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Country Names Created by Only 4 Letters

Guess the countries whose names can be spelled using only 4 different letters.
Each letter can be used more than once
Quiz by PSTSCCH
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Last updated: December 25, 2019
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First submittedAugust 9, 2014
Times taken93,441
Average score70.8%
Rating4.97
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Letters
Country
A B C U
Cuba
A C D H
Chad
A C D N
Canada
A D I N
India
A G H N
Ghana
A H I T
Haiti
Letters
Country
A I L M
Mali
A I N R
Iran
A I Q R
Iraq
A J N P
Japan
A L M T
Malta
A L O S
Laos
Letters
Country
A L P U
Palau
A M N O
Oman
A M N P
Panama
A M O S
Samoa
A N R U
Nauru
A Q R T
Qatar
Letters
Country
B E I N
Benin
C E G R
Greece
C M O R
Morocco
E M N Y
Yemen
E P R U
Peru
K O S V
Kosovo
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Level 91
Aug 15, 2014
C G N O-> Congo
+45
Level 76
Sep 8, 2014
That's not the full name of either country.
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Level 38
Sep 14, 2014
Republic of Malta, Independent State of Samoa, Kingdom of Morocco, etc.
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Level 84
Sep 14, 2014
Congo refers to the region that covers both countries, so yes, Republic of Congo and DRC are two of the few countries that are commonly called by their full names.
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Level 84
Sep 14, 2014
It's also commonly just called Congo.
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Level 79
Sep 14, 2014
I hear both being called Congo, or The Congo. Saying that Congo is the official name of either wouldn't be right.
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Level 84
Sep 14, 2014
Saying that China is the official name of China technically isn't right, either.
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Level 86
Sep 15, 2014
But there aren't two Chinas, so China is an acceptable shorthand for the official name. Congo is not an acceptable shorthand as it could refer to either.
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Level 45
Sep 15, 2014
joey: What planet are you living on? Mine has two Chinas: the PRC and the RoC.
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Level 84
Sep 16, 2014
The official name of North Korea is the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The official name of South Korea is the Republic of Korea. Both are often referred to simply as "Korea," or by their unofficial names North and South Korea. Guinea is officially the Republic of Guinea. Though there is also the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Guyana, French Guiana, The Guianas, Papua New Guinea, and Ghana, which all have longer official names as well. The United States of America is commonly called America, even though it is not the only country in America; or the United States, even though there is also the United States of Mexico, the United States of Belgium (until 1790), the United States of Brazil (until 1937), and others.
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Level 61
Mar 26, 2016
Short names are not unofficial. All those countries have unique official short names. The Congos do not.
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Level 81
Oct 6, 2016
Official short names are not the most relevant, here is the list:

http://www.unece.org/cefact/locode/countries.html

North and South Korea are not official, Congo (for RoC) is though. Some countries also prefer to stick to the long forms

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Level 64
Nov 19, 2016
Good grief. Life is too short people!
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Level 74
Nov 19, 2016
There are two countries named Congo. Both of them have country names created by only four letters.
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Level 55
May 27, 2019
tshalla, though sometimes referred to as Congo by a few quizzers, it is basically a standard here that we call it DRC, Republic of the Congo, and only accept Congo if one of those two previous names works for the topic. in this case those 1st two names don't fit the topic, so we don't put Congo in this quiz.

(Also the reason we normally don't accept RoC is because it gets confused with RoC: Republic of China)

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Level 45
Jan 8, 2020
Re the point about China, Rep. of China is commonly known as 'Taiwan', or, in the Olympics, 'Chinese Taipei', thus allowing it to be distinguished from China in Jetpunk quizzes. Rep. of Congo and DRC's only distinction in common parlance in the forenames. 'Congo', then, does not obviously refer to one of the two sovereign states; 'Taiwan' does, and by extension, and default, PR of China is simply 'China'.
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Level 66
Apr 7, 2020
So.. is ROC congo or taiwan? ;)

I have heard people argue over every silly little thing on this site ( even things which you thought were so clear, noone could make an argument about it). But have never seen people argue about ROC. Like : "Can you accept roc as a type in?" "No you can't because it is not clear what you are referring to" but then spoken in an agressive manner with a lot of ego treating the other as absolutely wrong and dumb, obviously..

