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Given the country codes of 10 countries in the chart below, can you figure out the country code of Brazil?

$ \begin{gather} % custom template - reuse if you may \def\S#1#2{\Space{#1}{19px}{#2px}}\def\P#1{\V{#1em}}\def\V#1{\S{#1}{9}} \def\T{\color{white}{\textbf{ Country }}}\def\NT{\color{white}{\textbf{ Country Code}^{™}}}\displaystyle \smash{\lower{29px}\bbox[teal]{\phantom{\rlap{rubio.2020.01.21-custom}\S{65px}{0} \begin{array}{cc}\T&\NT\\\end{array}}}}\atop\def\V#1{\S{#1}{5}} \begin{array}{|c|c|}\hline\T&\NT\\\hline % ~\text{ Russia }&\text{ NSR }\\ \hline ~\text{ Sudan }&\text{ GDA }\\ \hline ~\text{ United States }&\text{ BIE }\\ \hline ~\text{ Argentina }&\text{ EGS }\\ \hline ~\text{ Mongolia }&\text{ BNM }\\ \hline ~\text{ Chile }&\text{ CIS }\\ \hline ~\text{ South Korea }&\text{ AUK }\\ \hline ~\text{ Mexico }&\text{ CXS }\\ \hline ~\text{ United Kingdom }&\text{ AIE }\\ \hline ~\text{ Italy }&\text{ FAI }\\ \hline ~\text{ Brazil }&\text{ ??? }\\ \hline \end{array}\end{gather}$

Text-only version:

Country             Country Code™
Russia              NSR
Sudan               GDA
United States       BIE
Argentina           EGS
Mongolia            BNM
Chile               CIS
South Korea         AUK
Mexico              CXS
United Kingdom      AIE
Italy               FAI
Brazil              ???

Related question (solved independently): Can you name the Country Code™?

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    $\begingroup$ oh it's brazil again ahaha $\endgroup$ – oAlt Apr 28 at 9:42
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This time, the country code of Brazil is:

JAP

This is because:

The first letter of each code is the letter in the alphabetical position (i.e. A1Z26) corresponding to the number of neighbouring countries on a map - for Brazil (10 neighbours: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela), this is the 10th letter of the alphabet, J.

The second letter of each code is the third letter of the country's name, as written in this list - for Brazil, this is A.

The third letter of the code is the first letter of the language chiefly spoken within that country - for Brazil this is Portuguese, hence P.

For a full explanation for each country in the original list, see the following table:

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    $\begingroup$ You're too quick :P $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Apr 28 at 9:46
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    $\begingroup$ argh! I got the last two letters already, but just got stumped by the first; well done $\endgroup$ – oAlt Apr 28 at 9:46
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    $\begingroup$ Wow, that was really fast! I have to wait 5 minutes to accept this as the answer. $\endgroup$ – DenverCoder1 Apr 28 at 9:47
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    $\begingroup$ @oAlt same :) Stiv just doesn't know the meaning of stumped :P $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Apr 28 at 9:48
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    $\begingroup$ @BeastlyGerbil Sorry guys! Geography's definitely my specialist subject - I even once confessed my love for it on national TV! :) $\endgroup$ – Stiv Apr 28 at 9:56

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