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(Country's language) is a Semitic language descended from Siculo-Arabic. It has substantial borrowing from Sicilian, Italian, a little French, and more recently, English.
In 1936, it became a province of Italian East Africa, along with Ethiopia and Italian Somaliland.
(Country), with an estimated population of 84,000, has the smallest population of any African state.
(Country) is a parliamentary representative democracy with a constitutional monarch; it is ruled by a Grand Duke. It is the world's only remaining sovereign Grand Duchy.
(Country) is famous for its ancient civilization and some of the world's most famous monuments.
Throughout its history, (Country) has experienced successive waves of invasion and migration, involving in turn Celts, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, Normans, and French Huguenots.
(Country) became a founding member and the first President of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries, and maintains close ties with other Lusophone states.
Serbia does not recognise the unilateral secession of (Country) and considers it a UN-governed entity within its sovereign territory.
(Country) is a very small and narrow country whose borders mirror the meandering (Country) River. The country is less than 30 miles wide at its widest point.
After the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1991, the name of (Country) became the object of a dispute between Greece and the newly independent Republic of (Country).
In 1892, with the slave trade banned and regional power diminishing, France took over the area and renamed it French Dahomey.
The oldest surviving sovereign state and constitutional republic in the world, as the continuation of the monastic community founded in 301 by Marinus of Arbe.
Despite European pressure, (Country) is the only Southeast Asian nation that has never been colonized.
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(Country) is the only state in the Arabian Peninsula to have a purely republican form of government.
(Country) has the highest per-capita immigration rate in the world, and is aiming for between 240,000 and 265,000 new permanent residents in 2010.
About half a million refugees sought refuge in the country following the series of Yugoslav wars; (Country) has the largest refugee population in Europe.
It is one of two doubly landlocked countries in the world, i.e., a country completely surrounded by landlocked countries – the other being Liechtenstein.
In recent years, the country has been plagued by the effects of the drug trade, guerrilla insurgencies like FARC, and paramilitary groups.
It is the only sovereign state completely on the island of Borneo, with the remainder of the island belonging to Malaysia and Indonesia.
The country sits at an important geostrategic location, connecting East, South, Western and Central Asia, and has been home to various peoples through the ages.
Over one million people, 10% of the population, then fled the country for France and in just a few months in mid-1962.
(Country) has the highest life expectancy of any country in the world (according to both the UN and WHO estimates) and the third lowest infant mortality rate.
The name (Country) derives from the names of the two states Tanganyika and Zanzibar that united in 1964.
(Country) is the 19th largest and the most sparsely populated independent country in the world, with a population of around 2.9 million people.
The region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers is identified as the cradle of civilization and the birthplace of writing and the wheel.
The indigenous name for (Country) is Aotearoa, commonly translated as 'land of the long white cloud'.
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With US backing, (Country) seceded from Colombia in 1903.
The country's name in most Western European languages adopts the Italian term; other languages, particularly nearby, use their own direct translation of 'black mountain'.
(Country) is one of the most diverse countries on Earth, with over 850 indigenous languages and at least as many traditional societies, out of a population of just under 7 million.
Spanish for 'ancient' and 'bearded'.
(Country) is the most populous country in Africa, the 8th most populous in the world, and the most populous country in the world in which the majority of the population is black.
The secession of Eritrea from Ethiopia has been beneficial to (Country), as the Port of (Country) is now serving as landlocked Ethiopia's primary link to the sea.
The shape of (Country) is a distinctive ribbon of land 4,300 kilometres (2,700 mi) long and on average 175 kilometres (109 mi) wide.
(Country) exhibits aspects found in other Asian countries with a Malay heritage, yet its culture also displays a significant amount of Spanish and American influences.
Formerly known as Western (Country) and German (Country), it became independent from New Zealand in 1962.
(Country) consists of 17,508 islands, about 6,000 of which are inhabited. These are scattered over both sides of the equator.
(Country) together with Slovenia are the only former Communist nations to be part of the European Union, Eurozone, Schengen Area and NATO simultaneously.
Its per capita GDP is 49% of the EU average in 2009, making it the third poorest member-state.
The quality of public healthcare offered to citizens is regarded as the 'greatest triumph' of (Country)'s socialist system.

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