 51
Dec 17, 2012
What about Sicily??
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level 35
Dec 17, 2012
Sicily is one of five autonomous regions of Italy.
+4
level 18
Oct 12, 2018
sicily is the part of italy.
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level 16
Dec 18, 2012
i forgot eight of the countries :(
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level 35
Feb 11, 2017
Yeah, I missed 7 of the countries.
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level 49
Jan 5, 2013
27/27 with 1:16 left!
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level 28
Jun 27, 2015
Ha! 1:18 left! Beat you! I like exclamation marks!
+3
level 44
Dec 24, 2016
huh derp! 2:46 left!
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level 45
Nov 20, 2018
huh! 4:01 left
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level 23
Jan 4, 2019
there is no way you got 4:01 cuz the timer starts at 4:00
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level 16
Jan 16, 2019
I think that's the joke...
+2
level 15
Mar 20, 2013
missed those Caribbean islands.
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level 9
May 26, 2013
I tried Scotland but it wouldn't work.
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level 37
Jun 11, 2016
Then what is a country? I think it would be simpler if a country meant it was a sovereign state
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level 52
Apr 2, 2017
It's generally assumed on this website that when it asks you for "countries" it will only accept sovereign states, but many new visitors to the site might not be aware of this.
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level 28
Feb 18, 2019
Scotland is a sovereign country.
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level 58
May 9, 2019
not right now it isn't.
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level 47
Jun 17, 2013
What about Salvador?
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level 36
Jun 24, 2013
it's called el salvador not just salvador
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level 67
Apr 3, 2019
Yes, but the El in El Salvador means "The," which is usually skipped. Maybe it should be listed but already filled in.
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level 48
Jul 4, 2014
Who, Dali?
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level 71
Feb 18, 2019
Hello Dali
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level 11
Jul 31, 2013
i hate when you see the answers you missed and realized you knew almost all of them
+3
level 36
May 19, 2015
Yep. It makes me feel so stupid
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level 44
Jun 8, 2019
Ikr!!! Happens all the time!
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level 6
Oct 13, 2013
What about Scotland. I know it's part of the UK (because I live in England) but it's still a country, isn't it?
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level 58
Jan 30, 2017
not a sovereign state
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level 28
Feb 18, 2019
Of course it's a sovereign country. The U.K is not a country but a collaboration of countries (for now)
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level 58
Oct 19, 2019
@sgiandubh Absolutely incorrect.
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level 44
Sep 17, 2017
if you live in england it seems like you should know that...
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level 32
Mar 27, 2014
100% with 2:12 left, i challenge anyone to beat it without any other sources(like books, websites, searches,etc.)
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level 47
Jul 4, 2016
So you are asking people to beat is by not using books or the internet? How are you supposed to learn all the countries without reading a book or browsing the internet?
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level 51
May 4, 2017
By...memorisation? *pantomime gasp*
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level 28
Dec 5, 2018
Aesthus, you have to learn them somehow then memorize them, you can't memorize something you dont know of
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level 31
Jan 2, 2019
I guess it's possible that DrakiGuy was born knowing all the countries. Nahhhhh I retract that.
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level 61
Sep 30, 2017
2:36 ;)
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level 53
Jan 18, 2018
100 % with 3:56 left, never read a book, don't even know what the internet is
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level 28
Jun 21, 2014
HOW DID I FORGET SPAIN AND SAUDI ARABIA?! >:-(
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level 42
Nov 29, 2014
I forgot all those Saints.. but did pretty good overall
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level 36
Dec 21, 2014
I finally undid the timer and went all through each country around the world...That got me Swaziland. Then I tried the alphabetical holes and got Solomon Islands. But of all things, Saudi Arabia escaped my mind, ever though I pictured it in my mind and went through each country around it, staring at its shape in my mind. Is this because I'm 61? Do I need gingko biloba? Never see it like we did 15 yrs ago...did it have adverse side effects? I once fit all of Calif law in my mind, using a single sheet of paper with one word clues, connected to one another, that brought every area of law into my mind...I hate getting old! I always wonder, "Is this altzheimers?" "Stress?" Thanks to you guys, I learned every country tho I'll never type fast enough for you. But then I get these holes where I know it, but it's gone, and I am unaware. Are you young people like that too?
