Countries by a Single Clue #6

Can you name the country that corresponds to each clue?
Answer must correspond to yellow box!
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Last updated: March 27, 2020
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First submittedMay 14, 2017
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Second largest country in the world by surface area
Shares the summit of Mount Everest with China
Most populous of the "stan" countries
Known as "Éire" in its native language
Named after the river in which Jesus was baptized
Most recent country to become a full member of the UN, in 2011
South Sudan
First European country to trade directly with India
Its flag is a field of blue with a yellow cross
Most populous of the former Yugoslav republics
Has the most coastline of any Mediterranean country
Once home to the Shining Path and Túpac Amaru guerillas
Known as the "Hermit Kingdom" due to lack of foreign relations
North Korea
Island chain whose inhabitants started a "cargo cult" based on U.S. supply drops in WWII
Its capital city, Bratislava, is just 62 kilometers from Vienna
Its capital is named for U.S. President James Monroe
Official languages are Spanish and Guaraní
Dictator Robert Mugabe retired in 2017 at the age of 93
Most of its land lies in the Carpathian Basin
Its most populous city is Guayaquil
Has two y's and a z in its name
Level 75
May 14, 2017
Hah, I live in Carpathian Basin, but I never know about that name. In Serbia we call it just Pannonian Basin.
Level 79
May 14, 2017
I'd only heard of Carpathia thanks to Bram Stoker...
Level 75
May 15, 2017
Vampire is actually a Serbian word. Be aware :F
Level 77
Mar 12, 2019
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, 'vampire' comes from Hungarian 'vampir'
Level 75
Sep 6, 2022
Hey jitb, I'm not sure it states Magyar as the origin. I think that's how it got into French and thence into English, but the origin is Slavonic:

Etymology: < French vampire, < Magyar vampir, a word of Slavonic origin occurring in the same form in Russian, Polish, Czech, Serbian, and Bulgarian, with such variants as Bulgarian vapir, vepir, Ruthenian vepyr, vopyr, opyr, Russian upir, upyr, Polish upior; Miklosich suggests north Turkish uber witch, as a possible source. Compare German vampir, vampyr, Danish, Swedish vampyr, Dutch vampir, Italian vampiro, Spanish vampiro, Portuguese vampiro, modern Latin vampyrus.

Level 75
Sep 6, 2022
In case you wondered, I love my online OED :)
Level 83
May 28, 2017
I know Carpathia from Ghostbusters 2
Level 84
Oct 11, 2017
got everything except the one about Tupac gorillas. I always assumed most great apes were Biggie Smalls fans.
Level 59
Oct 11, 2017
Good one, though I'm sure someone somewhere will not get the joke and whine about it
Level 88
Oct 11, 2017
The question about the cargo cults could include just about every island chain in the quadrilateral formed by Indochina, Australia, Chile and California. Maybe a rewording or replacement would be in order?
Level 72
Dec 10, 2020
In advanced countries, we worship approaching Amazon trucks instead.
Level 57
Oct 11, 2017
The second largest country by land area is China. The second largest country by total area is Canada.
Level 84
Oct 11, 2017
Technically he's correct.
Level ∞
Mar 27, 2020
This has been corrected. Canada just has so many dang lakes.
Level 66
Oct 11, 2017
While not disputing the title "Hermit Kingdom", it is a bit stupid. Kim Jong Un, like his father and grandfather, is revered as a god by "his" people, but not a king.
Level 91
Dec 6, 2018
originally the term was hermit nation and applied to korea as a whole up to around 1905 as it kept itself separate. a hermit kingdom is a generic term for any such country now, and north korea is the most obvious example but as you say not actually a kingdom.
Level 76
Oct 12, 2017
If you liked this quiz try my "Countries by a Single Word" quiz.
Level 84
Oct 26, 2018
Derp. Misread question as "Most recent country to become a full member of the EU" . . .
Level 51
May 22, 2020
O MY GOD i got the tu of vanuatu as time ran out o that was soooooooooo stressful
Level 56
Mar 29, 2023
How are we measuring coastline (due to the coastline paradox)?