Countries that Start with K

Name the countries whose names start with the letter K.
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Last updated: September 3, 2018
First submittedJuly 17, 2012
Times taken349,508
Average score66.7%
Rating4.96
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Country
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
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Level 28
Apr 30, 2012
5/6. Missed Kiribati. Don't even know where it is. Must be a very small country.
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Level 50
Apr 30, 2012
Yeah, Kiribati is a small island nation in the Pacific.
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Level 59
May 13, 2016
I covers a lot of water area but because it is composed of islands it has a very small land area.
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Level 52
Oct 20, 2016
Same. Cost me 2 points.
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Level 52
Oct 20, 2016
I took it a second time and got all 6. XD
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Level 63
Feb 23, 2017
Why nichster? I don't understand that myself. Don't you just live with the points you get first time? Doesn't that feel like cheating? Oh well, each to their own I guess
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Level 77
Feb 23, 2017
I often repeat the quizzes until I feel I know the material well. It's my understanding that only the first score counts toward the stats, so why would it be cheating to take the quizzes again?
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Level 61
Feb 24, 2017
Same here in regards to taking the quiz more than once. Points are nice, but the real reason is that I want to impress my friends during Jeopardy! Lol, and I like to know this stuff too.
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Level 67
Jan 28, 2020
@luxint so if you failed your driving exam the first time, when you take it again you are cheating?

That would mean many/most people would have to have their driving licences revoked. (I think atleast half dont pass for the first time. Both the actual driving test and the theory exam are under 50 %. So truly getting it in 1 go (which requires you to pass both) is even lower (theoretically as low as zero if the ones that fail the road test pass the theory and vice versa ;) but that is not the case obviously)

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Level 23
Nov 4, 2020
@luxint We come here to learn things instead of pressure ourselves like an exam. We just wanna learn something new and revise it, so that's clearly no cheating here.
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Level 54
Apr 25, 2017
I only know Kiribati because it and Samoa are, based on the International Date Line, the first countries to celebrate any holiday.
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Level 61
Aug 2, 2017
So, after celebrating, you just move a bit east, and 24 hours later, celebrate again.
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Level 54
Aug 16, 2017
The solution for all the people whose birthday is on Christmas!
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Level 45
Jan 1, 2018
Yeah the Kiribati isn't that big, in the pacific
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Level 16
May 21, 2018
It is in the continent of Oceania also called Kiribus
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Level 43
Apr 13, 2019
Kiribati was one of the first I got. Being Australian though maybe I know the oceanic countries better than people in other countries would.

Only just remembered Kuwait though

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Level 33
Nov 3, 2020
done with 1:40 left and I am 9
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Level 17
Sep 9, 2022
i mean its only 6 words
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Level 46
Nov 6, 2020
You're right: Kiribati is a very small island with a population of just over 110,000.
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Level 54
Apr 11, 2022
Island ≠ Island Country. It's an archipelago or a group of islands, not a single island.
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Level 46
Nov 10, 2020
same, but i missed kenya
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Level 27
Dec 17, 2020
5/6 missed Kosovo
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Level 50
Sep 19, 2021
If you look at the map,go to the america side and the farthest to the left is Kiribati
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Level 33
Sep 20, 2021
Yep, its a really small island nation in the pacific with a really unique flag.
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Level 11
Aug 18, 2012
all right
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Level 55
Nov 24, 2012
2/6
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Level 35
Mar 27, 2014
100% in 14 seconds
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Level 29
Mar 26, 2019
100% in 28 seconds
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Level 35
Jan 7, 2022
100% with 1:12 left :(

i was stuck on kuwait..

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Level 65
Mar 27, 2014
100% :D
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Level 55
May 4, 2014
When I learned geography, Kosovo wasn't a country.
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Level 43
Mar 17, 2019
Probably because it's a new country. Some countries don't recognise Kosovo while some do.
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Level 28
Oct 9, 2020
over 50% do recognize Kosovo

i think its 53%

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Level 23
May 20, 2021
Kosovo is part of Serbia, thats not country.
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Level 57
Jun 7, 2021
oooooooooooh.

