100+ Ultimate List Of Country Names In Turkish

If you’re a Turkish learner, there are two frequently asked questions that you will get from native Turkish people, and you had better prepare yourself to answer these questions every single day. Question number one is “nerelisin? (where are you from?),” and number two is “neden Türkçe öğreniyorsun? (why are you learning Turkish?).”

I don’t know about the second one since it can be personal, but I can help you with the first one. Once you learn country names in Turkish, you can proudly tell people about your hometown.

So in this article, you’ll learn more than a hundred country names and nationalities in the Turkish language. I’m sure you’ll find your country here! If not, don’t hesitate to ask for it in the comments down below!

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Why Should You Learn Country Names In Turkish?

You should know country names in Turkish to get to know people better and introduce yourself. If you are a foreigner learning Turkish, local people will have many questions about you and your hometown.

It’s also an opportunity to make a good impression on behalf of your people by introducing your country and culture to Turkish people.

 

Turkey Is No Longer “Turkey”

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Yep, you’ve read it right! Turkey is officially no longer called Turkey in English. The new name of Turkey was changed to Türkiye, the country’s real name in the Turkish language. So right now, the Turkish and English names are the same: Türkiye.

The United Nations, upon the request of Turkey, changed the English name from “Turkey” to “Türkiye (pronounced as tur-key-yay)” in June 2022.

The leading cause of this change is because “turkey” is the name of an animal in English that is usually eaten on Thanksgiving Day, and it is used to mock the country from time to time.

So the UN agreed that the word Türkiye represents the culture and values of the Turkish nation in a better way than the word “turkey”. However, it seems that it will take a long time to get used to the new name since it is still called Turkey in many international media sources.

The Etymology Of The Name “Türkiye”

Türkiye originated from the name “Turchia” in the Italian language in th 12th century. Italians and other Europeans used to call the lands the Ottoman Empire ruled Turchia. However, the Ottomans never used the word “Türkiye” until the Republic Of Türkiye was established.

Türk means Turk, and the suffix -iye expresses ownership or an owned area so this is how the name Türkiye was derived.

 

Nationalities And Country Names In Turkish

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Nationality names are derived from the country names in Turkish. In most cases, you add the suffixes “-lı, -li, -n, -an, -en” at the end of the country name to form the nationality name; however, there are some exceptions. Here are a few examples:

  • Amerika – Amerikan/Amerikalı /
  • İtalya – İtalyan
  • Kore – Koreli
  • Tayland – Taylandlı
  • Suriye – Suriyeli

In the country names ending with “-ya, -ye” or “-tan, -ten,” you should omit the last two/three letters. Here are a few examples:

  • Türkiye – Türk
  • Japonya – Japon
  • Rusya – Rus
  • Yunanistan – Yunan
  • Suudi Arabistan – Arap

When it comes to languages, you should add the suitable suffix “-ca, -ce, -ça, -çe” according to the last letter of the nationality name. Here are a few examples:

  • Türk – Türkçe
  • Japon – Japonca
  • Rus – Rusça
  • Yunan – Yunanca
  • Arap – Arapça

Here, we prepared a comprehensive list of more than a hundred country names in Turkish with their nationalities.

Countries In Africa

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Here is the list of African country names in Turkish.

EnglishTurkishPronunciationEnglishTurkishPronunciation
AlgeriaCezayir AlgerianCezayirli
AngolaAngola AngolanAngolalı
BotswanaBotsvana BotswanianBotsvanalı
CameroonKamerun CameroonianKamerunlu
EgyptMısır EgyptianMısırlı
EthiopiaEtiyopya EthiopianEtiyopyalı
GabonGabon GaboneseGabonlu
GhanaGana GhanianGanalı
KenyaKenya KenyanKenyalı
LibyaLibya LibyanLibyalı
MalawiMalavi MalawianMalavili
MaliMali MalianMalili
MauritaniaMoritanya MauritanianMoritanyalı
MoroccoFas MoroccanFaslı
MozambiqueMozambik MozambicanMozambikli
NigeriaNijerya NigerianNijeryalı
SenegalSenegal SenegaleseSenegalli
SomaliaSomali SomalianSomalili
South AfricaGüney Afrika South AfricanGüney Afrikalı
SudanSudan SudaneseSudanlı
TanzaniaTanzanya TanzanianTanzanyalı
TunisiaTunus TunisianTunuslu
UgandaUganda UgandianUgandalı
ZambiaZambiya ZambianZambiyalı
ZimbabweZimbabve ZimbabweanZimbabveli

Countries In Asia

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Here is the list of Asian country names in Turkish.

