5-Letter Geography Chain #1

For each hint, enter a 5-letter word. The last letter of this word will be the first letter of the next word.
Based partly on this quiz from manchesterutd10
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Last updated: February 15, 2018
First submittedSeptember 16, 2015
Times taken76,955
Average score64.3%
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Hint
Answer
Boot-shaped country
Italy
Neighbor of Oman
Yemen
River and country in Africa
Niger
Currency of Russia
Ruble
Major Ruhr Valley city
Essen
Israeli desert
Negev
Europe's longest river
Volga
Book of maps
Atlas
Egyptian peninsula located in Asia
Sinai
Religion that started in Saudi Arabia
Islam
Capital of Belarus
Minsk
Spit-roasted meat of the Middle East
Kebab
Waikiki or Ipanema, e.g.
Beach
Language of Bollywood films
Hindi
Hint
Answer
Country called a subcontinent
India
First letter in the Hebrew alphabet
Aleph
Head covering for Muslim women
Hijab
Highest peak in the Alps, Mont _____
Blanc
Suez or Panama, e.g.
Canal
Biggest metro area in Africa
Lagos
_____ Ste. Marie, Ontario
Sault
Yokohama's northern neighbor
Tokyo
Type of lake caused by a river changing course
Oxbow
Quay, pier, jetty
Wharf
Deep, narrow, ocean inlet common in Norway
Fjord
Triangle-shaped place where a river meets the sea
Delta
Bearded religious group of Pennsylvania
Amish
Half of Hispaniola
Haiti
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Level 76
Sep 23, 2015
Sitting here thinking "what is a Japanese city that starts with T....." Never got it. *facepalm*
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Level 48
Oct 9, 2015
I didn't get sault and put "Gunma" for the first try.
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Level 75
Feb 23, 2018
I thought "hmm, what are some 5 letter Japanese cities?" I managed to come up with Osaka but not Tokyo.
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Level 46
Mar 1, 2018
I guessed Osaka and Kyoto before trying Tokyo *facepalm*
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Level 67
Dec 5, 2019
Ahem.. owww they were all 5 letters answers, *slowly walks backwards and tried to disappear..* still, only missed 2 and had never heard of them. (Sault and negev)
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Level 56
Oct 9, 2015
River and country in Africa can be Congo
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Level 33
Oct 9, 2015
But the answer begins with 'N' since the quiz is about a word chain, and the previous answer was "Yemen." Therefore, Congo would be ruled out.
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Level 58
Oct 9, 2015
True, but in this specific puzzle, at least, it wouldn't work with the chain of letters (the word before it ends with "N", and the word after it begins with "R").
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Level 31
Jan 1, 2018
Without the five letter and word chain clues it could be gambia
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Level 73
Feb 23, 2018
And if it only had to approximate a country's name, it could have been Zambezi.
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Level 77
Feb 23, 2018
And if it didn't have to be a river at all, or a country, it could be wallpaper.
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Level 40
Mar 21, 2018
And if it didn't have to be real it could be qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm
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Level ∞
Oct 15, 2020
Qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm will be accepted now. Thank you for the suggestion.
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Level 60
Nov 23, 2020
That's too hard to spell! Can you allow mnbvcxzlkjhgfdsapoiuytrewq?
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Level 70
Feb 17, 2021
I typed out Qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm and it didn't work. Please fix this. :)
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Level 71
Oct 10, 2015
Needs more geography.
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Level 59
May 6, 2016
Human geography
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Level 73
Oct 11, 2015
Amish women and children have beards?
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Level 63
Sep 2, 2016
They do, yes. It's obligatory for them. Didn't you know?
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Level 37
Nov 1, 2016
Y'all really need to stop being so childish. I'm assuming that you're all adults and can infer the intent of these questions without having to be spoon fed every item!
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Level 75
Feb 23, 2018
Hi, I'm the Internet, have we met?
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Level 67
Jul 16, 2019
Since when do adults act mature?
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Level 30
Oct 11, 2015
Haiti isn't half of Hispaniola, it's about 1/3rd of it lol
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Level 75
Feb 23, 2018
You assume that the measure used was area, not number of countries
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Level 61
Feb 26, 2018
Halves are not usually equal. Tear your 1040 in half. Are they the same size?
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Level 73
Aug 29, 2018
That's a loose expression, and as such in no way should it be taken as an example of accurate measurement. 2 halves of the same thing are indeed equal by definition.
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Level 87
Sep 6, 2018
Seeing as there was no year 0, that could be an irregular answer.
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Level 60
Nov 16, 2015
I don't know about others but I have always thought of "aleph" as "alef". Guess its normally written in Hebrew so no right or wrong answer.
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Level 74
Jan 18, 2016
Both are correct, except for that darn 5 letter answer parameter for this quiz.
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Level 73
Oct 17, 2020
Thanks to Borges for this one.
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Level 74
Jan 18, 2016
Hijab is not equivalent to a headscarf. You need to fix your clue. Hijab is modest dress for both men and women.
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Level 75
May 19, 2016
No, it's really not. Headscarf is a fair clue for hijab.
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Level 61
Jun 24, 2020
I mean in proper Islamic terms hijab would mean modest dress for both genders, but in English terms it really comes to mean headscarf
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Level 41
Sep 7, 2016
Billabong is a way better word than oxbow. Just putting it out there.
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Level 74
Oct 12, 2016
You should make a quiz - List all the words that are way better than "oxbow"
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Level 47
May 9, 2017
All the nine-letter words better than oxbow. That way it's a challenge.
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Level 55
May 9, 2017
I think that'd be too easy. Other than the obvious 7, I don't think there's anything else to include
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Level 61
Feb 26, 2018
Okay, but it's nice to think about the great novel.
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Level 46
Jul 20, 2019
'meander' would be better definition than 'lake'
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Level 60
Nov 23, 2020
Please stop Australia. Nobody wants your fake words. Oxbow is the best and always preferred word, of course.
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Level 67
Feb 18, 2021
Australia was invented by Robert Heinlein in the 1960s as an absurdist literary device to symbolize the irrationality of arrogant colonial attitudes that stubbornly persist into the present day. It, like Ayn Rand, are not to ever be taken seriously.
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Level 50
Feb 23, 2018
I could only think of billabong too, never heard of Oxbow. But it definitely doesn't start with O.
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Level 86
Feb 23, 2018
You know what else is better than oxbow? Cheesecake. And beer. But neither fit the category.
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Level 60
Feb 23, 2018
First letter in hebrew

