List of Proper Adjectives


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Country Proper Adjective Examples
Afghanistan Afghan, Afghani Afghan chapati, Afghani Hound
Akrotiri Akrotirian Akrotirian merchant
Albania Albanian Albanian cuisine, Albanian flag
Algeria Algerian Algerian war, Algerian games
American Samoa American Samoan American Samoan culture
Andorra Andorran Andorran bank, Andorran food
Angola Angolan Angolan jobs, Angolan president
Anguilla Anguillan Anguillan news, Anguillan cake
Antarctica Antarctican Antarctican continent
Antigua and Barbuda Antiguan and Barbudan Antiguan lake, Barbudan milk
Argentina Argentinian Argentinian accent
Armenia Armenian Armenian name, Armenian pizza
Aruba Aruban Aruban gold, Aruban singer
Australia Australian Australian desert, Australian love
Austria Austrian Austrian bread, Austrian book
Azerbaijan Azerbaijani Azerbaijani folk music
Bahamas, The Bahamian Bahamian dollar, Bahamian soup
Bahrain Bahraini Bahraini uprising, Bahraini hotel
Bangladesh Bangladeshi Bangladeshi daily newspaper
Barbados Barbadian or Bajan Barbadian fish cakes, Bajan car
Belarus Belarusian Belarusian state university
Belgium Belgian Belgian novel, Belgian shoes
Belize Belizean Belizean cove estates
Benin Beninese Beninese poetry, Beninese magic
Bermuda Bermudian Bermudian family
Bhutan Bhutanese Bhutanese passport
Bolivia Bolivian Bolivian salt flat, Bolivian man
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian, Herzegovinian Bosnian man, Herzegovinian oil
Botswana Batswana, Tswana Batswana tribe, Tswana song
Brazil Brazilian Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Brazilian yoga
British Indian Ocean Territory Chagossian Chagossian islander
British Virgin Islands British Virgin Island British Virgin Island beer
Brunei Bruneian Bruneian empire, Bruneian artist
Bulgaria Bulgarian Bulgarian joke, Bulgarian yogurt
Burkina Faso Burkinabé Burkinabé rebellion
Burma Burmese Burmese cat, Burmese python
Burundi Burundian Burundian army, Burundian king
Cambodia Cambodian Cambodian New Year
Cameroon Cameroonian Cameroonian Pidgin English
Canada Canadian Canadian visa, Canadian football
Cape Verde Cape Verdian Cape Verdian community
Cayman Islands Caymanian Caymanian compass newspaper
Central African Republic Central African Central African history
Chad Chadian Chadian Air Force, Chadian dish
Chile Chilean Chilean peso, Chilean flamingo
China Chinese Chinese nuggets, Chinese tea
Christmas Island Christmas Island Christmas Island domain name
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Cocos Malay Cocos Malay map
Colombia Colombian Colombian forest moues
Comoros Comoran, Comorian Comoran child, Comorian franc
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congolese Congolese music, Congolese fun
Congo, Republic of the Congolese Congolese sculpture
Cook Islands Cook Islander, Rarotongan Cook Islander name
Costa Rica Costa Rican Costa Rican women
Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Ivorian Ivorian restaurant, Ivorian picnic
Croatia Croatian Croatian president, Croatian girl
Cuba Cuban Cuban cigar, Cuban leader
Cyprus Cypriot Cypriot salt, Cypriot salad
Czech Republic Czech Czech Airlines, Czech train
Denmark Danish Danish archer, Danish gambit
Dhekelia Dhekelian Dhekelian farm, Dhekelian water
Djibouti Djibouti Djibouti weather, Djibouti rap
Dominica Dominican Dominican bean, Dominican TV
Dominican Republic Dominican Dominican tourist card
Ecuador Ecuadorean Ecuadorean dessert
Egypt Egyptian Egyptian pyramid, Egyptian god
El Salvador Salvadoran Salvadoran slang
Equatorial Guinea Equatoguinean Equatoguinean Premier League
Eritrea Eritrean Eritrean movie, Eritrean refugee
Estonia Estonian Estonian capital, Estonian wool
Ethiopia Ethiopian Ethiopian traditional music
Falkland Islands Falklander, Falkland Islander Falklander boy, Falklander pig
Faroe Islands Faroese Faroese shawl, Faroese radio
Fiji Fijian Fijian government, Fijian timber
Finland Finnish Finnish education, Finnish war
France French French toast, French silk pie
