Lists of Countries in the South

Lists of Countries in the South

Lists of Countries in the South

Compilations of Southern Developing Countries: Defining a developing country, often referred to as a sovereign state with a less advanced industrial base and a lower Human Development Index compared to others, lacks a universally agreed-upon definition. The categorization of countries into developing or developed status is subjective, leading to variations, and there isn’t a definitive list encompassing all developing countries.

In this piece, we aim to present a compilation of countries typically acknowledged as developing nations in the southern region. It’s important to note that this list is not exhaustive and may vary depending on different perspectives and criteria used to evaluate a country’s developmental status.

Countries in the South are

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Rep.
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Taiwan, China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Dem. Rep.
  • Congo, Rep.
  • Costa Rica
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Cuba
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Rep.
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini
  • Kingdom of Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Equatorial
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran, Isl. Rep.
  • Iraq
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao PDR
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia,
  • Federated States of
    Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestine (West Bank and Gaza Strip)
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Republic of Türkiye
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

The countries mentioned above are commonly referred to as developing countries.

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