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African Countries with the Shortest Names

Name the African countries whose names have fewer than 6 letters.
Last updated: August 26, 2017
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4-Letter
Chad
Mali
Togo
5-Letter
Benin
Egypt
Gabon
Ghana
5-Letter
Kenya
Libya
Niger
Sudan
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level 60
Aug 28, 2017
*Forgets the country whose flag is displayed*
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level 57
Aug 30, 2017
How could anyone forget Romania (wink) ?
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level 48
Jan 12, 2018
I know what you did there.
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level 40
Jan 12, 2018
Yes, how could anyone forget that 7-LETTERED country whose flag is DEFINITELY displayed? (nudge, nudge)
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level 22
Jan 12, 2018
and is TOTALLY not in Europe. (wink wink)
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level 33
Jan 17, 2018
#AndorraLivesMatter
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level 45
Jan 19, 2018
#MoldovaLivesMatterToo
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level 49
Mar 2, 2018
That feeling when you look up world flags, so you can brag with your own hashtag, but there are no more flags that look similar... *all around me are familiar faces*
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level 28
Jan 12, 2018
Same
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level 32
Jan 13, 2018
thats is Chad flag
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level 40
Jan 22, 2018
Same :D
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level 52
Sep 5, 2017
Kept putting "Congo," expecting a response. Doh.
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level 47
Sep 22, 2017
same
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level 70
Oct 16, 2017
Whenever I think of the difference between the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it always reminds me of Monty Python and the Holy Grail when Galahad enters the castle Anthrax. He identifies himself as "Sir Galahad, the Chaste". To which Zoot replies, "Mine is Zoot. Just....Zoot."

What can I say? I'm deep.
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level 58
Oct 18, 2017
Somehow I was expecting your comment to cite Monty Python's Life of Brian and the People's Front of Judea vs The Judean People's Front.
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level 62
Jan 12, 2018
Countries with "Democratic" in their names are not.
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level 59
Jan 12, 2018
IMO you are correct... twice! Because there are two countries named Congo. Anything beyond the five letters is off-line qualification.
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level 20
Jan 14, 2018
same
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level 40
Jan 22, 2018
Technically both Congos should be in the list.
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level 24
Oct 22, 2017
Forgot about Gabon until the last minute... Boi!
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level 65
Jan 12, 2018
Ditto!
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level 44
Dec 28, 2017
I don't see why Congo shouldn't be accepted when every other country on the list has a longer full name; for example "the Gabonese Republic".
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level 52
Jan 12, 2018
for the same reason that Korea is not accepted for North or South Korea
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level 50
Jan 12, 2018
Neither Congo claims the entirety of each other, though. They're two separate states, without dispute.
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level 57
Jan 12, 2018
Yeah, but I think the point Eva was making was that you need the descriptor to distinguish between the two. You don't need to say "I'm going to the Argentine Republic" because there is only one Argentina. But if you say "I'm going to Congo," there is no way to know which you mean.
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level 44
Jan 4, 2018
We do that for the same reason we list "Taiwan" instead of "People's Republic of China" Another reason is because the word "Congo" is said in two different country names, "Democratic Republic of the Congo" and "Republic of the Congo" so if Congo were listed as one country it would be false and you couldn't have two answers for one word.
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level 55
Jan 12, 2018
Why Guinea is not acceptable ? It is a common entry in Wikipedia.
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level 62
Jan 12, 2018
Maybe because Guinea is six letters long?
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level 53
Jan 12, 2018
G, u, i, n, e, a.
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level 22
Jan 12, 2018
Why is Congo not on here
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level 32
Jan 12, 2018
that's not the full name of the country
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level 75
Jan 15, 2018
There's also two Congos.
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level 59
Feb 16, 2018
good one! Got all but Gabon