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Countries by Consonants

We removed everything but the consonants from these country names. Can you guess the full name?
Quiz by geoffers
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Last updated: July 5, 2019
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First submittedMay 3, 2019
Times taken41,949
Average score50.0%
Rating4.32
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Consonants
Country
BHTN
Bhutan
CMRN
Cameroon
FJ
Fiji
GND
Uganda
GTML
Guatemala
LBN
Albania
LBNN
Lebanon
MN
Oman
MRTN
Mauritania
NMB
Namibia
Consonants
Country
NR
Nauru
NTDSTTS
United States
PRTGL
Portugal
RN
Iran
SML
Somalia
SNMRN
San Marino
SRL
Israel
STR
Austria
STTMR
East Timor
VRCST
Ivory Coast
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Level 77
Jul 2, 2019
Good concept. Took me a while to realise that for many questions the first letter of the answer was actually a missing vowel. Once I was onto this, the remaining clues got much easier.
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Level 71
Jul 6, 2019
Snap. Although, knowing this helped me less than it apparently helped you. Lol
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Level 63
Aug 29, 2019
Upper Volta for the win!
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Level 74
Jul 2, 2019
Really nice quiz. However a vowel (I) has been left behind in Ivory Coast. It made it considerably easier to get this one, maybe it's a good idea to remove it.
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Level 74
Jul 2, 2019
Also, while doing it, I was wondering if there would be a "Countries by Consonants #2, #3, and #4".

If you don't mind receiving suggestions: "(Capital) Cities in the World by Consonants" and "Countries" or "Cities by vowels" would probably please many Jet Punk Quiz fans.

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Level 70
Jul 5, 2019
Sounds like you’re the perfect candidate to write them, Tupini!!
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Level 74
Jul 2, 2019
Whyms't does the I show up for "Ivory Coast"
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Level ∞
Jul 2, 2019
After decades of research, scientists at the International Academy of Consonants and Vowels have decided that the letter "I" is actually a consonant.
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Level 78
Jul 2, 2019
Yep, that explains whyms't the I shouldn't be there, but not whyms't it's placed alphabetically as if the I were there.
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Level 28
Jul 2, 2019
I guess this explains why "I" am such a failure haha
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Level 40
Jan 24, 2023
That’s not True?
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Level 77
Mar 26, 2021
What's 'whyms't'?
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Level 71
Jul 2, 2019
Still a vowel (y) left in Libya.
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Level 79
Jul 2, 2019
The English count Y as a consonant. Half the time they pronounce it as a consonant, the other half the time they use it as a vowel. In Libya it could be either one, depending on how you pronounce it.
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Level 83
Jul 2, 2019
What English pronunciation of Libya has the 'y' pronounced as a consonant? Did some quick searching and couldn't find anything...
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Level 59
Jul 2, 2019
he means generally in english, not specifically for libya
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Level 69
Jul 2, 2019
Whatever you decide, treat the y the same for Libya and Ivory Coast. I actively did not try Ivory Coast because there was no y.
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Level ∞
Jul 5, 2019
Swapped out Libya for Lebanon. Yes, the Y in Libya is clearly a vowel based on how Libya is pronounced in English.
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Level 70
Jul 5, 2019
I was about to disagree with Sly67, because I’d always thought that Libya was pronounced LIB-yuh. Out of an abundance of caution, I paused to search first, and I found to my ignorant surprise that, actually, Libya is indeed a proper three-syllable word pronounced LIB-ee-uh in English. I disagree with sillie that it’s just the speaker’s choice of how to pronounce the Y in Libya – or any word, for that matter – because things have defined pronunciations for a reason! Therefore Sly is absolutely correct: Y is a vowel in Libya, and thus doesn’t belong in the clue for the same reason it doesn’t belong Ivory Coast’s. I disagree with TheLastFish that the quiz should just treat all the Ys the same across the board; Y should be in a clue only if it’s acting as a consonant. The Ys in both Ivory Coast and Libya, are unambiguously vowels. ~•~•~•~•~ …And that’s my 2€ worth! (I went on a bit too long for a measly 2¢.)
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Level 73
Jul 2, 2019
Great quiz - could a little more time be allowed? Doesn't feel like it should be a speed quiz.
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Level 70
Jul 5, 2019
I too, could have used some more time, but I definitely represent the “slow” contingent, what with the fact that I play lying on my side in bed with cats preventing me from doing f*ck all but hunt-and-peck with one hand.
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Level 75
Jul 9, 2019
No shame in that!
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Level 66
Jul 12, 2019
:D well atleast they arent lying on your keyboard :) Then it would ve been even harder.
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Level 48
Apr 16, 2022
yes more time, also east timor messed with me bc i kept thinking of timor-leste rather than east timor
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Level 83
Jul 2, 2019
Okay, so now Cote d'Ivoire is Ivory Coast? Is there somewhere on this site we can look to be apprised of these changes?
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Level ∞
Jul 2, 2019
Its been that way for at least a year, maybe two or more.
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Level 73
Jul 9, 2019
It would be cool if there was some compilation of recent country name/capital city changes etc. (even if it's just a change in Jetpunk convention). I find it really interesting how such big things can just change like *that* (ofc it's a bit more complicated) but it often seems to go under the radar.
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Level 66
Jul 12, 2019
Jetpunk-log.... stardate 37922-10-6845
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Level 57
Jul 22, 2019
I know right. When I stopped Jetpunking one and a half years ago, Cote d'Ivoire was still the preferred answer. Since I started again a few weeks ago, it's always been Ivory Coast. P.S. Don't expect me to stay for more than a month. Other stuff is taking up time.
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Level 74
Jul 2, 2019
Too little time.
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Level 71
Jul 6, 2019
I thought the same, but I assumed it was just my dyslexic slowing me down.
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Level 66
Jul 12, 2019
I had plenty, 30 seconds left and not a fast typer.
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Level 22
Jul 2, 2019
In the countries of the world quiz, Ivory Coast is not one of them.
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Level 81
Jul 4, 2019
When was the last time you took it?
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Level 86
Jul 5, 2019
Maybe before 1960?
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Level 60
Jul 2, 2019
The only quiz where the US is guessed so low
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Level 70
Jul 22, 2019
probably because there wasn't the extra fmrc. It is the United States of America.
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Level 70
Jul 5, 2019
Hey, Quizmaster! I just noticed on this quiz that when the “Post Your Comment” window is up, the rest of the page is now scrollable underneath! This is a very useful feature (bug fix? reimagination of how the universe should operate?), so thank you! 👍🏻
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Level 86
Jul 5, 2019
I think it's been that way for a very long time, as long as I can remember at least.
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Level 66
Jul 12, 2019
It has been on laptop/pc for as long as Im here ( 6 months) but not on mobile/tablet (annoyingly posting with tablet/phone will in in being send back to the top of the page, so you cant continue the comment section where you left of..)
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Level 75
Jul 9, 2019
Cool quiz. I'm afraid to suggest one with vowels only. Very, very afraid.
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Level 66
Jul 12, 2019
ooo daring, I like it !! :D I know o-o-o a-a-a and u-u-i

