Countries with Five Letters Quiz

Name the countries of the world whose common English name is 5 letters long.
Quiz idea: World1945
Burma is filled in because we now use the name Myanmar
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Last updated: October 20, 2018
First submittedJune 30, 2012
Times taken102,189
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Africa
Benin
Egypt
Gabon
Ghana
Kenya
Libya
Niger
Sudan
Asia
Burma
China
India
Japan
Nepal
Qatar
Syria
Yemen
Europe
Italy
Malta
Spain
North America
Haiti
Oceania
Nauru
Palau
Samoa
Tonga
South America
Chile
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Level 69
Aug 13, 2012
You forgot the country 'Congo' but all in all a good quiz
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Level 58
Aug 14, 2012
There are two different "Congos," (Democratic Republic of and Republic of). We count The People's Republic of China as "China," so it does seem equal to "Congo" in this case...
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Level ∞
Apr 4, 2013
I could go in to depth about why we don't allow the Congos on this quiz. But it would be easier just to show that Wikipedia makes the same choice as we do. Yet no matter how it is done, one thing remains certain. People will whine!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_the_Congo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China
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Level 54
Jan 15, 2017
CONGO CONGO CONGO!!!!!!! YOU FORGOT CONGO!!!!! nice quiz though
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Level 63
Sep 5, 2017
Really?
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Level 56
Mar 8, 2020
There are two seperate ones
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Level 16
Aug 13, 2012
Got them all except for Burma
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Level 80
Jan 23, 2015
You should accept Mynmr
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Level 73
Jan 25, 2015
Made me laugh!
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Level 53
Aug 14, 2012
Woo! 100% first try! Thought of Qatar with 5 seconds left!
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Level 38
Aug 15, 2012
You should add wales, aruba and zaire
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Level 16
Aug 16, 2012
Why?
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Level 48
Aug 2, 2013
Yes. Yes it is.
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Level 26
Aug 18, 2012
Wales is part of united kingdom. Aruba is an island in the caribbean. Zaire is congo.
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Level 35
Nov 12, 2012
And more specifically, none of the places DOOFENSCHMIRTZ has listed are their own countries.
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Level 35
Nov 12, 2012
Go watch Phineas and Ferb....
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Level 72
Apr 30, 2013
Wales, Aruba, and Zaire...the components of the "Tri-State Area!!!"
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Level 53
Jan 29, 2014
Wales is a country within the sovereign state that is the UK. Aruba is an oversees territory of the Netherlands. Zaire was a former name of the DR Congo that lasted from 1971-1997. CONCLUSION: None of those should be on this quiz.
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Level 52
Jan 17, 2017
Aruba is also a "country" in the same way that wales is - Wales, Scotland, England, and Northern Ireland are all countries in the United Kingdom, and Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, and the country of the Netherlands are all countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. That being said, Aruba is not a sovereign state and should not be included on this quiz.
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Level 54
Oct 18, 2017
Constituent countries (e.g., England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland) are countries in the same way that dwarf planets (e.g., Pluto, Ceres) are planets: they're really just confusingly named.
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Level 67
Jun 13, 2019
@aesthus or they were actually countries that were united under one kingdom.... you make it sound everything has got its name/title just recently.
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Level 62
Mar 11, 2020
Think about it this way: Wales:Country::Pluto:Planet
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Level 32
Jan 23, 2015
Wales: Belongs to UK Aruba: Still a part of the Netherlands Antilles (despite defunct, Aruba isn't considered a country) Zaire: Go back to the 20th century
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Level 37
Jun 4, 2019
Very impressed with the result of using two brains.
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Level 21
Jun 8, 2019
They aren't sovereign nations.
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Level 34
Aug 19, 2012
It could definitely use more time.
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Level 37
Dec 17, 2014
You can turn off the time at the top. I have to do it because my brain empties when that thing clicks down. I'd rather finish everything on my own regardless of time than have the answers pop in my face before I think of them.
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Level 62
Aug 20, 2012
Burma should not be on this list. The United Nations recognizes the name of the nation as Myanmar.
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Level 34
Oct 31, 2012
That's a good point, but... Burma is what the country was originally called before military rule, and many still call it that today, partially in support of the Burmese democracy movement. Also, the US and UK (according to the BBC) still officially call it Burma, even though the UN calls it Myanmar. I got this info from searching "Should it be Burma or Myanmar?" on the BBC's website.
