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  • Oman is the ** of Romania
  • Andorra is the ** of Andorra
  • Tunisia is the ** of Tunisia
  • Guinea-Bissau is the ** of Guinea-Bissau

  • Haiti is the ## of Lithuania
  • Togo is the ## of Colombia
  • Maldives is the ## of Guatemala
  • Jordan is the ## of Bahrain

  • Country A is the ** of Country B
  • Country C is the ** of Country D
  • Country D is the ## of Country B

Identify the countries A, B, C and D.

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The countries are:

A Niger
B Nigeria
C Sudan
D South Sudan

The rule:

If the country is written in italics, the operator works on the name of the country. If the country is written in bold italics, the operator works on the name of the country's capital.

A ** B means that A must be a substring of B: R(oman)ia, Andorra la Vella, (Tunis)ia and Guinea-Bissau. A ## B means that B contains all letters from A in any order: Lithuania, Bogotá, Guatemala (Malé) and Manama (Amman).

B and D are Nigeria and South Sudan with their capitals Abuja and Juba.

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