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Countries, Adjective Forms, and Nationalities (#5), 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 (#5)



Fiji   Fijian   Fijian
Finland   Finnish   Finn
France   French   Frenchman (men),
Frenchwoman (women)
Gabon   Gabonese   Gabonese
The Gambia   Gambian   Gambian
Georgia   Georgian   Georgian
Germany   German   German
Ghana   Ghanian   Ghanian
Greece   Greek   Greek
Grenada   Grenadian   Grenadian
Guatemala   Guatemalan   Guatemalan
Guinea   Guinean*   Guinean*
Guinea-Bissau   Guinean*   Guinean*
Guyana   Guyanese   Guyanese



Special Note:

Note that Guinean is used in referring to two entirely different
Guinea and Guinea-Bissau.

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