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European Countries in their Native Language

Give the English names of the countries based on their names in a native language.
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Hope you know your Cyrillic and Greek alphabets!
Last updated: February 16, 2019
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Country
English
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Deutschland
Germany
Danmark
Denmark
España
Spain
Italia
Italy
Ísland
Iceland
Éire
Ireland
Nederland
Netherlands
Österreich
Austria
Magyarország
Hungary
België
Belgium
България
Bulgaria
Česká republika
Czech Republic
Schweiz
Switzerland
France
France
Country
English
Ελλάδα
Greece
Eesti
Estonia
Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein
Lëtzebuerg
Luxembourg
Hrvatska
Croatia
Polska
Poland
Suomi
Finland
Latvija
Latvia
Lietuva
Lithuania
Северна
Македонија
North Macedonia
Norge
Norway
Босна и
Херцеговина
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
Città del Vaticano
Vatican City
Србија
Serbia
Россия
Russia
Country
English
Andorra
Andorra
Monaco
Monaco
San Marino
San Marino
Slovensko
Slovakia
Malta
Malta
Moldova
Moldova
Portugal
Portugal
România
Romania
Shqipëri
Albania
Slovenija
Slovenia
Sverige
Sweden
Україна
Ukraine
Kosova
Kosovo
Црна Гора
Montenegro
Белару́сь
Belarus
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level 49
Mar 26, 2014
For a person more or less familiar with cyrylic, the most awkward is definately Albania. Where did that come from?
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level 63
Apr 25, 2014
Shqipëri translated from Albanian means "The Land of the Eagles".
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level 81
May 8, 2014
I thought that was either Philadelphia or (Hotel) California....
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level 61
Nov 13, 2014
Dude Shqipëri isn't cyrillic.
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level 68
Jan 12, 2015
Hahahahahahahahahaha
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level 68
Jan 12, 2015
Albania is not albanian word :D Like Spain is not spanish word etc...
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level 66
Jun 28, 2017
I would think that Crna Gora is at least as tricky.
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level 77
Apr 23, 2014
Childhood studying postage stamps certainly helped.
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level 63
Apr 25, 2014
100% and 3:03 left. But I'm from Bulgaria, so I'm familiar with the Cyrillic letters. :)
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level 44
May 8, 2014
Great job, Maya, I am also Bulgarian, but Albania stomped me for a while :)
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level 69
May 8, 2014
not from bulgaria...but lived there for a while..also lived in russia...yeah knowing cyrllic did help
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level 73
May 8, 2014
Finally that 4 years of Russian in high school came in handy. Helped with the Cyrillic, but i was totally lost on the Greek. Did the Cyrillic and English right away and just kind of process of elimination after that.
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level 75
May 8, 2014
Don't know Cyrillic at all but got all of them except for Russia ::facepalm::
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level 75
Sep 2, 2016
Have since been to Russia and learned to read Cyrillic. Much easier now!
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level 75
May 8, 2014
How do more people get Spain, Denmark and Italy than the UK? Is it because of the tricky British English spelling?
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level 59
May 8, 2014
In which language is Monaco called Manaco? I checked using both Wikipedia and Google Translate, neither showed Manaco in Spanish, French, Italian or Catalan. Furthermore, all the articles about Monaco in Wikipedia show the Monegasque versions being Munegu, Munegascu or similar. Apart from that detail, good quiz.
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level 65
May 8, 2014
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level 76
May 8, 2014
This is clearly a misspelling.
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level ∞
May 8, 2014
Fixed
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level 48
May 8, 2014
In Spanish, Monaco is Mónaco.
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level 71
Sep 11, 2016
In Italian Monaco is München.
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level 66
Dec 13, 2016
What is Munich in Italian?
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level 52
Nov 16, 2018
Monaco di Baviera.
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level 65
May 8, 2014
At first I thought it was just gonna be EU countries, but when I got to the Vatican, I was like wuuuut...?
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level 76
May 8, 2014
Vatican ? Norway, Switzerland, Serbia, Croatia, Albania, Belarus, Ukraine and Russia are not part of the EU... Ok, maybe the flag is misleading.
