Qwant is also a very good privacy-focused search engine. In fact, I prefer Qwant over DDG in terms of searches. I use Qwant in Chromium-based browsers and DDG in FF browserVery good news.
I use DDG as my main search engine on all my devices since months and I am trying to avoid Google as much as possible but if I have to use it, then I simply use !g
Yup, so far tested with my VPNs the following countries are not available to Qwant. It throws up the below messageI prefer StartPage, as Qwant unexpectedly deleted Russia as a region, and sometimes I need to look for information there. DDG is pretty good, but I don't always like its relevance.