Foreign Commonwealth Office

Country register

British English names and descriptive terms for countries as recognised by the UK government

Country Name Official-Name Citizen-Names Start-Date End-Date
The country's 2-letter ISO 3166-2 alpha2 code. The commonly-used name of a record. The official or technical name of a record. The name of a country's citizens. The date a record first became relevant to a register. The date a record stopped being applicable.
AD Andorra The Principality of Andorra Andorran
AE United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates Citizen of the United Arab Emirates
AF Afghanistan The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Afghan
AG Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda Citizen of Antigua and Barbuda 1981-11-01
AL Albania The Republic of Albania Albanian
AM Armenia The Republic of Armenia Armenian 1991-09-21
AO Angola The Republic of Angola Angolan 1975-11-11
AR Argentina The Argentine Republic Argentine;Argentinian
AT Austria The Republic of Austria Austrian
AU Australia The Commonwealth of Australia Australian
AZ Azerbaijan The Republic of Azerbaijan Azerbaijani 1991-08-30
BA Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992-03-03
BB Barbados Barbados Barbadian
BD Bangladesh The People's Republic of Bangladesh Bangladeshi
BE Belgium The Kingdom of Belgium Belgian
BF Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Burkinabe;Burkinan
BG Bulgaria The Republic of Bulgaria Bulgarian
BH Bahrain The Kingdom of Bahrain Bahraini
BI Burundi The Republic of Burundi Citizen of Burundi
BJ Benin The Republic of Benin Beninese
BN Brunei Brunei Darussalam Citizen of Brunei 1984-01-01
BO Bolivia The Plurinational State of Bolivia Bolivian
BR Brazil The Federative Republic of Brazil Brazilian
BS The Bahamas The Commonwealth of The Bahamas Bahamian
BT Bhutan The Kingdom of Bhutan Bhutanese
BW Botswana The Republic of Botswana Citizen of Botswana
BY Belarus The Republic of Belarus Belarusian 1991-08-25
BZ Belize Belize Citizen of Belize 1981-09-21
CA Canada Canada Canadian
CD Congo (Democratic Republic) The Democratic Republic of the Congo Citizen of The Democratic Republic of the Congo
CF Central African Republic The Central African Republic Citizen of the Central African Republic
CG Congo The Republic of the Congo Citizen of the Republic of the Congo
CH Switzerland The Swiss Confederation Swiss
CI Ivory Coast The Republic of Côte D’Ivoire Citizen of the Ivory Coast
CL Chile The Republic of Chile Chilean
CM Cameroon The Republic of Cameroon Cameroonian
CN China The People's Republic of China Chinese
CO Colombia The Republic of Colombia Colombian
CR Costa Rica The Republic of Costa Rica Costa Rican
CS Czechoslovakia Czechoslovak Republic Czechoslovak 1992-12-31
CU Cuba The Republic of Cuba Cuban
CV Cape Verde The Republic of Cabo Verde Cape Verdean 1975-07-05
CY Cyprus The Republic of Cyprus Cypriot
CZ Czechia The Czech Republic Czech 1993-01-01
DE Germany The Federal Republic of Germany German 1990-10-03
DJ Djibouti The Republic of Djibouti Djiboutian 1977-06-27
DK Denmark The Kingdom of Denmark Dane
DM Dominica The Commonwealth of Dominica Dominican 1978-11-03
DO Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic Citizen of the Dominican Republic
DZ Algeria The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria Algerian
EC Ecuador The Republic of Ecuador Ecuadorean
EE Estonia The Republic of Estonia Estonian 1991-08-20
EG Egypt The Arab Republic of Egypt Egyptian
ER Eritrea The State of Eritrea Eritrean 1993-05-24
ES Spain The Kingdom of Spain Spaniard;Spanish citizen
ET Ethiopia The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Ethiopian
FI Finland The Republic of Finland Finn
FJ Fiji The Republic of Fiji Citizen of Fiji
FM Micronesia The Federated States of Micronesia Micronesian 1986-11-03