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level 70
Mar 7, 2015
OK, first of all Grandpa, All jet-punkers are not youngl. At 60 I'm right behind you. Is it in fact your age? Sadly, Yes. Stress? I doubt it, although it is stressful being a lawyer from California. I think the likely culprit is cramming every single California law into your mind at the same time.That is bad for your health Pops! At our age we've gotta be careful. Try upping that Gingko Biloba. And if you've got to cram things into your mind, start with a small list, like a list of all the countries in the world, or all 50 States. Or if that seems too daunting, start with a list of your favorite politicians. That's doable for any American! ;)
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level 51
May 4, 2017
For some reason I doubt that you're 60, seeing as you referred to the OP as 'Grandpa' and 'Pops'.
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level 76
Dec 9, 2015
I'm glad I'm not the only golden oldie whose brain feels like Swiss cheese with all the knowledge leaking out of it. And if i don't feel like it's leaking out, then I literally feel the roadblocks which are preventing me from accessing the knowledge I have stored in my memory banks. I have to say, though, that taking these quizzes is good for me. I really think they knock down some of the roadblocks when I force myself to go through or around them to get to the knowledge that is there. I, too, have managed to remember all the countries of the world, but I'm not sure I'll ever be able to remember all the capitals. And I used to be considered intelligent. Bah!
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level 21
Feb 14, 2015
forgot south korea because i was thinking africa
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level 21
Feb 16, 2015
Too easy xoxo
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level 59
May 9, 2015
Watch all the whiners roll in as the quiz asks for countries, not sovereign states. Nevermind, they'll whine about excluding Scotland even if you change the text.
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level 66
May 9, 2015
What about Saskatchewan???
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level 55
May 9, 2015
Part of Canada
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level 51
Apr 13, 2019
It’s good enough to be its own country
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level 34
May 11, 2015
I got south sudan but missed sudan!!
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level 32
May 14, 2015
I got every country except South Africa... -__-
+5
level 38
Jun 10, 2015
What about Syprus?
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level 46
Jul 6, 2019
its spelled cyprus
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level 23
Jun 25, 2015
Spent 2 minutes wondering why 'Sweeden' wasn't accepted. It's spelt 'Sweden'. Derp :)
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level 50
Jun 29, 2015
why no swaziland?!?!?!?!?
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level 53
Jul 24, 2015
It gave me Swaziland...maybe you typed it wrong?
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level 76
Jun 9, 2016
The quizmaster takes your credit away when you have a punctuation seizure! ;-)
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level 51
Apr 13, 2019
It wouldn’t accept Swaziland for me either. This was the second country I typed in but didn’t realise that it hadn’t been accepted until I had typed swazilandswitzerlandserbiaslovakiasloveniaspainsenegalsaudiarabiasouthkoreasouthsudansouthmacedonia
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level 62
Jun 5, 2019
It is eswatini now, but that wouldnt have applied for the comments above you
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level 31
Jun 21, 2019
Swaziland - officially now eSwatini.
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level 45
Nov 7, 2019
Yes, I tried Swaziland several times and it's not there.
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level 35
Dec 1, 2015
I missed South Korea! I can't believe that because I'm a quarter South Korean
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level 62
Jun 5, 2019
I cant believe it either. I dont think i ll ever get over it.
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level 19
Dec 9, 2015
When you remember Solomon Islands before Sweden. Sweden is in the picture.
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level 21
Dec 21, 2015
I kicked myself at the end for leaving out South Korea. Just completely forget about it.
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level 37
Dec 28, 2015
Looking at my results from past quizzes... i've missed Sierra Leone every single time. EVERY SINGLE TIME. I don't know why I can't just remember it...
+2
level 62
May 4, 2017
I always start my second attempt with the answers I forgot the first time around. Just do that, it may help.
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level 15
Dec 29, 2015
27/27 2:45 remaining.Almost missed sudan on 2:47
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level 37
Feb 8, 2016
I got Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka (and one time Solomon Islands), but now I missed Spain? HOW CAN I MISS SPAIN!?!?!? I swear that sometimes when you play these "Countries that start with" quizzes, some of the most obvious countries are left blank in your mind.
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level 37
Feb 8, 2016
I just realized that I missed Suriname, Singapore, and Senegal to!
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level 40
May 31, 2016
Sierra Leone and Samoa ?? srsly i forgot those ok bye
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level 25
Jul 3, 2016
What about Solayoh? :'(
+1
level 62
Jun 5, 2019
What is that? Never heard that word
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level 27
Oct 12, 2019
Where the sun is always shinin’ on ya,
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level 25
Jul 3, 2016
Oh When the Saints... Come Marching in.... >_
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level 24
Jul 9, 2016
Practicing for the Countries of the World Quiz! :)
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level 21
Sep 9, 2016
63%..
