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Countries, Adjective Forms, and Nationalities (#4), 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 words used for their citizens.

 

Countries, Adjective Forms,
and Nationalities (#4)

 country
 

 adjective
 

nationality
         
Denmark   Danish   Dane
         
Djibouti   Djiboutian   Djiboutian
         
Dominica   Dominican   Dominican
         
Dominican Republic   Dominican   Dominican
         
Ecuador   Ecuadorean   Ecuadorean
         
Egypt   Egyptian   Egyptian
         
El Salvador   Salvadorean   Salvadorean
         
Equatorial Guinea   Equatorial Guinean,
Equatoguinean
  Equatorial Guinean,
Equatoguinean
         
Eritrea   Eritrean   Eritrean
         
Estonia   Estonian   Estonian
         
Ethiopia   Ethiopian   Ethiopian

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Special Note:

Note that Dominican is used in referring to two entirely different
countries:
Dominica and The Dominican Republic.

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