countries in arabic

Country names in Arabic

When learning any language the basic knowledge at the beginning of study is to know the names of the countries in that language. Learn country names in Arabic with our list.

If you don’t know the Arabic alphabet yet check our post Arabic alphabet – All you need to know to write in Arabic

Usually the question where are you from is asked first when meeting a person from another country, therefore, if you are learning Arabic it is worth learning the name of at least your country on the first day of learning.

! Learning country names in Arabic is quite easy, because the names of countries resemble their names in English, which makes it much easier to remember.

Check out our alphabetical list of almost 150 country names in Arabic with simplified pronunciation and start learning them today!

You don’t have to remember all the names of countries. Our tip is to first learn only the names you would definitely need (name of your country of origin, country of living etc..) and definitely use.

You may also want to check our post about nationalities in Arabic and languages in Arabic.

Country names in Arabic- feminine or masculine?

This is quite an important piece of information to remember and should always be kept in mind when describing countries:

! Most of country names in Arabic are feminine nouns. However, there are few exceptions: Jordan, Iraq, Sudan, Morocco, Lebanon.

The word country in Arabic

countryبَلَد

[balad]
بِلاد

[bilaad]
state, countryدَوْلَة

[dawla]
دُوَل

[duwal]
country in arabic
country in arabic

Country names in Arabic – A

EnglishArabicPronunciation
Afghanistan أفغانستانAfghanistaan
AlbaniaألبانياAlbania
Algeria الجزائرAljaza’ir
Andorra أندوراAndoora
Angola أنغولاAnghola
Argentina الأرجنتينAl-arjantiin
Armenia أرمينياArmiiniyaa
Australia أسترالياUstruraaliyaa
Austria النمساAn-namsa
Azerbaijan أذربيجانAdharbayjaan

Country names in Arabic – B

EnglishArabicPronunciation
BahrainالبحرينAl-baHrayn
BangladeshبنغلاديشBanghladaaysh
BarbadosباربادوسBarbaadoos
BelgiumبلجيكاBaljiikaa
BoliviaبوليفياBuuliifiyaa
Bosnia and Herzegovinaالبوسنة والهرسكAl-bosna wal-harsk
BotswanaبوتسواناBuutswaana
BrazilالبرازيلAl-baraaziil
BruneiبرونايBruunaay
BulgariaبلغارياBulghaariyaa
Burkina Fasoبوركينا فاسوBurkiinaa Fasoo

Country names in Arabic – C

EnglishArabicPronunciation
CambodiaكمبودياKambuudiyaa
CameroonالكاميرونAl-kaamiiruun
CanadaكنداKanada
ChadتشادTshaad
Chile تشيليTshiilii
ChinaالصينAS-Siin
ColombiaكولومبياKuuluumbiyaa
Congoكونغو Koongho
Costa RicaكوستاريكاKoostaariikaa
CroatiaكرواتياKuruwaatiya
CubaكوباKuubaa
CyprusقبرصQubruS
Czech RepublicالتشيكAt-tshiik

Country names in Arabic – D

EnglishArabicPronunciation
Denmarkالدنمارك Ad-dinmaark
DjiboutiجيبوتيJiibuutii
Dominican Republicجمهورية الدومينيكانJumhuuriyyaat ad-duuminiikaan

Country names in Arabic – E

EnglishArabicPronunciation
EcuadorالإكوادورAl-Ikwaaduur
EgyptمصرMiSr
EritreaإريترياIriitriyaa
EstoniaإستونياIstuuniyaa
EthiopiaإثيوبياIthyuubiyaa

Country names in Arabic – F

EnglishArabicPronunciation
FijiفيجيFiijii
FinlandفنلنداFinlandaa
FranceفرنساFaransaa

Country names in Arabic – G

EnglishArabicPronunciation
GambiaغامبياGhaambiyaa
GeorgiaجورجياGuurgiyaa
GermanyألمانياAl-maaniyaa
GhanaغاناGhaanaa
GreeceاليونانAl-Yuunaan
GrenadaغريناداGhriinaadaa
GuatemalaغواتيمالاGhwaatiimaalaa

Country names in Arabic – H

EnglishArabicPronunciation
HaitiهايتيHaaitii
HondurasهندوراسHunduuraas
HungaryالمجرAl-majar

Country names in Arabic – I

EnglishArabicPronunciation
IcelandآيسلنداAayslandaa
IndiaالهندAl-hind
IndonesiaإندونيسياInduuniisiyaa
IranإيرانIiraan
IraqالعراقAl-3iraaq
Irelandأيرلنداiirlandaa
Israelإسرائيلisraa’il
ItalyإيطالياiiTaaliyaa

Country names in Arabic – J

EnglishArabicPronunciation
JamaicaجامايكاJaamaaykaa
JapanاليابانAl-yaabaan
JordanالأردنAl-Urdun