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level 52
Sep 2, 2016
And neither are Iceland, Moldova, Macedonia, Montenegro, and (technically) Andorra, Monaco, Liechtenstein and San Marino.
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level 30
Sep 3, 2016
Flag of Europe, it applies to us all, whether we're EU or not :)
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level 24
May 8, 2014
It would be a lot more interesting the other way around ;)
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level 45
Jan 13, 2019
More difficult yes. interesting, no. It should be atleast somewhat feasible to be interesting. (mind you I dont mean easy)
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level 25
May 8, 2014
Where is Cyprus?
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level 59
May 8, 2014
Turkey?
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level 30
May 8, 2014
It's geographically considered Asia, I'm told.
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level 30
May 8, 2014
Cyprus I mean. And only 3% of Turkey lies in Europe.
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level 20
Jun 24, 2014
Cyprus is Europe, Turkey is not. Georgia and Armenia are often considered as european too.
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level 22
Sep 6, 2016
That doesn't make any sense. Ukraine is North of Turkey: Europe, Armenia and Georgia are East of Turkey: Europe, Bulgaria is West of Turkey: Europe, Cyprus is South of Turkey: Europe, so wtf
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level 25
May 8, 2014
Why Belgium is not also written in French? French is the second language of the country and is spoken by 40% of the population...
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level 58
May 8, 2014
well Switzerland has 4 languages. Why isn't UK in Welsh or scot's Gaelic? come to think of it most of Ireland speaks English. Cant have them all in there. good quiz.
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level 59
May 16, 2014
And Finland is as official as Suomi. Btw, the UK doesn't have an official language, however it has official minority languages, all being celtic languages, one of them even without any native speakers.
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level 65
Oct 20, 2014
Technically, Norman French is still an "official language" in the UK, because it's still the language of Parliamentary proceedings in Westminster...
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level 58
Nov 15, 2018
Indeed for Switzerland it should be schweiz / suisse / svizerro
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level 58
Nov 15, 2018
i agree .. for Belgium it should be Belgie / Belgique
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level 75
May 8, 2014
This is perhaps my favorite non-geographic quiz. Do you have, or will you do more, with other continents?
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level 44
May 8, 2014
Well, it is a bit geographic, you have to admit, but I like the idea for other countries! Check my quizzes for EU Official languages. It has resemblances to this one.
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level 30
May 8, 2014
Nice quiz, but you could have left out the ones that are the exact same in English. By the way, "The Netherlands" didn't work but "Netherlands" did.
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level ∞
May 8, 2014
"The Netherlands" will work now.
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level 45
Jan 13, 2019
I thought the same thing at first, then I realised it was a quiz that included ALL european countries, and not just a sample of countries. So I was ok with it again :) It is good to be thorough haha (but have indeed in other quizes seen a selection where the chosen ones were to easy, a few easy ones are fine, but it is nice if you have to think and it is not just a typing exercise for all the answers)
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level 33
May 8, 2014
I guessed on the Ukraine, Serbia, and Russia ones. GOT EM ALL RIGHT!!!
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level 56
May 8, 2014
FINALLY learning o read the Greek/Cyrillic alphabets has come in handy. Apart from Montenegro, I just kept saying "Tsrna Gora, Tsrrrna Gora" in the hope it would eventually sound like something... nope
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level 49
May 8, 2014
Yeah, I did the same thing. Eventually got it by trying the name of every Slavic country in Europe.
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level 65
Oct 20, 2014
Crna Gora, Black Mountain = Monte Negro
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level 38
May 8, 2014
45/45 -- but all of the ones that are exactly the same are not really necessary.
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level 49
May 8, 2014
For people who enjoy trying to decypher the non-Latin alphabets, I encourage you to try my Cities by Greek Spelling series.
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level 60
May 8, 2014
I got 37. Given the fact that I don't know cyrillic, I'm quite pleased with this.
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level 24
May 10, 2014
United Kingdom is multiple countries. England, Scotland and Wales are all countries.
