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. These countries are:

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.”

9 Letter Countries

Rank Country 2021 Population
Indonesia276,361,783
Argentina45,605,826
Venezuela28,704,954
Australia25,788,215
Guatemala18,249,860
Nicaragua6,702,385
Singapore5,896,686
Costa Rica5,139,052
Lithuania2,689,862
Mauritius1,273,433
Cape Verde561,898
San Marino34,017

9 Letter Countries