maby accept

alef

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Level 60
Feb 23, 2018
not 5 letters.
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Level 78
Feb 21, 2021
just like maby
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Level 83
Feb 23, 2018
Typed wharg instead of wharf. Have watched way too much LOTR apparently.
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Level 67
Jul 16, 2019
I dont think you'd want to walk on that one..
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Level 67
Feb 23, 2018
Dang, I knew the lake ended with bow, and it started with o, so... I tried olbow. Doh!
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Level 36
Aug 1, 2018
Sault one was too difficult compared to the rest.
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Level 71
Nov 11, 2019
I agree, I'm surprised to find such an obscure question among worldly facts.
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Level 58
Mar 3, 2021
Yeah that was pretty weird.
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Level 53
Aug 20, 2021
If you've ever played the board game 'Ticket to Ride, its one of the places you can build railways to/from. Thats how I knew it anyway
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Level 52
Oct 17, 2018
too many obscure Canadian questions
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Level 17
Nov 10, 2018
Hah I missed just kebab and india and I happen to be of indian descent. rip
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Level 46
Jul 20, 2019
Oxbow is not a lake, it's an oxbow shape in a river caused by a meander
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Level 72
Apr 17, 2020
It becomes separate from the river though, I always learned it as 'oxbow lake'. I don't know why so much of my childhood geography classes were devoted to oxbow lakes, this quiz is the first time I've come across them since...
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Level 60
Nov 23, 2020
I mean, I came across the word somewhat randomly, school never deigned to teach about it.
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Level 36
Aug 20, 2019
Argh! Couldn't understand why it wouldn't accept Alif/Alef. Too many years of studying Arabic -- never occurred to me that it could be transliterated with a "ph".
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Level 71
Aug 20, 2019
Understanding the concept of "5-letter geography" is fundamental.
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Level 58
Apr 21, 2020
Can hijaab be accepted. This is how it would be pronounced in many Muslim Asian countries
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Level 60
Nov 23, 2020
But these are all 5 letters...?
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Level 32
Oct 17, 2020
accept alef for aleph
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Level 72
Jan 14, 2021
Don't forget to say "please".

Then QM can say, "No thank you, it has to be a 5-letter word ending in -H."

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Level 70
Feb 17, 2021
I know it's a 5 letter chain quiz, but to harp on the Alef/Aleph thing a bit more... I had everything else in, I was fairly sure of the sound, but not sure I'd ever seen it written down so googled the hebrew alphabet and came across three references to alef being the first letter and thought well that's a stupid clue for a 5 letter word beginning in a and ending in h before finally seeing it written as aleph.

I appreciate this is all transcribing into English and I think I've seen on other quizzes when this is done that it causes consternation as many people have seen it as something else or it's done that way in Denmark, but done differently in Danmark or something equally ridiculous...oh well maybe the perfect quiz will happen one day

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Level 70
Feb 17, 2021
Is your name Dan and you're creating your own version of Denmark called Danmark?
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Level 67
Feb 18, 2021
Danes deign to remark that Denmark is Danmark.
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Level 74
Mar 25, 2021
ALL THE ANSWERS HAVE 5 LETTERS !

Really, what's so hard to understand?

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Level 25
Jun 4, 2021
It's "Monte Bianco" instead of "Mont Blanc". Educate yourself.
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Level 66
Aug 31, 2021
It's "Alexios Dionysos" instead of "Alessio Dionigi". Educate yourself.
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Level 47
Feb 26, 2022
Nope. Monte Bianco is just the Italian name of Mont Blanc, which is the name used to indicate this moutain in French AND English languages...
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Level 28
Oct 14, 2021
I think the capitol of Belarus should be Bela-Moscow they already stole our name (Russia's)
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Level 47
Feb 26, 2022
Hum... the question about kebab is completely false: it's not from Middle East or something. It was invented by a Turkish man living in Germany.
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Level 33
Jun 13, 2022
wrong

this dish has originated in the middle east

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Level 33
Jun 13, 2022
but if you think of saying anything

turkey IS in the middle east