Those are rather recognisable. but when you get things like a-i-e it gets harder

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Level 74
Jul 22, 2019
Harder than expected! Great quiz idea!
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Level 70
Jul 22, 2019
Got all the countries in this quiz that begin with consonants right away, but, it took a while for me to realize that countries can begin with vowels too (duh), so just pronouncing the first letter of the clue and trying to puzzle it out from there wouldn't work.
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Level 66
Jul 23, 2019
I'm never usually one to think more time's needed, but perhaps you could put some more on this one? 2 mins to get 20 answers makes it 6 seconds an answer, which isn't that long when its' not just a memory game you've got to do a bit of thinking.
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Level 67
Jul 23, 2019
Are we counting "Y" as a vowel? In "Ivory Coast" it clearly makes a vowel sound but it is typically regarded as a consonant for most purposes. In a British accent there are quite a few examples of where "r" arguably functions as a vowel as well, so maybe I'm biased into thinking that only A, E, I, O, U should be defined as vowels.
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Level 63
Jul 23, 2019
Harder than expected! It might need just a bit more time, though.

Great quiz! :)

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Level 59
Jul 24, 2019
i think you mean cote d'ivoire
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Level 46
Jul 25, 2019
I'm one of those users who always get the low percent but miss the high percent.
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Level 80
Jul 25, 2019
Thanks all for the feedback on my first featured quiz! Sorry about the whole 'Y' thing, if I do another one I will pay more attention to this and at least make it clear what the 'rules' are.
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Level 68
Jan 4, 2020
10 letter long Mauritania has six vowels, so only four consonants in the quiz, I was surprised to see a long country come off of MRTN!
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Level 53
Aug 18, 2021
Y is missing from Ivory Coast. Y is not a vowel.
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Level 73
Sep 13, 2022
It is in that context.
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Level 21
Feb 21, 2022
IT'S NOT EAST TIMOR IT'S TIMOR LESTE
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Level 46
Jul 16, 2022
As a Cote d'Ivoire fan and a Timor-Leste enjoyer, the last two were straight up impossible for me.
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Level 68
Jan 23, 2023
Is something preventing MN from also being Yemen?
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Level 66
Jan 23, 2023
That "y," unlike the "y" in "Libya" or "Kyrgyzstan," functions as a consonant, just as it does in "yacht" or "young" or "yeti." I would feel differently about this if we pronounced Yemen as "eeyemen," but we don't.
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Level 44
Jan 23, 2023
Confirmed. In Finnish letter "y" always represents vowel sound and "j" consonant. We write Jemen and Libya.
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Level 68
Jan 23, 2023
ah, the elusive “sometimes y” rule that is often cited, but rarely explained
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Level 44
Jan 23, 2023
Yes, the terms "vowel" and "consonant" have definition in Phonetics, science studying articulation, acoustic properties and reception of sounds (phones). They also have meaning in Phonology, which studies, how sounds are used in language system (their main task is to differentiate meanings, this is the level of phonemes).

Letters "a", "u" etc. usually represent in ortographies of languages vowel sounds, and "k", "p" etc. consonant sounds. In this respect they are vowels and consonants. But when the "phoneme to grapheme" correspondence is not 1:1, like with English letter "y" in country names Yemen and Libya, the phonetic level decides, is it vowel or consonant. In "Yemen" "y" represents consonant and in "Libya" vowel.

I am sure that most English speakers know this, at least intuitively. But sometimes I have noticed in Jetpunk that using the same letter is confusing. Or maybe it is just me, but I am always surprised, when "y" is counted as consonant, when it represents vowel sound.

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Level 71
Jan 23, 2023
Could use a minute more
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Level 50
Jan 23, 2023
I agree!! I thought I was fast but still ran out of time
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Level 50
Jan 23, 2023
I didn't get "East Timor" or "Ivory Coast" because I spell them as Timor Leste and Cote d'Ivoire respectively
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Level 59
Jan 24, 2023
Good quiz idea; I'd add a little more time, though.
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Level 19
Jan 24, 2023
Nice ! A bit frustrated i found Yemen for the "MN" but didn't work :( especially if the "y" is counted as a vowel in "Ivory coast" but I like this concept too ! great one