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Countries with the most value in Scrabble

Name the countries whose name worths the most base on the value of the Scrabble letters
Usual name of countries (as in Countries of the World, 196 countries)
Letters : 1 = AEIOULNRST, 2 = DG, 3 = BCMP, 4 = FHVWY, 5 = K, 8 = JX, 10 = QZ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrabble_letter_distributions#English)
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Last updated: December 16, 2015
First submittedMay 4, 2014
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50
Democratic Republic of the Congo
39
Bosnia and Herzegovina
39
Federated States of Micronesia
39
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
35
Central African Republic
35
Czech Republic
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34
Mozambique
33
Republic of the Congo
30
Kazakhstan
30
Kyrgyzstan
28
Azerbaijan
28
Dominican Republic
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27
Sao Tome and Principe
26
Equatorial-Guinea
26
Saint Kitts and Nevis
26
Zimbabwe
25
Uzbekistan
24
Antigua and Barbuda
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24
Switzerland
23
New Zealand
23
Trinidad and Tobago
23
United Arab Emirates
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level 41
May 6, 2014
I'm not sure if the maths work but what about Papua New Guinea or The Federated States of Micronesia? Good quiz. I took it three times :)
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level 56
May 6, 2014
papua new guinea is worth 22 (it's like the 21st in the list ;) ) and i didn't use the long form of the name (as congo for the republic of congo or macedonia for FYR of macedonia) except for drc and car
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level 47
Dec 5, 2014
Why would you count the long name for DRC but not RC though?
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level 68
Nov 24, 2014
I'm pretty sure Luxembourg would score some serious points... L - 2 U - 2 X - 8 E - 1 M - 4 B - 4 O - 1 U - 2 R - 1 G - 3 ____________________________=28
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level 68
Nov 24, 2014
Also, Swaziland is 24
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level 56
Nov 24, 2014
i don't know if i am wrong but my letters say : L=1, U=1, X=8, E=1, M=3, B=3, O=1, U=1, R=1, G=2 total = 22 S=1, W=4, A=1, Z=10, I=1, L=1, A=1, N=1, D=2 total = 22 (official English scrabble)
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level 68
Jan 2, 2015
I think I partially figured it out: using American English, the letter U is used less often, as in flavor or favorite, so it's worth more. The points probably change within languages
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level 56
Dec 16, 2015
Everything is updated, see instructions
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level 30
Dec 19, 2016
i didnt realize multi-word countries counted
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level 35
Apr 6, 2018
me neither. i spent 2 minutes trying to type zambia. turns out it's value is about three quarters of the minimum to make this list. i thaught it would be 25 at least! (i got 3, zimbabwe, micronesia, and drc) ☚ī¸
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level 35
Apr 6, 2018
i ment to type that as a reply to another person. sorry, monkeynerd.
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level 35
Apr 6, 2018
(meant) 😞
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level 35
Apr 6, 2018
my spelling is bad.
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level 35
Apr 6, 2018
anti disestablish ment arism i do not know how to spell that flimmin' word.