Countries with Most Unusual Names

"Unusual" here means "least similar to the name of any other country," with similarity measured by minimum edit distance. Name the countries with a minimum edit distance of 8 or more to their nearest match.
A brief explanation of "minimum edit distance" can be found in the instructions to this quiz.
"Nearest Match(es)" is not necessarily an exhaustive list.
HINT: Try countries with long names.
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Last updated: October 25, 2018
First submittedOctober 25, 2018
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Nearest Match(es)
Distance
Country
#1
#2, #3
8
Czech Republic
#2
#1
8
Dominican Republic
#3
Lithuania, #1
8
Liechtenstein
#4
Afghanistan, Swaziland, Thailand
8
Marshall Islands
#5
Guinea
8
Papua New Guinea
#6
Colombia, Slovenia, Turkmenistan
8
Solomon Islands
#7
United States
8
United Arab Emirates
#8
Australia, #5
9
Equatorial Guinea
#9
#2
10
Central African Republic
#10
#11
10
Democratic Republic of the Congo
#11
#10
10
Republic of the Congo
#12
Nicaragua
11
Antigua and Barbuda
#13
San Marino
11
Sao Tome and Principe
#14
Mauritania, Pakistan, Switzerland
12
Saint Kitts and Nevis
#15
Indonesia, Rwanda, Tanzania
12
Trinidad and Tobago
#16
Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica
14
Bosnia and Herzegovina
#17
#14
16
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
#18
#7
17
Federated States of Micronesia
+1
Level 74
Oct 25, 2018
Missed only #1.