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Level 43
Apr 7, 2020
Dear 90% of you: who the hell cares?
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Level 52
May 19, 2020
why don't we just use the names that they appear as on the countries of the world quiz?
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Level 74
Dec 7, 2020
@Bdubz: 90% do, obviously.
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Level 60
Dec 7, 2020
North Korea and South Korea aren't official names but are used much more commonly than the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea, respectively. Similarly, China and Taiwan are shorter names for the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China. All of the above have much more commonly used and shorter names, which is why they are used in favor of their official names. There are two Congos, neither of which have shorter names that can be used to distinguish one from the other (both are usually shortened to Congo, or otherwise not shortened at all), so "Congo" is too ambiguous to be used as an answer. However, I'd say on JetPunk, "Congo" is used more for the Republic of the Congo and not for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (shortened to DR Congo).
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Level 81
Feb 20, 2018
That's not the full name. Should be Bongo Congo.
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Level 78
Jul 12, 2018
Wrongo.
+5
Level 87
Oct 14, 2019
That took way too longo.
+1
Level 45
Jan 8, 2020
Who knew Godfrey Bloom used Jetpunk?
+1
Level 39
Sep 4, 2022
why did i type "moana" for A M N O, lol
+1
Level 71
May 19, 2020
Dear 10% ....... we do!
+5
Level 51
Sep 14, 2014
Maybe little bit more time could be added. Fiji needs only 3 letters, I wonder if its only one like that.
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Level 72
Sep 14, 2014
Togo also uses only 3 letters.
+6
Level 74
Jan 8, 2020
But that wasn't the question.
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Level 71
May 19, 2020
Yes it was
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Level 74
Dec 7, 2020
I meant, it wasn't the task of the quiz.
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Level 74
Sep 14, 2014
Good quiz thanks
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Level 84
Sep 14, 2014
I was fearing the worst but since the letters are given, it is pretty easy :).
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Level 45
Sep 14, 2014
Ha, I kept thinking 'Tahiti'.
+3
Level 79
Sep 14, 2014
Me too...typed it in twice before I finally got Haiti.
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Level 25
Nov 21, 2016
Me too
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Level 45
Sep 14, 2014
14 seconds left.
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Level 79
Sep 14, 2014
It's a bit weird because it's sort of in the alphabetical order at least at first and then it isn't.
+3
Level 84
Sep 14, 2014
I don't see any flow in the alphabetic order, what do you mean?
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Level 47
Sep 14, 2014
It seems to be alphabetically order because I have arranged "letters" each answer use alphabetically.
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Level 50
Sep 14, 2014
very clever quiz idea, loved it! (somehow missed Laos, otherwise would've gotten 100% on first try)
+1
Level 20
Sep 16, 2014
TOTALLY AGREE . !!
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Level 20
Sep 15, 2014
Dear Quiz Master:

Would you kindly accomodate COMOROS into the list of possibe answers for the Question Item C M O R please ??

+7
Level 26
Sep 26, 2020
That's five letters: COMRS
+3
Level 57
Oct 7, 2021
I made the same mistake.

I had to count the letters i C O M O R O S three times before I finally accepted it wasn't 4...

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Level 49
Jan 18, 2023
my favorite country is comoro
+2
Level 61
Sep 15, 2014
What about Togo?
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Level 36
Sep 15, 2014
Togo is only 3 letters...
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Level 54
Jan 5, 2021
still, it can be like O G T O, and still be correct. Letters can repeat though.
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Level 57
Oct 7, 2021
Huh? No, you have O twice. It's the same letter.
+1
Level 45
Mar 19, 2022
Ohh, thats why they didnt have Fiji either
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Level 48
Sep 15, 2014
I tried Tahiti about 20 times before I realized that it isn't actually a country
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Level 17
Sep 18, 2014
add Congo!:)
+2
Level 26
Jan 6, 2015
So close India and Yemen $.$
+1
Level 11
Feb 18, 2015
I got stuck on Canada, But good quiz!:)
+1
Level 76
Apr 29, 2015
Um, Togo?
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Level 81
Nov 20, 2016
Three letters
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Level 52
May 11, 2015
I got Morocco but missed Peru.
+1
Level 64
Jul 14, 2015
So how do you pronounce 'PSTSCCH'?
+2
Level 64
Jul 14, 2015
Like, a rapsy, wispy voice telling someone to hush?

Or like tap water running down from the faucet?

Maybe you just learned how to say the letter 'p' but weird letters follow?