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level 32
May 12, 2014
Most of the European countries are easy to guess since English translated from them are similar (except for Greece and Slavics)
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level 55
Jun 10, 2014
I'm Serbian and I know cyrilics. :)
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level 38
Aug 13, 2014
Everything on my first try, but only with 0:45 left.
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level 48
Aug 14, 2014
100% with 2:07 left and I'm American. I do know some cyrillic though so that helped a bit
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level 36
Sep 9, 2014
I wonder how some people were able not to guess France, UK, Monaco and some other being just the same as in English
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level 57
Nov 20, 2014
43/45, only because I ran out of time trying to think what countries I hadn't put down yet.
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level 60
Apr 24, 2015
finally got it. Kept getting things right and then forgetting when I redid them. Def a great quiz.
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level 39
Apr 27, 2015
2:47 and 100%. I love these too much I guess
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level 53
Jul 30, 2015
it's Kosovo, not Kosova
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level 46
Jan 3, 2016
Saw photo of EU flag so got confused
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level 46
May 27, 2016
When you saw the number of answers you had to give didn't that give it away that it wasn't just EU countries?
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level 67
Jan 20, 2016
100% 3.11 left
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level 70
Aug 14, 2016
Okay, I get people not getting Albania, but who are the people not getting UK or France?
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level 49
Aug 30, 2016
I missed Albania and Bosnia. I didn't pick up on the Cyrllic until after I gave up. I didn't even think about what countries I didn't name...
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level 21
Sep 2, 2016
Please accept Czechia for Czech Republic.
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level 57
Sep 2, 2016
scoring not right? I only beat 30% of people yet got 3 pts?
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level 38
Sep 3, 2016
Struggled with the South east, never learnt Cyrillic before. Serbia stumped me until about a second to go.
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level 38
Sep 3, 2016
Really good quiz by the way!
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level 39
Sep 3, 2016
Nice quiz. For Switzerland I think you should make it Schweiz/ Suisse/ Swizzera
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level 70
Sep 4, 2016
Collecting world coins since I was a kid was enormously helpful with this.
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level 44
Sep 5, 2016
that was hard and informative
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level 51
Sep 5, 2016
only reason i got montenegro is i remembered it was anglicized to like crna gora, or something so i could kinda match that to the cyrillic letters
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level 70
Feb 1, 2017
Like this quiz!
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level 59
Feb 18, 2017
100%!!! Drop that *whispers* hundo
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level 46
Mar 13, 2017
Don't know cyrillic alphabet but having got most of them by knowing the major european countries with a bit of help from German just tried to get as many through guessing as possible. Got 40 so not dissapointed
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level 48
Jun 28, 2017
It doesn't accept Czechia for Česko one.
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level 38
Aug 6, 2017
for europeans the difficulty lies in translating them to english haha. thank god I'm on jetpunk a lot, that way I know the english translations ;)
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level 59
Aug 6, 2017
How the hell did I forget RUSSIA?
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level 61
Jul 27, 2018
Nice idea. However, as an English speaker, it was ridiculously easy. If you made it the other way round - translating from the English word to the "real" name, it would be far more entertaining.
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level 48
Nov 15, 2018
Only missed Albania
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level 55
Nov 16, 2018
Great idea... Howbout doing this on other major languages, too?
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level 36
Nov 16, 2018
Finally got Montenegro with 3 secs left. I don't think I ever heard the name before even though I lived in Serbia for about 6 months.
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level 55
Nov 16, 2018
Could you please add "Czechia" as an alternative to "Czech Republic"? You do on all your other quizzes and it isn't looking for a word-for-word translation here.
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level ∞
Nov 16, 2018
Yes
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level 44
Nov 16, 2018
I would have got every single country. I was at 44/45, but I kept saying "ukrainian" instead of "Ukraine". Lol, I should have gotten 45/45 but oh well
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level 35
Jan 1, 2019
Who are the 4 % that couldn't figure that France is France?
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level 45
Jan 13, 2019
happy to admit I only missed the last two. though i must admit it helps knowing all your countries, because the last four I just got by remembering which I had missed, and trying them out.

and yea weird how 7% didnt know what portugal, malta, monaco, or liechtenstein would be in english haha. 9% even for moldova.