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4-Letter Geography Chain #3

For each hint, enter a 4-letter word. The last letter of this word will be the first letter of the next word.
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Last updated: October 17, 2020
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First submittedOctober 17, 2020
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Hint
Answer
National animal of England
Lion
Canadian province: ____ Scotia
Nova
The Matterhorn's mountain range
Alps
NYC neighborhood south of Houston street
Soho
London cricket ground: The ____
Oval
Capital of Peru
Lima
City where the Taj Mahal can be found
Agra
Unit of measure equal to 1/640th
of a square mile
Acre
River flowing through Hamburg
Elbe
Cheese named after a Dutch town
Edam
Former currency of Germany:
Deutsche ____
Mark
Hint
Answer
Capital of Ukraine
Kyiv
Scrubland ecosytem of Southern Africa
Veld
Extinct bird found on the coat of arms
of Mauritius
Dodo
National gemstone of Australia
Opal
Central area of Chicago: The ____
Loop
Notable animal of the Shetland Islands
Pony
Traditional dwelling of steppe nomads
Yurt
City of Greek legend whose ruins can
be found on the Turkish coast
Troy
6th most common family name in China
Yang
Roman name for France
Gaul
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Level 70
Oct 17, 2020
Gaul is not the Roman name for France - that would be Gallia. Gaul is a word that has the same meaning but a distinct etymology.
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Level 78
Jan 14, 2021
Anglicisation of the Roman name for France.
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Level 62
Feb 11, 2021
I think a better question would be, The Roman name for the region of Western Europe that included France, Luxembourg, Belgium, etc.
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Level 68
Sep 7, 2022
It still would be Gallia.
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Level 83
Oct 17, 2020
Kyiv should be accepted for Kiev as well.
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Level ∞
Oct 17, 2020
Okay
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Level 67
Oct 18, 2020
I really love this series!
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Level 54
Nov 10, 2020
I got below the average. That rarely happens, but with this one I feel more surprised than ashamed, honestly. Surprised by how common-knowledge some of these I'd never guess are.
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Level 44
Feb 11, 2021
Argh! 😡 so annoying...
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Level 59
Feb 11, 2021
should also accept 'Gouda' for Dutch cheese!
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Level 72
Feb 11, 2021
But that's not four letters...
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Level 88
Feb 11, 2021
Nor does it fit the chain...:(
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Level 75
Feb 11, 2021
Fun fact: Edam is the only cheese that's made backwards.
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Level 89
Feb 11, 2021
.gnitseretni yreV
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Level 79
Feb 11, 2021
The currency was called Deutschmark, not Deutsche Mark.
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Level 62
Feb 13, 2021
wrong, it was the Deutsche Mark. You are probably confusing with a Reichsmark, but that is the currency before D-Mark.
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Level 79
Feb 14, 2021
I'm definitely not confusing it with Reichsmark. I grew up in West Germany and we called it D-mark or Deutschmark where I lived. Wikipedia wisdom of today notwithstanding.
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Level 75
Jul 12, 2023
The official name was Deutsche Mark. Deutschmark was an inofficial, colloquial name commonly used both in some parts of Germany as well as internationally.
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Level 62
Feb 11, 2021
Self: That's it. There is no animal that ends in "n". Must be a mistake.
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Level 65
Jul 12, 2023
dragon
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Level 66
May 26, 2023
Isn't Soho more famous for being part of London than New York?
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Level 73
Jul 12, 2023
Minor correction: one clue says "ecosytem" instead of "ecosystem".
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Level 49
Jul 12, 2023
I guessed Veld because of German word Welt lol
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Level 74
Sep 17, 2023
Somehow managed to get 'Veld' for my first wild guess at the question