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Most Similar Country Names

Start with one country name. Add, remove, or delete some characters and end with another country.
Answer must correspond to yellow box
These are all the countries whose names are within 2 characters of each other
You may not reorder characters in the name
Quiz by WolfCam
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First submittedAugust 25, 2017
Last updatedSeptember 20, 2017
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Country
Transformation
Answer
Iceland
Change 1
Ireland
Iran
Change 1
Iraq
Gambia
Change 1
Zambia
Gambia
Change 1, Add 1
Namibia
Austria
Add 2
Australia
Nigeria
Subtract 2
Niger
South Korea
Change 2
North Korea
Mali
Add 2
Malawi
Mali
Add 1, Change 1
Malta
China
Change 2
Chile or Ghana
Zambia
Add 1, Change 1
Namibia
Country
Transformation
Answer
Slovakia
Change 2
Slovenia
Ghana
Add 1, Change 1
Guyana
Brunei
Add 1, Change 1
Burundi
Togo
Add 1, Change 1
Tonga
Syria
Add 1, Change 1
Serbia
Rwanda
Change 2
Uganda
Canada
Change 2
Panama
Oman
Change 2
Iran
Romania
Change 2
Somalia
Nigeria
Change 2
Liberia or Algeria
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level 66
Aug 25, 2017
Is it just me or Palau/Nauru is incorrect?
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level 60
Aug 25, 2017
You are correct that would be change 3
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level 61
Nov 1, 2017
Nice job dude! Thanks for helping me on Reddit WolfCam1!
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level 72
Aug 26, 2017
Rwanda / Uganda
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level 72
Aug 26, 2017
Oh, and Finland/ Ireland and Finland/Iceland
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level 72
Aug 26, 2017
Have the letters to be in the same position after changing? If not, jAPAn and PAlAu would fit too (change 2)
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level 60
Aug 26, 2017
Rwanda/Uganda yes. Finland/Ireland/Iceland No, And yes they have to be in the same position.
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level 69
Aug 26, 2017
Fun!
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level 72
Sep 19, 2017
What a cool quiz!
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level 76
Feb 20, 2018
+1, and more difficult that it seemed at first.
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level 60
Feb 21, 2018
Totally agree with both comments - loved it!
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level 72
Feb 23, 2018
Definitely my favourite in a while, if not ever
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level 60
Feb 23, 2018
Thanks Guys!
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level 61
Sep 19, 2017
How about Italy for "Mali - add 1/change 1"?
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level 61
Sep 19, 2017
Oh, I realise why not now. You should probably add a caveat telling us the order of characters shouldn't be changed.
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level 78
Sep 19, 2017
Definitely would have benefited from a note that the order of the remaining letters couldn't be changed.
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level 67
Sep 20, 2017
Mali for Oman??
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level 61
Sep 20, 2017
Togo should have 2 answers. Isn't Cobgo correct as well?
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level 73
Sep 25, 2017
I agree, Congo should be accepted.
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level 61
Oct 7, 2017
"Congo" is not a country.
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level 50
Sep 22, 2017
Nice. I'd like to suggest Paraguay/Uruguay, that as as obvious as theone Iran.
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level 65
Nov 22, 2017
Oman / Laos ?
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level 45
Jan 20, 2018
Oman and Iran don't really sound a like... but Good Quiz
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level 66
Feb 20, 2018
The quiz doesn't suggest they sound alike.
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level 49
Feb 20, 2018
Well, their difference is two letters, but their length is four, which means that the similarity is only 50%. I'm half-hearted on this one, honestly.
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level 33
Feb 21, 2018
Yeah I think that how much two countries names are similar should be measured by percent, rather than number of letters that need to be changed/added. If you had two hypothetical countries, called 'Bo' and 'Fa', they would end up on this list having only two letters needed to be changed, but really the words would have no letters in common at all. The percent based scale also values longer countries, as having 6 of your 9 letters align (three letters off) would be the same as having 2 out of 3 letters aligning (one letter off).
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level 53
Feb 20, 2018
Togo/Congo? I understand it has epithets but we still call it Congo.
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level 66
Feb 20, 2018
There are two countries with Congo as part of their name so 'Congo' is not a country.
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level 73
Feb 20, 2018
Syria - add one, change one could also be Russia?
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level 68
Feb 20, 2018
Yes, that should be included. Also, "China change 2" should accept India.
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level 61
Feb 20, 2018
Not if you follow the rules. No reordering of the letters.
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level 63
Feb 20, 2018
When I started, I thought there was way too much time; and then it took me until 48 seconds left.
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level 49
Feb 20, 2018
Please accept Nambia.
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level 47
Feb 20, 2018
Ah yes, the country Donald Trump invented.
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level 73
Feb 20, 2018
He didn't invent it - that is fake news
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level 72
Oct 6, 2018
National association of Marlon Brando look alike?
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level 61
Feb 20, 2018
Rwanda - Change 2 - Canada
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level 66
Feb 20, 2018
It's change 2 + add 1 - otherwise you're missing an a.
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level 47
Feb 20, 2018
Not going to lie...was only able to get Tonga because of their Olympic flagbearer...
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level 67
Feb 20, 2018
Good quiz, similar to my Double Trouble Country quizzes, here No. 1.........here it is
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level 38
Feb 20, 2018
The quiz says you cannot reorder letters, so doesn’t that make Austria/Australia incorrect?
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level 66
Feb 20, 2018
No re-ordering is needed. Just add AL between AUSTR and IA.
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level 49
Feb 20, 2018
From Zambia to the answer you should have Change 1, Add 1 in this order (as for Gambia) I don't know if I'm right but I assumed you made the transformation in order.
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level 61
Feb 20, 2018
Couldn't stop thinking about Libya for Syria because of the similar sound. But it would take too many changes or 2 plus reordering letters.
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level 70
Feb 20, 2018
Oman, change 2 - wouldn't you accept Mali?
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level ∞
Feb 20, 2018
That would be change 4.
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level 58
Feb 20, 2018
Nice one Wolf, well done and thanks
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level 40
Feb 20, 2018
I like this
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level 57
Feb 20, 2018
Uruguay and Paraguay?
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level 68
Feb 20, 2018
Wow. This is the hardest quiz I've taken here in a while.
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level 49
Feb 21, 2018
I can never remember the difference between North Korea and South Korea.
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level 44
Feb 22, 2018
Another cool quiz! Thanks
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level 46
Feb 23, 2018
Good one, thanks.
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level 60
Mar 3, 2018
If you change 4 letters in 'Dora', it makes 'Phil'
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level 36
Mar 5, 2018
Nice one, but there's waaaaaaay too much time in my opinion. 5:22 left, and had to think about some of them for a while.
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level 44
Apr 29, 2018
Should China/Ghana be one for "change 2"?
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level 38
May 6, 2018
If you can't reorder the characters, then how do you get Brunei from Burundi? - And why are Namibia, Iran and iraq on here multiple times?
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level 68
May 13, 2018
B [add-u] rund [change-e>d] i
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level 43
May 22, 2018
The Romania - Somalia is a good one. :D
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level 61
Jan 14, 2019
You can make Mali with Oman
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level 73
Oct 18, 2019
Change 4? Bit out of the scope of this quiz