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Countries of Asia with Two or More Words

Can you guess the countries in Asia whose short name consists of more than one word?
Using short names. For example, China not People's Republic of China
Quiz by Quizzer6794
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Last updated: July 24, 2019
First submittedFebruary 14, 2017
Times taken64,695
Average score83.3%
Rating4.92
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Country
East Timor
North Korea
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Sri Lanka
United Arab Emirates
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Level 64
Feb 19, 2017
2 words...nice quiz
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Level 64
Feb 19, 2017
2 words: Thank you!
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Level 37
May 17, 2017
Papua New Guinea?
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Level 82
May 17, 2017
Not in Asia
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Level 27
Jan 12, 2021
missed United Arab Emirates
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Level 50
Jul 4, 2022
2 words: I suck
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Level 49
Nov 28, 2022
You are probably humble and an awesome friend
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Level 33
Nov 22, 2020
got them all....very almost missed Sri Lanka though
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Level 38
Mar 15, 2021
Lol same
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Level 83
Feb 20, 2017
Used to live in the only country I missed...
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Level 64
May 17, 2017
Wow, you escaped North Korea?!
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Level 41
May 17, 2017
Hahahaha
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Level 41
Aug 5, 2019
LOL!
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Level 55
Apr 23, 2020
According to his User Profile, it is either South Korea or Saudi Arabia he is talking about.
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Level 56
Apr 2, 2021
As he only missed a single country and North Korea & South Korea are very similar in name, I'd say he lives in Saudi Arabia
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Level 50
Jul 4, 2022
Nah, I say he lives in North Korea
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Level 76
Feb 23, 2017
Maybe The Maldives should be one that is already given?
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Level 76
Feb 23, 2017
and possibly The Philippines
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Level 41
Jan 16, 2018
The Philippine Islands
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Level 55
Nov 18, 2019
@Yaramygd Short Form names
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Level 76
Feb 25, 2017
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Level 61
May 17, 2017
The official name of Maldives does not contain the it is just Republic of Maldives.
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Level 73
May 17, 2017
Right. And while it sounds strange in English (because Maldives sounds like the plural of Maldive Islands), Maldivians always refer - in English - to their own country simply as Maldives.
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Level 32
May 17, 2017
@tshalla Do you mean the Falklands(Malvinas)?
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Level 75
Oct 29, 2017
Which is three words
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Level 60
Jul 31, 2020
@tshalla I'm not sure I follow. Most, if not all archipelagos are named with -s at the end in English. Flaklands, Azores, Canaries, Antilles, etc. What exactly is your point? Are you agreeing or disagreeing? :-)
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Level 73
Nov 24, 2022
The name of the country is Maldives. When I first went there, I used to say "the Maldives" all the time. I found that I was alone in doing that - unless I was speaking with other foreigners.
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Level 25
Nov 18, 2019
The only countries with 'The@ in their short names are The Bahamas and The Gambia.
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Level 84
Nov 18, 2019
No. Not as used on JetPunk. I think the only ones are Republic of the Congo and Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Level 34
Apr 14, 2021
The Netherlands too I belive
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Level 66
Sep 23, 2021
Officially, @armood008 is right, those are the only 2 countries with "The" in their short name. Also, the Congos have the same short name I think, but the long names are more commonly used to differentiate them. And no, I don't think Netherlands has "The" in its short name.
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Level 79
Apr 24, 2017
what about Papua New guinea?
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Level 70
Apr 28, 2017
That's considered Oceania on JP.
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Level 82
May 17, 2017
Not only in JetPunk, pretty much anywhere PNG is considered Oceania.
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Level 70
Apr 28, 2017
Technically Brunei Darussalam ("the dwelling of peace").
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Level 59
May 17, 2017
The quiz specifies short name - the full name for Brunei is not used in everyday usage.
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Level 61
Jul 23, 2020
FIFA use it, still not everyday but it could be considered as evidence
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Level 69
May 17, 2017
Isn't China technically the PRC (Peoples Republic of China)?
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Level 73
May 17, 2017
It's asking for the short names. I'm pretty sure every country in Asia is made up on two or more words if you look at the full name.
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Level 40
May 17, 2017
Most countries in the world for that matter
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Level 61
May 18, 2017
Malaysia, Mongolia, Georgia, and Japan are all one word in their official names. I take what you said as a challenge.
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Level 72
Nov 18, 2019
Nice idea for a quiz on which country have only one word in their official name! :)
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Level 75
Nov 19, 2019
Or conversely those with the most words - mine is (I think) a record 8, though can be shortened to just two letters (UK)
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Level 53
Jun 1, 2021
mustard, m o s t
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Level 53
Jun 1, 2021
actually chip, it has nine if you count the, which is a part of the name
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Level 53
Jun 1, 2021
and if you use offical name in official language, Al Jumahiriyah al Arabiyah al Libiyah ash Shabiyah al Ishtirakiyah al Uzm. aka libya probably wins at 12 words, sorry for making 3 comments
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Level 76
May 17, 2017
Viet Nam?
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Level 64
May 17, 2017
Nice try.
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Level 77
May 18, 2017
I've seen Viet Nam written sepparatedly in English, sometimes. Of course in Vietnamese is always this way.
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Level 68
Mar 21, 2020
I now know from quizzing on Jetpunk in French that the French write Viêt Nam by preference as two words.
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Level 49
Apr 5, 2022
Sing A Pore?
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Level 73
May 17, 2017
Should exist for the whole world and/or for every continent.
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Level 64
May 17, 2017
There are quizzes for Europe and Africa, they're just not featured! :)
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Level 64
May 17, 2017
What about Islamic republic of Iran?
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Level 57
May 24, 2017
Iran is one word bro
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Level 49
Apr 5, 2022
No, it's two. "I ran"
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Level 84
May 17, 2017
I see Vietnam more and more written as Viet Nam.
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Level 50
May 17, 2017
Before posting any 'what about' exceptions may I say 'what about reading the instructions?'
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Level 87
Nov 18, 2019
Well, they'd also have to read all the comments to see your suggestion of reading a short instruction too, so....
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Level 69
May 17, 2017
So, Papua New Guinea is considered Oceania, but East Timor is considered Asia. Look at map and please reconsider.
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Level 82
May 17, 2017
Oceania is comprised by all the island-countries that are touched by the Central and South Pacific Ocean (plus Australia).

