There are approximately 195 sovereign states recognized by the United Nations, including 193 member states and 2 observer states. Of these, there are no countries that begin with the letter X. Several cities around the world, mostly in Mexico and China, have names that begin with X but not a single country’s name begins with the letter. There are, however, some countries that begin with the letter X in other languages.
Countries That Start With the Letter X
Countries whose names begin with X in the Catalan language include Xina (China), Xile (Chile), and Xipre (Cyprus). Catalan is spoken in Andorra, Spain, France, and Italy. The language is named after Catalonia in Spain. Catalan originated from Vulgar Latin, and it shares characteristics with other romance languages. Catalan is the national language of Andorra.
Countries that begin with the letter X in the Galician language include Xamaica (Jamaica), Xapon (Japan), Xeorxia (Georgia), Xibuti (Djibouti), and Xordania (Jordan). Galician is mainly spoken in Galicia which is located in Northwestern Spain. The language is also spoken in Castile, Leon, and Asturias. Galician is in the same language family with Portuguese, and the two languages evolved from Vulgar Latin. Galician is mainly derived from Latin, but it has some German and Celtic words.
There are a few previous countries that do not exist at present that had names beginning with X. The countries include Xu, which was a Chinese Bronze Age state ruled by the Ying family, and Xianbei State which was an empire that included parts of present-day Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and North Korea.
Alphabet and Countries
There are no recognized sovereign states that begin with the letter X. In fact, W and X are the only alphabetic letters that do not have any countries beginning with that letter. The letters O, Q, and Y begin the names of one country each, composed of Oman, Qatar, and Yemen respectively.