20 Funny Country Names

Funny country names include names like Swaziland, Papua New Guinea, Belize, Panama, Hungary and Niger. Some people will also find names like Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and all the remaining “-stans” funny. What about names like Christmas Island, Bangladesh, Tajikistan, and Yemen. Every country has its own way of doing things otherwise known as culture or traditions which is unique but these cultures and traditions are not the only things which make these countries unique and different but their name also give them a unique identification.

This article will give you a list of some country names. They are indeed the names of different countries, while some of them may sound funny because of the way they are pronounced, there are others that look bizarre or weird, the fact remains that they are names of countries with people living in them, you may have heard some of them before but I bet there are several others you may never have heard of before.

  • Burundi (Africa)Burkina Faso (Africa): Originally occupied by the Twa people, situated in East Central Africa meaning the land of incorruptible. It is a land-locked country
  • Uganda (Africa): This country doesn’t really have a meaning, is used to refer to the traditional kingdom of Buganda
  • Swaziland(Africa): A country in south-east Africa, named after the Swazi people
  • Switzerland (Europe): A land locked country, within the Central Republic of Europe
  • Bangladesh (Asia): derived from a combination of two words:  “Bengali” which refers to people of ethnic Bengali descent and “deshi” which means land or country.
  • Kyrgyzstan (Asia): located within the West Central Asia. The first word Kyrgyz is derived from the Turkish word kyrk.
  • Tajikistan (Asia): The name is derived from the word tajvar which means crowned
  • Nauru (Oceania/Australia): Naura means popularity
  • Papua New Guinea (Oceania/Australia): Derived from the word, Pua – Pua meaning frizzly – haired
  • Palau (Oceania/Australia): located in the western central of the pacific ocean
  • Belize (North America): Meaning muddy –  watered
  • Botswana (Africa): The name refers to all the citizens of the country, with no exemption
  • Virgin Islands (British): located in the Caribbean to the east of Puerto Rico
  • Virgin Islands (US)
  • Reunion Island (Estern Africa): A france Island in located at the western indian ocean
  • Panama (Central America): meaning abundance of fish and abundance of birds, generally means abundance
  • Luxembourg (Western Europe): located in land Locked north Western Europe
  • Guatemala (Central America): Located in Central America bordered by mexico, its meaning is attributed to catholic belief
  • Christmas Island (Southeast Asia): The meaning is not so clear, but its a territory within Australia in the Indian Ocean

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