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Names of countries and regions of Asia in local languages

English name Short local name Full local name Translation
Afghanistan افغانستان
(Afġānistān - Pashto)
افغانستان
(Afġānestān - Dari)
د افغانستان اسلامی جمهوريت
(də Afġānistān Islāmī Ǧumhūrīyat)
جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان
(Jomhūrī-e Eslāmī-e Afġānestān)
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Armenia Հայաստան (Hayastan) Հայաստանի Հանրապետություն
(Hayastani Hanrapetouṭyoun)
Republic of Armenia
Azerbaijan Azərbaycan, Азәрбајҹан / آذربايجان (Azərbaycan) Azərbaycan Respublikası, Азәрбајҹан Республикаси (Azərbaycan Respublikası) Azerbaijani Republic
Bahrain البحرين
(al-Baḥrayn)
مملكة البحرين
(Mamlakât al-Baḥrayn)
The Kingdom of Bahrain
Bangladesh বাংলাদেশ
(Bāṅlādēś)
গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ
(Gaṇaprajātantri Bāṅlādēś)
People's Republic of Bangladesh
Bhutan འབྲུག་ཡུལ།
(druk-yul)
  Kingdom of Bhutan
Brunei Darussalam بروني دارالسلام
Brunei Darussalam
نڬارا بروني دارالسلام
Negara Brunei Darussalam
State of Brunei Darussalam
Burma, Myanmar ုဴမန္မာ
(Mẏanmā)
ဴပည္ေထာင္စုဴမန္မာနုိင္ငံေတာ္
(Pẏañthoṅču Mẏanmā Nōṅṅaṁto)
Union of Myanmar
Cambodia កម្ពុជា
Kambucā
ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រ កម្ពុជា
Brah Rājā Ṇācakr Kambucā
Kingdom of Cambodia
China 中国
(Zhōngguó)
中华人民共和国
(Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gōnghéguó)
People's Republic of China
Hong Kong 香港
(Hèunggóng, Xiānggǎng)
香港特別行政區
(Hèunggóng Dahkbihit Hàhngjingkèui, Xiānggǎng Tèbié Xíngzhèngqū)
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Macau 澳門
(Ngoumún,
Àomén) /
Macau
澳門特別行政區
(Ngoumún Dahkbihit Hàhngjingkèui, Àomén Tèbié Xíngzhèngqū) /
Região Administrativa Especial de Macau
Macau Special Administrative Region
East Timor Timór Lorosa'e / Timor-Leste Repúblika Demokrátika Timór Lorosa'e
República Democrática de Timor-Leste
Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
Georgia საქართველო (Sak'art'velo) საქართველოს რესპუბლიკა (Sak'art'velos Respublika) Republic of Georgia
India
(Assamese)
ভাৰত
(Bhārat)
ভাৰত গণৰাজ্য
(Bhārat Ganarājya)
Republic
of
India
India
(Bengali)
ভারত
(Bhārat)
ভারতীয় প্রজাতন্ত্র
(Bhāratīya Prajātantra)
India
(Gujarati)
ભારત
(Bhārat)
ભારતીય ગણરાજ્ય
(Bhāratīya Gaṇarājya)
India
(Hindi)
भारत
(Bhārat)
भारत गणराज्य
(Bhārat Gaṇarājya)
India
(Kannada)
ಭಾರತ
(Bhārat)
ಭಾರತ ಗಣರಾಜ್ಯ
(Bhārat Gaṇarājya)
India
(Malayalam)
ഭാരതം
(Bhārataṁ)
ഭാരത ഗണരാജ്യം
(Bhārat Gaṇarājyaṁ)
India
(Marathi)
भारत
(Bhārat)
भारत प्रजासत्ताक
(Bhārat Prajāsattāk)
India
(Oriya)
ଭାରତ
(Bhārat)
ଭାରତ ଗଣରାଜ୍ୟ
(Bhārat Gaṇarājẏa)
India
(Punjabi)
ਭਾਰਤ
(Bhārat)
ਭਾਰਤ ਗਣਰਾਜ
(Bhārat Gaṇarāja)
India
(Sanskrit)
भारतम्
(Bhāratam)
भारतमहाराज्यम्
(Bhāratamahārājyam)
India
(Sindhi)
ڀارت
(Bhārat)
 
India
(Tamil)
இந்தியா
(Intiyō)
இந்தியக் குடியரசு
(Intiyōk Kuṭiyaracu)
India
(Telugu)
భారత
(Bhārat)
భారత గణ రాజ్యము
(Bhārat Gaṇa Rājyamu)
Indonesia Indonesia Republik Indonesia Republic of Indonesia
Iran (Persia) ايران
(Īrān)
جمهورى اسلامى ايران
(Jomhūrī-e Eslāmī-e Īrān)
Islamic Republic of Iran
Iraq العراق
(al-ʿIrāq)
جمهورية العراق
(Ǧumhūrīyât al-ʿIrāq)
Republic of Iraq
Israel (Yiśrā'ēl) ישׂראל
(Isrā'īl) إسرائيل
(Məḏînaṯ Yiśrā'ēl) מדינת ישראל
(Dawlât Isrā'īl) دولة إسرائيل
State of Israel
Japan 日本
(Nihon/Nippon)
日本国
(Nihon/Nippon Koku)
 
