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Countries by Last Two Letters

Can you identify the following countries from just their last two letters?
The comprehensive quiz from which this is drawn can be played here (Part 1) and here (Part 2).
All answers are one-word countries.
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Last updated: February 25, 2019
First submittedNovember 1, 2014
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Last Two Letters
Country
AQ
Iraq
ZE
Belize
LU
Tuvalu
RK
Denmark
WE
Zimbabwe
HO
Lesotho
SH
Bangladesh
BA
Cuba
Last Two Letters
Country
EL
Israel
NI
Eswatini
OA
Samoa
RG
Luxembourg
PT
Egypt
EY
Turkey
VO
Kosovo
GA
Tonga
Last Two Letters
Country
UM
Belgium
LY
Italy
NY
Germany
AD
Chad
RY
Hungary
AM
Vietnam
ER
Niger
TU
Vanuatu
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level 41
Jan 17, 2015
Isn't Aruba a country?
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level 79
Jan 17, 2015
It's a constituent of the Netherlands, and not a sovereign state or independent country.
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level 72
Jan 17, 2015
Yes it is, though to work out whether to expect it as an answer here, read on a bit more. Aruba is one of four countries, alongside the country of the Netherlands, Curaçao and Sint Maarten, that make up the the kingdom of the Netherlands. Some interpret the kingdom as being the country, and the four countries as sorts of provinces; while others interpret the countries to be countries, and the kingdom as a supra-national entity that holds them together in a sort of commonwealth. The approach you take will determine what will appear as answers here.
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level 58
Jan 19, 2015
I think you mean what approach the quiz setter takes (rather than 'you' the quizzee). And the approach here is nearly always Sovereign nations, as appears on the Countries of the World quiz. And when I say "nearly always" I mean that if constituent countries (like England Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland) then the context of the quiz will make that clear. Otherwise, Countries=Sovereign Nations.
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level 37
Sep 16, 2016
Where I live "country" implies it is independent. There is so such thing where I live as a non independent country
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level 69
Feb 20, 2018
But the important thing to remember here is that the Netherlands has the best ice skaters.
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level 38
Jul 12, 2018
^Jerry928: Thank you! - Yours is the best explanation I have yet heard for the relationship of Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten to the Netherlands!
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level 62
Oct 5, 2019
Aruba is a completely autonomous country. Would you claim australia or canada is not a country (Officially reigned by the queen of england)? They handle their own affairs have their own goverment. Aruba has its own constitution and is not a part of the EU.

The independence of all three are around the same time 1982, 1986 and 1986 (though steps towards it started early)

(Don't get confused saba and bonaire arent countries and are part of the country the netherlands not just the kingdom of the netherlands)

Aruba doesnt appear on this website simply because the kingdom of the netherlands as a whole is counted as a country (which isnt the most logical decision but if it is your starting point it will get confusing if you also list the countries seperately). But it is as much a country as is canada and australia. (decisions made to simplify things on this website does not alter the reality and laws and decisions and agreements that are made in real life)

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level 62
Oct 5, 2019
For instance, The netherlands was the first country to make gaymarriage legal, back in 2001. In curacao this law is not in place. You cant marry someone of the same sex in Curacao

(but it is in boanire, saba and st eustachius, since théy áre a part of the country the netherlands)

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level 69
Jan 17, 2015
That was a lot harder than it looked !
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level 46
Jan 17, 2015
Very nice one!
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level 68
Jan 17, 2015
Man, this was hard. Good though.
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level 76
Jan 17, 2015
I was running the countries through my head and thought of both Lesotho and Niger but somehow they didn't click. Sigh.
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level 36
Jan 18, 2015
That took me forever! I thought I'd breeze through but had to undo timer and them it took forever as one at a time I'd change my thinking somehow and realize those fit.... Wow am I slow! If kids could spend time every day doing things like this maybe their brains would not freeze into preconceived patterns like mine has?
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level 62
Oct 5, 2019
It is just another pattern you add, you are not simply free of patterns. It helps the brain to store things.
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level 61
Jan 24, 2015
Only missed Kosovo :d
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level 45
Feb 2, 2015
How about Trinidad. It ends with '"ad", just like Chad
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level 62
Feb 3, 2015
Trinidad and Tobago actually ends in "go", just like Togo
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level 76
Jul 18, 2015
A lot harder than you expect! But fun nonetheless. Is it bad that I thought of "Siam" first for "AM"?
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level 35
Feb 13, 2016
I did not get GERMANY although I am living there...
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level 57
Mar 15, 2019
I didn't get it either, although I've been there twice and am learning the language...
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level 36
Mar 15, 2019
I didn't get Italy and I live there, and that was the one I was trying so hard to get haha
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level 39
Mar 24, 2017
Why not accept just the first part of the country name? For example just accept Luxembou for Luxembourg
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level 51
Mar 24, 2017
no, because most of us are already conditioned to type out the whole country quickly and if just the last two letters are left out then we have to backspace and its just a hindrance when trying to go fast...
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level 43
Mar 24, 2017
Fun quiz!
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level 56
Mar 27, 2017
I know I am stupid when I put in Idaho
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level 80
Mar 28, 2017
Hey man, I kept coming up with city names for the longest time.
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level 62
Apr 25, 2019
Yes, i was cursing the american states, i could NOT get idaho and ohio out of my head. And in other country quuzes they allways pop into my head aswell. Urging me "pick me pick me !" And then im like, no go away this isnt about states. And then it like a child or pet that will stand in frontof you to still get attention. And uou are trying to look around them to still focus on what you were doing (watching tv/reading a book).

ok, my imagination turned in there, but hey.., it id 4.30... :D

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level 62
May 17, 2017
Fun quiz. Some are obvious, and some are very evasive!
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level 60
Feb 25, 2018
I love how 90% of comments are complaints about countries that should be included for these endings too...
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level 62
Oct 5, 2019
Welcome to jetpunk... where people demand facts to coincide with their wishes and perceived reality. (And in some cases they literally just want the answers to match up with theirs to get a higher score, not because they truely believe it is a correct answer)
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level 38
Mar 3, 2018
I thought the same thing about Trinidad initially, then realized that the country is actually Trinidad AND Tobago.
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level 53
Apr 29, 2018
if IA were on this quiz, then it would officially be dumb.
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level 58
Oct 12, 2018
Wow, that's tougher than it looks! Thanks, good one!
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level 62
Feb 25, 2019
Updated to include a newly-renamed country.
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level 43
Mar 25, 2019
That was tricky with ESWANTINI seeing how the country name change just occurred in the last few weeks. I think I mentally imagined every country on ever continent and was stumped. Good one! Loved the quiz Now I have to remember that Macedonia is now North Macedonia.
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level 57
Sep 19, 2019
Scored 100% on this like 2.7% of quiz takers. Just got lucky, I guess.