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101+ Countries And Nationalities In German

Countries and nationalities in German

If you’ve ever looked at a world map while in a country that speaks a foreign language, you might happen to notice that the names of places (cities and countries) aren’t the same. It’s definitely true for Germany because many countries and nationalities in German are different from western names.

Get ready to go around the world and take a look at what Germans call countries. Near the end, you’ll also find a list of common nationalities so that if someone asks you where you’re from, you can answer with the German country name.

There will also be questions to learn so you can comfortably ask others where they are from in German too.

Note: With 195 officially recognized countries in the world, it simply isn’t feasible to add every single country.

Interesting Travel Facts About Germany

Countries and nationalities in German

Quick Facts

  • Germany’s official name is the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Germany in German is Deutschland which means people or nation
  • The national colors are red, black and gold which can be seen on their flag
  • Germany joined the European Union (EU) in 1958.
  • Germany is a member of NATO
  • The capital city of Germany is Berlin
  • They use the Euro

Geography

  • Geographically, the German Republic is divided into 16 states
  • Germany is located in Central Europe
  • The country is very flat, and the majority of the country sits on reclaimed land
  • The climate in Germany is a temperate rainy climate. The average temperatures in summer are around 73/79 °F in summer and 32 °F in winter

Language

  • German is spoken by about 130 million people worldwide
  • German is most similar to Dutch

Now let’s find out what the countries and nationalities are called in the German language.

Continents In The German Language

To start, let’s take a look at what the continents are called. After that, we’ll make our way through each continent’s countries.

Countries and nationalities in German
EnglishGerman TranslationPronunciation
AsiaAsien
AfricaAfrika
North AmericaNordamerika
South AmericaSüdamerika
AntarcticaAntarktis
EuropeEuropa
AustraliaAustralien

What Are The Countries Called In German?

Let’s see how the Germans translate some of the more well-known nations worldwide. Each section is organized into continents to make it easier for you to search for the country name you’re looking for. After this, we’ll take a closer look at nationality.

North American Countries In German

Countries and nationalities in German
EnglishGerman TranslationPronunciation
CanadaKanada
United States/AmericaVereinigte Staaten von Amerika (die USA)
MexicoMexiko
GreenlandGrönland

Caribbean And Central America Country Names In German

We decided to group these two regions together as they’re so geographically close to each other.

Countries and nationalities in German
EnglishGerman TranslationPronunciation
BahamasBahamas
CubaKuba
Dominican RepublicDominikanische Republik
HaitiHaiti
JamaicaJamaika
Lesser AntillesKleine Antillen
BelizeBelize
Costa RicaCosta Rica
El SalvadorEl Salvador [/Speechword]
GuatemalaGuatemala
HondurasHonduras
NicaraguaNicaragua
PanamaPanama

South American Country Names In German

A gorgeous region of our world; here are the names for countries in South America in German.

Countries and nationalities in German
EnglishGerman TranslationPronunciation
ArgentinaArgentinien
BoliviaBolivien
BrazilBrasilien
ChileChile
ColumbiaColumbia
EcuadorEcuador
Falkland IslandsFalkland Inseln
French GuianaFranzösisch-Guayana
GuatemalaGuatemala
GuyanaGuyana
ParaguayParaguay
PeruPeru
SurinameSurinam
UraguayUraguay
VenezuelaVenezuela

African Countries In German

There are many more countries in Africa than we’ve included. We tried to mention the most well-known places, but feel free to comment if you think we should add more!

Countries and nationalities in German
EnglishGerman TranslationPronunciation
EgyptÄgypten
EthiopiaÄthiopien
KenyaKenia
MadagascarMadagaskar
MoroccoMarokko
MozambiqueMosambik
NigeriaNigeria
SomaliaSomalia
South AfricaSüdafrika
UgandaUganda

European Countries In German

Europe has so many countries packed into such a small area. The countries are divided into various regions to make it easier to find the country name you’re looking for.

