40+ Nationalities Recite The Last 5 Presidents or Heads Of Their Country

40+ Nationalities Recite The Last 5 Presidents or Heads Of Their Country

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How different do you think the names of the people from one country to another? In this blog, we’ll find out! I asked more than 40 nationalities to recite the full names of the last five leaders of their country, may they be Presidents or Prime Ministers. Not only that we’re able to compare the differences of names based on our nationality but we’re also able to share the list of leaders who served our country.

Hi there! I am Daniel from the Philippine islands (located in Asia). In my country, Filipino names sound very hispanic. Why? Well it’s due to the massive Spanish influence during the colonial period that lasted more than 300 years. Just a fun fact.

Anyway, here the challenge:

CHALLENGE OF THE DAY

We might be surprised of how different the people’s names in each country! In this challenge, I’d like to know the full names of the last five presidents or prime ministers or whatever you call the head of your country -both past and present.

🎙First, record an audio by introducing yourself first (name, country, and language) and then recite the full names of the last five Presidents / PMs / Head of your country. Please start from the present one down to the previous ones. If he or she has been elected more than once, just mention him/her once. You need to complete 5 different people’s names as much as possible.

📜Second, share the list of the full names of those 5 different people. 
1. (present)
2. (past)
3. (past)
4. (past)
5. (past)
(Use roman alphabets only)

US Last Five Presidents at Mt Rushmore

With 40+ nationalities participating in this challenge, here is how each one recite the names of their country’s last five leaders. So get your earphones ready!

And let us know in the comment section below if they did a good job!

  • Angola 🇦🇴
  • Native Language: Portuguese

1. João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço (present)
2. José Eduardo dos Santos
3. António Agostinho Neto

Note from Euclides: We only had three presidents so far.

  • Argentina 🇦🇷
  • Native Language: Spanish

1. Mauricio Macri (present)
2. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
3. Néstor Kirchner
4. Eduardo Duhalde (temporary president)
5. Adolfo Rodríguez Sea (temporary president)

  • Australia 🇦🇺
  • Native Language: English

1. Scott Morrison (present)
2. Malcolm Turnbull
3. Tony Abbott
4. Julia Gillard
5. Kevin Rudd

  • Brazil 🇧🇷
  • Native Language: Portuguese

1. Jair Bolsonaro (present)
2. Michel Temer
3. Dilma Rousseff
4. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
5. Fernando Henrique Cardoso

  • Burundi 🇧🇮
  • Native Language: Kirundi

1. Pierre Nkurunziza (present)
2. Domitien Ndayizeye
3. Pierre Buyoya
4. Jean-Baptiste Bagaza
5. Michel Micombero

  • Chile 🇨🇱
  • Native Language: Spanish

1. Sebastian Piñera (present)
2. Michelle Bachelet 
3. Ricardo Lagos 
4. Eduardo Freí Ruiz-tangle
5. Patricio Alwyn

  • China 🇨🇳
  • Native Language: Chinese
  1. Xí Jìn Píng (present)
  2. Hú Jǐn Tāo
  3. Jiāng Zé Mín
  4. Dèng Xiǎo Píng
  5. Máo Zé Dōng
  • Colombia 🇨🇴
  • Native Language: Spanish

1. Ernesto Sampler
2. Andres Pastrana
3. Alvarado Uribe
4. Juan manuel Santos
5. Ivan Duque (present)

  • Czech Republic 🇨🇿
  • Native Language: Czech

1. Miloš Zeman (present)
2. Václav Klaus 
3. Václav Havel 

Note from Jan: We had only three presidents so far, because we were Czechoslovakia until 1993, then we split to Czech republic and Slovakia.

  • Denmark 🇩🇰
  • Native Language: Danish

1. Mette Frederiksen (present)
2. Lars Løkke Rasmussen
3. Helle Thorning Schmidt
4. Anders Fogh Rasmussen
5. Poul Nyrup Rasmussen

  • Dominican Republic 🇩🇴
  • Native Language: Spanish

1. Danilo Medina (present)
2. Leonel Fernández
3. Hipólito Mejía
4. Juaquin Balaguer
5. Jorge Blanco

  • England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
  • Native Language:English

1. Boris Johnson (present)
2. Theresa May
3. David Cameron
4. Gordon Brown
5. Tony Blair

  • France 🇫🇷
  • Native Language: French

1. Emmanuel Macron (present)
2. François Hollande
3. Nicolas Sarkozy
4. Jacques Chirac
5. François Mitterrand

  • Germany 🇩🇪
  • Native Language: German

1) Angela Merkel (present)
2) Gerhard Schröder
3) Helmut Kohl
4) Helmut Schmidt
5) Willy Brandt

  • Greece 🇬🇷
  • Native Language: Greek

1. Kyriakos Mitsotakis (present)
2. Alexis Tsipras
3. Antonios Samaras
4. Loukas Papadimos
5. Georgios Papandreou

Note from Chris: I’m gonna introduce the prime ministers because in Greece prime ministers are the real bosses and presidents are like a honorary title. 

