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Countries Ending in "IA" by Clue

Based on a clue, can you guess these countries whose names end in "ia"?
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
This is not a comprehensive list
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Last updated: September 11, 2019
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First submittedJune 18, 2019
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A land-locked country of South America
Bolivia
Has been in a state of civil war since 2011
Syria
Borders Venezuela
Colombia
The largest country by area in Africa
Algeria
The easternmost country on the African mainland
Somalia
Borders North Korea
Russia
Split apart from the Czech Republic in 1993
Slovakia
Has more active volcanoes than any other country
Indonesia
Its rapidly-growing population passed 100 million in 2016
Ethiopia
The largest and most populous of the former Yugoslavian countries
Serbia
Its name starts with "Saint"
Saint Lucia
Suffered under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s
Cambodia
30% of the population is nomadic or semi-nomadic
Mongolia
Across the Adriatic from Italy's "heel"
Albania
The "Arab Spring" started here in December, 2010
Tunisia
Controls most of the northern shore of Borneo
Malaysia
The northernmost of the "Baltic Republics"
Estonia
44 Comments
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Level 77
Jun 18, 2019
Could one not argue that "Somalia" is a valid answer to question 3 as well as question 1?
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Level 84
Jun 19, 2019
Somalia has been in a civil war state since 1991.
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Level 72
Jun 19, 2019
CardinalSin is right - Somalia *has* been in a state of civil war since 2011, as well as since all the years from 1991. But I think the implication that the civil war started in 2011 is sufficiently clear for Somalia not to be allowed.
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Level 39
Jan 12, 2021
has been a state of civil war during 2011 not since 2011 i think is what you mean
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Level 66
May 31, 2023
Mitch Hedberg approves of this question.
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Level 66
Jun 19, 2019
Anyone else willing to admit that they know many of the Albania questions due to Coach from Cheers. "Albania! Albania! You border on the Adriatic!"
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Level 75
May 31, 2023
I wonder if its chief export is still chrome.
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Level 75
Jun 19, 2019
Seems an odd decision to stop at 17 questions?

Of course, there's no real reason to go to 20 rather than 17 other than convention, just seems unusual

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Level 67
Jun 19, 2019
Why no Saudi Arabia?
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Level 68
Aug 8, 2019
Why would it be there?
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Level 56
May 31, 2023
Because it ends in "ia"
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Level 73
Sep 11, 2019
Why no Slovenia? Why no Austria? Why No nothing?
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Level 65
Jan 8, 2021
You mean "No Nothingia"?
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Level 57
Sep 1, 2021
lol
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Level 66
Jun 1, 2023
Only some "IA" countries are included because there's so many of them.
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Level 77
Jun 19, 2019
That Atlas mountains run through Tunisia too, got a little hung up on that question.
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Level ∞
Jun 20, 2019
Changed the question
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Level 88
Jun 20, 2019
You're missing both Saudi Arabia and Mauritania
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Level ∞
Jun 20, 2019
Added a note that this is not a comprehensive list
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Level 53
Sep 11, 2019
The split of Czechoslovakia was in 1993, not 1990.
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Level ∞
Sep 11, 2019
Corrected
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Level 73
Sep 11, 2019
A not quiz-specific question / suggestion: is it possible to unify the personal best time indication which one sees before taking the quiz and the one shown after completing it?

The first one shows how much time the person needed and the latter shows remaining time.

For example, for the current quiz it says for me: "Your fastest time is 3:37" and "Your best time is 2:19 remaining". Since I didn't pay attention to the timer in the beginning, I don't know if my current time is better than the previous try or not. For me it's more confusing than helpful.

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Level 67
Sep 11, 2019
Agreed
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Level ∞
Sep 12, 2019
Thanks @MayaB. I will take a look at this in the next week or two.
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Level 73
Sep 19, 2019
I just saw that you unified both indications. It's much better this way. Thank you!
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Level 67
Sep 11, 2019
I was just guessing randomly for Tunisia.
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Level 78
Sep 11, 2019
Could you remove the comma between December and 2010? Thanks
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Level 84
Feb 3, 2020
This is a level of pedantry I don't think I've seen on Jetpunk before.
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Level 84
Sep 2, 2021
I disagree. JackintheBox was correct in pointing out a punctuation error. A minor detail, to be certain. But pedantry is not merely concern with minor details or rules, but excessive concern with minor details and rules. I don't find the request to be excessive in any way. Accuracy, precision and correctness matter. If I made a quiz that had a misplaced comma in it, I'd want someone to point it out to me.
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Level 65
Sep 15, 2019
The hint of 30% nomadic stumped me, I thought of Mauritania, Nigeria, Somalia, etc, etc. Just couldn't get the correct answer
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Level 60
Mar 29, 2021
I just went through every IA country I could think of lol. Not that many left either.
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Level 42
Jun 5, 2021
You could also add to make it 20 and not 17: Lithuania, Latvia, Saudi arabia, Namibia, Austria, Armenia and Georgia.
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Level 41
Sep 4, 2021
And Croatia...
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Level 24
Sep 1, 2021
No India...? ;-;
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Level 51
Sep 1, 2021
The Albania question kinda stumped me, at first I thought Tunisia, but it doesn't border the Adriatic. Then maybe Croatia, but it isn't really close the Italy's "heel", then Albania hit me

Nice quiz overall

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Level 72
Sep 1, 2021
Source for the 30% nomadic or semi-nomadic figure?
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Level 88
Sep 11, 2021
I'm guessing the figure is sourced from the 3rd paragraph of the introductory section of the country's Wikipedia article. However, that part of the article is not itself backed up by a footnote, so it's hard to say where it ultimately comes from.
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Level 48
Dec 21, 2021
The hints and yellow box made it harder.
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Level 30
May 31, 2023
Where is Latvia, Croatia, Lithuania?
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Level 60
May 31, 2023
Europe.
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Level 67
May 31, 2023
^
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Level 64
May 31, 2023
Not on this quiz. Check the 2nd caveat
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Level 67
May 31, 2023
3:33, took me a while to get Ethiopia
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Level 14
Jun 2, 2023
i think that you should do WITHOUT yellow box