Countries with Five-Letter Names

atkins bookshelf wordsCurrently, there are 195 countries in the world. 193 countries are member states of the United Nations; the other two are the Holy See (Sancta Sedes in Rome) and the State of Palestine. Of those 195 countries, there are only 28 that have names that contain five letters:

Aruba
Benin
Burma
Chile
China
Congo
Egypt
Gabon
Ghana
Haiti
India
Italy
Japan
Kenya
Libya
Macau
Malta
Nauru
Nepal
Niger
Palau
Qatar
Samoa
Spain
Sudan
Syria
Tonga
Yemen

When you look for countries with only four letters in their names, the list gets shorter. Here are the 12 countries with four-letter names:

Chad
Cuba
Fiji
Guam
Iran
Iraq
Laos
Mali
Niue
Oman
Peru
Togo

 

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For further reading: On the Tip of My Tongue by David Gentle (2008)
http://www.worldometers.info/geography/how-many-countries-are-there-in-the-world/

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