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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)

 country
 

 adjective
 

nationality
         
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

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Special Note:

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

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