Country Names With One Syllable


There are only five countries which have one-syllable names in the English language. Can you name these countries?


  1. Chad
  2. France
  3. Greece
  4. Laos (Pronounced as “lao”)
  5. Spain

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16 thoughts on “Country Names With One Syllable

    1. From what I understand, the French were the ones who called it Laos when they colonized Lao. However, I think that they still prefer “Lao”.

      Ah come to think of it, the French usually don’t pronounce the last letter
      (s) of their words. Perhaps, they also pronounce Laos as Lao? :)

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