Countries by Last Two Letters

Can you identify the following countries from just their last two letters?
All answers are one-word countries.
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Last updated: July 3, 2020
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 52
Jan 17, 2015
Isn't Aruba a country?
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Level 83
Jan 17, 2015
It's a constituent of the Netherlands, and not a sovereign state or independent country.
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Level 74
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 38
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 74
Feb 20, 2018
But the important thing to remember here is that the Netherlands has the best ice skaters.
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Level 37
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 67
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 67
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
Dec 2, 2019
@Sifhraven Aruba is not completely autonomous, certainly not like Canada and Australia are autonomous. Its foreign affairs and defense are handled by the Netherlands. More importantly, the 'Council of Ministers of the Kingdom' exerts supervision over the island's financial policy (although there is some debate on this topic between the Netherlands and Aruba at the moment). That council consists mostly of ministers from the country of the Netherlands. So Aruba (and Curacao, and Sint Maarten) aren't as independent (yet) as countries like Canada.
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Level 71
Dec 2, 2019
@Sifhraven It is inaccurate to liken the country status of Aruba to that of Australia and Canada. Defence and foreign affairs are still managed by the Netherlands (as with the British Overseas Territories), while those are managed by Australia and Canada themselves.
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Level 52
Jun 28, 2020
Great explanation. Shocked that Kal hasn't weighed in here.
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Level 60
Jul 13, 2020
Aruba is as much of a country as California. The fact that the word "country" or "state" is sometimes used to name the subdivisions of a sovereign state/country doesn't make those subdivisions sovereign states/countries in their own right. Although they may be autonomous, which isn't the same thing as independent.
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Level 72
Jan 17, 2015
That was a lot harder than it looked !
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Level 64
Sep 15, 2020
Same for me. My brain started to melt about 2 seconds into this... Missed Italy, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Hungary - almost all the European ones in fact - and I'm from Europe. I'll take my 2pts and won't look back.
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Level 48
Jan 17, 2015
Very nice one!
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Level 69
Jan 17, 2015
Man, this was hard. Good though.
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Level 64
Sep 15, 2020
This reminded me of a 'girls names' quiz I did that had 100's of answers, but half-way through I'd guessed about 3 names and couldn't even think of my wife's name to try that. Same with this one - something about it just turned my brain off...
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Level 37
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 67
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 65
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 77
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 76
Dec 3, 2019
Nope ... and I thought Guam second :-)
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Level 36
Feb 13, 2016
I did not get GERMANY although I am living there...
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Level 71
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 40
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 71
Dec 2, 2019
You're all excused because Germany ends "ND" and Italy "IA".
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Level 71
Dec 2, 2019
In their native languages* ;)
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Level 44
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 53
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 61
Jan 28, 2021
Man, I hope you'll let us in on all the amazing things you were planning to do with all the time you would have saved had you not had no type in the "RG"!
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Level 41
Mar 24, 2017
Fun quiz!
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Level 60
Mar 27, 2017
I know I am stupid when I put in Idaho
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Level 84
Mar 28, 2017
Hey man, I kept coming up with city names for the longest time.
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Level 67
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 65
May 17, 2017
Fun quiz. Some are obvious, and some are very evasive!
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Level 66
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 67
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 67
Dec 2, 2019
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Level 37
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 61
Apr 29, 2018
if IA were on this quiz, then it would officially be dumb.
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Level 60
Oct 12, 2018
Wow, that's tougher than it looks! Thanks, good one!
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Level 44
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 61
Sep 19, 2019
Scored 100% on this like 2.7% of quiz takers. Just got lucky, I guess.
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Level 67
Dec 2, 2019
SurinAM
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Level 37
Mar 20, 2020
Pellam: You are correct. Surinam used to be spelled without the "e" ; perhaps it was changed once they became independent, but I learned it without the "e" in school.
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Level 67
Jun 28, 2020
That must have been pre 1978, because that was when the spelling "Suriname" was made official.
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Level 64
Dec 2, 2019
Always thinking Birmingham until I thought VIETNAM!!!
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Level 71
Dec 2, 2019
Maybe you should change AM to something else, since I first thought of Brunei Darussalam, which is a correct official name (like eSwatini).
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Level 49
Feb 18, 2021
Jetpunk quizzes tend to use the names of countries on the Countries of the World quiz as standard.
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Level 64
Dec 3, 2019
Was tougher than I thought it would. Well done!
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Level 39
Dec 4, 2019
UGH I got them all except for Eswatini. I thought of Swaziland, but not Eswatini. 😑
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Level 69
Jul 15, 2020
I may be wrong but I think Vietnam makes all three lists, first two, first and last, last two letters. And the only country doing so.
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Level 38
Sep 10, 2020
How about Antigua and Barbuda??? doesnt it ends with Ba just like cuba?????
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Level 62
Sep 10, 2020
No, it ends with DA, just like Canada
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Level 66
Sep 11, 2020
Eh?
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Level 38
Sep 15, 2020
holy smokes I just realised how stupid my question was... hehe Now I look like an idiot... sorry for your time.
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Level 28
Dec 4, 2020
Eswatini was just the first country that came into my mind when I was about to start answering. No one can forget his/her nationality
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Level 53
Dec 17, 2020
It's so obvious when you see the answers! I got 1 correct :c
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Level 64
Jan 1, 2021
Frustratingly difficult. 5 minutes, 24 countries, you think you'll easily get 100% but then you hit a wall and can't think of any valid answer for half of them.
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Level 21
Jan 24, 2021
Great quiz - and know what? I'm from Germany and simply didn't think of it because I keep thinking of Deutschland running through countries' name in my head ;-) Similar for Belgium, which is Belgien in German ...