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  • This lesson is about the names of the world countries in French language. The lesson contains five lists, one for every continent : Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America, Australia and Oceania. The countries are listed in alphabetic order, so you can easily find any country you want.

    Which world country are you from in French ?

    For asking for an country or where somebody lives, you can use this examples:

    • Où Habites-tu? = Where do you live?
    • Dans quel pays habites-tu? = In which country do you live?
    • J'habite en Espagne. = I live in Spain. 
    • Combien d’habitants il y-a-t-il en Croatie? = How many inhabitants are there in Croatia?
    • La Croatie compte 4 millions d'habitants. = Croatia has 4 milion inhabitants.

    European countries in French

    English

    French

    Albania Albanie
    Germany Alemagne
    Andorra Andorre
    Austria Autriche
    Belgium Belgique
    Belarus Biélorussie
    Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnie-Herzégovine
    Bulgaria Bulgarie
    Cyprus Chypre
    Croatia Croatie
    Denmark Danemark
    Spain Espagne
    Estonia Estonie
    Finland Finlande
    France France
    Greece Grèce
    Hungary Hongrie
    Ireland Irlande
    Iceland Islande
    Italy Italie
    Latvia Lettonie
    Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
    Lithuanie Lituanie
    Luxembourg Luxembourg
    Macedonia Macédoine
    Malta Malte
    Moldova Moldavie
    Monaco Monaco
    Montenegro Monténégro
    Norway Norvège
    Netherands Pays-Bas
    Poland Pologne
    Portugal Portugal
    Czech Republic République tchèque
    Romania Roumanie
    United Kingdom Royaume-uni
    Russia Russie
    San Marino Saint-Marin
    Serbia Serbie
    Slovakia Slovaquie
    Slovenia Slovénie
    Sweden Suède
    Switzerland Suisse
    Ukraine Ukraine
    Vatican City Vatican

    enlightenedSome of the European countries are spelled the same way in English and in French such as, France, Monaco, Portugal, Ukraine and Vatican.

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    Asian Countries in French

    English

    French

    Afghanistan  Afghanistan
    Armenia Arménie
    Azerbaijan Azerbaïdjan
    Bahrain Bahreïn
    Bangladesh Bangladesh
    Bhutan Bhoutan
    Brunei Brunei
    Cambodia Cambodge
    China Chine
    East Timor Timor Oriental
    Georgia Géorgie
    India Inde
    Indonesia Indonésie
    Iran Iran
    Iraq Irak
    Israel Israël
    Japan Japon
    Jordan Jordanie
    Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
    Kuwait Koweït
    Kyrgyzstan Kirghizistan
    Laos Laos
    Lebanon Liban
    Malaysia Malaisie
    Maldives Maldives
    Mongolia Mongolie
    Myanmar Birmanie
    Nepal Népal
    North Korea Corée du nord
    Oman Oman
    Pakistan Pakistan
    Philippines Philippines
    Qatar Qatar
    Saudi Arabia Arabie saoudite
    Singapore Singapour
    South Korea Corée du sud
    Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
    Syria Syrie
    Taiwan Taïwan
    Tajikistan Tadjikistan
    Thailand Thaïlande
    Turkey Turquie
    Turkmenistan Turkménistan
    United Arab Emirates Émirats arabes unis
    Uzbekistan Ouzbékistan
    Vietnam Viêt nam
    Yemen Yémen

    enlightenedAttention!

    The countries such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brunei, Iran, Kazakhstan, Laos, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Sri Lanka are spelled the same way in both languages, but for Yemen and Turkmenistan in French the only difference is that they have an accent aigu (é). 

    American countries in French

    English

    French

    Antigua and Barbuda Antigua-et-Barbuda
    Argentina Argentine
    Bahamas Bahamas
    Barbados Barbade
    Belize Belize
    Bolivia Bolivie
    Brazil Brésil
    Canada Canada
    Chile Chili
    Colombia Colombie
    Costa Rica Costa Rica
    Cuba Cuba
    Dominican Republic République dominicaine
    Dominica Dominique
    Ecuador Équateur
    United States États-Unis
    Grenada Grenade
    Guatemala Guatemala
    Guyana Guyana
    Haiti Haïti
    Honduras Honduras
    Jamaica Jamaïque
    Mexico Mexique
    Nicaragua Nicaragua
    Panama Panama
    Paraguay Paraguay
    Peru Pérou
    Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint-Christophe-et-Niévès
    Saint Lucia Sainte-Lucie
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint-Vincent-et-les-Grenadines
    El Salvador Salvador
    Suriname Suriname
    Trinidad and Tobago Trinité-et-Tobago
    Uruguay Uruguay
    Venezuela Venezuela

    enlightenedAttention!

    Some countries of Nord and South America are spelled the same way in both languages such as Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela, and for Haiti the only difference is that in French it has the trema sing (ï). 

    African countries in French

    English

    French

    Algeria Algérie
    Angola Angola
    Benin Bénin
    Botswana Botswana
    Burina Faso Burkina Faso
    Burundi Burundi
    Cabo Verde Cap-vert
    Camroon Cameroun
    Central African Republic République centrafricaine
    Chad Tchad
    Comoros Comores
    Democratic Republic of the Congo République démocratique du congo
    Republic of the Congo République du congo
    Cote d'Ivoire Côte d’ivoire
    Djibouti Djibouti
    Egypt Égypte
    Equatorial Guinea Guinée équatoriale
    Eritrea Érythrée
    Ethiopia Éthiopie
    Gabon Gabon
    Gambia Gambie
    Ghana Ghana
    Guinea Guinée
    Guinea-Bissau Guinée-bissau
    Kenya Kenya
    Lesotho Lesotho
    Liberia Liberia
    Libya Libye
    Madagascar Madagascar
    Malawi Malawi
    Mali Mali
    Mauritania Mauritanie
    Mauritius Maurice
    Morocco Maroc
    Mozambique Mozambique
    Namibia Namibie
    Niger Niger
    Nigeria Nigeria
    Rwanda Rwanda
    Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tomé-et-Principe
    Senegal Sénégal
    Seychelles Seychelles
    Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
    Somalia Somalie
    South Africa Afrique du sud
    South Sudan Soudan du sud
    Sudan Soudan
    Swaziland Swaziland
    Tanzania Tanzanie
    Togo Togo
    Tunisia Tunisie
    Uganda Ouganda
    Zambia Zambie
    Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

    enlightenedAttention!

    Regarding the African continent many countires are spelled the same way in English and in French, such as: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Djibouti, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sychelles, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Togo andZimbabwe. Only exceptions are Benin and Senegal, both countires having an accent aigu on 'e'. 

    Countries of Oceania in French

    English

    French

    Australia Australie
    Fiji Fidji
    Kiribati Kiribati
    Marshall Islands Marshall
    Micronesia Micronésie
    Nauru Nauru
    New Zealand Nouvelle-Zélande
    Palau Palaos
    Papua New Guinea Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée
    Samoa Samoa
    Solomon Islands Salomon
    Tonga Tonga
    Tuvalu Tuvalu
    Vanuatu Vanuatu

    enlightenedAttention!

    Regarding the countries of Oceania the only ones which don't have the same spelling are Australia, Fiji, Micronesia, New Zealand, Palau and Papua New Guinea.

    enlightenedThe last remaining continent, but not less important  is Antarctica, in French spelled Antarctique.