PNG is touched by the Pacific Ocean, whereas East Timor isn't (Timor Sea is part of the Indian Ocean). Therefore, PNG is in Oceania, East Timor is in Asia.

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Level 55
Nov 18, 2019
I agree with you on PNG being oceania but technically wouldn that make Philippines a part of Oceania. Technically.
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Level 58
Sep 19, 2021
By that logic, so would Japan!
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Level 27
May 17, 2017
Ah, U.A.E. Missed the part about 2 "or more".
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Level 67
May 18, 2017
Dang UAE!
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Level 65
Jul 29, 2018
same
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Level 59
Oct 2, 2017
Two seconds left.
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Level 69
Nov 18, 2019
Bangla Desh?
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Level 36
May 9, 2021
it's bangladesh
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Level 53
Jun 1, 2021
chi na?
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Level 49
Apr 5, 2022
I ran? Sing A Pore? Bru Nei?
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Level 71
Nov 18, 2019
Viet Nam?
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Level 28
Nov 18, 2019
Wouldn't The Phillipines be included because most people include "the" in the name
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Level 41
Jan 8, 2020
Usually seen as just 'Philippines'.
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Level 28
Nov 18, 2019
Also I love the quiz :)
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Level 59
Nov 18, 2019
Missed Sri Lanka and East Timor
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Level 61
Aug 18, 2020
Please stop the “What about J apan/PRC/IR Iran” etc., on JetPunk, Vietnam is written as one word, PNG is in Oceania and East Timor is in Asia.
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Level 54
Nov 23, 2020
What about Brunei Darussalam
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Level 34
Apr 14, 2021
I missed the koreas :/
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Level 34
May 12, 2022
I got every one but East Timor, I was East Tim when the time ran out. :(
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Level 22
Aug 10, 2022
Got all but East Timor, I always forget about them
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Level 59
Nov 24, 2022
Brunei Darussalam?
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Level 82
Nov 24, 2022
Did any Billy Joel fans accidentally type Marilyn Monroe?
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Level 23
Nov 24, 2022
how did more people get east timor than uae
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Level 53
Nov 24, 2022
Philippines should be here as its official name is "The Philippines"
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Level 21
Nov 27, 2022
i missed that little small country East Timor