Countries and nationalities in German
EnglishGerman TranslationPronunciation
AustriaÖsterreich
BelgiumBelgien
BulgariaBulgarien
CyprusZypern
CzechiaTschechien
FranceFrankreich
GermanyDeutschland
GreeceGriechenland
HungaryUngarn
IrelandIrland
ItalyItalien
NetherlandsNiederlande
PolandPolen
PortugalPortugal
RussiaRussland
SpainSpanien
SwitzerlandSchweiz
TürkiyeTürkiye
UkraineUkraine

Scandinavia Skandinavien

EnglishGerman TranslationPronunciation
FinlandFinnland
NorwayNorwegen
SwedenSchweden
DenmarkDänemark

United Kingdom (UK) – Vereinigtes Königreich (VK)

EnglishGerman TranslationPronunciation
United Kingdom (UK)Vereinigtes Königreich
England/BritainEngland/Großbritannien
ScotlandSchottland
WalesWales
Northern IrelandNordirland

Asian Countries In German

We’ve separated the countries of Asia into different regions, so it’s easier to locate the country name you need.

Countries and nationalities in German

Mainland AsiaFestland Asien

EnglishGerman TranslationPronunciation
ChinaChina
JapanJapan
South KoreaSüdkorea
IndiaIndien
NepalNepal
PakistanPakistan
Sri LankaSri Lanka
KazakhstanKasachstan
KyrgyzstanKirgistan
GeorgiaGeorgia
RussiaRussland
TaiwanTaiwan
HongkongHongkong
MacaoMacau

Southeast AsiaSüdostasien

EnglishGerman TranslationPronunciation
CambodiaKambodscha
IndonesiaIndonesien
LaosLaos
MalaysiaMalaysia
Myanmar/BurmaMyanmar (Burma
PhilippinesPhilippinen
SingaporeSingapur
ThailandThailand
VietnamVietnam

Middle East Naher Osten

EnglishGerman TranslationPronunciation
AfghanistanAfghanistan
IranIran
IraqIrak
IsraelIsrael
JordanJordanien
KuwaitKuwait
LebanonLibanon
OmanOman
United Arab EmiratesVereinigte Arabische Emirate
QatarKatar
Saudi ArabiaSaudi-Arabien
State of PalestineStaat Palästina
SyriaSyrien [/Speechword]
YemenJemen

Oceania Countries In GermanAustralien

Did you know that Oceania isn’t actually a continent? Nope, only Australia is.

Countries and nationalities in German
EnglishGerman TranslationPronunciation
AustraliaAustralien
FijiFidschi
Marshall IslandsMarshallinseln
New ZealandNeuseeland
Papua New GuineaPapua Neu-Guinea
SamoaSamoa
Solomon IslandsSalomon-Inseln
TongaTonga
VanuatuVanuatu

What Are Nationalities In German?

Countries and nationalities in German

What is your nationality in German, and what are the most common nationalities around the world? Find out right here!

EnglishGerman TranslationPronunciation
Africanafrikanisch
Americanamerikanisch
ArgentinanArgentinisch
Asianasiatisch
Austrianösterreichisch
BelgianBelgier
BrazilianBrasilianisch
Britishbritisch
ChineseChinesisch
Danishdänisch
EnglishEnglisch
Europeaneuropäisch
FrenchFranzösisch
GermanDeutsch
GermanDeutsch
Greekgriechisch
Hungarianungarisch
Indianindisch
Irishirisch
ItalianItalienisch
Japanesejapanisch
Norwegiannorwegisch
PolishPolieren
PortuguesePortugiesisch
RussianRussisch
SpanishSpanisch
SwedishSchwedisch
Swissschweizerisch
TurkishTürkisch
WelshWalisisch

How To Ask ‘Where Are You From?’ In German

We thought you’d appreciate some conversational tips to discuss nationality with people. It’s always nice to ask people about where they are from, as it’s a great way to start talking to new people.

  • Where are you from? Woher kommst du?/Woher kommen sie? /
  • Where do you come from? Woher kommst du?
  • What is your country of origin? Was ist Ihr Herkunftsland?

How To Respond To ‘Where Are You From?’ In German

  • I am from… Ich komme aus...
  • I come from… Ich komme aus…
  • I am Swiss ich bin schweizerin
  • My country of origin is… Mein Herkunftsland ist …
  • I live in… Ich wohne in…

Asking Where Someone Else Is From

  • Where is he from? Von wo kommt er?
  • Where is she from? Woher kommt sie?
  • What country is he from? Aus welchem ​​Land kommt er?
  • What country is she from? Aus welchem ​​Land kommt sie?
  • He is from…Er kommt aus…
  • She is from…Sie ist aus…
  • He is Italian Er ist Italiener
  • She is Asian Sie ist Asiatin

Other Useful Vocabulary:

  • Native einheimisch
  • Language Sprache
  • Country Land
  • Nationality Staatsangehörigkeit

And there you have it – countries and nationalities in German.

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