French Guiana French Guianese French Guianese fiction
French Polynesia French Polynesian French Polynesian politics
Gabon Gabonese Gabonese architecture
Gambia, The Gambian Gambian independence
Gaza Strip Gazan Gazan fishing boats
Georgia Georgian Georgian grammar, Georgian lab
Germany German German road, German shepherd
Ghana Ghanaian Ghanaian fashion, Ghanaian urn
Gibraltar Gibraltarian Gibraltarian citizenship
Greece Greek Greek mythology, Greek theater
Greenland Greenlander, Kalaallit Greenlander oxen, Kallallit pride
Grenada Grenadian Grenadian fish cake
Guadeloupe Guadeloupean Guadeloupean sea urchin dish
Guam Guamanian Guamanian fried rice
Guatemala Guatemalan Guatemalan Revolution
Guernsey Guernsey Guernsey lawyer
Guinea Guinean Guinean soccer, Guinean sauce
Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissauan Guinea-Bissauan soldier
Guyana Guyanese Guyanese wedding
Haiti Haitian Haitian revolution, Haitian rice
Honduras Honduran Honduran white bat
Hong Kong Hongkonger, Hong Kongese Hongkonger hoodie
Hungary Hungarian Hungarian mushroom soup
Iceland Icelandic, Icelander Icelandic beer, Icelander Esekíel
India Indian Indian spring, Indian tribe
Indonesia Indonesian Indonesian rupiah
Iran Iranian Iranian Film Festival
Iraq Iraqi Iraqi election, Iraqi kebab
Ireland Irish Irish luck, Irish shamrock plant
Isle of Man Manx Manx parliament, Manx Radio
Israel Israeli Israeli Prime Minister
Italy Italian Italian pasta, Italian spaghetti
Jamaica Jamaican Jamaican black castor oil
Japan Japanese Japanese anime, Japanese yen
Jersey Jersey Jersey pound, Jersey priest
Jordan Jordanian Jordanian king, Jordanian dinar
Kazakhstan Kazakhstani Kazakhstani sports
Kenya Kenyan Kenyan culture, Kenyan shilling
Kiribati I-Kiribati I-Kiribati village
Korea, North North Korean North Korean website
Korea, South South Korean, Hanguk-in South Korean garden
Kuwait Kuwaiti Kuwaiti dinar, Kuwaiti prince
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz Kyrgyz alphabet, Kyrgyz felt hat
Laos Laotian Laotian snake whiskey
Latvia Latvian Latvian potato farmer
Lebanon Lebanese Lebanese garlic sauce
Lesotho Basotho Basotho story, Basotho blanket
Liberia Liberian Liberian senate, Liberian registry
Libya Libyan Libyan civil war, Libyan Sea
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Liechtensteiner Beer House
Lithuania Lithuanian Lithuanian street
Luxembourg Luxembourgian Luxembourgian economy
Macau Macanese Macanese cookbook
Macedonia Macedonian Macedonian empire
Madagascar Malagasy Malagasy ariary, Malagsy race
Malawi Malawian Malawian kwacha
Malaysia Malaysian Malaysian curly hair
Maldives Maldivian Maldivian rufiyaa
Mali Malian Malian artist, Malian musician
Malta Maltese The Maltese Falcon, Maltese toy
Marshall Islands Marshallese Marshallese ancestor
Martinique Martinican Martinican rum, Martinican flag
Mauritania Mauritanian Mauritanian diaspora
Mauritius Mauritian Mauritian fried noodles
Mayotte Mahoran Mahoran school, Mahoran bread
Mexico Mexican Mexican enchiladas
Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesian Micronesian kingfisher
Moldova Moldovan Moldovan wine
Monaco Monégasque, Monacan Monacan high school
Mongolia Mongolian Mongolian death worm
Montserrat Montserratian Montserratian boy
Morocco Moroccan Moroccan green beans
Mozambique Mozambican Mozambican government
Namibia Namibian Namibian genocide
Nauru Nauruan Nauruan tribal war
Nepal Nepali, Nepalese Nepalese symbol, Nepali song
Netherlands Netherlandic, Dutch Netherland study, Dutch uncle
Netherlands Antilles Dutch Antillean Dutch Antillean cuisine
New Caledonia New Caledonian New Caledonian crow
New Zealand New Zealand, Kiwi New Zealand cheese, Kiwi folks
Nicaragua Nicaraguan Nicaraguan cigars
Niger Nigerien Nigerien river
Nigeria Nigerian Nigerian toilet paper
Niue Nieuan Nieuan pendant
Norfolk Island North Anglian North Anglian tradition
Northern Mariana Islands Northern Marianan Northern Marianan towel
Norway Norwegian Norwegian education system
Oman Omani Omani empire, Omani food
