Middle East A-Z

For each letter A-Z, guess the answer that pertains to the Middle East.
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Last updated: November 19, 2019
First submittedOctober 21, 2015
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Clue
Answer
A
Most commonly spoken language
Arabic
B
Capital of Lebanon
Beirut
C
Term for an Egyptian Christian
Copt
D
Place to see the world's tallest building
Dubai
E
River parallel to the Tigris
Euphrates
F
Bird beloved by the ultrarich
Falcon
G
Another spelling of Djinn
Genie
H
Official language of Israel
Hebrew
I
Country also called Persia
Iran
J
Saudi port on the Red Sea
Jeddah
K
Ethnic minority of Iraq and Turkey
Kurds
L
Region that encompasses
Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon
Levant
M
Muhammad's hometown
Mecca
N
Cairo's river
Nile
 
Clue
Answer
O
Most important export of
the Middle East
Oil
P
The 197th country?
Palestine
Q
Small Gulf state
Qatar
R
Capital of Saudi Arabia
Riyadh
S
Legendary sailor of the seven seas
Sinbad
T
Capital of I
Tehran
U
The U in UAE
United
V
Modest garment for women
Veil
W
What some dervishes do
Whirl
X
Great king of Persia
Xerxes
Y
Oman's neighbor
Yemen
Z
Prophet of a once-popular
Persian religion
Zoroaster
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Level 64
Oct 22, 2015
I bet Jerry928 is proud of your clue and answer for 'P'. :D
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Level 75
Oct 23, 2015
ah, exactly my thoughts!
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Level 71
Sep 19, 2018
Me too, I think Palestine does not get enough attention
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Level 83
Nov 6, 2018
I did a whole series of sequels to this.
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Level 75
Oct 31, 2015
You need to add Zarathustra as an acceptable answer for Z.
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Level ∞
Nov 1, 2015
It would have worked.
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Level 83
May 18, 2017
Also, Sprach Zarathustra.
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Level 75
Oct 4, 2021
Also known as Mr. T. S. Zarathustra ;)
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Level 81
Nov 4, 2015
I must've dubbed him Simbad. That didn't work.
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Level 67
Mar 8, 2016
@#!& that second "X" in Xerxes; kept trying combinations with c's and s's.
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Level 77
Mar 8, 2016
Never realized that the ultrarich had more claim to falconry than any other economic group. Is that only in the Middle East?
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Level 68
Nov 19, 2019
not sure about it being for the ultrarich, maybe falcons are expensive to keep. But I read a while back that there are a few airlines in that part of the world that allow falcons in their cabins.
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Level 75
Oct 4, 2021
@tom88 Interesting! I learned recently that almost none allow weasels. Apparently it's something to do with the fear that if they get loose they could chew into the wings or other important plane thingies O.o
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Level 67
Mar 8, 2016
Chryptian should be introduced as a term.
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Level 83
Mar 9, 2016
Pretty easy. I think if I did this I could have come up with some less goofy answers.
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Level 20
Mar 9, 2016
Could you accept zorastor?
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Level 56
Mar 10, 2016
I spelled veil v-a-i-l so I didn't get it right.... I guess I just need to learn how to spell veil.
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Level 78
Nov 20, 2019
Unless you're a skier.
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Level 38
Mar 16, 2016
Should that be "Egyptian Christian"?
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Level 89
Jul 22, 2018
yes for some reason it says egytian christians instead
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Level ∞
Jun 22, 2019
Fixed
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Level 47
Apr 18, 2016
Quite happy I got the answer that was joint last correctly guessed overall!
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Level 83
Nov 11, 2017
Pretty soon you're going to have to move the clue from D to J and come up with a new clue for D. Maybe you could feature one or two of the sequels I did at that point (estimated in 2019)? Don't steal my clues without asking me this time. :D
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Level ∞
Nov 19, 2019
We'll see if it ever gets finished.
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Level 83
Nov 19, 2019
darn it. You took one of my H answers, didn't you? What was the answer on here before? I used to have a chart to make sure I didn't double up anything already used but I don't know where it is now.
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Level 83
Nov 19, 2019
I remember now what it was. Holocaust. and the clue was something about Ahmadinejad denying it happened. Good choice to remove it. The reason I requested you ask if you wanted to use one of my answers is just so that I could update my quizzes to ensure no repeat answers. If you do it without telling me then that's difficult. But I can come up with a different H answer for #2. That's one of the easier letters actually.
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Level 37
Apr 13, 2018
Will you PLEASE, not cut off the words in answering these quizzes?

