List of fictional Asian countries

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This is a list of fictional countries supposedly located somewhere in the continent of Asia.

Central Asia[edit]

  • Adjikistan: Central Asian nation located near Afghanistan and Pakistan in the video game SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs: Combined Assault
  • Albenistan: Central Asian country in the d20 adventures Raid on Ashkashem, the Qalashar Device, and the Khorforhan Gambit written by Fraser Ronald and published by Sword's Edge Publishing.
  • Aldastan: Central Asian country, adjacent to Kazakhstan, in the Command & Conquer: Generals video game. Apparently a union of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzistan.
  • Bahavia: Central Asian country, culturally similar to India, Pakistan in Disney show Cory In The House
  • Basenji: from I Dream of Jeannie. Jeannie's family rules the country. It borders Russia, Afghanistan, and Kasha, its historic enemy.
  • Franistan: from the I Love Lucy episode 'The Publicity Agent' in which Lucy petends to be the "Maharincess of Franistan", royalty from a faraway land who is a big fan of Ricky's, in order to get Ricky some publicity.
  • Frigyzstan: another fictional union republic in the game Heavy Weapon, usually referring to Kyrgyzstan.
  • Islamic Republic of Kamistan: a country similar to Iran in the 24 TV series, season eight.
  • Kaloon: Central Asian Khanate in H. Rider Haggard's Ayesha.
  • Kasha: from I Dream of Jeannie. The historic enemy of Jeannie's native Basenji.
  • Khembalung: Buddhist Himalayan country whose population moves to an island, in the Science in the Capital series by Kim Stanley Robinson.
  • Kuala Rokat: a far eastern country in the Mission: Impossible TV episode "The Seal". Described in the tape sequence at the start of the epidode as "a small but strategic nation on the India-China border".[1]
  • Kuristan: from the movie Mr. Magoo, Central Asian nation that is home to the famous jewel The Star of Kuristan.
  • Mandalia: a kingdom in Asia, located "somewhere between India, China and the Soviet Union", from the 1986 German TV series Kir Royal.
  • Parmistan, the setting for the 1985 film Gymkata. It is said to be in the Hindu Kush mountain range.
  • People's Republic of Tazbekistan, The BBC2 comedy drama Ambassadors (TV series) starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb as the British ambassador, Keith Davis, and his Mission deputy, Neil Tilly.[2]
  • Takistan: a country in Central Asia, from the computer game ArmA II: Operation Arrowhead.[3]
  • Tazbekistan:[4] Central Asian republic, setting for the 2013 BBC TV comedy series Ambassadors.
  • Turaqistan: A war torn Central Asian country in the movie War, Inc., occupied by a global defense corporation named Tamerlane. It is the country of Yonica Babyyeah, a famous Central Asian pop star.
  • Yellow Empire: a country (capital, Lhasa) in The Secret of the Swordfish trilogy of graphic novels
  • Yogistan: mountainous Asian country in The Ascent of Rum Doodle by William Ernest Bowman.

East Asia[edit]

Southeast Asia[edit]

Southwest Asia[edit]

