Countries that Start with a Vowel

Can you name all the countries start with A, E, I, O, or U? Have fun!
According to the names used on the Countries of the World quiz.
Quiz by Geographystar
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Last updated: December 30, 2019
First submittedOctober 12, 2019
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A
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
E
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Eswatini
Ethiopia
I
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
O
Oman
U
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
 
Y
(Yemen)
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Level 79
Oct 12, 2019
To avoid getting all caps from the "Y isn't a vowel" crowd, why not have Yemen as a filled-in answer? Then neither side can complain.

Format-wise, you have room to put E in a block between A and I. Then you don't have to scroll down, and it's organized more symmetrically.

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Level 55
Oct 12, 2019
Ok, thanks for the suggestions, I will make the changes shortly.
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Level 46
Oct 27, 2020
How about Timor Leste? Should it really be a part of this?
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Level 74
Oct 14, 2019
Whether or not "Y" is a vowel depends on how it is used in a word. There is no "Y is a vowel" or "Y is not a vowel" absolutism. In words like Yemen, You, where you have to move your tongue and jaw when you pronounce it, Y is a consonant. In words like Ready, Heavy, Synonym, where you don't have to move your tongue or jaw when you pronounce it, Y is a vowel. In Yesterday, the first Y is a consonant and the second Y is a vowel. Easy!
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Level 55
Oct 15, 2019
Thank you for clearing this up! (So if I understand the Y in you is an consonant.)
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Level 71
Dec 31, 2019
By your rationale of a consonant, that means the U in United States, - Kingdom, - AE, Uganda etc. would also be a consonant. So in fact, all countries starting with U (except Uzbekistan) would therefore not be admissible.
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Level 62
Dec 31, 2019
Those rules only apply to y. A,E,I,O,U are always vowels.
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Level 82
Jan 1, 2020
I pronounce Uganda with a vowel. It might not be mainstream English, but it's more Uh-ganda than You-ganda when I say it.
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Level 59
Jan 18, 2020
@WolfCam, Y the double standard?
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Level 72
Jan 22, 2020
In phonetics, the Y in Yemen would be called a "semivowel" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semivowel)
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Level 55
Nov 14, 2019
By the way, if you think that this quiz deserves it, I would love to have a featured quiz, so please nominate!
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Level 25
Nov 15, 2019
Nominated!
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Level 55
Nov 15, 2019
Thanks for the support, I was wondering how this quiz was getting so many plays, until I checked the list of nominated quizzes!
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Level 62
Nov 19, 2019
Could you probably give Ivory Coast because I would forget since I usually call it Cote D'Ivoire
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Level 55
Nov 20, 2019
The Countries of the world quiz (Which is the authority on jetpunk country names) says that the name is the Ivory Coast, so I think I will keep it that way. I am sorry if this has caused any inconvenience, thanks for the feedback!
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Level 46
Jan 20, 2020
Same with Timor-Leste, which is its correct name,
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Level 55
Aug 3, 2020
Timor-Leste isn't the "correct" name. It's just East Timor in their native language. That's like saying Deutschland is the correct name for Germany or Suomi for Finland. Ivory Coast is the only country stupid enough to demand for their name to be used in the native form even in english, and rightfully so, this demand is almost universaly ignored.
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Level 70
Sep 23, 2020
"The only one"

So São Tomé and Principe, El Salvador, and Costa Rica just... don't exist?

A country's name is what they decide it to be and if they've decided that their name is El Salvador and not The Savior or Timor-Leste and not East Timor, then they're right.

The United States of America, for instance, has decided that its name is a collection of nouns rather than a proper noun itself, so it does change with language. But my name would be Jared whether I'm telling it to you in English, Icelandic, or otherwise. The same is true for Timor-Leste.

It's literally the official name adopted by the UN, EU, and the national standards organisations for the US, UK, France, Germany, and Sweden, and the CIA World Factbook. The fact that everything on jetpunk uses the Countries of the World Quiz is convenient for the cohesiveness of the site, but it still stands that even the original quiz is flawed.