I'm not here to debate, but jetpunk considers it a country, so ya can't really change that.

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Level 57
Jun 7, 2022
Not sure why they recognise Kosovo and Taiwan (which has VERY limited recognition) but not Palestine
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Level 20
Mar 14, 2015
Kenya was the only one I remembered ;D. But I'm Finnish so most of the countries that I remembered are starting with c in English but in Finnish they are starting with k.
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Level 55
Sep 16, 2015
I like the fact that each K country has a different vowel for its second letter - including Y.
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Level 58
Nov 17, 2015
Oh, that's neat! I hadn't noticed.
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Level 90
Nov 17, 2015
Noticed that same thing this time. Made my brain very happy.
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Level 52
Feb 23, 2017
I was just about to say that! So cool!
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Level 44
Nov 7, 2015
For some reason I was thinking of Kchad and Kchezch Republic...
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Level 67
Sep 17, 2016
I thought of Kurdistan.
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Level 66
Nov 8, 2015
Done with 01:56 left.
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Level 84
Nov 17, 2015
Usually I blank on these countries by letter quizzes but for some reason found this one very easy.
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Level 60
Nov 17, 2015
Same. I think because it was short and all the answers were kind of obscure it made it very easy.
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Level 63
Nov 17, 2015
How did I remember Kiribati but forget Kenya? *facepalm*
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Level 83
Nov 17, 2015
Random comment, but what a pretty flag Kazakhstan has!
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Level 74
Mar 27, 2019
Yes, probably my favorite aesthetically.
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Level 41
Apr 24, 2021
Oh no.
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Level 54
Apr 11, 2022
Really? Not Libya's 2011 flag?
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Level 65
Nov 17, 2015
To easy....
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Level 24
Nov 17, 2015
Kosovo is a serbian province
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Level 63
Nov 21, 2016
No, it isn't.
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Level 66
Mar 27, 2019
Yes, it is.
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Level 65
Apr 11, 2020
No, it isn't.
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Level 21
Apr 17, 2020
No, it isn't
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Level 28
Oct 9, 2020
its a independent country
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Level 41
Apr 24, 2021
Kosovo is kosovo
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Level 54
Dec 30, 2021
Serbia is a district of Kosovo
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Level 47
Nov 17, 2015
The average score was 5, eh? BS. So many of these quizzes have high averages. People, you're only cheating yourselves when you get the answer via google on another tab while the clock is running. By the way, I got four.
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Level 83
Nov 18, 2015
I think it's more that there are a lot of geography geeks on this site. Myself included.
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Level 65
Nov 19, 2015
I got 3rd in school on geography bee when I was in 5th. Yeah, we are geography geeks!
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Level 63
Feb 3, 2016
I used to be really bad at Geography. Once you get the Countries of the World quiz down you rule Geography.
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Level 67
Jan 28, 2020
It must be your first day on this site.
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Level 59
Nov 23, 2015
6/5 as Kosovo is not a country but a part of Serbia
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Level 84
Jan 4, 2016
Yeah, probably, if you are a Serb.
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Level 28
Oct 9, 2020
haha go mad while over 50% of the world countries recognize KOSOVO :] it doesnt matter what u say while itsn independent
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Level 59
May 13, 2016
Never noticed before taking this quiz that there's on country for each vowel! (KAzakhstan, KEnya, KIribati, KOsovo, KUwait, and KYrgystan)
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Level 47
Nov 29, 2016
Nice mnemonic!
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Level 46
Jan 23, 2018
I know. You can do it so fast that way. 100%, 1:42 remaining.
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Level 63
May 30, 2016
Only missed Kazakhstan!

I kicked myself when I saw!