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level 44
Dec 10, 2016
with 20 secs left my last country to get was wait for it.....Switzerland totally couldn't think of it lol
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level 47
Dec 24, 2016
How did I get South Sudan but not Sudan?!?
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level 35
Dec 26, 2016
I do the South America quiz, get 100% percent, and do the Europe quiz at least a million times, then proceed to forget Switzerland and Suriname. yay. you guys just read a comment that is very unoriginal and now i'm just typing for fun.
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level 47
Jun 24, 2018
your tring
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level 20
Jan 10, 2017
16/27. Hard thinking ._________.
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level 31
Jan 17, 2017
The only one I forgot was the one which sounds more like a band than a country ( St vincent and the grenadines )
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level 9
Jan 24, 2017
igot Spain Saint Lucia Sudan Svalbard Sweden South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Syria Switzerland Sao Tome and Principe Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa Swaziland Serbia and Montenegro
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level 44
Jul 11, 2018
Hate to burst your bubble, but Svalbard, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands are not countries. Also, Montenegro does not start with "s".
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level 27
Jan 26, 2017
Yeah. Shouldn't everyone get it? Are they blind or just don't know their flags?
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level 62
May 4, 2017
I'll take the latter.
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level 73
May 5, 2017
I'll go for the cappuccinoer then.
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level 49
Mar 18, 2017
I was missing one country and then I thought of Siberia, which led me to realizing that it looks like Serbia and that was the one I forgot.
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level 54
Apr 25, 2017
I got South sudan but missed sudan
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level 55
Apr 27, 2017
great! I forgot the country where I live in...Slovakia
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level 63
May 4, 2017
South Ossetia!
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level 79
May 4, 2017
Somersetshire.
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level 56
Aug 16, 2017
Sussex!
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level 42
May 4, 2017
When you get Sao Tome and Princiipe but not Saudi Arabia or Slovakia XD
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level 59
May 5, 2017
OH MY GOD SPAIN
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level 44
May 8, 2017
What about Sealand??
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level 44
Mar 29, 2018
What, the same SeaLand that cruelly kidnaps, maltreats and forces orcas to perform, and shut down after a whale killed a trainer, only for the same whale to be sold to SeaWorld Orlando and kill another two people? That's a BAD country
+2
level 57
Oct 20, 2019
You really don't understand
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level 34
May 30, 2017
That moment when the country you miss is your own country
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level 4
Jun 15, 2017
you forgot scotland
+3
level 51
Aug 16, 2017
Next time you want to comment that there's something wrong with the quiz, look it up first.
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level 51
Nov 16, 2017
(Ctrl+f Scotland.)
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level 15
Jun 22, 2017
0:42
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level 69
Jul 13, 2017
I got every one but Sweden--the most commonly guessed country and one that's part of my own heritage...........LOL
+1
level 19
Aug 11, 2017
100% with 0:51 seconds remaining! :D
+1
level 28
Aug 16, 2017
Sigh forgot about South Korea.....smh
+1
level 56
Oct 12, 2017
at last 100%
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level 53
Oct 21, 2017
I got South Sudan but missed Sudan.
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level 44
Nov 5, 2017
UGHHH I forgot Seychelles, Somalia and Singapore
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level 14
Jan 14, 2018
When you get Sao Tome but forget South Africa
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level 28
Jan 23, 2018
Got them all right easy.
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level 49
Feb 26, 2018
I missed Sierra Leone, I am starting to hate that country, its for some reason easy to forget for me
+1
level 66
Mar 6, 2018
I got south sudan and forgot Sudan... Facepalm...
+1
level 14
Mar 19, 2018
Misses south korea.... gets sao tome and principe
+2
level 69
May 1, 2018
eSwatini does not start with S. (Maybe we can begin a new controversy)
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level 32
Aug 11, 2018
I think Jetpunk is going to stick with Swaziland, least for now.
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level 66
Jun 2, 2018
Opened the comments just see how many people would whine about Scotland.
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level 53
Jun 11, 2018
forgot San Marino.
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level 73
Jul 28, 2018
27/27 with 4:00 / 4:00 left. That's not poking fun of braggarts, that's what it actually is telling me, that I took 0 seconds.
