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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Sri Lanka
Bangladesh
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0%
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100%
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13
flagSweden
6%
0%
93%
0%
16
flagIndia
0%
0%
92%
0%
13
flagSwitzerland
8%
0%
91%
0%
12
flagFrance
10%
0%
90%
0%
10
flagCanada
3%
0%
87%
9%
33
flagthe Netherlands
0%
10%
84%
5%
19
flagItaly
7%
7%
78%
2%
38
flagthe United Kingdom
9%
4%
77%
7%
189
flagGermany
10%
4%
76%
4%
91
flagPoland
10%
7%
75%
6%
5501
flagthe United States
3%
10%
75%
9%
141
flagAustria
14%
7%
71%
7%
14
flagSpain
23%
7%
69%
0%
13
flagDenmark
12%
12%
68%
6%
16
flagRepublic of Ireland
12%
6%
62%
18%
16
flagUnknown
19%
11%
59%
9%
430
flagRussia
23%
8%
58%
6%
46

Gender

men68%
women71%
Indonesia
13%
14%
Papua New Guinea
9%
7%
Sri Lanka
68%
71%
Bangladesh
7%
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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