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Countries, Adjective Forms, and Nationalities (#8), 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 (#8)



Laos   Lao, Laotian   Lao, Laotian
Latvia   Latvian   Latvian
Lebanon   Lebanese   Lebanese
Lesotho   Basotho   Mosotho (singular),
Basotho (plural)
Liberia   Liberian   Liberian
Libya   Libyan   Libyan
Liechtenstein   Liechtenstein   Liechtensteiner
Lithuania   Lithuanian   Lithuanian
Luxembourg   Luxembourg   Luxembourger



Special Notes:

1.   Note that both Lao and Laotian may be used for the
adjective and/or nationality forms for
2.   Notice the unusual nationality forms used for Lesotho:
Mosotho for singular, Basotho for plural. Notice,
also, that the adjective form is

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