In the square table below, fill in the missing countries.
Please explain your answer.
There are two major patterns here
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I think the missing countries are
Equatorial Guinea and Ivory Coast
The following observations led me to that conclusion:
* The country names seem to be following an alphabetic progression. If we add a country that starts with E and one that starts with I, we will have the first nine letters of the alphabet.
* If $n$ is the number of words in the country's name, there are $5-n$ countries with that many words in the grid. So for $1$-word names, there are $4$ countries, for $2$-word names, there are $3$ countries, and for $3$-word names, there are $2$ countries.
* Conclusion: Both missing countries need to have $2$-word names, and one needs to start with E and the other with I. The countries listed above are the only ones that meet those criteria.
The answer is mostly given in various comments so I will simply confirm it as follows:
The puzzle is a 3x3 Magic Square of numbers 1 to 9 ( adding to 15).The numbers come from the vowels in the name of the country. Each country has number of vowels with 5 (center) and 1 missing. The countries are alphabetical. So the answer is countries starting with E and I with 1 and 5 vowels They are Indonesia in the center and Egypt in the bottom row.
Partial... Looks like we need countries that
start with I and E
have 5 and 6 syllables
one could be
but don't know what the second one can be....