Top Ten Countries with the Weirdest Names

The Top Ten

1 Djibouti

Booty

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

Visit djibouti!

I came for Djibouti - AliciaMae

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's rather cool! - Ananya

Not really weird

I first heard about this country from the game Splinter Cell - bobbythebrony

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

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.

Hey mate I agree!

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

HEY MATE! Love all the comments!

Its bloody amazing mate u gotta love it bloody hell

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

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

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 - RockStarr

U know what

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. - Minecraftcrazy530

FOR Zimbabwe!

7 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.

Never been there

Sounds a bit like walrus - RockStarr

8 Uganda

Yes, o know da wae

Do you know da wae?

9 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.

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

Very nice country

10 Nicaragua Nicaragua, officially the Republic of Nicaragua, is the largest country in the Central American isthmus.

I love this coountry

ILLUMINATI IN THE FLAG - RockStarr

The Contenders

11 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.

ITS WEIRD

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

Greatest sport ever

12 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.

Sounds as terrible as they are

13 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.

Why the hell would you name your country after food?

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

14 Chad

It mazing I love it

15 Mali
16 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.

I thought this would be 1

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

17 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 - RockStarr

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.

Best nameyh567uj

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 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

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

21 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 - RockStarr

22 Bahrain

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

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.

Weirder Than Kyrgyzstan

24 Belgium Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg. A small and densely populated country, it covers an area of 30,528 square kilometers (11,787 square miles) and has a population of more than 11 million.
25 France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to ...read more.

THE WEIRDEST OF ALL

So weird...

26 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and known from the beginning of British colonial rule until 1972 as Ceylon, is an island country in South Asia near south-east India.
27 Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north. With a population of approximately ...read more.
28 Denmark Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.
29 Swaziland

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

30 Angola

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

31 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan is a landlocked country. It is one of two doubly landlocked countries in the world, a country completely surrounded by landlocked countries in Central Asia. ...read more.

THE BEST COUNTRY IN TH WORLD

32 Costa Rica Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica, is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island.

Costa rica is the besttt

I love this country

33 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.

I am so hungary!

34 United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the ...read more.

It’s funny because we’re a joke!

35 United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and its current prime minister is ...read more.
36 Venezuela Venezuela, officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is a federal republic located on the northern coast of South America.

It is a very weird name just saying

37 Switzerland Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. ...read more.
38 Ethiopia Ethiopia, officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a sovereign state located in the Horn of Africa.
39 Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia, while a portion of it remains in Europe. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language. ...read more.

My little pony
our little pony OUR LITTLE POLAND

40 Bangladesh Bangladesh, on the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal, is surrounded by India, with a small common border with Myanmar in the southeast. The country is low-lying riverine land traversed by the many branches and tributaries of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers.

Beautiful country!

41 Bhutan Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia at the eastern end of the Himalayas.

very nice

42 Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.
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