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Can you name the countries whose names can be formed from two English words?
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Nov 21st, 2010 at 15:37 GMT
Additions welcomed. I used Dictionary.com as my source so there are a few pretty obscure words on here.
Nov 21st, 2010 at 16:57 GMT
How about using Moldova? I know ova is originally a Latin word but it is used often in English-based crosswords and by English-speaking doctors. I found it in at least one of my English dictionaries at home.
Nov 21st, 2010 at 21:09 GMT
How about UAE?
Nov 21st, 2010 at 22:08 GMT
Really nice quiz!
Nov 22nd, 2010 at 06:05 GMT
Marshall Islands has to be there And also, some of those words are not in the Scrabble dictionary, which is probably what you should use rather than dictionary.com
Nov 23rd, 2010 at 02:58 GMT
@wqlk3 - I used full common names, not abbreviations. @altosax29b - In my source, "Marshall" is just a proper name while "marshal" is a word. I think the dictionary used is a matter of preference - I've found the Scrabble dictionary to be a little funky.
Dec 1st, 2010 at 01:29 GMT
dictionary.com believes that "roon" is a shade of red, "sene" is a Samoan unit of currency, and "ana" is a collection of miscellaneous information about something. So if you're willing to go obscure, Cameroon, Senegal, and Guyana should work. I dunno if I buy it. Also, Luke Bradford! How've you been?
Dec 1st, 2010 at 18:53 GMT
@ostroffj - Thanks for the corrections. I'm great! How are you doing?
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Dec 9th, 2010 at 13:25 GMT
Mould has a U in it. The language is English, not American.
Jan 5th, 2011 at 01:14 GMT
marshall islands could still work. Mars Hall Is Lands, are all words
Jan 5th, 2011 at 01:18 GMT
Ignore my last comment, Mars is a proper noun. But you could use Marsh All. just a thought, but maybe you don't want more than two words, otherwise UAE would've worked, huh. Well i just wasted your time. sorry
Apr 24th, 2011 at 17:21 GMT
There are many more that work as uncapitalized nouns in dictionary.com. What you want to do is use the term "common words" and then include every possible obscure answer as a bonus, so that people who think certain things are "common" don't get upset. Some examples you could include: MA + LI (distance measure), MARSHALL (alternate spelling) ISLANDS. SOLOMON (wise man, can be uncap.) ISLANDS. AFGHANIS (monetary units) TAN, BAH (interj.) + AMAS (Japanese divers), BAH + RAIN, BARB + ADOS, BUR (seed case) + MA, IVORY COAST, HON + DURAS (dura matter), KEN + YA, LIB + YA, LAT (monetary unit, muscle) + VIA, MONTE (as in "three-card") + NEGRO, NE (aka NEE) + PAL, PAN + AMA, QAT + AR, SENE (monetary unit) + GAL. And there may be more!
Apr 24th, 2011 at 20:18 GMT
you accept Equatorial Guinea but not South Africa?
Apr 25th, 2011 at 02:07 GMT
this is in language? guess it could have gone either way--that or geography--nice quiz
Apr 25th, 2011 at 14:48 GMT
No Sudan? I guess you never really have just one sud...only lots of suds.
Apr 25th, 2011 at 19:27 GMT
vatican+city, czech+republic, saudi+arabia, south+africa, thai+land
Apr 26th, 2011 at 15:32 GMT
Theres no North and South Korea or South Africa
Apr 27th, 2011 at 18:31 GMT
@ImLordOfTheFlies - a guinea is an old form of money, & 'Africa' isn't in the dictionary.
May 3rd, 2011 at 01:38 GMT
If you're using full names, I don't think United States OF AMERICA should count.
May 4th, 2011 at 23:23 GMT
I may have missed the point of the quiz, but how about Dominican Republic?
May 8th, 2011 at 11:22 GMT
aren't "marshall" and "island(s)" common english words?
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