  • Hungary 🇭🇺
  • Native Language: Hungarian

1. Orbán Viktor (present)
2. Bajnai Gordon
3. Gyurcsány Ferenc
4. Medgyessy Péter
5. Horn Gyula

  • India 🇮🇳
  • Native Language: Hindi

1. Narendra Modi (present)
2. Manmohan Singh
3. Atal Bihari Vajpayee
4. Inder Kumar Gujral
5. H. D. Deve Gowda

  • Indonesia 🇮🇩
  • Native Language: Indonesian

1. Joko Widodo (present)
2. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
3. Megawati Soekarnoputri
4. Abdurrahman Wahid
5. Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie

  • Iran 🇮🇷
  • Native Language: Farsi

1. Hasan Rouhani (present)
2. Mahmoud Ahmadi Nejad
3. Seyed Mohammad Khatami
4. Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
5. Seyed Ali Khameneie

  • Israel 🇮🇱
  • Native Language: Hebrew

1. Benjamin Netanyahu (present)
2. Ehud Olmert
3. Ariel Sharon
4. Ehud Barak
5. Yitzhak Rabin

  • Italy 🇮🇹
  • Native Language: Italian

1. Conte Giuseppe (present)
2. Gentiloni Paolo
3. Renzi Matteo
4. Letta Enrico
5. Monti Mario

  • Japan 🇯🇵
  • Native Language: Japanese

1. Abe Shinzo (present)
2. Noda Yoshihiko
3. Kan Naoto
4. Hatoyama Yukio
5. Aso Taro

  • Kazakhstan 🇰🇿
  • Native Language: Kazakh

1. Qasym Zhomart-Tokaev (present)
2. Nursultan Nazarbaev

Note from Akniyet: Kazakhstan only had 2 Presidents since its Independence in 1991.

  • Mexico 🇲🇽
  • Native Language: Spanish

1. Andrés Manuel López Obrador (present)
2. Enrique Peña Nieto
3. Felipe Calderón Hinojosa
4. Vicente Fox Quezada
5. Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León

  • Paraguay 🇵🇾
  • Native Language: Guarani / Spanish

1. Mario Abdo Benitez (present)
2. Horacio Cartes
3. Federico Franco
4. Fernando Lugo
5. Nicanor Duarte Frutos

  • Peru 🇵🇪
  • Native Language: Spanish / Quechua

1. Martin Alberto Vizcarra (present)
2. Pedro Pablo kuczynski
3. Ollanta Moises Humala
4. Alan Gabriel Garcia
5. Alejandro Toledo

  • Philippines 🇵🇭
  • Native Language: Filipino

1. Rodrigo Duterte (present)
2. Benigno Aquino III
3. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
4. Joseph Estrada
5. Fidel V Ramos

  • Poland 🇵🇱
  • Native Language: Polish

1. Andrzej Duda (present)
2. Bronisław Komorowski
3. Lech Kaczyński 
4. Aleksander Kwaśniewski
5. Lech Wałęsa 

  • Russia 🇷🇺
  • Native Language: Russian

1. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (present)
2. Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev
3. Boris Nikolaevich Eltsin

Note from Dimitry: Russia only had 3 Russian Presidents so far.

  • South Africa 🇿🇦
  • Native Language: Afrikaans

1. Cyril Ramaphosa (present)
2. Jacob Zuma
3. Kgalema Motlanthe
4. Thabo Mbeki
5. Nelson Mandela

  • South Korea 🇰🇷
  • Native Language: Korean

1. Moon Jae-in (present)
2. Park Geun-hye
3. Lee Myung-bak
4. Roh Moo-hyun
5. Kim Dae-jung

  • Taiwan 🇹🇼
  • Native Language: Chinese

1. Tsaì YingWún (present)
2. Mǎ Yīngjiǔ
3. Chén Shuǐbiǎn 
4. Lǐ Dēnghuī 
5. Jiǎng JingGuó 

  • Tanzania 🇹🇿
  • Native Language: Swahili

1. John Pombe Magufuli (present)
2. Jakay Mrisho kikwete
3. Benjamin William Mkapa
4. Ali Hassan Mwinyi
5. Julius Kambarage Nyerere

  • Thailand 🇹🇭
  • Native Language: Thai

1. Prayut Chan-o-cha (present)
2. Yingluck Shinawatra
3. Abhisit Vejjajiva
4. Chavarat Charnvirakul
5. Somchai Wongsawat

  • Turkey 🇹🇷
  • Native Language: Turkish

1. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (present)
2. Binali Yıldırım
3. Ahmet Davutoğlu
4. Bülent Ecevit
5. Necmettin Erbakan

  • United States 🇺🇸
  • Native Language: English

1. Donald Trump (present)
2. Barack Obama
3. George W. Bush
4. Bill Clinton
5. George H. W. Bush

  • Vietnam 🇻🇳
  • Native Language: Vietnamese

1. Nguyễn Phú Trọng (present)
2. Trần Đại Quang
3. Trương Tấn Sang
4. Nguyễn Minh Triết
5. Trần Đức Lương

So there you have it!

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Contributed by Dan