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Level 72
Apr 30, 2013
It is always Burma on this website. Always. The name of that country is a matter of contention, and certain nations do not recognize it, even though the UN does. The United States is one of those countries. Just know that on this site it's always Burma, so at least there is no inconsitancy here.
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Level ∞
May 20, 2016
I've decided to make a switch as of today to use Myanmar for all our quizzes instead of Burma.
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Level 64
Jun 14, 2016
I think there might be a glitch? Burma shows in parenthesis in the answer section, but it still has to be typed in.
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Level 17
Aug 23, 2012
Yes! 23/25 on the 1st try!!!!!
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Level 15
Apr 4, 2013
Either put Congo or remove all the other countries.
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Level 67
Feb 1, 2018
Which one? They don't have Korea on here either, because you need the extra words to specify which country you mean.
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Level 54
Apr 4, 2013
Congo should be in there. If it's considered the "Democratic Republic of the Congo," (ironic because it's not democratic and it's not a republic, it's a mass of warring tribes), then Mexico should be under "United States of Mexico," China is "The People's Republic of China," (also ironic because of limited human rights), North Korea should be the DPRK-Democratic People's Republic of Korea (notice a trend here?), and Russia should be the Russian Federation.
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Level 74
Aug 18, 2014
Yes, but if you talk about 'Mexico' people will know what country you mean. If you talk about 'Congo' or 'Korea', you will have to elaborate to specify which country you are talking about. Congo shouldn't be on the list.
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Level 58
Jan 18, 2017
Every time, I swear if I have to read questions like these again, I'm going to go crazy. So why do I still keep looking at the comments every time?
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Level 37
Jun 4, 2019
For the witty answers maybe? I know I do.
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Level 9
Jul 18, 2013
Wales technically but then not exactly a country
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Level 34
Jan 2, 2014
Thank you. That is very clear, sort of.
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Level 43
Nov 24, 2014
I understand it completely. Now can you explain it to me?
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Level 58
Jan 18, 2017
Yes, I can a little, maybe possibly of course not.
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Level 54
Oct 18, 2017
This comment chain is very good and I dislike it a lot or maybe just a little.
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Level 20
Jan 25, 2014
Is the country Niger where they got the bad word from?
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Level 53
Jan 30, 2014
You can't be serious.
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Level 77
Jul 16, 2016
Actually, the root is the same. Niger comes from the Latin for black.
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Level 70
Oct 10, 2014
Yes, but no. The country was named after the River and the river most likely after a section which was locally referred to as "black river". In both cases (the river and your word) the reference is made to black or it's latin/spanish equivalent rather. The same origins, but in a slightly different way.
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Level 6
Mar 14, 2014
You have Malta for Europe but no Wales, well done...
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Level 54
Oct 18, 2017
Constituent countries are countries the way dwarf planets are planets.
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Level 67
Jun 13, 2019
That is a ridiculous comment
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Level 65
May 25, 2014
I don't know why do you accept Burma in all the quizzes, should be only Myanmar.
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Level 58
Aug 17, 2014
If it was my quiz, just to stop the complaints I would have included Congo (and filled in two boxes) and Korea. In all these cases it would be on the grounds that the "name" part of the country name - even if it's shared - has five letters in English. (And Congo counts not twice but three times - because of Zaire!) I wouldn't have included Wales because it's not a sovereign nation and it's not included in the Countries of the World quiz. But like I say, I'm just saying what I would have done, not criticizing the quizmaster's decisions.
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Level 59
Nov 12, 2014
Don't give in! There are two countries - Democratic Republic of Congo, and Republic of Congo (which I'm guessing is....less democratic!). No such place as Congo anymore. If you're going to call it Congo, why not go all out and call DRC the old name of Zaire and it would still be on the list!
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Level 67
Jun 13, 2019
I think one of those countries should be the responsible one and change their names. If only to stop a war breaking out on jetpunk ;)
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Level 68
May 15, 2020
I think the best way of handling Congo is to treat it the same as Burma -- put it in greyed out. There are lots of other countries with "Republic" in the name that we don't use in Jetpunk. The only reason we need to use it in this case is to distinguish it from the DRC. So to remove the controversy, I suggest treating it like Burma.
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Level 20
Nov 12, 2014
where is korea???