I am TIRED of always having to delete the "h" left hanging after I type in "Riyadh" before I can continue on to the next answer.

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Level ∞
Jun 22, 2019
I've been getting a lot of requests for this. Okay, Riyadh will no longer work without the H.
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Level ∞
Nov 19, 2019
We've since received some whining on other quizzes about requiring the extra H. It shows you can't make everyone happy. But I do like it better this way since it rewards proper spelling.
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Level 73
Feb 6, 2021
But Jedda is still accepted without the h. Now it just is inconsistent (and I'm not sure which way is better).
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Level 54
Oct 2, 2021
True, can you do the same with Jedda?
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Level 67
Oct 4, 2021
Will you please cry more about it?
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Level 68
May 21, 2018
Why does it say "Capital of I?"
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Level 83
May 29, 2018
So as not to give away the answer for "I", which if you look, is Iran.
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Level 55
Oct 27, 2020
Makes sense, but I think it would have been better to write "Capital of Persia"
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Level 83
Aug 20, 2021
Persia had many capitals, most of which were not Tehran. Also, it's not better.
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Level 63
Oct 2, 2021
Persia currently has a capital of Tehran.
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Level 54
Oct 2, 2021
Persia doesn't exist currently.
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Level 65
Oct 8, 2021
But "I" isn't a country. I get the reason behind it, but it still isn't a valid clue in my opinion.
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Level 44
Oct 10, 2021
I am just saying like what is I as a country

Is there 197 country now?

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Level 14
Jun 3, 2018
For J, you could have done Juba
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Level 83
May 17, 2019
Counting South Sudan as part of the Middle East is stretching a little bit, and Jeddah is a more important and well-known city anyway.
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Level 87
Nov 19, 2019
The rows for N and M are out of order.
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Level ∞
Nov 19, 2019
Okay, fixed.
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Level 45
Nov 19, 2019
This is the first time I hear of falcons. I always thought that hawk is the equivalent of what we call in French "faucon". It seems English makes a distinction that other languages don't.
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Level 68
Nov 19, 2019
That's really strange, they are definitely 2 different birds, but I looked it up in German, Italian and French and all 3 use the same word for both birds
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Level 70
Nov 19, 2019
Not gonna lie when I saw the clue for O my first thought was opium.
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Level 49
Nov 19, 2019
Qatar isn't the smallest Gulf state as far as I remember. It should be Bahrain. Please do check this
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Level 83
Nov 19, 2019
There's some evidence that Muhammad's hometown may have actually been Petra, not Mecca.
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Level 52
Nov 19, 2019
The wording for the "G" clue is a little bit confusing. It might be helpful to replace the word "spelling" with something that better captures the relationship between the words "Genie" and "Djinn".
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Level 83
Nov 20, 2019
It's actually an alternate spelling of "djinni," with a dash of cross-cultural misunderstanding thrown in as djinni is plural and genie is singular.
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Level 52
Mar 14, 2020
In T it is written capital of I what is I
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Level 50
Apr 13, 2020
It is the answer for the I answer. (It doesn't give away the actual I answer)
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Level 27
Aug 30, 2020
Capital of I? Please correct to Iran.
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Level 73
Feb 6, 2021
The point is to not give away the answer....
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Level 63
Oct 2, 2021
Shouldn't Sindbad be acceptable alternative?
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Level 56
Oct 2, 2021
Can you accept Vail?
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Level 63
Oct 4, 2021
But that isn't how it's spelt!
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Level 65
Oct 4, 2021
None of the Arabic words for women's garments that I could think of start with V....
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Level 37
Nov 19, 2021
Good quiz!

However on I you only put the letter I instead of Iran

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Level 26
Dec 21, 2021
There is no capital city named "i"
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Level 21
Jan 23, 2022
true
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Level 21
Jan 23, 2022
i spelled v-a-i-l so i didnt get it
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Level 21
Jan 23, 2022
I spelled LRAN INSTEAD OF IRAN
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Level 21
Jan 23, 2022
Is i even a countrie
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Level 50
Jun 3, 2022
was "I" meant to be the clue? not sure if there is a bug
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Level 56
Jun 23, 2022
please accept sindbad