Which country was formerly named Ceylon?

Indonesia
Papua New Guinea
Sri Lanka
Bangladesh
The name “Ceylon” was given to the island by the Por­tuguese ex­plor­ers in 1505. Later it was used by the British as a name of the colony. In 1948, the country gained in­de­pen­dence, and changed its name to Sri Lanka (coming from local Sin­halese lan­guage) in 1972.

Answers distribution

Indonesia
Papua New Guinea
Sri Lanka
Bangladesh
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flagGreece
0%
0%
100%
0%
13
flagSweden
0%
0%
100%
0%
13
flagIndia
0%
0%
92%
0%
13
flagSwitzerland
8%
0%
91%
0%
12
flagCanada
3%
0%
89%
7%
28
flagthe Netherlands
0%
6%
86%
6%
15
flagthe United States
3%
9%
80%
5%
93
flagAustria
20%
0%
80%
0%
10
flagPoland
11%
7%
74%
6%
4557
flagthe United Kingdom
11%
4%
74%
7%
146
flagGermany
12%
5%
71%
5%
70
flagSpain
23%
7%
69%
0%
13
flagDenmark
12%
12%
68%
6%
16
flagItaly
12%
12%
66%
4%
24
flagUnknown
18%
11%
59%
9%
404
flagRussia
33%
4%
57%
4%
21
flagRepublic of Ireland
14%
7%
57%
21%
14

Gender

men68%
women71%
Indonesia
13%
14%
Papua New Guinea
9%
8%
Sri Lanka
68%
71%
Bangladesh
8%
5%

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Quel pays a été nommé Ceylan?
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Welches Land wurde Ceylon genannt?
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Qual país foi nomeado Ceilão?
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¿Qué país se llamaba Ceilán?
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Which country was formerly named Ceylon?
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Welk land werd genoemd Ceylon?
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Quale paese è stato nominato Ceylon?
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