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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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First submittedMay 14, 2017
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Clue
Country
Second largest country in the world by surface area
Canada
Shares the summit of Mount Everest with China
Nepal
Most populous of the "stan" countries
Pakistan
Known as "Éire" in its native language
Ireland
Named after the river in which Jesus was baptized
Jordan
Most recent country to become a full member of the UN, in 2011
South Sudan
First European country to trade directly with India
Portugal
Its flag is a field of blue with a yellow cross
Sweden
Most populous of the former Yugoslav republics
Serbia
Has the most coastline of any Mediterranean country
Greece
Once home to the Shining Path and Túpac Amaru guerillas
Peru
Known as the "Hermit Kingdom" due to lack of foreign relations
North Korea
Island chain whose inhabitants started a "cargo cult" during WWII worshiping a fictional
U.S. soldier named John Frum
Vanuatu
Its capital city, Bratislava, is just 62 kilometers from Vienna
Slovakia
Its capital is named for U.S. President James Monroe
Liberia
Official languages are Spanish and Guaraní
Paraguay
Dictator Robert Mugabe retired in 2017 at the age of 93
Zimbabwe
Most of its land lies in the Carpathian Basin
Hungary
Its most populous city is Guayaquil
Ecuador
Has two Y's and a Z in its name
Kyrgyzstan
21 Comments
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Level 77
May 14, 2017
Hah, I live in Carpathian Basin, but I never know about that name. In Serbia we call it just Pannonian Basin.
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Level 81
May 14, 2017
I'd only heard of Carpathia thanks to Bram Stoker...
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Level 77
May 15, 2017
Vampire is actually a Serbian word. Be aware :F
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Level 79
Mar 12, 2019
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, 'vampire' comes from Hungarian 'vampir'
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Level 81
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.

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Level 81
Sep 6, 2022
In case you wondered, I love my online OED :)
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Level 85
May 28, 2017
I know Carpathia from Ghostbusters 2
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Level 82
Oct 11, 2017
got everything except the one about Tupac gorillas. I always assumed most great apes were Biggie Smalls fans.
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Level 59
Oct 11, 2017
Good one, though I'm sure someone somewhere will not get the joke and whine about it
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Level 91
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?
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Level 72
Dec 10, 2020
In advanced countries, we worship approaching Amazon trucks instead.
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Level ∞
May 20, 2023
Reworded to include the name of the famous John Frum cult which is specific to Vanuatu.
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Level 56
Oct 11, 2017
The second largest country by land area is China. The second largest country by total area is Canada.
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Level 82
Oct 11, 2017
Technically he's correct.
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Level ∞
Mar 27, 2020
This has been corrected. Canada just has so many dang lakes.
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Level 67
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.
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Level 93
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.
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Level 75
Oct 12, 2017
If you liked this quiz try my "Countries by a Single Word" quiz. https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/97423/countries-by-a-single-word
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Level 86
Oct 26, 2018
Derp. Misread question as "Most recent country to become a full member of the EU" . . .
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Level 61
May 22, 2020
O MY GOD i got the tu of vanuatu as time ran out o that was soooooooooo stressful
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Level 66
Mar 29, 2023
How are we measuring coastline (due to the coastline paradox)?