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Level 45
Nov 24, 2019
Good luck with getting more support to be nominated. You certainly have my vote!
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Level 55
Nov 24, 2019
Thanks, I did not think for a moment when I was making this quiz that it would have a chance at being nominated, but I am very exited at the possibility of one of my quizzes being featured!
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Level 45
Dec 12, 2019
Considering this quiz is more resemblant of the Countries that Start with ... quizzes, I would recommend putting a hint/caveat at the top saying that one of the answers is translated from French to be in line with the 'Countries that Start with I' quiz.
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Level 55
Dec 12, 2019
Hmm, I think that might be giving to much away, but I will add a caveat that the names are from the Countries of the World quiz, the authority on Jetpunk names, Thanks though!
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Level 55
Dec 12, 2019
Btw, I am uploading a quiz called "US State Capitals Closest to Los Angeles" at 11:00 am eastern time, and 8:00 am pacific time tomorrow, and if you like these upload notifications, please tell me! I would like to do this more if I can.
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Level 55
Dec 13, 2019
Going up now!
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Level 62
Dec 16, 2019
Nominated! Hope it will get featured! Then it will be your first featured quiz!
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Level 55
Dec 16, 2019
I know, I am really excited! Since it looks like the Quismaster is featuring two quizzes per week now, at this rate this quiz will be featured in two weeks.
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Level 71
Dec 28, 2019
Fun quiz! Made me travel around the world in my mind looking for vowels. :) Nominated.
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Level 55
Dec 28, 2019
Yeah, I like those quizzes that make me spin my mental globe, Thanks!
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Level 76
Dec 31, 2019
Why are people complaining about Ivory Coast but happily type East Timor...
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Level 77
Dec 31, 2019
Better or more aggressive marketing, nothing else. The most successful however is Moldova.
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Level 75
Dec 31, 2019
Great quiz! Congrats! Sadly there wasn't enough time for me to squeeze out all the answers inside my brain tube.
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Level 55
Dec 31, 2019
I wish I could add more time, but then people from the other side would attack me for there being too much time!
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Level 67
Dec 31, 2019
The average is about 3/4 so I think the time is allright. I know them all obviously, but it is fine I miss a few because of "quizing on timer-blanks" as long as there is enough time to type them all in a normal tempo if you would have a list, the time is allright.
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Level 77
Dec 31, 2019
My brain will never recognize El Salvador as starting with an E. No many how many times I see the answer.
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Level 66
Jan 7, 2020
Forgot USA *facepalm*
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Level 55
Jan 7, 2020
Don't feel bad, on European quizzes for some reason I always forget France. I just scan Europe in my mind, and apparently my mental map has a hole where France is.
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Level 67
Jan 19, 2020
Greece always gets skipped by me somehow.. though it id getting less, but I seemed to be skipping turkey more now. Doing europe and then possible something else and then doing the middle east. Turkey doesnt feel middle east or eastern asia, so often I only think about it later when I see I am missing something.
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Level 35
Jan 18, 2020
great quiz :D
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Level 45
Jan 18, 2020
Got Equatorial Guinea. I still think of Eswatini as Swaziland.
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Level 55
Jan 18, 2020
Same
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Level 60
Jan 18, 2020
This is a really good quiz and a great concept, but I think it would be made better by allowing quite a bit more time.
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Level 38
Jan 18, 2020
0:10 left. I had 2 left on A, and the second I thought of Austria I thought of Australia too. Phew. Great Quiz!
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Level 44
Jan 19, 2020
How could I have forgotten Iraq and Iran ???
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Level 38
Jan 31, 2020
Here, I made a World Capitals that Start with A Vowel quiz.

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1255618/world-capitals-that-start-with-a-vowel

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Level 55
Jan 31, 2020
This quiz now has the official Geographystar stamp of approval, and a nomination, good job!
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Level 38
Jan 31, 2020
Thank you so much!
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Level 55
Jan 31, 2020
No problem.
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Level 65
Feb 13, 2020
Anyone else get UK by guessing Ukraine?
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Level 55
Feb 13, 2020
Many times, I wish that there was a way for that not to happen, but the only answer I could think of is mind reading, and that isn’t going to happen.
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Level 60
Sep 11, 2020
why was yemen filled in for us?
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Level 55
Sep 12, 2020
*gets out jumbo size popcorn*
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Level 55
Sep 12, 2020
In all seriousness though look at the first thread at the top, and you might actually want popcorn.
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Level 60
Oct 30, 2020
32 / 37. Still missed a couple of easy ones though...(Iran, Iraq and Australia)