Top Ten Funniest Country Names

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1 Turkey Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, ...read more.

I've always wondered what was first named Turkey. The bird or the country? Was the bird named after the country or was the country named after the bird?

Me and my friends say Turkey and Hungary are best friends.

Don't make fun of my country; I'm half Turkish, so be careful. I get mad easily.

I know it's called "Turkey" but it wasn't called it to be a country on purpose.

2 Djibouti Djibouti Djibouti, officially the Republic of Djibouti, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Somaliland in the south, Ethiopia in the southwest, Eritrea in the north, and the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden in the east. Across the Gulf of Aden is Yemen. The country has a total area of 23,200 ...read more.

I don't know anything about this country's history or culture and I am sure it is absolutely amazing but the name is pretty funny.

If there's an earthquake in eastern Africa, It'll certainly...

Shake Djibouti.

Haha, I wonder who named it that," I did bro! '

Djibouti is amazing

3 Hungary Hungary Hungary is a sovereign state in Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, Slovenia to the west, Austria to the northwest, and Ukraine to the northeast.

Russia to the kitchen, I'm Hungary, better get some Turkey and when you're done, could you give me a back massage while your hands still have some Greece on them?

Hungary and Turkey are best friends!

I'm Russia to put my Turkey and boil it in Greece becuase I'm Hungary.

4 Niger Niger Niger, officially the Republic of Niger, is a landlocked country in Western Africa, named after the Niger River.

Just one letter off from that bad word. Doesn't help that this nation is in Africa.

If you guys think this is funny, you are racist.

What. Add 2nd "g" and see what happens!

Imagine being a black kid with a name that sounds like that and a white teacher says your name

5 Russia Russia Russia, or the Russian Federation (RF), is a transcontinental country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It is the largest country in the world by area, covering over 17,125,191 square kilometres (6,612,073 sq mi), and encompassing one-eighth of Earth's inhabitable landmass. Russia extends across ...read more.

Well Russia is pronounced "Rusher" like your rushing your way to work.

I'm Russian myself and I'm honored by the pronunciation.

The name "Russia" comes from a Viking tribe, the Rus.

I'm not going to laugh at the Russians!

6 Tonga Tonga Tonga, officially the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising 169 islands of which 36 are inhabited. The archipelago's total surface area is about 750 square kilometres (290 sq mi) scattered over 700,000 square kilometres (270,000 sq mi) of the southern Pacific Ocean.Tonga ...read more.

It sounds weird... doesn't it?

I think its tong a time

Like a Tonga line?

Sounds like conga

7 Finland Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It shares land borders with Sweden to the northwest, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east, with the Gulf of Bothnia to the west and the Gulf of Finland across Estonia to the south. Finland covers an area of 338,455 ...read more.

"Finland! " - Patrick Star
What makes the name Finland so funny is not really the name itself, but rather how it has been cemented into popular culture and Internet culture, all thanks to this pink starfish.

If SpongeBob didn't exist, this would still be funny because it's like a land of fins. But Patrick made this country's name 50 times better.

8 Georgia Georgia Georgia is a country in the Caucasus region. Located at the crossroads between Eastern Europe and Western Asia it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russian Federation, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The country's capital and a largest city ...read more.

Not only is it the name of a country, but it's also the name of a US state.

Georgia is a US state, a country name and a name.

9 Swaziland Swaziland

Someone is gonna get confused why Swaziland!

It sounds like spit

Swaziland is fun

10 Fiji Fiji Fiji, officially the Republic of Fiji, is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles northeast of New Zealand's North Island.

Spelt like "Fiji". If you replaces the first "I" you'll have Fuji.

I love the water

The Contenders
11 Cameroon Cameroon

I like the "OO" but it also sounds like Cameron (name) or the word camera.

12 Marshall Islands Marshall Islands The Marshall Islands, officially the Republic of the Marshall Islands, is an island country located near the equator in the Pacific Ocean, slightly west of the International Date Line.

Sounds like marshmallow

Paw patrol dalmatian

Marshall's a boy name.

13 Montenegro Montenegro

Montenegro is a Spanish name yet they're a country which speaks Montenegrin and Serbian so why is the name Spanish. I feel like they could have used something similar to Crna Gora which is Montenegro in Montenegrin.

If you look it up in the dictionary, the last two syllables make an offensive word!

:O

It has a lot of spanish black people.

14 Greece Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known since ancient times as Hellas is a country located in southeastern Europe.

If you are Hungary get a Turkey and boil it in Greece!

Man Greece has done a lot and now it's a thing in food.

Greece? Uh, doesn't it sound like the word "grease"?

15 Norway Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard. ...read more.

In the north of England, they pronounce "no way" like this. For example, they say "There's Norway I'm doing that."

16 Oman Oman Oman, officially the Sultanate of Oman, is an Arab country in the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula.

Ohh man I can't wait to go to Oman.

Sounds like oh man

17 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea, officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is an Oceanian country that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia.

The father of New Guinea is Guinea. So, I can see why it has Papa in the name.

18 Nauru Nauru Nauru, officially the Republic of Nauru and formerly known as Pleasant Island, is an island country in Micronesia in the Central Pacific. It's the third smallest country in the world and the least visited country in the world as well. Its nearest neighbour is Banaba Island in Kiribati, 300 km (190 mi) ...read more.
19 Iceland Iceland Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean and the most sparsely populated country in Europe. Iceland's capital and largest city is Reykjavík, which (along with its surrounding areas) is home to over 65% of the population. Iceland is the only part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that ...read more.

Same with Greenland, why is this country called Iceland when it's green.

I thought I was on Greenland when I was on your country.

Iceland is the name of a store.

Cause it's made of ice.

20 Iran Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The country's official language is Persian. ...read more.
21 Chad Chad Chad, officially the Republic of Chad, is a landlocked country in northern Central Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon to the south-west, Nigeria to the southwest (at Lake Chad), and Niger to the west. It has a population ...read more.

Chad is a bloody legend

Chad is my friend

22 Ireland Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.
23 Greenland Greenland Greenland is an island country part of the Kingdom of Denmark. It is located between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Greenland is the world's largest island, it is one of the three constituent countries that form the Kingdom of Denmark, along with Denmark and ...read more.

Why is Greenland called that if it's all ice and snow?

Greenland is made of rock and ice caps!

The funny part is that the name is a lie.

The lad of green people

24 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
25 Grenada Grenada

Take the A with an e and it spells grenade!

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