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

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Papua New Guinea
Sri Lanka
Bangladesh
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flagGreece
0%
0%
100%
0%
12
flagIndia
0%
0%
92%
0%
13
flagthe Netherlands
0%
8%
91%
0%
12
flagCanada
4%
0%
86%
9%
22
flagthe United States
2%
8%
81%
6%
74
flagPoland
11%
7%
73%
6%
3909
flagthe United Kingdom
11%
5%
71%
9%
117
flagDenmark
15%
7%
69%
7%
13
flagGermany
12%
7%
67%
7%
55
flagSpain
25%
8%
66%
0%
12
flagItaly
15%
15%
65%
5%
20
flagUnknown
18%
12%
58%
9%
391
flagRepublic of Ireland
15%
7%
53%
23%
13
flagRussia
35%
5%
52%
5%
17

Gender

men67%
women71%
Indonesia
13%
13%
Papua New Guinea
9%
8%
Sri Lanka
67%
71%
Bangladesh
8%
6%

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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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