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Level 44
Nov 29, 2014
north korea, south korea
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Level 59
Dec 17, 2014
That moment you realize you missed India...
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Level 58
Jan 23, 2015
Imagine nearly missing Italy! And you have Italian heritage!!
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Level 47
Apr 15, 2018
And then you realized you missed China...
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Level 52
Dec 22, 2014
I missed Benin :(
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Level 44
Jan 5, 2015
Missed Syria, and INDIA :(
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Level 69
Jan 23, 2015
Only missed three. Awesome.
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Level 53
Jan 23, 2015
Got all except three but somehow missed India.
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Level 65
Jan 23, 2015
How could I miss Yemen? Skipped it when I was thinking about the Arabic Peninsula. 24/25 :(
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Level 58
Jan 18, 2017
Yemen, how could you?
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Level 75
Jan 24, 2015
Very nice quiz!
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Level 26
Jan 25, 2015
Putting Burma in there was hardly fair, but still, great quiz!
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Level 41
May 2, 2015
Got them all except Spain lol
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Level 45
Jun 24, 2015
Managed to get Palau and Burma but neither Spain or Italy :S
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Level 25
Jul 13, 2015
Burma is not the name of a country Myanmar is
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Level 57
Jan 30, 2016
I feel like an idiot for explaining this, because this is THE most common argument that shows up in all the quizzes including Burma(Myanmar). I'm sure people are exhausted of hearing this argument.
Anyway, Burma had been used for centuries before 1948, when Burma got independence. The military there changed the name to Myanmar, but many countries still call it Burma. Jetpunk agrees with it being called Burma. Many Burmese call themselves Burmese, and it is still the official title. Honestly, I'd rather be called Burmese than the alternative, Myanmese.
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Level 58
Jan 18, 2017
So I looked it up because Myanmese just didn't seem quite right, and apparently people from there are called either Burmese or Myanma. TMYK. And here I was over here trying to make Myanmarian a word...
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Level 78
Nov 2, 2019
Yes, but what do the pythons refer to themselves as?
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Level 69
Aug 14, 2015
100% with 36 seconds left.
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Level 48
Dec 21, 2015
It accepts burma and doesnt accept congo or wales.Thats just the way it is.Its a good quiz and some people just need to get a bit of a life and stop whining.Plenty of other quizzes to crack on with if this one stops you sleeping at night.
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Level 72
May 24, 2016
I still had to type in Burma to get the point
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Level 77
May 25, 2016
This. I was looking for a blank box that I missed.
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Level 73
Jun 17, 2016
+1. Definitely needs to be remedied.
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Level ∞
Jun 17, 2016
Fixed
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Level 80
Jun 22, 2016
Dang, only missed Benin
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Level 47
Jan 15, 2017
China! CHINA!!!!!!! It has a picture a the top!!!!!!!!!
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Level 60
Jan 15, 2017
Made it 53 seconds left. Strategy, baby.
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Level 47
Jan 15, 2017
With the way Warays sometimes spell, "Philippines" would be "P-L-P-N-S" ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Level 27
Jan 16, 2017
Sure. We Jetpunkers like to pick holes, don't we?
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Level 45
Dec 28, 2017
Dang.... got gabon with a second left
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Level 58
Mar 21, 2018
Seriously, I get Egypt and miss Libya right next door......DOH!
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Level 50
May 20, 2018
CONGO is conspicuously missing. whether dem. republic or what, but the name is congo. Type-in be accepted for both of the countries. Keeping in mind that many countries included in the list have complete official names otherwise (more than five letters), CONGO should be accepted me thinks
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Level 34
Aug 24, 2018
i keep forgetting malta exists. i also forgot palau
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Level 40
Jan 3, 2019
finished with nepal at 1:43 :)
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Level 53
Mar 19, 2019
Please accept 'Merca
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Level 60
Jun 5, 2019
how did i forget china lol
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Level 55
Dec 12, 2019
I forgot China and India. L
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Level 47
Apr 11, 2020
SAME! I was looking for smaller ones like Malta and forgot India and China
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Level 35
Jun 22, 2020
Ahh! Missed the country from North America :(
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Level 28
Jul 15, 2020
I got Palau and Tonga, and forgot Japan :D
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Level 35
Aug 6, 2020
Cinched Nepal in the last 31 seconds.