Top Ten Countries with the Weirdest Names

The Top Ten
1 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 came for Djibouti

I can see djibouti

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. It is a part of the Caucasus region, and is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia ...read more.

That is a good name for a country..

I love Azerbaijan I love Baku!

Not really weird

It's rather cool!

3 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.

4 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.

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

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

Good day mate! What a weird name!

I loveee Singapore
yeah I do mate I am from aus and you can't bloody change that!

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

It's fun to say though. Zimbabwe.

7 Uganda

Do you know da wae?

Yes, o know da wae

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

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

9 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 ...read more.

Sounds a bit like walrus

Never been there

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 ...read more.

Very nice country

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

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

Why the hell would you name your country after food?

Never gonna give you up

13 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.

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

14 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. ...read more.
15 Lesotho Lesotho, officially the Kingdom of Lesotho, is an enclaved, landlocked country in southern Africa completely surrounded by South Africa. It is by far the largest of the world's three independent states completely surrounded by the territory of another country, with Vatican City and San Marino being ...read more.
16 Mali
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...

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 (55,300 sq mi) and an estimated population of 9,537,645 people. Its capital and largest city is Dushanbe. It is bordered by Afghanistan ...read more.
19 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. ...read more.
20 Bahrain

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

21 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!

22 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 is real

23 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.

24 Swaziland
25 Angola

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

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