8 Letter Countries

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Some countries have names that are eight letters long. If you are trying to learn how to spell the names of countries, remember the first four letters and then the last four letters of these eight-letter country names. Here, you will find countries whose names are eight letters long, sorted by the continent.

Barbados and Dominica (not to be confused with the Dominican Republic) are both island countries in the Caribbean, between North America and South America. Honduras is a small country that is technically part of North America; this area between Mexico and South America is often referred to as Central America or Latin America.

If you travel south from Honduras to South America, you will find the countries of Colombia and Paraguay, both of which have eight letters in their names.

Travel east from South America to Africa, and you will find several countries whose letters have eight names. They include Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Botswana, Djibouti, and Ethiopia. There is also Eswatini, a tiny country in southern Africa that you may have never heard of. Eswatini was formerly known as Swaziland and was only recently renamed in 2018.

Heading northwest from Africa, you will find Europe and more countries whose names have eight letters. There is Portugal on the Iberian Peninsula, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Bulgaria.

East of Europe is the massive continent of Asia. In Asia, the countries whose names have eight letters include Mongolia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, and Pakistan on the Indian subcontinent. Also part of Asia but not part of the main landmass is Maldives (sometimes called The Maldives), a large chain of islands known as an archipelago, out in the southern Indian Ocean.

If you go southeast of the Maldives, you will find the tiny island nation of Kiribati, in Oceania and part of the Australian continent (though it is far from the main landmass of Australia.

You cannot learn very much about a country just by known that its name has eight letters, though this is a convenient way to learn how to spell the names of countries or go about memorizing them. These countries have their own distinct cultures, histories, and geographies, and they have very little in common with each other. Just as getting to know people requires known more than how many letters are in their names, getting to know a country requires much information like food, music, art, language, weather, religion, and more.

8 Letter Countries

Rank Country 2021 Population
1Pakistan225,199,937
2Ethiopia117,876,227
3Thailand69,950,850
4Tanzania61,498,437
5Malaysia32,776,194
6Cameroon27,224,265
7Sri Lanka21,497,310
8Cambodia16,946,438
9Zimbabwe15,092,171
10Portugal10,167,925
11Honduras10,062,991
12Hong Kong7,552,810
13Paraguay7,219,638
14Bulgaria6,896,663
15Slovakia5,460,721
16Mongolia3,329,289
17Botswana2,397,241
18Slovenia2,078,724
19Djibouti1,002,187
20Suriname591,800
21Maldives543,617
22Barbados287,711
23Kiribati121,392
24Dominica72,167
25Anguilla15,117

8 Letter Countries