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level 23
Aug 22, 2018
i forgot spain, south korea, slovakia, slovenia, sri lanka and solomon islands. i did't forget sao tome and principe
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level 38
Oct 9, 2018
I did, as one commenter suggested, and began with the countries I usually forget (Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Solomon Islands), and then filled in the rest... and almost forgot SPAIN. In my mind, Spain will always be Espana.
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level 19
Oct 29, 2018
same here... I started with the ones I knew and then filled in based on alphabetical order. I missed Syria, San Marino, Singapore, and Solomon Islands. (p.s. please try my quizzes!)
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level 27
Nov 20, 2018
1:47
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level 45
Dec 23, 2018
Swaziland is officially called eswatini nowadays
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level 36
Jan 20, 2019
forgot spain. wow
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level 46
Feb 4, 2019
I always forget Spain and Saudi Arabia, how is this even possible....
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level 36
Feb 4, 2019
South Korea is officially known as ROK, or Republic of Korea, so I don't think it shouts be on here
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level ∞
Feb 17, 2019
Then we'd have to put Mexico under U and Bolivia under P.
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level 36
Feb 5, 2019
27/27 with 02:02 left. :)
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level 86
Feb 17, 2019
With the changes with North Macedonia and eSwatini, is Czechia going to be changed too?
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level ∞
Feb 17, 2019
No, I don't think so. Wikipedia still uses Czech Republic and I am biased in favor of not changing things.
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level 74
Feb 18, 2019
United Nations were officially notified that Czechia is now to be used in English, just like Moldova, Cabo Verde and Cote d'Ivoire ... The only difference is that Swaziland actually changed its name in its own official language, so the English speaking world feels like they should follow. Czechia has always had a short and long name in Czech and many other European languages, but somehow not in English and the change is perceived only as a style suggestion, so it's ignored.

Things also boil down to English not having a language authority, so any editor/webmaster/Quizmaster ultimately make their own decision about the choice of official or unofficial name, or the choice between long and short form.
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level 75
Feb 18, 2019
Czechia always works as an answer anyhow
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level 86
Feb 18, 2019
what about Swaziland?
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level ∞
Feb 18, 2019
As of February 2019, we now use the name "Eswatini" instead of "Swaziland"
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level 28
Feb 18, 2019
Scotland is a country even though is is currently a part of the U.K which is NOT a country.
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level 61
Mar 21, 2019
Why is the UK not a country?
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level 68
Jun 10, 2019
What color is the sky in your world?
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level 32
Feb 24, 2019
Swaziland is NOT included!
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level 43
Feb 28, 2019
i didnt find switzerland and south africa because in my native language they start with E and N respectively.
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level 73
Mar 3, 2019
Thank you Swaziland for bailing out, 10 free points on the two concerned quizzes ;)
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level 15
Apr 14, 2019
This will be a good learning tool for kids to learn their countries.
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level 50
Jun 5, 2019
Where the hell is Swaziland... Very dissapointed. Swaziland is the sexiest sounding country ever.
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level 78
Jun 5, 2019
Maybe Eswatini is not as sexy, but that's how they decided to rename their country ;).
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level 23
Jun 7, 2019
You need to put Swaziland in this quiz. It is not in it
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level 40
Jun 7, 2019
Not called that anymore.
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level 23
Jul 4, 2019
Where is Swaziland?
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level 70
Oct 31, 2019
Completely surrounded by Eswatini. ;-)
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level 44
Jul 16, 2019
I made a country where all the countries starting with S unite https://www.quora.com/If-every-country-that-has-the-same-first-letter-as-your-name-were-to-unify-how-powerful-would-they-be-in-combination-What-would-be-the-capital-How-strong-would-the-military-be-How-rich-would-they-be/answer/Severin-Vogt
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level 41
Jul 19, 2019
I got all of them but Singapore... >:(
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level 72
Sep 25, 2019
I must have typed Swaziland a dozen times. Apparently it's now eSwatini. Who knew? I love these quizzes!
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level 28
Oct 9, 2019
Forgot some of the very obvious ones like Spain yet remember some of the very unknown ones like Saint Lucia, strange. Good quiz btw a lot more S countries than id ever imagined
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level 24
Nov 3, 2019
whos that One guy who missed sweden LOL
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level 46
Nov 13, 2019
Me. I saw the Sweden flag but forgot to put it in
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level 24
Nov 6, 2019
Missed Suriname :(( *cries in Dutch*
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