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Old names - which modern country?

These ancient, alternative or former names for countries or regions are either completely or predominantly within modern country boundaries - but which one?
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Last updated: March 20, 2019
First submittedMarch 19, 2013
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Abyssinia
Ethiopia
Basutoland
Lesotho
Bechuanaland
Botswana
British Guiana
Guyana
British Honduras
Belize
Dahomey
Benin
Dalmatia
Croatia
Dutch East Indies
Indonesia
Dutch Guiana
Suriname
East Pakistan
Bangladesh
Ellice Islands
Tuvalu
Formosa
Taiwan
French Guinea
Guinea
French Somaliland
Djibouti
French Sudan
Mali
Gaul
France
German South West Africa
Namibia
Gilbert Islands
Kiribati
Gold Coast
Ghana
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Helvetia
Switzerland
Hibernia
Ireland
Kampuchea
Cambodia
Lusitania
Portugal
Mesopotamia
Iraq
New Hebrides
Vanuatu
Northern Rhodesia
Zambia
Nyasaland
Malawi
Persia
Iran
Phoenicia
Lebanon
Portuguese East Africa
Mozambique
Portuguese Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Siam
Thailand
South Rhodesia
Zimbabwe
Spanish East Indies
Philippines
Spanish Guinea
Equatorial Guinea
Tanganyika
Tanzania
Upper Volta
Burkina Faso
Zaire
Democratic Republic of the Congo
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level 77
Mar 20, 2013
Fun quiz! One gripe... I wasted a lot of time trying to get Congo. If you're not going to accept "Congo" like most quizzes on the site, and you similarly don't accept "DRC," you could at least accept the official name of the country which is "Democratic Republic of THE Congo." Currently the quiz only accepts "Democratic Republic of Congo" which is not the country's official name.
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level 67
Mar 20, 2013
Good point, thanks. It was meant to say "Democratic Republic of THE Congo" so I've corrected it now. It takes DRC also. I've also allowed it to accept "Congo", although of course there are two ""Democratic Republic of the Congo" and "Republic of the Congo".
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level 67
Apr 8, 2013
I've just checked and it will accept "Democratic Republic of the Congo" and "Democratic Republic of Congo".
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level 22
Mar 31, 2013
good one
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level 47
Nov 3, 2013
Phew... 100% with 0:01 on the clock. Going down the West coast of Africa took a while to get to Spanish Guinea. Just knew it had to be there... somewhere.
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level 69
Oct 13, 2015
The usual allowed misspellings would help a lot in this test.
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level 24
Jan 27, 2016
Another to add is "British Honduras" which is now "Belize".
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level 43
Aug 23, 2016
Very good quizz ! I love it !
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level 67
Oct 2, 2018
Updated.
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level 67
Mar 20, 2019
Updated.
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level 38
Mar 21, 2019
Yes. A great quiz. Thank you for the effort it took to create such an innovative quiz.