Top Ten Countries with the Weirdest Names

The Top Ten
1 Djibouti

Definitely the funniest. It's literally pronounced "ja booty".

I came for Djibouti

I can see djibouti

I coming for you thick jibutttii

2 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a country in the Transcaucasian region, situated at the crossroads of Southwest Asia and Southeastern Europe.

I think top 1 would be Brunei, officially, " Nation of Brunei, abode of peace"

I first heard about this country from the game Splinter Cell

Learns about this country from Geography Now

That is a good name for a country..

3 Singapore Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City, and the Red Dot, is a global city and sovereign state in Southeast Asia and the world's only island city-state.

Wow this is so true and I love all these comments so much that I am about to cry mate. FAIR DINKUM

The name makes me think of blocked, oily pores (on your skin). So uncomfortable...

Its bloody amazing mate u gotta love it bloody hell

So true I agree with everything that was said

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

It is pronounced like niz-air. Not the word I know your laughing about.

Uh oh what happens if you out a g next to the other g in the name

A few years ago in geography, we saw this and everyone went," THERE IS A COUNTRY CALLED THE N WORD! "

this is the weirdest name ever and the grossest

5 Burkina Faso

I think this country's name is just so bloody weird

6 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked sovereign state located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers.

Chose this country for a country project in geography

It's fun to say though. Zimbabwe.

7 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan, officially the Kyrgyz Republic, formerly known as Kirghizia, is a landlocked country located in Central Asia.

At first I couldn't pronounce this name because of the Y's and the Z, it wasn't until months later that I could pronounce the name correctly and that's just because someone told me.

So weird and hard to pronounce the first time you see it.

Greatest sport ever


8 Belarus Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus, formerly known by its Russian name Byelorussia or Belorussia, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital and most populous more.

Sounds a bit like walrus

Never been there

9 Uganda

Do you know da wae?

Yes, o know da wae

10 Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second highest peak (K-2) and ninth highest peak (Nanga Parbat) are more.

I love flag though! The country's great but the names weird

Very nice country

The Contenders
11 Nicaragua Nicaragua, officially the Republic of Nicaragua, is the largest country in the Central American isthmus.

I love this coountry

12 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, more.

Actually, its not called Turkey. Its called Turkiye. So please stop saying that its named after food or a bird because that's not true. Think before you comment.

I got confused once because my friend was talking about turkey in Turkey.

Why the hell would you name your country after food?

13 Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. more.
14 Chad

When I was a little kid, I thought the name was so funny. I mean, here we have all these countries with names that sound a lot more thought out, like United States of America, China, Russia, India, Pakistan (you know what I mean right?). And then you have just Chad.

It mazing I love it

15 Mali
16 Lesotho Lesotho, officially the Kingdom of Lesotho, is an enclaved, landlocked country in southern Africa completely surrounded by South Africa.

I've never heard of this country

17 Qatar Qatar, officially the State of Qatar, is a sovereign country located in Southwest Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula.

This is the weirdest because English language. It should be Quatar in English language but in this, there's no I ending the q...

I thought this would be 1

18 Tajikistan Tajikistan, officially the Republic of Tajikistan, is a mountainous, landlocked country in Central Asia with an estimated 8 million people in 2013, and an area of 143,100 km2.

I cannot even pronounce it

19 Bahrain

It sounds like Ebinizer Scrooge was forced to give charity because of rain or something. Like "Bah! Rain.."

Just the 'ao' sound in the first syllable throws me off a ton.

20 India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. more.
21 Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.

Australia isn't real, therefore it is the rarest #flatearth

Australia is real

22 Slovakia

The only reason why most of these nations are on this list is because the English changed the names of places like Slovensko which is Slovakia in Slovak.

It's an awesome name. It should NOT be so high in here.

The gosh looks a bit like France

23 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, officially known as the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a country in northern Central Asia, with a sliver of its territory west of the Ural River extending into Eastern Europe.

Its fun to say!

Weirder Than Kyrgyzstan

24 Swaziland

Weird name (especially since it doesn't exist anymore)

25 Angola

Sounds like someone groaning at angles and stuff because they are bad at math!

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