  • Agrabah: Arabian mystical land in the animated movie Aladdin and its sequels
  • Ajir (or Azhir): a Middle East republic neighboring Karak in the Mission: Impossible TV episode "Nitro"
  • Amel: a Middle East republic from the tokusatsu series Sekai Ninja Sen Jiraiya
  • Azaran: Middle Eastern country in The Andromeda Breakthrough TV series
  • Babalstan: Middle Eastern country in the movie Harum Scarum
  • Bahar: gulf state from an episode of Spooks. Capital city: Bahar city.
  • Beth Ja Brin: Middle Eastern country appearing in Danger Man
  • Confederated Gulf States: Persian Gulf Monarchy run by Sheik Rasul in an episode of Spooks
  • Damuz: Middle Eastern country in the 1966 film Gambit
  • East Yemen: located somewhere in the Middle East, from the sitcom Yes, Prime Minister. Formerly known as The People's Democratic Republic of East Yemen, it was a Soviet backed Communist dictatorship which often raided its neighbour, West Yemen.
  • Elkabar: Persian Gulf kingdom, from the Mission: Impossible episode "The Slave"
  • Fawzia: Middle Eastern kingdom in the movie John Goldfarb, Please Come Home
  • Gazth Sonika: Monarchy country is the setting of an ongoing civil war in the anime series Madlax
  • Golithia: a country between Turkey and the Soviet Union from the graphic novel Batman: Son of the Demon
  • Isram: a Middle Eastern country mentioned in Donna Tartt's novel The Secret History. Professor Julian Morrow of the fictitious Hampden College in Vermont was an instructor to the deposed Isrami crown princess, the daughter of the deposed Shah of Isram, whose dynasty traced its roots to the Tower of Babel. Professor Morrow feared the Isramic jihad.
  • Ishtar: a Middle Eastern emirate in the movie Ishtar
  • Karak: Middle Eastern country, neighboring Ajir in the Mission: Impossible TV episode "Nitro"
  • Khemed: Arab monarchy from The Adventures of Tintin comics
  • Lugash: Mideast nation from the Pink Panther series of movies. The home of the Pink Panther gem.
  • Muldovia: An Arabian state with vast oilfields featured in an episode of The Secret Service
  • Ohtar: Middle Eastern country in the 1984 Goldie Hawn film Protocol
  • Pianostan: Middle Eastern country from the animated television series Inspector Gadget
  • Qamadan: an oil-rich Arab kingdom and American ally from the Mission: Impossible TV episode "The Brothers"
  • Qumar: Middle Eastern state from the television series The West Wing
  • Qumran (Kumrahn): Arab country in the BBC comedy series Yes Minister
  • Qurac: A fictional Persian Gulf country in the DC Comics Universe, often used when DC needs a terrorist state.
  • Salamia: a country in the Middle East in the Tamil movie Vikram
  • Salouf: Arabic oil-rich monarchy in the movie Where the Spies Are
  • Saradia: Middle Eastern country in the movie Godzilla vs. Biollante
  • Suroq: Middle Eastern country from the Mission: Impossible TV episode "Terror"
  • Unaudited Arab Emirates: Parody of the United Arab Emirates featured in San Sombrèro: A Land of Carnivals, Cocktails and Coups.[6]
  • Uqbar: from Jorge Luis Borges's Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius
  • Wasabia: a fictitious Middle Eastern country which plays a prominent role in Christopher Buckley's Florence of Arabia.
  • West Yemen: a fictitious and presumably democratic country in the Middle East which bordered East Yemen. From an episode in the sitcom, Yes, Prime Minister.
  • Zahrain: a country in the Arabian Peninsula in the novel Appointment in Zahrain and 1962 film Escape from Zahrain.

South Asia[edit]

Uncertain[edit]

  • Anti-Traction League: Controls most of Asia in Philip Reeve's book series Mortal Engines Quartet
  • Bratavia: Asian dictatorial country mentioned in an episode of the 1987 German TV comedy Diplomaten küßt man nicht
  • Jumbostan and Unsteadystan: from the world of Donald Duck.
  • Bazookistan: A country that was visited by Scrooge McDuck to retrieve the Candy Striped Ruby from the Bazookistan Bandits.
  • Onabushka: A country featured in one episode of The Navy Lark. It is a country that was once ruled by France, but has since become an independent nation, ruled by Queen Jaratova (possibly a pun on Ranavalona, the name of three queens of Madagascar), whose English consisted largely of American idioms. The queen was played by Heather Chasen in the show, and her various underlings were played by Michael Bates.
  • Tyranistan: An Asian country and former member of the Soviet Union featured in San Sombrèro: A Land of Carnivals, Cocktails and Coups.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ White, Patrick J., The Complete Mission: Impossible Dossier, Avon Books, 1991, p.128
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "ArmA II: Operation Arrowhead announced". Forums.bistudio.com. 2009-08-24. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  4. ^ BBC TV website for Ambassadors
  5. ^ Bob Herbert (1996-01-22). "In America;Kids for Sale". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 
  6. ^ a b Gleisner, T., Cilauro, S. and Sitch, R. (2006) San Sombrèro Melbourne: Working Dog Productions


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