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Asian Countries with the Shortest Names

Name the countries of Asia whose names have five or fewer letters.
Quiz by WolfCam
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Last updated: January 16, 2018
First submittedSeptember 4, 2017
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4-Letter
Iran
Iraq
Laos
Oman
5-Letter
China
India
Japan
Nepal
5-Letter
Qatar
Syria
Yemen
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level 83
Sep 6, 2017
Not sure where we landed with Burma or Myanmar, but I've long been in the habit of the former being accepted on every jetpunk quiz.
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level 70
Sep 6, 2017
We landed on Myanmar as official, with Burma being accepted. Seeing how in this case it's looking specifically for answers having to do with the "spelling," Burma doesn't make sense, since the answer that appears would be Myanmar... which obviously has more than 5 letters.
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level 6
Sep 7, 2017
I agree. Interesting issue, good call
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level 60
Nov 6, 2019
I entered Burma, also....it should be accepted. “The People’s Republic of China” is official, and that has 25 letters.
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level 72
Sep 7, 2017
Five or *fewer* letters :-P
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level 61
Sep 7, 2017
Agree, you are technically correct. Just like the grocery store signs "15 items or LESS" -- which is incorrect.
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level ∞
Sep 8, 2017
I changed it to fewer because it sounds better, but less isn't incorrect:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fewer_vs._less

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level 71
Sep 16, 2017
Oooo, Quizmaster, I gotta disagree with your interpretation. "Less" is acceptable due to common usage only.
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level 79
Jan 16, 2018
How about we just settle on "Five letters or Laos." ;)
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level 44
Jan 17, 2018
@Quizmaster, the Wikipedia page cites that common usage should be the guide. However, this is JetPunk, home of nitpickers and over-formalisers - for us, common usage is not only unreliable and rare but distinctly vulgar and unacceptable
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level 67
Sep 7, 2017
Got everything except China -__-
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level 37
Dec 12, 2017
everything except Laos -___-
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level 48
Jan 16, 2018
Got everything except Syria -___-
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level 39
Jan 16, 2018
Got Everything -___-
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level 67
Jan 16, 2018
Got them all last time I took the quiz apparently, but I tried today and forgot Nepal.
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level 33
Jan 16, 2018
Got everything except Bhutan -___-
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level 44
Jan 17, 2018
everything except all the five- and four-lettered Asian countries -__-
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level 57
Jan 16, 2018
How did I not get China???
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level 14
Jan 16, 2018
Got anything except Iran, Iraq, and Oman
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level 67
Jan 17, 2018
Got everything except China too. -________-
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level 73
Oct 7, 2018
I too came super close to missing _-_- ---- -- _- -_.
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level 63
Sep 8, 2017
Isn't including Oman and Yemen pushing it a bit for Asia? We'll be including Cyprus next...oh hang on a sec...
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level 68
Sep 8, 2017
When we talk about Asia, we're talking about continents. What continent do Oman and Yemen lie in? The Middle East can't be considered one; it's just a region. Therefore they are in Asia.
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level 19
Jan 16, 2018
I don't know about that... I think they are considered part South America. Totally. No doubt about it. Yep.
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level 66
Jan 18, 2018
Irony, people, irony!
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level 48
Dec 22, 2017
First try 100% in 22 seconds!
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level 56
Jan 16, 2018
wow you're special
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level 73
Oct 7, 2018
I got 200% in 11 seconds.
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level 45
Jan 1, 2018
I had 18 seconds left.. Then I got India to get 100% That was a close call!
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level 44
Jan 16, 2018
Shouldn't Iran be above Iraq in the alphabetical order?
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level ∞
Jan 16, 2018
Okay
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level 63
Jan 16, 2018
Now you can sleep in peace I hope :-)
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level 33
Jan 16, 2018
It's a good thing Cyprus has six letters instead of five...don't want to open that can of worms.
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level 67
Jan 16, 2018
I was thinking the same thing.
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level 14
Jan 16, 2018
*Cyprus removes the R in its name* AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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level 45
Jan 17, 2018
I missed China and Nepal. It's funny to see other people getting these but not the Arab ones.
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level 67
Jan 18, 2018
Like mixed questions? try Mal's General Knowledge 31 ......here it is
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level 20
Jan 18, 2018
First try forgot india. Must have been thinking too hard. 1:40 remaining of my 2nd.
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level 49
Jan 22, 2018
It's a kind of auto-suggestion: while trying to remember "small" sizes (few letters), you forget the "big" ones (huge countries) ;)
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level 27
Jan 19, 2018
Missed Syria
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level 29
Feb 3, 2018
Got everything except India. -_-
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level 23
Jul 12, 2018
I almost forget iran and iraq :}
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level 53
May 8, 2019
UAE
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level 17
Aug 22, 2019
i should have known where Candler Bing run away from Jannice!
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level 38
Sep 10, 2019
Hmm I don't normally think of Syria as having a shorter name
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level 50
Sep 10, 2019
man, i forgot Kyrgyzstan