Most Common Words in Official Country Names

Countries have short names and long names. Guess the words that appear at least twice in the official long names of the countries of the world.
As a hint you are shown the continent where they are most present
Based on this quiz by PSTSCCH
Includes proper nouns
Quiz by scambigol
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Last updated: August 7, 2016
First submittedJanuary 22, 2016
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Main Continent
Word
155
Africa (50)
of
130
Africa (47)
Republic
17
Europe (7)
Kingdom
11
Africa (5)
the
9
Asia (5)
Democratic
9
Asia (3)
State
7
North America (4)
and
5
Africa (3)
Federal
5
Asia (4)
People's
5
North America (2)
United
4
Asia (3)
Islamic
3
Asia (2)
Arab
3
North America (2)
Commonwealth
3
Africa (2)
Guinea
3
Europe (3)
Principality
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Main Continent
Word
3
North America (3)
Saint
3
North America (2)
States
2
Asia (2)
China
2
Africa (2)
Congo
2
Europe/North America (1)
Federation
2
Oceania (2)
Independent
2
Europe (2)
Ireland
2
Oceania (2)
Islands
2
Asia (2)
Korea
2
Oceania (2)
New
2
Asia (2)
Socialist
2
Africa (2)
South
2
Africa (2)
Sudan
2
Africa/Asia (1)
Union
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Level 60
Jan 22, 2016
Great quiz!
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Level 75
Aug 7, 2016
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Level 75
Oct 9, 2016
+2
+5
Level 54
Oct 10, 2016
+1
Level 44
Jun 29, 2017
+Googol
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Level 83
Jul 1, 2018
Minus Google.
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Level 50
Dec 17, 2020
Spoilsport.
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Level 36
Apr 8, 2021
+googolplexian
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Level 78
Jan 22, 2016
Second that, much trickier than I anticipated! Great job :)
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Level 63
Aug 7, 2016
There are 3 'South' countries: South Korea, South Africa, and South Sudan. Interesting quiz!
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Level 75
Aug 7, 2016
But one of them doesn't use that world, officially, in their title. Guess which one!
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Level 63
Aug 7, 2016
Oh, Korea, completely blanked out. Whoops!
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Level 82
Oct 9, 2016
Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Republic of Korea.
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Level 57
Jun 20, 2020
Why North Korea use Democratic word in their official name? Democracy and North Korea are opposite words!
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Level 50
Apr 12, 2021
Bro. A country having 'people's' or 'democratic' in their name is Always an indication for the opposite. Just like some European kingdoms are some of the most liberal and democratic countries in the world lol.
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Level 71
Aug 8, 2016
There are 4 Guinea's - Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea and Papua New Guinea

Nice quiz though

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Level 65
Aug 8, 2016
Guinea-Bissau is hyphenated :)
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Level 71
Oct 9, 2016
Ah, I didn't know.

...to be honest, I don't know much about Guinea Bissau

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Level 57
Apr 16, 2021
Why does the hyphen matter?
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Level 57
Aug 9, 2016
Very hard :)
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Level 75
Aug 18, 2016
What about stan and land ;-P
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Level 9
Oct 9, 2016
they're not individual words though. this would be a good idea to make into a quiz also haha, country name parts
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Level 75
Jul 5, 2018
Ah, see what you've done there is you've thought that I was actually being serious
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Level 73
Sep 4, 2016
Shouldn't 'States' also apply to Micronesia?
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Level 74
Sep 4, 2016
it does: applies to USA, Mexico and Micronesia
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Level 73
Sep 5, 2016
Ok! I missunderstood the clues given. It says Main Continent (number), but the number is the total of countries that have that word, not only in the 'main continent'. Bit confusing I think.
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Level 72
Oct 7, 2016
I can see how carawebo was confused- it could probably be worded a little better. But regardless, this is an awesome idea for a quiz!
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Level 62
Oct 9, 2016
Very, very creative and unique quiz! I was proud to get commonwealth.
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Level 82
Oct 9, 2016
Great quiz scambigol!
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Level 63
Oct 9, 2016
I'm impressed I missed 6 answers but still got 5 points! Woop-woop!
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Level 40
Nov 27, 2016
I missed NINE answers and I still got 5 points
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Level 70
Oct 9, 2016
Great idea for a quiz. I do think the introductory paragraph could be a bit clearer, but maybe that's just me.
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Level 82
Oct 9, 2016
Wow there are so many countries with "America" somewhere in their name. No wonder there's so much confusion about this lately.
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Level 9
Oct 9, 2016
good quiz mate had fun. never thought 'and' is counted O.o
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Level 56
Oct 9, 2016
amazing quiz as usual
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Level 56
Oct 10, 2016
Notice how every word in DPRK is on this list, interesting
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Level 74
Oct 10, 2016
same with DRC!
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Level 54
Oct 10, 2016
I tried "federated" because of Micronesia but didn't get "federal" or "federation" :(
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Level 66
Oct 11, 2016
Good thing I played the quiz in the link under instructions before trying this one.
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Level 46
Oct 11, 2016
should not consider "of", "the" and so on
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Level 62
Oct 12, 2016
This quiz inspired me to make one with a similar idea but a different topic. If you liked this quiz, you should check it out: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/125460/names-for-sports-venues
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Level 69
Jan 7, 2017
There are 3 south: Korea, sudan and africa
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Level 54
May 16, 2017
Korea's official country name doesn't use 'South'.
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Level 53
May 12, 2017
Federative Republic of Brazil is so close to being Federated States of Micronesia
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Level 62
Feb 24, 2018
United has three, not two: United States, United Kingdom, and United Arab Emirates. Please fix this. I'm surprised no one's seen this yet.
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Level 82
Jul 24, 2018
United has 5, with 2 on the "main continent" (which is exactly what the quiz says): United Mexican States, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America.
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Level 28
Jun 22, 2018
shouldnt guinea for africa be 3 not 2 as the quiz says because equatorial guinea, guinea and guinea bissau
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Level 84
Jul 19, 2018
3 total (including png) but not 3 in africa. as mentioned above guinea-bissau is hyphenated.
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Level 82
Jul 24, 2018
I'm going to found a country and call it The New Independent Federal Democratic People's Republic of United Socialist Islamic Arab States.