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Level 47
Jul 14, 2015
It is an acronym, in fact. The first 3 letters come from my first name, and the rest 4 letters come from my faculty and my department in my undergrad study.
+1
Level 47
Jul 14, 2015
So, just P-S-T-S-C-C-H is okay.
+3
Level 78
Apr 7, 2020
My inkling is to pronounce it like "pistachio"
+2
Level 56
Jul 29, 2015
C M O R - Comoros?
+10
Level 47
Jul 30, 2015
You will never get Comoros from only C, M, O, and R. Instead, you will get only Comoro.
+1
Level 57
Oct 7, 2021
Or Morocco :D
+2
Level 56
Jul 29, 2015
And A G H N - Afghanistan?
+15
Level 47
Jul 30, 2015
And you will never get Afghanistan from only A, G, H, and N. Instead, you will get only Aghanan.
+3
Level 44
Nov 19, 2016
Thats just so funny to read
+1
Level 28
Mar 19, 2022
agreed lol
+4
Level 66
Apr 7, 2020
wow the comoros one, ok, at first glance/instinct you might think yea! then ow wait no.. it's 5. But Afghanistan??? Why not Equitorial Guinea while you are at it? Or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Afghanistan has 8 different letters, even if you cut of the stan part you would still have 6 letters!
+2
Level 66
Apr 7, 2020
Ahh looking at the letters he choose ( I was wondering why specifically those, a f g h would make more sense for instance) I think he meant any country that contain those letters, regardless if they contain other letters
+1
Level 77
Apr 7, 2020
You're joking right?
+1
Level 70
Dec 12, 2015
Fun one!!!
+1
Level 67
Jun 14, 2016
fiji?
+2
Level 84
Jun 14, 2016
Only 3 letters.
+1
Level 22
Aug 28, 2016
TOGO!!!!
+3
Level 87
Oct 14, 2019
G, O & T

3 letters

+1
Level 44
Sep 4, 2016
I like the quiz.

Does Aruba count?