Jordan الأردن
(al-Urdun)
المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية
(al-Mamlakâ al-Urdunnīyâ al-Hāšimīyâ)
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Kazakhstan Қазақстан (Ķazaķstan) Қазақстан Республикасы (Ķazaķstan Respublikasy) Republic of Kazakhstan
Korea (North) 조선
(Joseon)
조선 민주주의 인민 공화국
(Joseon Minjujuui Inmin Gonghwaguk)
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Korea (South) 한국 (韓國)
(Hanguk)
대한민국 (大韓民國)
(Daehan Minguk)
Republic of Korea
Kuwait الكويت
(al-Kuwayt)
دولة الكويت
(Dawlât al-Kuwayt)
State of Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan Кыргызстан
(Kyrgyzstan)
Кыргызстан Республикасы
(Kyrgyz Respublikasy)
Kyrgyz Republic
Laos ລາວ (Lāw) ສາທາລະນະລັດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ປະຊາຊົນ ລາວ (Sāthālanalat Pasāthipatai Pasāson Lāw) Lao People's Democratic Republic
Lebannon لبنان
(Lubnān)
الجمهوريّة اللبنانية
(al-Ǧumhūrīyâ al-Lubnānīyâ)
Lebanese Republic
Maldives ދިވެހި
(Dhivehi)
ދިވެހި ޖުމްހުރިޔަ
(Dhivehi Jumhuriya)
Maldive Republic
Malaysia Malaysia
مليسيا
Persekutuan Tanah Malaysia, ڤرسكوتوان تانه مليسيا Federation of Malaysia
Mongolia Монгол Улс
(Mongol Uls)
   
Nepal नेपाल
(Nēpāl)
सङ्घीय लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्र नेपा
(Sańghīya Loktāntrik Gaṇatantra Nepāl)
Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
Oman عمان
(ʿUmān)
سلطنة عمان
(Salṭanât ʿUmān)
Sultanate of Oman
Pakistan پاکستان
(pākistān)
سلامی جمهرويت پاکستان
(Islāmī Jumhūriyyat-e Pākistān)
Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Palestine فلسطين
(Filasṭīn)
دولة فلسطين
(Dawlât Filasṭīn)
State of Palestine
Philippines Pilipinas
Philippines
Republika ng Pilipinas
Republic of the Philippines
Republic of the Philippines
Qatar قطر
(Qaṭar)
دولة قطر
(Dawlât Qaṭar)
State of Qatar
Republic of China, Taipei 臺灣
(T'ai2-wan1)
中華民國
(Chung1-hua2 Min2-kuo2)
Republic of China
Russia Россия
(Rossija)
Российская Федерация
(Rossijskaja Federacija)
Russian Federation
Saudi Arabia السعودية
(as-Saʿūdīyâ)
المملكة العربية السعودية
(al-Mamlakâ al-ʿArabīyâ as-Saʿūdīyâ)
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Singapore
(Chinese)
新加坡
(xīnjiāpō)
新加坡共和国
(xīnjiāpō gōnghéguó)
Republic of Singapore
Singapore
(Malay)
Singapura Republik Singapura Republic of Singapore
Singapore
(Tamil)
சிங்கப்பூர்
(Čiṅkappūr)
சிங்கப்பூர் குடியரசு
(Čiṅkappūr kūyarak)
Republic of Singapore
Sri Lanka (Sinhala) ශ්රී ලංකා
(Šrī Laṁkā)
ශ්රී ලංකා ප්රජාතාන්ත්රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජය (Šrī Laṁkā Prajātāntrika Samājavādī Janarajaya) Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka (Tamil) இலங்கை
(Ilaṅkai)
இலங்கை ஜனநாயக சோஷலிசக் குடியரசு (Ilaṅkai Jaṉanāyaka Čōšaličak Kuṭiyaraču) Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Syria سورية
(Sūrīyâ)
الجمهورية العربية السورية
al-Ǧumhūrīyâ al-ʿArabīyâ as-Sūrīyâ
Syrian Arab Republic
Tajikistan Тоҷикистон
(Tojikiston)
Ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон
(Jumhurii Tojikiston)
Republic of Tajikistan
Thailand ประเทศไทย
(Prathēt tai)
ราชอาณาจักรไทย
(Ratchaanachak tai)
Kingdom of Thailand
Timor-Leste (East Timor) Timor-Leste
Timor Lorosa'e
Repúblika Demokrátika Timor Lorosa'e
República Democrática de Timor-Leste
Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
Turkey Türkiye Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Republic of Turkey
Turkmenistan Туркменистан (Turkmenistan)    
UAE الامارات
(al-Imārāt)
دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة
(Dawlât al-Imārāt al-ʿArabīyâ al-Muttaḥidâ)
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan Ўзбекистон
O'zbekiston
Ўзбекистон Республикасй
O'zbekiston Respublikasi
Republic of Uzbekistan
Vietnam Việt Nam Cộng hoà xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Yemen اليمن
(al-Yaman)
الجمهوريّة اليمنية
(al-Ǧumhūrīyâ al-Yamanīyâ)
Republic of Yemen

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Note on Iran/Persia

Until 1935, the official name of the country currently known as Iran was Persia, though the Persian people have called their country Iran since the Sassanid period (226 - 651 AD). There's further discussion about this at Wikipedia

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Sources

http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/
http://www.geonames.de

The recordings of the Arabic names of countries are by Zein Al-A'bideen Ayyoubi.

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