But because people will probably find that long and confusing, we will also have a short name: "Kyrgyzstan."

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Level 48
Aug 22, 2018
I loved this one. Wasn't easy though!
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Level 34
Sep 15, 2018
Interesting quiz
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Level 63
Nov 11, 2018
As somebody from the Republic-Kingdom of the Democratic State, the Federal People's United Islamic Arab Commonwealth, the Principality of the Saint Guinea States, the China-Congo Federation, the Independent Ireland Islands, New Korea and the Socialist South Sudan Union, I am pleased to have got 100% the first time.
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Level 63
Nov 11, 2018
For those of you who haven't heard of this country, we are not fully recognised yet but claim the Hawaiian Islands; all of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Jordan; Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea and Papua New Guinea (particularly the areas of these supposed countries with most Catholics); China (including Taiwan) and both the Democratic Republic and Republic of the Congo; Ireland and a few surrounding islands including Great Britain; the Korean Peninsula; and South Sudan.
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Level 75
Mar 14, 2019
Sounds uncontroversial, I'm sure they're fully recognized by now.
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Level 64
Mar 7, 2019
This was a really cool concept for a quiz, I'm actually kind of surprised it took me two and a half years to happen across it, since I've been playing these quizzes almost daily since 2013.
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Level 65
Sep 28, 2019
Tried to type "states", got "state" and didn't bother to type "states" again. I would argue it's the same word, just in another form of declension.
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Level 58
Oct 12, 2019
North needs to be added now, North Macedonia and North Korea
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Level ∞
Oct 12, 2019
Long name of North Korea is "Democratic People's Republic of Korea".
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Level 87
Jan 10, 2020
Maybe UK of GB & Northern Ireland is one, North Macedonia the 2nd
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Level 58
Dec 18, 2019
My favourite country, of Republic Kingdom the Democratic State and Federal People's United Islamic Arab Commonwealth Guinea Principality Saint States China Congo Federation Independent Ireland Islands Korea New Socialist South Sudan Union.
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Level 53
Mar 29, 2020
I'm probably just missing something here but aren't there four cases of the word 'guinea' in official country names: 'the Republic of Equatorial Guinea', 'the Republic of Guinea', the Republic of Guinea-Bissau and 'the Independent State of Papua New Guinea'
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Level 74
Mar 30, 2020
it depends on whether you consider 'Guinea-Bissau' a single word or two words. I don't know which of the two is correct
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Level 59
Jan 11, 2021
Can you also say it includes plural forms
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Level 46
Jan 13, 2021
How "Guinea" is 3? Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Papua New Guinea
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Level 74
Jan 13, 2021
I considered 'Guinea-Bissau' as a single word (don't know whether that's right or not)
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Level 39
Feb 11, 2021
North? As in North Macedonia and North Korea....
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Level 56
Feb 25, 2021
North Korea isn't counted because it's not officially part of their name (Democratic People's Republic of Korea.)
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Level 28
May 14, 2021
...ireland?
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Level 67
Jun 9, 2021
Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom (inc. Northern Ireland)