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Level 67
Sep 17, 2016
Ouch! I'm glad you didn't saw yourself when you kicked off.
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Level 41
Apr 24, 2021
what? kazakhstan is on the icon
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Level 57
Jun 7, 2022
I always write Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan together in these quizzes. Similar to how you'd write the two Koreas, Sudans, etc
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Level 48
Oct 20, 2016
I typed koso and ran out of time SO CLOSE!
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Level 28
Nov 3, 2016
easy 6/6
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Level 57
Nov 20, 2016
Can you accept Kiribus for Kiribati?
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Level 30
Dec 27, 2016
Got 'me all! Love these country by letter quizzes!
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Level 33
Jan 31, 2017
6/6 first time with 1:04 left...
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Level 44
Feb 23, 2017
Kiribati.... not for long. It's supposed to be the first country that will soon be drowned by rising sea levels.
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Level 14
Feb 23, 2017
This is a good quiz, but anyone who wants a good quiz on the music/pop themed world should check out the quiz I made! :)
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Level 73
Feb 23, 2017
Finished with 22 seconds left. For the first 30 I could only think of Kigali! :)
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Level 60
Feb 24, 2017
got all with 1:25 left
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Level 72
Apr 20, 2017
Interesting that there are pages full of debate about Palestine (which is an observer member to the UN), but hardly anyone even blinks for Kosovo (recognized by less countries, not even observer to the UN), Taiwan (only recognized by a handful, no member of the UN) or even the Vatican (also observer member of the UN, but recognized by many). I do understand the sentiment, but some of the argumentation is very inconsistent. Why can't the answer be "JetPunk simply accepts those countries recognized by the USA", which in practice is how this site functions. This would end any debate on whether or not an entity is a country according to anyone's own interpretation.
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Level 71
May 6, 2017
Don't get your knickers in a twist!
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Level 84
Jul 24, 2017
It's easy to understand why.

#1 and most importantly, Mufti Amin al-Husseini was very successful in transforming his own personal political and territorial ambitions into a pan-Arabic and pan-Islamic cause; the racial/religious turf war of a million people became the central focus uniting and defining over a billion people worldwide, and those billion+ people have done a good job of transforming their partisan support of their racial/religious brothers into a cause du jour popular with billions more who do not share their ethnic or religious affiliations.

Serbia has had no such figure and has found no such success in popularizing their own partisan narrative. The only people that care about Serbia or Kosovo are the 11 million people living in Serbia, Kosovo, and Albania.

#2- Kosovo actually is a fully sovereign entity in control of its own borders and contiguous territory with a unified centralized undisputed functioning government. Palestine is not.

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Level 84
Jul 24, 2017
As to your second point... the arguments people make in the comments section and the position that JetPunk takes are not necessarily related. (once in a while Quizmaster will adopt a certain stance simply to avoid angry comments- I've seen him do that a number of times before) But Dan tries his best to adhere to reality and leave politics aside. It's not only about who the United States recognizes. If it were, then Taiwan would not be included on the countries of the world quiz. The USA has not formally recognized Taiwan since 1979.
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Level 33
May 31, 2017
first try 6/6 with 1first try 6/6 with 1:19 remaining. Was blanking on Kenya.
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Level 15
Jun 22, 2017
1:19 left
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Level 19
Aug 11, 2017
100% with 1:24 remaining on my first try!!
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Level 56
Sep 10, 2017
please say that south and north korea dont count
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Level 63
Sep 19, 2021
That should be obvious since one of them starts with "N" and the other starts with "S." And if you say that North Korea and South Korea aren't the official names, well "Democratic People's Republic of Korea" and "Republic of Korea" don't start with "K" either.
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Level 59
Nov 4, 2017
Started out with Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in my head and then the other four leapt out of my keyboard.
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Level 45
Jan 1, 2018
6/6
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Level 20
Feb 6, 2018
forgot kiribati *facepalm*
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Level 23
Jun 1, 2018
Kyrgyzstan ha! Classic country! Anyone else from Sporcle?... Just me? Ok...
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Level 50
Mar 27, 2019
No Kokomo?
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Level 64
Mar 27, 2019
Got them all with 1:44 left.
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Level 72
Mar 27, 2019
Hmmm... no Kurdistan, Korea, or Kongo...
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Level 33
Jul 25, 2019
Korea is either North Korea or South Korea those are in "N" country or "S" country quizzes. Kurdistan is a region not a country. Congo would be in the "C" country quizzes.
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Level 20
Mar 27, 2019
Easy
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Level 20
Mar 27, 2019
Nice
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Level 65
Mar 27, 2019
Finally got one of these! All done with 1:44 remaining at 6:44:30 PM on March 27, 2019. Just knowing the "-stan" countries gets you one third of these.
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Level 31
Mar 27, 2019
Missed Kiribait.

