"Nambia's health system is increasingly self-sufficient," said US President Donald Trump at a lunch with African leaders in New York on Wednesday, reeling off a list of their nations' achievements.
But no such country exists.
Could the US leader have been referring to Namibia? Zambia? Or perhaps, The Gambia?
Social media users wasted no time in offering their own explanations.
Nambia (n)— Elnathan John (@elnathan_john) September 20, 2017
Country in global south created in 2017 due to the frequency of Namibians having sexual relations with Zambians and Gambians.
One person shared an image of US race activist Rachel Dolezal, who identifies as black despite being born white, and who recently visited South Africa:
So what would the 'Nambian' flag look like? https://t.co/c2hTj2StIn— ina skosana (@inaskosana) September 21, 2017
According to researchers, Nambia's #1 export is Covfefe. Huge deal in the works to increase trade. Very, very big deal.— OkayAfrica (@okayafrica) September 20, 2017
Find out more about Namibia, Zambia and The Gambia here:
Namibia's President Hage Geingob was present when Mr Trump made the gaffe. He has not yet commented.
Some Twitter users also bristled at President Trump's comments about Africa's "tremendous business potential".
"I have so many friends going to your countries trying to get rich. I congratulate you, they're spending a lot of money," Mr Trump said.
"It [represents] huge amounts of different markets... It's really become a place they have to go, that they want to go."
Others defended Mr Trump, saying that aside from the "Nambia" blunder, he made some valid points.
The population of sub-Saharan Africa is about to DOUBLE. That’s an unbelievable economic opportunity.— Ian Koski (@iankoski) September 20, 2017
China knows it and invests mightily.