9 Letter Countries

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Do you know where country names come from? Most countries in the world are named after one of four things: an important person with some influence over the country or its history, a directional description of the country, a feature of the country’s land, or a tribe or ethnic group. For example, Australia’s name is derived from the Latin words, “Terra Australis,” meaning “southern land.” Indonesia’s name comes from the Latin words “Indos” and “Nesos” which together mean “Indian Islands.” The name predates the formation of independent Indonesia.

There are 15 countries with nine-letter names listed below. Please note that these countries have nine letters in English, and may have more letters or fewers letters in different languages. Additionally, some of these countries, such as Cape Verde, Costa Rica, and Guatemala, have official names that are 19 letters because their official name starts with “Republic of.” The countries around the world with nine letters are:

9 Letter Countries

Country 2022 Population
Indonesia275,501,339
Argentina45,510,318
Venezuela28,301,696
Australia26,177,413
Guatemala17,843,908
Nicaragua6,948,392
Singapore5,975,689
Costa Rica5,180,829
Lithuania2,750,055
Mauritius1,299,469
Cape Verde593,149
San Marino33,660

9 Letter Countries

Number of Letters Number of Countries Countries
411Chad, Cuba, Fiji, Iran, Iraq, Laos, Mali, Niue, Oman, Peru, Togo
522Benin, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Niger, Sudan, China, India, Japan, Nepal, Qatar, Syria, Yemen, Nauru, Palau, Samoa, Tonga, Italy, Malta, Spain
632Angola, Belize, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, France, Gambia, Greece, Guinea, Guyana, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Malawi, Mexico, Monaco, Norway, Panama, Poland, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, Zambia
742Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Burundi, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, Eritrea, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Grenada, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Jamaica, Lebanon, Lesotho, Moldova, Morocco, Myanmar, Nigeria, Rio Muni, Romania, Romania, Senegal, Somalia, Tokelau, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vietnam
827Anguilla, Barbados, Botswana, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Colombia, Cameroon, Djibouti, Dominica, Ethiopia, Eswatini, Honduras, Hong Kong, Kiribati, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Pakistan, Paraguay, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Slovakia, Slovenia, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Zimbabwe
913Argentina, Australia, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Indonesia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mauritius, Nicaragua, San Marino, Singapore, Venezuela
1017Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, El Salvador, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mozambique, New Zealand, North Korea, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, South Korea, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
1110Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Cook Islands, Netherlands, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Switzerland, Vatican City
125United States, Great Britain, New Caledonia, French Guiana, Turkmenistan
134Czech Republic, Liechtenstein, American Samoa, Norfolk Island

9 Letter Countries