Country names in Arabic – K

EnglishArabicPronunciation
KazakhstanكازاخستانKaazaakhstaan
KenyaكينياKiiniyaa
North Korea كوريا الشماليةKuuriyaa Ash-shamaaliyya
South Korea كوريا الجنوبيةKuuriyaa Al-januubiyaa
KuwaitالكويتAl-Kuwait
KyrgyzstanقيرغيزستانQirghiizstaan

Country names in Arabic – L

EnglishArabicPronunciation
LaosلاوسLaaos
LatviaلاتفياLaatfiya
LebanonلبنانLubnaan
LibyaليبياLiibiyaa
LiechtensteinليختنشتاينLiikhtinshtaayn
LithuaniaليتوانياLiituwaaniya
LuxembourgلوكسمبورغLuuksambuurgh

Country names in Arabic – M

EnglishArabicPronunciation
MadagascarمدغشقرMadaghashqar
MalaysiaماليزياMaaliiziyaa
MaliماليMaalii
MaltaمالطاMaalTa
MauritaniaموريتانياMuuriitaaniyaa
MauritiusموريشيوسMuuriishiuus
MexicoالمكسيكAl-maksiik
MoldovaمولدوفاMuulduufaa
MonacoموناكوMuunaakoo
MongoliaمنغولياMunghuuliya
Montenegroالجبل الأسود / مونتينيغروAl-jabal Al-aswad / Muuntiiniighroo
MoroccoالمغربAl-maghrib
MozambiqueموزمبيقMuuzambiiq

Country names in Arabic – N

EnglishArabicPronunciation
NamibiaناميبياNaamiibiyaa
NepalنيبالNiibaal
NetherlandsهولنداHuulanda
New ZealandنيوزيلنداNiyuuziilandaa
NicaraguaنيكاراغواNiikaaraaghwaa
NigeriaنيجيرياNiijiiriyaa
NorwayالنرويجAn-nurwiij

Country names in Arabic – O

EnglishArabicPronunciation
Omanعمان3umaan

Country names in Arabic – P

EnglishArabicPronunciation
PakistanباكستانBaakistaan
PalestineفلسطينFalasTiin
ParaguayباراغوايBaaraaghuwaay
PeruبيروBiiruu
PhilippinesالفلبينAl-filibbiin
PolandبولنداBuulandaa
PortugalالبرتغالAl-burtughaal

Country names in Arabic – Q

EnglishArabicPronunciation
QatarقطرQaTar

Country names in Arabic – R

EnglishArabicPronunciation
Romania رومانياRuumaaniyaa
Russia روسياRuusiyaa
RwandaروانداRuwaandaa

Country names in Arabic – S

EnglishArabicPronunciation
San Marinoسان مارينوSaan Maariinoo
Saudi Arabia السعوديةAs-su3uudiyya
SenegalالسنغالAs-sinighaal
SerbiaصربياSirbiyaa
SingaporeسنغافورةSinghaafuura
SlovakiaسلوفاكياSloofaakiyaa
SloveniaسلوفينياSluufiiniyaa
SomaliaالصومالAS-Suumaal
South Africaجنوب أفريقياJanuub Afriiqiyaa
SpainإسبانياIsbaaniyaa
Sri LankaسريلانكاSriilaankaa
SudanالسودانAs-suudaan
SwedenالسويدAs-suwaid
SwitzerlandسويسراSwiisraa
SyriaسورياSuuriyaa

Country names in Arabic – T

EnglishArabicPronunciation
TajikistanطاجيكستانTaajiikistaan
TanzaniaتنزانياTanzaaniyaa
ThailandتايلاندTaaylaanda
TogoتوغوTooghoo
Trinidad and Tobagoترينيداد وتوباغوTriiniidaad wa-tuubaaghoo
TunisiaتونسTuunis
TurkeyتركياTurkiyaa
TurkmenistanتركمانستانTurkmaanistaan

Country names in Arabic – U

EnglishArabicPronunciation
UgandaأوغنداUughandaa
UkraineأوكرانياUukraaniya
United Arab Emirates الإمارات العربية المتحدAl-Imaaraat Al-3arabiyya Al-muttaHida
United Kingdomبريطانيا (المملكة المتحدة)BriiTaaniyaa
United States الولايات المتحدةAl-wilayyaat Al-muttaHida
UruguayالأوروغوايAl-Uurughwaay
UzbekistanأوزبكستانUuzbikistaan

Country names in Arabic – V

EnglishArabicPronunciation
VaticanالفاتيكانAl-faatiikaan
VenezuelaفنزويلاFinzuwiilaa
VietnamفيتنامFiitnaam

Country names in Arabic – Y

ArabicArabicPronunciation
Yemen اليمنAl-Yaman

Country names in Arabic – Z

EnglishArabicPronunciation
ZambiaزامبياZaambiyaa
ZimbabweزيمبابويZiimbaabwii

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