Asian Countries and Nationalities

Learn how to say the names of Asian countries and nationalities in English. The table below contains a list of:

• Names for each Asian country, commonly used in English (ie: They went to Thailand for their honeymoon.)

• An adjective used to describe things from that particular country (ie: Thai food is really spicy?)

• A nationality adjective, used to describe the people from that country (ie: We hired a Thai masseuse.)

• A noun used to describe the inhabitant of that particular country (ie: I think the woman we met was Thai)


Northern Asia


Country

Adjective

Nationality

Inhabitant

Russia

Russian

Russian

Russian


Western Asia


Country

Adjective

Nationality

Inhabitant

Georgia

Georgian

Georgian

Georgian

Iran

Iranian / Persian

Iranian

Iranian

Iraq

Iraqi

Iraqi

Iraqi

Israel

Israeli

Israeli

Israeli

Jordan

Jordanian

Jordanian

Jordanian

Kuwait

Kuwaiti

Kuwaiti

Kuwaiti

Lebanon

Lebanese

Lebanese

Lebanese

Palestine

Palestinian

Palestinian

Palestinian

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian

Saudi Arabian

Saudi Arabian

Syria

Syrian

Syrian

Syrian

Turkey

Turkish

Turkish

Turk

Yemen

Yemeni / Yemenite

Yemeni / Yemenite

Yemeni / Yemenite


Southern and Central Asia


Country

Adjective

Nationality

Inhabitant

Afghanistan

Afghan / Afghani

Afghan / Afghani

Afghan / Afghani

Bangladesh

Bangladeshi

Bangladeshi

Bangladeshi

India

Indian

Indian

Indian

Kazakhstan

Kazakh / Kazakhstani

Kazakh / Kazakhstani

Kazakh / Kazakhstani

Nepal

Nepalese / Nepali

Nepalese / Nepali

Nepalese / Nepali

Pakistan

Pakistani

Pakistani

Pakistani

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan

Sri Lankan

Sri Lankan


Eastern Asia


Country

Adjective

Nationality

Inhabitant

China

Chinese

Chinese

Chinese

Japan

Japanese

Japanese

Japanese

Mongolia

Mongolian

Mongolian

Mongolian / Mongol

North Korea

North Korean

North Korean

North Korean

South Korea

South Korean

South Korean

South Korean

Taiwan

Taiwanese

Taiwanese

Taiwanese


Southeast Asia


Country

Adjective

Nationality

Inhabitant

Cambodia

Cambodian

Cambodian

Cambodian

Indonesia

Indonesian

Indonesian

Indonesian

Laos

Laotian / Lao

Laotian / Lao

Laotian / Lao

Malaysia

Malaysian

Malaysian

Malaysian

Myanmar

Burmese

Burmese

Burmese

Philippines

Filipino

Filipino

Filipino

Singapore

Singaporean

Singaporean

Singaporean

Thailand

Thai

Thai

Thai

Vietnam

Vietnamese

Vietnamese

Vietnamese