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Countries, Adjective Forms, and Nationalities (#2), by Dennis Oliver

 

The adjective forms for countries and the names for citizens of countries
are often confusing in English. This happens for two reasons. First, there
is no easy way to change a country's name to its adjective form because
several different endings are used for this purpose. Second, the words
for nationalities are often the same as the adjective forms, but not always.

Here is more information on names of countries, their adjective forms,
and the wordsused for their citizens.

 

Countries, Adjective Forms,
and Nationalities (#2)

 country
 

 adjective
 

nationality
         
The Bahamas   Bahamian    Bahamian
         
Bahrain   Bahraini   Bahraini
         
Bangladesh   Bangladesh   Bangladeshi,
Bengali
         
Barbados   Barbadian   Barbadian
         
Belarus   Belarussian   Belarussian
         
Belgium   Belgian   Belgian
         
Benin   Beninese   Beninese
         
Bhutan   Bhutanese   Bhutanese
         
Bolivia   Bolivian   Bolivian
         
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
  Bosnian,
Herzegovinian
  Bosnian,
Herzegovinian
         
Botswana   Motswana (singular),
Batswana (plural)
  Motswana (singular),
Batswana (plural)
         
Brazil   Brazilian   Brazilian
         
Brunei   Bruneian   Bruneian 
         
Bulgaria   Bulgarian   Bulgarian
         
Burkina Faso   Burkinabe   Burkinabe
         
Burundi   Burundi   Burundian

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