FR France The French Republic French citizen;Frenchman;Frenchwoman
GA Gabon The Gabonese Republic Gabonese
GB United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Briton;British citizen
GD Grenada Grenada Grenadian 1974-02-07
GE Georgia Georgia Georgian 1991-04-09
GH Ghana The Republic of Ghana Ghanaian
GM The Gambia The Republic of The Gambia Gambian
GN Guinea The Republic of Guinea Guinean
GQ Equatorial Guinea The Republic of Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinean
GR Greece The Hellenic Republic Greek
GT Guatemala The Republic of Guatemala Guatemalan
GW Guinea-Bissau The Republic of Guinea-Bissau Citizen of Guinea-Bissau
GY Guyana The Co-operative Republic of Guyana Guyanese
HN Honduras The Republic of Honduras Honduran
HR Croatia The Republic of Croatia Croatian 1991-06-25
HT Haiti The Republic of Haiti Haitian
HU Hungary Hungary Hungarian
ID Indonesia The Republic of Indonesia Indonesian
IE Ireland Ireland Citizen of Ireland;Irish citizen
IL Israel The State of Israel Israeli
IN India The Republic of India Indian
IQ Iraq The Republic of Iraq Iraqi
IR Iran The Islamic Republic of Iran Iranian
IS Iceland The Republic of Iceland Icelander
IT Italy The Italian Republic Italian
JM Jamaica Jamaica Jamaican
JO Jordan The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Jordanian
JP Japan Japan Japanese
KE Kenya The Republic of Kenya Kenyan
KG Kyrgyzstan The Kyrgyz Republic Kyrgyz 1991-08-31
KH Cambodia The Kingdom of Cambodia Cambodian
KI Kiribati The Republic of Kiribati Citizen of Kiribati 1979-07-12
KM Comoros The Union of the Comoros Comoran 1975-07-06
KN St Kitts and Nevis The Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis Citizen of St Christopher (St Kitts) and Nevis 1983-09-19
KP North Korea The Democratic People's Republic of Korea Citizen of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea;Citizen of the DPRK
KR South Korea The Republic of Korea South Korean
KW Kuwait The State of Kuwait Kuwaiti
KZ Kazakhstan The Republic of Kazakhstan Kazakh 1991-12-16
LA Laos The Lao People's Democratic Republic Lao
LB Lebanon The Lebanese Republic Lebanese
LC St Lucia Saint Lucia St Lucian 1979-02-22
LI Liechtenstein The Principality of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein citizen
LK Sri Lanka The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Citizen of Sri Lanka
LR Liberia The Republic of Liberia Liberian
LS Lesotho The Kingdom of Lesotho Citizen of Lesotho
LT Lithuania The Republic of Lithuania Lithuanian 1990-03-11
LU Luxembourg The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Luxembourger
LV Latvia The Republic of Latvia Latvian 1990-05-04
LY Libya Libya Libyan
MA Morocco The Kingdom of Morocco Moroccan
MC Monaco The Principality of Monaco Monegasque
MD Moldova The Republic of Moldova Moldovan 1991-08-27
ME Montenegro Montenegro Montenegrin
MG Madagascar The Republic of Madagascar Citizen of Madagascar
MH Marshall Islands The Republic of the Marshall Islands Marshall Islander 1986-10-21
MK Macedonia The Republic of Macedonia Macedonian 1991-09-08
ML Mali The Republic of Mali Malian
MM Burma The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Burmese
MN Mongolia Mongolia Mongolian
MR Mauritania The Islamic Republic of Mauritania Mauritanian
MT Malta The Republic of Malta Maltese
MU Mauritius The Republic of Mauritius Mauritian
MV Maldives The Republic of Maldives Maldivian
MW Malawi The Republic of Malawi Malawian
MX Mexico The United Mexican States Mexican
MY Malaysia Malaysia Citizen of Malaysia
MZ Mozambique The Republic of Mozambique Mozambican 1975-06-25
NA Namibia The Republic of Namibia Namibian 1980-03-21
NE Niger The Republic of Niger Citizen of Niger
NG Nigeria The Federal Republic of Nigeria Nigerian
NI Nicaragua The Republic of Nicaragua Nicaraguan
