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Note: This list of countries follows the order of Yakko's World. Try singing the song as you scroll down the page. It's a great way to study the countries!

United States

Canada

Mexico

Panama

Haiti

Jamaica

Peru

Republic Dominican
(Dominican Republic)

Cuba

Caribbean

Greenland

This large island belongs to Denmark.

El Salvador too.

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is not an independent territory. It is a territory of the United States.

Colombia

Venezuela

Honduras

Guyana, and still,

Guatemala

Bolivia

then Argentina

Ecuador

"Ecuador" means "equator" in Spanish.

The equator runs through Ecuador.

Chile

Brazil

Costa Rica

Belize

Nicaragua

Bermuda

Bermuda is not an independent countrty. It is a territory of Britain.

Bahamas

The Bahamas are a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea.

Tobago

The full name of this country is the "Republic of Trinidad and Tobago."

San Juan

San Juan is not a country. It is the capital city of Puerto Rico, which is a territory of the United States.

Paraguay

Uruguay

Suriname

and French Guiana

Barbados

and Guam

Guam is not a country. It is a territory of the United States.

Norway

and Sweden

and Iceland

and Finland

and Germany now in one piece,

Between 1945 and 1990 Germany was divided into "West Germany" and "East Germany." Germany was reunified in 1990.

Switzerland

Austria

 

Czechoslovakia

Czechoslovakia was a country that existed between 1918 and 1993.

In 1993 Czechoslovakia split into two countries: the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Italy

Turkey

and Greece

Poland

Romania

Scotland

Scotland is one of the four "countries" of the United Kingdom. It is not fully indenpendent.

Albania

Ireland

Russia

Oman

Bulgaria

Saudi Arabia

Hungary

Cyprus

 

Iraq

and Iran

There's Syria

Lebanon

Israel

Jordan

both Yemens

From 1967 until 1990, Yemen was divided between North and South.

It was reunified in 1990.

Kuwait

and Bahrain

The Netherlands

Luxembourg

Belgium

and Portugal

France

England

England is one of the four "countries" that comprise the United Kingdom. It occupies the southeastern part of the Island of Great Britain.

The other three "countries" of the United Kingdom are Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

Denmark

Denmark looks like a big thumb that sticks out into the North Sea.

and Spain

India

Pakistan

Burma
(Myanmar)

Burma is the old name for the country that is now called Myanmar.

Afghanistan

Thailand

Nepal

and Bhutan

Kampuchea
(Cambodia)

Kampuchea is an old name for Cambodia.

Malaysia

Bangladesh, Asia,

 

and China

Korea

In 1945, Korea was divided into two different countries: North Korea and South Korea. Techinically, these two halves are still at war.

 

Japan

 

Mongolia

Laos

and Tibet

Tibet (the dark orange region on the map) is an ancient kingdom that has been part of China since 1950.

Indonesia

The Philippine Islands
(Philippines)

Taiwan

Sri Lanka

New Guinea

New Guinea is actually the name of a large island (not a country).

The eastern half of the island is the country of Papua New Guinea. The western half belongs to Indonesia.

Sumatra

Sumatra is an island (not a country).

The island of Sumatra belongs to Indonesia.

New Zealand

Then Borneo

Borneo is actually the name of an island (not a country).

The island is divided among three countries: Malaysia and Brunei in the north, and Indonesia in the south.

and Vietnam

Tunisia

Morocco

Uganda

Angola

Zimbabwe

Djibouti

Botswana

Mozambique

Zambia

Swaziland

Gambia

Gambia is the thin "mouth" of Senegal. It's just a tiny sliver of a country on the bamks of the Gambia River.

Guinea

Algeria

Ghana

Burundi

Lesotho

and Malawi

Togo

The Spanish Sahara is gone,

Spanish Sahara is an old name for Western Sahara.

Today, the Western Sahara is a disputed territory. Part of it is controlled by the self-proclaimed Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, and the other part is occupied by Morocco.

 

Niger

Nigeria

Chad

and Liberia

Egypt

Benin

and Gabon

Tanzania

Somalia

Kenya

and Mali

Sierra Leone

and Algiers

Algiers is not a country. It is the capital city of Algeria.

Dahomey
(Benin)

Dahomey is an old name for Benin.

Since Yakko already named Benin in an earlier verse of the song, there really wasn't any need to repeat it here.

Nonetheless, we've included it again, because it sounds cool and it makes the song work.

Namibia

Senegal

Remember, the "mouth" of Senegal is Gambia.

Libya

Cameroon

Congo

Remember, there are two Congos:

  1. Republic of the Congo
  2. Democratic Republic of the Congo

The country highlighted on this map is the Republic of the Congo.

 

Zaire
(Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Zaire is an old name for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (see above).

Ethiopia

Guinea Bissau

Madagascar

Rwanda

Mahore

Mahore is another name for Mayotte, an island of the Comoro Islands in the Mozambique channel of the Indian Ocean. It remained a French territory after the other islands declared their independence in 1975.

and Cayman

The Cayman Islands are a British territory in the western Caribbean Sea.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a city in southern China that was a British colony for more than 150 years (from 1841 to 1997). The city and the surrounding area was returned to China in 1997.

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is the capital city of the United Arab Emirates.

Qatar

 

Yugoslavia

Yugoslavia was a country that existed in eastern Europe from 1918 to 1991. In 1991 it broke up into six different countries:

  1. Slovenia
  2. Croatia
  3. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  4. Serbia
  5. Montenegro
  6. Macedonia

Crete

Crete is a large island that belongs to Greece.

Mauritania

Then Transylvania

Transylvania, the home of Count Dracula, is not an independent country. It is a region of Romania.

Monaco

Monaco is a city-state. In other words, it's a country the size of a city.

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein is a small, German-speaking country between Switzerland and Austria.

Malta

Malta is an island country in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.

and Palestine

The regions marked by the pink box and the blue box constitute Palestine. The area marked by the pink box is call the Gaza Strip. The area marked by the blue box is called the West Bank.

Both areas are currently occupied by Israel.

Fiji

Fiji is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean.

Australia

Sudan