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JetPunk Country Type-ins: Alternative Names

Find countries and their alternative names according to JetPunk recommend Type-ins
Type-ins with alternative spelling, or type-ins where words are added/removed from the originale names are not considered
Quiz by scambigol
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First submittedDecember 10, 2014
Last updatedDecember 10, 2014
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Original Country Name
Alternative Name
Burma
Myanmar
Central African Republic
CAR
China
PRC
Côte d'Ivoire
Ivory Coast
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
East Timor
Timor Leste
Macedonia
FYROM
Netherlands
Holland
Papua New Guinea
PNG
Saint Kitts and Nevis
St Kitts
Original Country Name
Alternative Name
Saint Lucia
St Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
St Vincent
United Arab Emirates
UAE
United Kingdom
Britain
Great Britain
UK
United States
America
USA
Vatican City
Holysee
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level 79
Dec 10, 2014
Interesting quiz. I've never seen PNG or FYROM. Learn something new everyday. It may be something trivial and useless, but it is new!
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level 70
Dec 10, 2014
I only found out thanks to the 'recommended type-ins' feature! Which, I think, is pretty recent, but I would have probably never noticed it if Jerry928 hadn't pointed it out to me
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level 72
Dec 10, 2014
Interesting how several official names of countries aren't allowed as type-ins - Lao PDR, Republic of China/ROC, Republic of Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Maybe, for the last one, ironic names aren't allowed.
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level 72
Dec 10, 2014
This is a fascinating quiz, but, speaking of irony, it's ironic that in a quiz where you're asked for countries with type-ins, you've allowed a type-in when entering Vatican City!
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level 70
Dec 10, 2014
Ah, good point! Initially I hadn't allowed for any type-ins. After realizing I had left out the 'DRC' type-in I added Democratic Republic of the Congo and thought it'd be unfair to force people to type exactly the name, because another way of looking at it is that, since we're talking about alternative 'names', each 'name' can have its 'type-ins' so typing 'Congo' to get 'Democr... ...ongo' makes sense and typing 'Vatican' for 'Vatican City' makes sense. Actually, I guess I should also add 'the holy see' as a type-in for 'holy see'!
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level 57
Aug 15, 2015
Cool! Also, Cape Verde --> Cabo Verde
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level 10
Oct 7, 2015
Yep.
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level 32
Mar 25, 2017
This is my theory on Holland. If Holland is allowed for Netherlands, than "Alabama" should be allowed for the USA, "Queensland" for Australia, "Tibet" for China, "Wales" for the UK, "Normandy" for France and "Siberia" for Russia