Names of the countries of Africa in local languages

The names are shown in their short and full forms in the official languages of each country. Translations of the full names not in English are shown in [brackets].

English name Local name
Algeria (al-Jazā'ir) الجزائر
الجمهوريّة الجزائريّة الديمقراطيّة الشعبيّة
(al-Jumhūrīyâtt al-Jazā'irīyât ad-Dīmuqrāṭīyâ aš-Šaʿbīyâ)
[Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria]
Angola Angola
República de Angola
[Republic of Angola]
Benin Bénin
République du Bénin
[Republic of Benin]
Botswana Botswana
Lefatshe la Botswana
Republic of Botswana
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
Burundi Uburundi
Republika y'Uburundi
République du Burundi
[Republic of Burundi]
Cameroon Cameroun
République du Cameroun
Republic of Cameroon
Chad Tchad
(Tašād) تشاد
République du Tchad
جمهوريّة تشاد
(Jumhūrīyât Tašād)
[Republic of Chad]
Cape Verde Cabo Verde
República de Cabo Verde
[Republic of Cape Verde]
Central African Republic Centrafrique
République Centrafricaine
Ködrö tî Bê-Afrîka
Comoros Comores
(al-Qumur) القمر
Union des Comores
Udzima wa Komori
اتحاد القمر
(Ittiḥād al-Qumur)
[Union of the Comoros]
Congo (Kinshassa) République Démocratique du Congo
[Democratic Republic of the Congo]
Congo (Brazzaville) République du Congo
[Republic of the Congo]
Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Côte d'Ivoire
République de Côte d'Ivoire
[Republic of Côte d'Ivoire]
Djibouti جيبوتي (Jībūtī)
جمهوريّة جيبوتي
(Jumhūrīyât Jībūtī)
République de Djibouti
[Republic of Djibouti]
Egypt (Miṣr) مصر
جمهوريّة مصر العربيّة
(Gumhūrīyât Miṣr al-ʿArabīyâ)
[Arabic Republic of Egypt]
Equatorial Guinea Guinea Ecuatorial, Guinée Équatoriale
República de Guinea Ecuatorial
République de Guinée Équatoriale
[Republic of Equatorial Guinea]
Eritrea ኤርትራ (Ertrā)
إريتريا (Irītriyā)
ሃግሬ ኤርትራ (Hāgrē Ertrā)
دولة إريتريا (Dawlat Irītriyā)
[State of Eritrea]
(formerly Swaziland)
Umbuso weSwatini
Kingdom of Eswatini
Ethiopia ኢትዮጵያ (Ityoṗya)
የኢትዮጵያ ፌዴራላዊ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ሪፐብሊ
(yā-Ityoṗyā Fēdērālāwi Dimokrāsiyāwi Ripabli)
[Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia]
Gabon Le Gabon
République Gabonaise
[Gabonese Republic]
The Gambia The Gambia
Republic of The Gambia
Ghana Ghana
Republic of Ghana
Guinea Guinée
République de Guinée
[Republic of Guinea]
Guinea-Bissau Guiné-Bissau
República da Guiné-Bissau
[Republic of Guinea-Bissau]
Kenya Kenya
Republic of Kenya
Jamhuri ya Kenya
Libya (Lībiyā) ليبيا
الجماهيريّة العربيّة الليبيّة الشعبيّة الاشتراكيّة العظمى
(al-Jamāhīrīyâ al-ʿArabīyâ al-Lībīyâ aš-Šaʿbīyâ al-Ištirākīyâ)
[Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya]
Lesotho Lesotho
Kingdom of Lesotho
Mmuso wa Lesotho
Liberia Liberia
Republic of Liberia
Madagascar Madagasikara, Madagascar
Repoblikan'i Madagasikara
République de Madagascar
[Republic of Madagascar]
Malawi Malawi
Republic of Malawi
Mfuko la Malaŵi
[Republic of Malawi]
Mali Mali
République du Mali (French)
Mali ka Fasojamana (ߡߊߟߌ ߞߊ ߝߊߛߏߖߊߡߊߣߊ‎) - Bambara
Renndaandi Maali (𞤈𞤫𞤲𞥆𞤣𞤢𞥄𞤲𞤣𞤭 𞤃𞤢𞥄𞤤𞤭‎) - Fula
[Republic of Mali]
Mauritania (al-Mūrītānīyâ) موريتانيا
الجمهوريّة الإسلاميّة الموريتانيّة
(al-Jumhūrīyât al-Islāmīyâ al-Mūrītānīyâ)
[Islamic Republic of Mauritania]
Mauritius Mauritius
Republic of Mauritius
République de Maurice
Morocco (al-Maġrib) المغرب
المملكة المغربيّة
(al-Mamlakâ al-Maġribīyâ)
[Kingdom of Morocco]
Mozambique Moçambique
República de Moçambique
[Republic of Mozambique]
Namibia Namibia
Republic of Namibia
Niger Niger
République du Niger
[Republic of Niger]
Nigeria Nigeria
Federal Republic of Nigeria
Rwanda Rwanda
Repubulika y'u Rwanda
République Rwandaise
Republic of Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe São Tomé e Príncipe
República Democrática de São Tomé e Príncipe
[Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe]
Senegal Senegal
Sénégal (French)
République du Sénégal
Senegaal (Wolof)
Réewum Senegaal
[Republic of Senegal]
Seychelles Sesel
Repiblik Sesel
Republic of Seychelles
République des Seychelles
[Republic of Seychelles]
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Republic of Sierra Leone
Somalia Soomaaliya
Jamhuuriyad-da Dimoqradddiya Soomaaliya
[Republic of Somalia]
South Africa Republiek van Suid-Afrika (Afrikaans)
Republic of South Africa (English)
Rephaboliki ya Afrika-Borwa (Northern Sotho)
iRiphabliki yeSewula Afrika (Southern Ndebele)
Rephaboliki ya Afrika Borwa (Sotho)
iRiphabhulikhi yeNingizimu Afrika (Swati)
Riphabliki ra Afrika Dzonga (Tsonga)
Rephaboliki ya Aforika Borwa (Tswana)
Riphabuḽiki ya Afurika Tshipembe (Venda)
iRiphabliki yaseMzantsi Afrika (Xhosa)
iRiphabliki yaseNingizimu Afrika (Zulu)
South Sudan Federal Democratic Republic of South Sudan
Sudan السودان
جمهوريّة السودان
(Jumhūrīyât as-Sūdān)
[Republic of Sudan]
Tanzania Tanzania
Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania
United Republic of Tanzania
Togo Togo
République Togolaise
[Togolese Republic]
Tunisia الجمهورية التونسية
(al-Jumhūrīyah at-Tūnisīyah) - Arabic
République tunisienne (French)
[Tunisian Republic]
Uganda Uganda
Jamhuri ya Uganda
[Republic of Uganda]
Western Sahara الصحراء العربيّة
(aṣ-Ṣaḥrāwīyâ al-ʿArabīyâ)
الجمهوريّة العربيّة الصحراويّة الديمقراطيّة
(al-Jumhūrīyâtu al-ʿArabīyâtu aṣ-Ṣaḥrāwīyâtu ad-Dīmuqrāṭīyâ)
[Democratic Sahrawi Arab Republic]
Zambia Zambia
Republic of Zambia
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Republic of Zimbabwe

Recordings of the Arabic names of countries by Zein Al-A'bideen Ayyoubi.


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