NL Netherlands The Kingdom of the Netherlands Dutch citizen;Dutchman;Dutchwoman
NO Norway The Kingdom of Norway Norwegian
NP Nepal The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal Nepalese
NR Nauru The Republic of Nauru Nauruan
NZ New Zealand New Zealand New Zealander
OM Oman The Sultanate of Oman Omani
PA Panama The Republic of Panama Panamanian
PE Peru The Republic of Peru Peruvian
PG Papua New Guinea The Independent State of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinean 1975-09-16
PH Philippines The Republic of the Philippines Filipino;Filipina
PK Pakistan The Islamic Republic of Pakistan Pakistani
PL Poland The Republic of Poland Pole
PT Portugal The Portuguese Republic Portuguese
PW Palau The Republic of Palau Palauan 1994-10-01
PY Paraguay The Republic of Paraguay Paraguayan
QA Qatar The State of Qatar Qatari
RO Romania Romania Romanian
RS Serbia The Republic of Serbia Serbian
RU Russia The Russian Federation Russian 1991-12-25
RW Rwanda The Republic of Rwanda Rwandan
SA Saudi Arabia The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabian
SB Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Solomon Islander 1978-07-07
SC Seychelles The Republic of Seychelles Citizen of Seychelles 1976-06-29
SD Sudan The Republic of the Sudan Sudanese
SE Sweden The Kingdom of Sweden Swede
SG Singapore The Republic of Singapore Singaporean
SI Slovenia The Republic of Slovenia Slovene 1991-06-25
SK Slovakia The Slovak Republic Slovak 1993-01-01
SL Sierra Leone The Republic of Sierra Leone Sierra Leonean
SM San Marino The Republic of San Marino Citizen of San Marino
SN Senegal The Republic of Senegal Senegalese
SO Somalia Federal Republic of Somalia Somali
SR Suriname The Republic of Suriname Surinamer 1975-11-25
SS South Sudan The Republic of South Sudan South Sudanese 2011-07-09
ST Sao Tome and Principe The Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe Citizen of Sao Tome and Principe 1975-07-12
SU USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Soviet citizen 1991-12-25
SV El Salvador The Republic of El Salvador Salvadorean
SW SimonCountry Republic of Worthington simon tomorrow thursday
SY Syria The Syrian Arab Republic Syrian
SZ Eswatini Kingdom of Eswatini Swazi
TD Chad The Republic of Chad Chadian
TG Togo The Togolese Republic Togolese
TH Thailand The Kingdom of Thailand Thai
TJ Tajikistan The Republic of Tajikistan Tajik 1991-09-09
TL East Timor The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste East Timorese
TM Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Turkmen 1991-10-27
TN Tunisia The Tunisian Republic Tunisian
TO Tonga The Kingdom of Tonga Tongan
TR Turkey The Republic of Turkey Turk
TT Trinidad and Tobago The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago citizen
TV Tuvalu Tuvalu Tuvaluan 1978-10-01
TZ Tanzania The United Republic of Tanzania Tanzanian
UA Ukraine Ukraine Ukrainian 1991-08-24
UG Uganda The Republic of Uganda Ugandan
US United States The United States of America United States citizen
UY Uruguay The Oriental Republic of Uruguay Uruguayan
UZ Uzbekistan The Republic of Uzbekistan Uzbek 1991-09-01
VA Vatican City Vatican City State Vatican citizen
VC St Vincent Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Vincentian 1979-10-27
VE Venezuela The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Venezuelan
VN Vietnam The Socialist Republic of Vietnam Vietnamese
VU Vanuatu The Republic of Vanuatu Citizen of Vanuatu 1980-07-30
WS Samoa The Independent State of Samoa Samoan
XK Kosovo The Republic of Kosovo Kosovan
YE Yemen The Republic of Yemen Yemeni 1990-05-22
YU Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavian 1992-04-28
ZA South Africa The Republic of South Africa South African
ZM Zambia The Republic of Zambia Zambian
ZW Zimbabwe The Republic of Zimbabwe Zimbabwean 1980-04-18