EnglishTurkishPronunciationEnglishTurkishPronunciation
AfghanistanAfganistan AfghanAfgan
ArmeniaErmenistan ArmenianErmeni
AzerbaijanAzerbaycan AzerbaijaniAzeri
BangladeshBangladeş BangladeshiBangladeşli
BahrainBahreyn BahrainiBahreynli
CambodiaKamboçya CambodianKamboçyalı
ChechnyaÇeçenistan ChechenÇeçen
ChinaÇin ChineseÇinli
GeorgiaGürcistan GeorgianGürcü
Hong KongHong Kong Hong KongerHong Konglu
IndiaHindistan IndianHint
IndonesiaEndonezya IndonesianEndonezyalı
Iranİran Iranianİranlı
IraqIrak IraqianIraklı
Israelİsrail Israeliİsrailli
JapanJaponya JapaneseJapon
JordanÜrdün JordanianÜrdünlü
KazakhstanKazakistan KazakhKazak
KuwaitKuveyt KuwaitiKuveytli
KyrgyzstanKırgızistan KirghizKırgız
LebanonLübnan LebaneseLübnanlı
MalaysiaMalezya MalayMalezyalı
MongoliaMoğolistan MongolMoğol
North KoreaKuzey Kore North KoreanKuzey Koreli
OmanUmman OmaniUmmanlı
PakistanPakistan PakistaniPakistanlı
PalestineFilistin PaletinianFilistinli
PhilippinesFilipinler FilipinoFilipinli
QatarKatar QatariKatarlı
Saudi ArabiaSuudi Arabistan ArabArap
South KoreaGüney Kore South KoreanGüney Koreli
SyriaSuriye SyrianSuriyeli
TajikistanTacikistan TajikTacik
TurkmenistanTürkmenistan TurkmenTürkmen
United Arab EmiratesBirleşik Arap Emirlikleri ArabArap
UzbekistanÖzbekistan UzbekÖzbek
VietnamVietnam VietnameseVietnamlı
YemenYemen YemeniYemenli

Countries In Europe

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Here is the list of European country names in Turkish.

EnglishTurkishPronunciationEnglishTurkishPronunciation
AlbaniaArnavutluk AlbanianArnavut
AustriaAvusturya AustrianAvusturyalı
BelarusBelarus BelarussianBelaruslu
BelgiumBelçika BelgianBelçikalı
Bosnia HerzegovinaBosna Hersek BosnianBoşnak
BulgariaBulgaristan BulgarianBulgar
CroatiaHırvatistan CroatianHırvat
CyprusKıbrıs CypriotKıbrıslı
Czech RepublicÇek Cumhuriyeti CzechÇekyalı
DenmarkDanimarka DanishDanimarkalı
Englandİngiltere Englishİngiliz
EstoniaEstonya EstonianEstonyalı
FinlandFinlandiya FinnFinlandiyalı
FranceFransa FrenchFransız
GeorgiaGürcistan GeorgianGürcü
GermanyAlmanya GermanAlman
GreeceYunanistan GreekYunan
NetherlandsHollanda DutchHollandalı
HungaryMacaristan HungarianMacar
Irelandİrlanda Irishİrlandalı
Italyİtalya Italianİtalyan
KosovoKosova KosovanKosovalı
LatviaLetonya LatvianLetonyalı
LithuaniaLitvanya LithuanianLitvanyalı
LuxembourgLüksemburg LuxembourgianLüksemburglu
MaltaMalta MalteseMaltalı
MacedoniaMakedonya MacedonianMakedonyalı
MoldovaMoldova MoldovanMoldovalı
MontenegroKaradağ MontenegrinKaradağlı
NorwayNorveç NorwegianNorveçli
PolandPolonya PolishPolonyalı
PortugalPortekiz PortuguesePortekizli
RomaniaRomanya RomanianRomanyalı
RussiaRusya RussianRus
Scotlandİskoçya Scotthishİskoç
SerbiaSırbistan SerbianSırp
Spainİspanya Spanishİspanyol
Swedenİsveç Swedishİsveçli
Switzerlandİsviçre Swissİsviçreli
UkraineUkrayna UkranianUkraynalı

Countries In North America

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Here is the list of North American country names in Turkish.

EnglishTurkishPronunciationEnglishTurkishPronunciation
CanadaKanada CanadianKanadalı
Costa RicaKosta Rika Costa RicanKosta Rikalı
CubaKüba CubanKübalı
HaitiHaiti HaitianHaitili
MexicoMeksika MexicanMeksikalı
PanamaPanama PanamanianPanamalı
United States of AmericaAmerika Birleşik Devletleri AmericanAmerikalı

Countries In South America

south america map

Here is the list of South American country names in Turkish.

EnglishTurkishPronunciationEnglishTurkishPronunciation
ArgentinaArjantin ArgentineanArjantinli
BoliviaBolivya BolivianBolivyalı
BrazilBrezilya BrazilianBrezilyalı
ChileŞili ChileanŞilili
ColombiaKolombiya ColombianKolombiyalı
EcuadorEkvador EcuadorianEkvadorlu
ParaguayParaguay ParaguayanParaguaylı
PeruPeru PeruvianPerulu
UruguayUruguay UruguayanUruguaylı
VenezuelaVenezuela VenezuelanVenezuellalı

Countries In Oceania

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Here is the list of Oceanian country names in Turkish.

EnglishTurkishPronunciationEnglishTurkishPronunciation
AustraliaAvustralya AustralianAvusturalyalı
FijiFiji FijianFijili
New ZealandYeni Zelanda New ZealanderYeni Zelandalı
Papua New GuineaPapua Yeni Gine Papua New GuineanPapua Yeni Gineli
TongaTonga TonganTongalı

 

How To Ask Somone’s Hometown In Turkish?

Q: Nerelisin(iz)? (Where are you from?)

A: Ben Amerika Birleşik Devletleri’ndeim. (I’m from The United States Of America.)

 

Q: Memleket(iniz) neresi? (Where is your hometown?)

A: Benim memleketim Almanya. (My hometown is in Germany.)

 

Q: Nereden geliyorsun(uz)? (Where do you come from?)

A: Ben İspanya’dan geliyorum. (I come from Spain.)

 

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