+1
Level 53
Sep 19, 2016
Aruba isn't officialy a country.
+1
Level 66
Apr 7, 2020
It officially is actually. It is just not considered a sovereign nation, as it is part of a kingdom. And jetpunk only uses sovereign nations in their quizzes. A quiz's selection process does not change the fact is something is a country or not.
+2
Level 57
Oct 7, 2021
The word country is sometimes (often) used as synonym for sovereign nation.
+1
Level 73
Nov 19, 2016
22/24, but I somehow missed Cuba, which is the most commonly guessed answer right now
+1
Level 64
Nov 19, 2016
Are there any countries that only use 3 letters? I can't think of any.
+3
Level 57
Nov 19, 2016
Fiji and Togo have been mentioned several times in the comments.
+5
Level 47
Nov 19, 2016
Just to clarify something, Togo and Fiji, despite their 4-letter lengths, use only 3 letters as there are repeated letters.
+1
Level 64
Nov 19, 2016
Fiji?
+4
Level 61
Nov 19, 2016
I F J. Can you people stop complaining about Togo, Fiji and Comoros?
+1
Level 56
Nov 19, 2016
And Congo.
+2
Level 81
Nov 20, 2016
Congo is a valid complaint though :)
+1
Level 68
Apr 7, 2020
There is no country that’s just called ‘Congo,’ for the millionth time
+1
Level 66
Apr 7, 2020
people cáll it congo though (like new york and new york city, only specify when necesarry)
+1
Level 66
Nov 20, 2016
What about Tahiti? Accept it as an option for Haiti maybe?
+1
Level 45
Nov 21, 2016
As already mentioned, Tahiti is not an independent country.
+1
Level 76
Apr 7, 2020
Tahiti is also the largest island of French Polynesia so even if it were a country, it would be Polynesia and not Tahiti
+1
Level 63
Nov 21, 2016
Got them all except India, then found out I already did the quiz some time ago, and also got them all except India :P For some reason, I just can't make that connection.
+2
Level 22
Nov 22, 2016
for the life of me i couldnt get greece.. had 2 mins to stare at it and didnt come to me lol.
+1
Level 32
Nov 22, 2021
Same... Only thing that was coming to me was cigarette and IDKW
+1
Level 53
Apr 11, 2017
No Nauru? Or is that another "Republic of..." instance?
+2
Level 58
Oct 11, 2017
why no SOmALia fora SOAL
+1
Level 45
Mar 19, 2022
Somalia has SOMALI, six different letters, not four.
+2
Level 54
Jan 1, 2018
A H I T could be Tahiti as well....
+2
Level 88
Jul 12, 2018
Except it's not a country...
+1
Level 57
Oct 22, 2021
tahiti is an island
+1
Level 68
Jul 14, 2018
24/24 with two minutes remaining! Very good score and very good quiz! Nice idea!
+1
Level 33
Sep 8, 2018
23/24 , missed Morocco !
+1
Level 21
Oct 8, 2018
Where is Togo ??? The African Country
+2
Level 60
Jul 10, 2020
Between Ghana and Benin, just south of Burkina Faso, last time i checked. Why are you asking?
+1
Level 45
Mar 19, 2022
It has three letters, not four
+2
Level 48
May 8, 2019
MRCA = amaraca
+6
Level 82
Aug 27, 2019
Not a country. It's the Untied Tastes of Amaraca.
+1
Level 66
Apr 7, 2020
I thought it was the Untied Tastes of Crimea?
+1
Level 50
Feb 22, 2020
i cheated on morocco and greece
+1
Level 65
Apr 7, 2020
People stop talking about Tahiti is not even close of an independent country. Here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tahiti
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Level 64
Apr 7, 2020
Good quiz. Should be a 4 minuter though maybe? Thanks for compiling it.
+1
Level 68
Apr 7, 2020
How the heck did I miss Qatar? Lol
+3
Level 68
Apr 7, 2020
I missed Mali. Couldn’t see beyond Lima.
+1
Level 86
Sep 16, 2021
Thank you, @roadrage, for your comment. It prevented me from making a complete idiot of myself asking the “country” of Lima to be added to the possible answers. Facepalm.
+1
Level 66
Apr 7, 2020
Love the quiz. More like this please!
+1
Level 33
Apr 8, 2020
Fun Fact! (s?) : There are 26 countries (not counting Congo) that apply to this rule. 2 of them can be spelled with only 3 letters, FIJ -> Fiji and GOT -> Togo.
+1
Level 33
Apr 8, 2020
1 of them is Kosovo, which depends if it is a country. I have a map, and I’m just gonna go with it is a country ‘cuz the map says it is lol
+1
Level 60
Apr 9, 2020
There are people who got Iraq (73%) who didn't get Iran (72%)? What's wrong with these people?
+1
Level 54
Jul 28, 2021
Just checked my percentages…I’m one of them, apparently.
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Level 55
Sep 14, 2020
Does no one read the previous comments before they submit one? I was going to say “I kept trying Comoros for Morocco several times before I got it lol” but after reading this thread of repeating idiotic comments I think I’m done with the internet for today.
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Level 46
Nov 4, 2020
thought ghana was afghanistan
+2
Level 41
Sep 20, 2021
yeh same
+1
Level 59
Jul 28, 2021
58 seconds left, got stuck on Greece for a while
+2
Level 36
Aug 29, 2021
Looks like that's my quiz
+2
Level 36
Aug 29, 2021
But I also forgot Benin
+2
Level 41
Sep 20, 2021
u thought A G H N was afghanistan
+2
Level 48
Oct 2, 2021
I thought morocco was comoros (CMOR)
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Level 59
Dec 28, 2021
Yeah that was my first impression
+2
Level 57
Oct 7, 2021
Where is Cyprus?
+2
Level 57
Oct 22, 2021
cyprus has 6 letters that are all different mate
+1
Level 64
Mar 17, 2022
Doh!
+1
Level 84
Mar 17, 2022
West of Turkey.
+1
Level 38
Mar 17, 2022
very good quiz! clever!
+2
Level 60
Mar 17, 2022
Togo?
+1
Level 36
Mar 17, 2022
T, O, and G are only.

Just like Fiji

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Level 59
Mar 17, 2022
Almost missed Mali...
+1
Level 65
Mar 17, 2022
1937 version: Tuva, Tibet, Siam.
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Level 62
Mar 17, 2022
Great quiz and very original. Enjoyed it!
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Level 59
Mar 22, 2022
somehow that was surprisingly easy and fun!

Your fastest time is 0:34

+1
Level 65
May 27, 2022
Love that quiz concept
+2
Level 24
Jun 5, 2022
couldn't get india and i'm indian 😭
+1
Level 53
Jan 11, 2023
C M O R -> comoros?
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Level 49
Jan 18, 2023
where is napal