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Countries of the World/Paesi del Mondo: largest position variations

Comparing rankings of countries in Countries of the World and Paesi del Mondo (the corresponding Italian version), which countries have the greatest position changes when sorted by % guessed?
Country names may be typed in either English or Italian
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Last updated: December 18, 2014
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Higher rank in 'COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD'
Variation
ITA Rank
ENG Rank
Country
+ 106
174
68
Dominica
+ 63
142
79
Jamaica
+ 56
131
75
Chad
+ 55
165
110
Bahamas
+ 47
146
99
Zimbabwe
+ 47
154
107
South Sudan
+ 45
93
48
Thailand
+ 41
108
67
Yemen
+ 38
101
63
Haiti
+ 36
162
126
El Salvador
Higher rank in 'PAESI DEL MONDO'
Variation
ITA Rank
ENG Rank
Country
+ 82
79
161
San Marino
+ 77
80
157
Montenegro
+ 66
90
156
Eritrea
+ 63
45
108
Tunisia
+ 59
78
137
Macedonia
+ 54
40
94
Croatia
+ 54
94
148
Moldova
+ 50
56
106
Slovenia
+ 49
47
96
Albania
+ 49
109
158
Senegal
+1
level 78
Dec 18, 2014
Some of these I get- mostly because of geography. I assume Dominica shows up because of the accidental type in with Dominican Republic. But why Zimbabwe or Senegal? Are they strange names in Italian?
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level 71
Dec 18, 2014
I'm curious as well! Both 'Zimbabwe' and 'Senegal' are spelled in the same way in Italian. I guess Zimbabwe was a UK colony which maybe somewhat helps, and the 'bwe' is unusual spelling in Italian (W isn't part of the Italian alphabet). Thailand (Thailanda) perhaps often gets typed as 'Tailandia' and hence doesn't work (tHa doesn't exist in Italian) Senegal is actually higher up in the Italian version! I have no idea why... I was interested in making a quiz comparing other languages, too, but it's tedious to pair up the various quizzes. Thanks for your comment!