Asian Geography by Letter - I

Can you guess these Asian geographical answers that start with the letter I?
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Last updated: November 6, 2020
First submittedAugust 12, 2014
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Country of 1.4 billion people
India
Southeast Asian peninsula of
Vietnam, Laos, etc...
Indochina
Most populous city in Turkey
Istanbul
Jakarta is its capital
Indonesia
Also known as Persia
Iran
Once the capital of the above,
now its third-largest city
Isfahan
Hebrew is its official language
Israel
Modern-day Mesopotamia
Iraq
Siberian city near Lake Baikal
Irkutsk
Small Japanese island;
Site of a brutal WWII battle
Iwo Jima
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Capital of Pakistan
Islamabad
Third-biggest city in South Korea
Incheon
Ancient Greek region in modern-day Turkey
Ionia
The Chinese part of Mongolia
Inner Mongolia
Pakistan river; Site of an ancient civilization
Indus
Third-biggest city in Turkey, formerly Smyrna
Izmir
Main river of Myanmar
Irrawaddy
Former capital of the Spanish Philippines
on the island of Panay
Iloilo City
Former region in the Caucasus which shares
its name with a major European peninsula
Iberia
Popular Japanese given name which
means "first son"
Ichirō
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Level 70
Aug 13, 2014
Isn't Istanbul in Europe?
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Level 78
Aug 13, 2014
Half of it is
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Level 81
Jan 3, 2022
Like Cyprus? Hehe!
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Level 84
Sep 23, 2014
I thought Daegu was the third city in South Korea but it seems to be Incheon now, indeed.
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Level 83
Dec 3, 2014
Just a satellite of Seoul.
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Level 73
May 1, 2020
No it's not. It is an independent metropolitan city that does not exist solely as a suburb of Seoul. It has always been an important port city.
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Level 62
Jun 1, 2021
While it's an important city, I wouldn't call it "independent of Seoul". If you look at a map, they are clearly connected, and that's why quizzes that use urban population never have it.
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Level 70
Dec 3, 2014
Thank you Risk, for Irkutsk :D
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Level 73
Dec 3, 2014
True that.
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Level 61
Jan 9, 2017
Same.
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Level 81
Dec 3, 2014
Darn you Izmir!
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Level 52
Dec 4, 2014
Could you consider accepting Iona along with Ionia.
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Level 58
Dec 4, 2014
Iona is something completely different (a monastic island in Scotland), not another name for Ionia.
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Level 36
Sep 16, 2017
I'd rather they didn't for it was never known as ''Iona'' in any language or any time.
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Level 59
Sep 16, 2017
Quizzes like these usually have 20 questions. Why does this one have only 15?
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Level 87
Sep 16, 2017
Probably ran out of other answers to use.
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Level 71
Sep 17, 2017
Indira Gandhi, Isfahan, Irrawaddy, Ipoh, Indore, ichiro Suzuki, just to name a few.
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Level 86
Sep 18, 2017
Malbaby just proved Jacktheguy's point ;)
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Level 83
Apr 13, 2018
Isfahan isn't a bad one to include. You could also throw in Iloilo. Or how about Islam? Though I guess that conflicts with Islamabad.
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Level 58
Sep 25, 2017
I don't think having 20 questions is a hard and fast rule.
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Level ∞
Nov 6, 2020
I added 5 more questions: Isfahan, Irrawaddy, Iloilo, Ichirō, and Iberia.
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Level 61
Nov 9, 2020
Thank You for all the answers, I didn't know Ichiro, Iloilo and Iberia nor I got the spelling of Irrawaddy
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Level 67
Mar 23, 2020
If Ionia is round about Izmir, why on Earth is the Ionian Sea the other side of Greece?
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Level 39
Jun 1, 2021
Because the Ionian Greeks were sea traders and explorers, and sailed west founding colonies across the Ionian Sea. Meanwhile, the Dorian Greeks who lived in the Peloponese and Epirus tended to stay on the mailand and were much worse seafarers.
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Level 49
Mar 5, 2022
Most Ionian colonies where in the east. In Asia Minor and around the Black Sea.
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Level 49
Mar 5, 2022
Because Ionia and Ionian have nothing to do with each other. In Greek it's Ιωνία, named after one of the four ancient Greek tribes and Ιόνιο, named after a hero.
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Level 83
Nov 7, 2020
Obviously, the answer for "Ancient Greek region in modern-day Turkey" is Pontus. Took me forever to figure out why the quiz wouldn't take that answer.
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Level 76
Nov 8, 2020
Did you arrive at the conclusion that this is a "I Letter" quiz?
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Level 61
Nov 9, 2020
Pakistan River or Pakistani River, though being an Indian it hurts to see because Indus passes through India as welll
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Level 72
Nov 12, 2020
Maybe change the Inner Mongolia question? Saying "Chinese part of Mongolia" makes it sound like the answer is some region of Mongolia that is mostly Chinese.
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Level 63
May 19, 2021
exactly!
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Level 71
May 19, 2021
Nice "Third-biggest cities of Asian countries" quiz :p
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Level 15
Jun 1, 2021
Can you accept indochinese for indochina?
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Level 36
Jun 1, 2021
i got irkutsk but not indus, what?
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Level 64
Jun 2, 2021
The only reason I got Irkutsk was from playing Risk