Pakistan Pakistani Pakistani drama, Pakistani show
Palau Palauan Palauan language, Palauan book
Panama Panamanian Panamanian tornado
Papua New Guinea Papuan, Papua New Guinean Papuan tribe
Paracel Islands Paracel Island Paracel Island reef
Paraguay Paraguayan Paraguayan enjoyment
Peru Peruvian Peruvian door, Peruvian plate
Philippines Filipino, Philippine Filipino ancestry, Philippine joy
Pitcairn Islands Pitcairn Island Pitcairn Island church
Poland Polish Polish soup, Polish sausage
Portugal Portuguese Portuguese beach,
Puerto Rico Puerto Rican Puerto Rican restaurant
Qatar Qatari Qatari romance novel
Réunion Réunionese Réunionese chinese shop
Romania Romanian Romanian computer
Russia Russian Russian winter,
Rwanda Rwandan Rwandan cutlery
Saint Helena Saint Helenian Saint Helenian culture
Saint Kitts and Nevis Kittitian, Nevisian Kittitian cat, Nevisian narcissist
Saint Lucia Saint Lucian Saint Lucian tablecloth
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint-Pierrais Saint-Pierrais toilet sink
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Vincentian Vincentian calculator
Samoa Samoan Samoan bulldozer, Samoan fury
San Marino Sammarinese Sammarinese filtered water
São Tome and Príncipe São Toméan São Toméan furniture
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabian Saudi Arabian spoons
Senegal Senegalese Senegalese books
Serbia and Montenegro Serb, Montenegrin Serb religion, Montenegrin cow
Seychelles Seychellois Seychellois ship
Sierra Leone Sierra Leonean Sierra Leonean music
Singapore Singaporean Singaporean bank
Slovakia Slovakian, Slovak Slovakian greatness, Slovak toy
Slovenia Slovenian, Slovene Slovenian beer, Slovene man
Solomon Islands Soloman Island Soloman Island imported wares
Somalia Somalian, Somali Somoalian ninja, Somali pirates
South Africa South African South African cocktail party
South Georgia South Georgian South Georgian wind
South Sudan South Sudanese South Sudanese revolution
Spain Spanish Spanish paella, Spanish olive
Spratly Islands Spartly Island Spartly Island pillows
Sri Lanka Sri Lankan Sri Lankan air conditioning
Sudan Sudanese Sudanese windows
Suriname Surinamese Surinamese kitchen sink
Svalbard Svalbardian Svalbardian cold
Swaziland Swazi Swazi Observer, Swazi clothing
Sweden Swedish Swedish literacy rate
Switzerland Swiss Swiss superman, Swiss cheese
Syria Syrian Syrian hamster, Syrian yogurt
Taiwan Taiwanese Taiwanese adventure
Tajikistan Tajikistani Tajikistani necklace
Tanzania Tanzanian Tanzanian jungle
Thailand Thai Thai peanut sauce, Thai fountain
Timor-Leste Timorese Timorese prosperity
Togo Togolese Togolese embassy
Tokelau Tokelauan Tokelauan people
Tonga Tongan Tongan towel
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidadian, Tobagonian Trinidadian cow, Tobogonian pig
Tunisia Tunisian Tunisian crochet patterns
Turkey Turkish Turkish meatloaf, Turkish coffee
Turkmenistan Turkmen Turkmen rugs, Turkmen rice
Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Island Turks and Caicos Island spring
Tuvalu Tuvaluan Tuvaluan alphabet
Uganda Ugandan Ugandan street, Ugandan cup
Ukraine Ukrainian Ukrainian spring, Ukrainian bag
United Arab Emirates Emirati Emirati strength, Emirati jewel
United Kingdom British British supremacy, British navy
United States American American state, American pride
Uruguay Uruguayan Uruguayan mystery novel
Uzbekistan Uzbekistani Uzbekistani city
Vanuatu Ni-Vanuatu Ni-Vanuatu anger
Vatican City Vaticanian, Italian Vaticanian church, Italian pizza
Venezuela Venezuelan Venezuelan water
Vietnam Vietnamese Viatnamese cuisine
Virgin Islands Virgin Island Virgin Island product
Wake Island Wake Island Wake Island autumn
Wallis and Futuna Wallisian, Futunan Wallisian toy, Futunan machine
West Bank Palestinian Palestinian bank, Palestinian fire
Western Sahara Sahraouian, Sahrawi, Sahrawian Sahraoian love, Sahrawi river
Yemen Yemeni Yemeni weapon, Yemeni cake
Zambia Zambian Zambian summer
Zimbabwe Zimbabwean Zimbabwean mathematics

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