I never heard of a country called "Kiribati" to be honest with you.

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Level 61
Mar 29, 2019
Now you have!
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Level 30
Jun 18, 2019
6/6
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Level 55
Aug 23, 2019
Interesting how the secong letter is every vowel
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Level 66
Oct 17, 2019
KA

KE

KI

KO

KU

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand

KY

haha brilliant

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Level 26
Oct 24, 2019
KoSoVo Is SeRbIa
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Level 72
Oct 29, 2019
Note to self: Karachi is not a country
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Level 43
Dec 13, 2019
Fun Fact: They think they may have found Amelia Earhart's plane by Kiribati.
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Level 67
Jan 5, 2020
kosovo is Serbia.
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Level 44
Mar 9, 2020
This was very hard for me because many countries that start with C in English, start with K in Finnish.
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Level 63
Apr 10, 2020
One for each vowel.
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Level 45
Oct 22, 2020
1:54. I got 129 wpm but im still pretty proud of that
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Level 58
Oct 27, 2020
wow I had to look up Kenya but got all the others......
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Level 32
Nov 4, 2020
Kosovo is part of Serbia reeee
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Level 54
Nov 4, 2020
*sigh*...let's start the debate!
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Level 50
Nov 17, 2020
No it's not it is recognized by the UN and it gained sovereignty in 2008
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Level 37
Nov 27, 2020
What about adding Korea republic?
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Level 44
Dec 1, 2020
Got all of them, and there were 1 minutes and 36 seconds left.
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Level 45
Dec 23, 2020
1:56 left. Interesting each vowel is the second letter exactly once.
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Level 21
Jan 1, 2021
Korea bro???????
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Level 72
Feb 23, 2021
The republic, or the extra democratic republic?
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Level 20
Feb 3, 2021
If Kosovo, Serbia is in this test, why isn't, for instance, Kentucky, USA too?
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Level 57
Mar 5, 2021
Because Kosovo is a country
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Level 25
Mar 3, 2021
Kosovo isn't part of Serbia technically it is a divided country
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Level 27
Apr 14, 2021
kosovo is serbia
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Level 59
Jun 11, 2021
5 seconds remaining, Kenya took me a while
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Level 19
Sep 19, 2021
No Kingdom of Saudi Arabia XD
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Level 19
Sep 19, 2021
I'm kind of surprised Kyrgyzstan is number 2 when it comes to most guessed. That's the one I'd expect the most people to forget.
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Level 42
Sep 19, 2021
One for every vowel. Convenient.
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Level 36
Sep 19, 2021
omg I missed Kenya I feel so stupid lmao
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Level 25
Sep 19, 2021
Should you really include Kosovo? Kosovo doesn't have full recongition so it might be unfair to people from countries that don't recongize Kosovo.
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Level 72
Sep 20, 2021
There's no perfect way to decide what are countries and what aren't. Full recognition is too high a bar and would remove places such as Israel, China and both Koreas.
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Level 59
Dec 16, 2021
5/6, remembered Kuwait as the timer hit zero. "Kuwait", more like "kanuwait" another second
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Level 19
Apr 20, 2022
yay, i can't believe i got them all
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Level 26
May 10, 2022
very easy and fun
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Level 28
May 31, 2022
I almost forgot Kenya
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Level 17
Jul 30, 2022
EZ