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Word Chain - Asia

Guess these words related to Asia. The last letter of each word is the first letter of the next.
All the answers are a single word
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Last updated: July 12, 2017
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First submittedJuly 12, 2017
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City straddling Europe and Asia
Istanbul
Sacred flower of Hinduism
and Buddhism
Lotus
City on Hong Kong's nothern border
Shenzhen
Game company that brought us
Mario and Zelda
Nintendo
Country ruled by a sultan
Oman
City hit by an a-bomb
Nagasaki
Soon to be the world's most
populous country
India
Official language of Syria
Arabic
Species of speedy feline that
can be found in Iran
Cheetah
Japanese poem with 17 syllables
Haiku
______ Arab Emirates
United
Hint
Answer
City where you can ski in a mall
Dubai
Kurdistan is an autonomous region
of this country
Iraq
Country shunned by Saudi Arabia in 2017
Qatar
Currency of India
Rupee
National animal of Thailand
Elephant
Region of China with an average
elevation of 16,000 feet
Tibet
Religious movement started by Laozi
Taoism
Longest river in Indochina
Mekong
Term for a Nepali soldier
Gurkha
Mughal emperor: _____ the Great
Akbar
Twin city of Islamabad
Rawalpindi
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Level 57
Jul 15, 2017
Iran through me off the speedy feline question
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Level 85
Jul 16, 2017
through!?
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Level 91
Jul 17, 2017
...as opposed to over, around, or under me.
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Level 84
Nov 23, 2017
In Arkansas, they would say, "thowed".
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Level 79
May 21, 2023
Albuquerque*
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Level 64
Aug 17, 2017
"nothern" should be "northern"
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Level 43
Dec 15, 2017
^
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Level 59
Feb 22, 2021
How did you spot that?
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Level 60
Oct 30, 2017
Akbar was never great.
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Level 89
Dec 14, 2017
Wasn't he an admiral at one point?
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Level 82
Dec 14, 2017
yeah but he led his fleet straight into a trap
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Level 88
Nov 4, 2017
Easy
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Level 76
Dec 14, 2017
Akbar the Great? What does his name in Arabic translate to? Great the Great?
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Level 79
Dec 14, 2017
surely it's Great the Akbar
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Level 89
Sep 12, 2018
Giant red fish head.
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Level 66
Dec 14, 2017
I guess we can't accept "Tao" for "Taoism."
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Level 66
Dec 14, 2017
Probably not because it is a word chain quiz.
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Level 56
Dec 14, 2017
oh god I misread the question as "Japanese porn with 17 syllables"
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Level 89
Sep 12, 2018
So tempting here....
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Level 13
Dec 14, 2017
You need to allow Daoism for Taoism
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Level 66
Dec 14, 2017
Probably not because it is a word chain quiz.
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Level 67
Dec 14, 2017
Indeed, none shall pass
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Level 89
Sep 12, 2018
Only if Tibed is accepted by the Dali Lama.
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Level 65
Dec 14, 2017
I would change the last question. Rawalpindi is not the twin city of Islamabad; it is adjacent to it. Twin/Sister cities to Islamabad are Seoul, Abu Dhabi, Amman, Beijing, and Jakarta. I only knew of Seoul and it wasn't accepted nor did it fit the other words so I got it wrong because the question is poorly worded. I believe it should be changed.
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Level ∞
Dec 14, 2017
There are multiple meanings of the term "twin city": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_city
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Level 82
Dec 14, 2017
Rawalpindi and Islamabad are monozygotic twin cities.
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Level 76
Feb 1, 2024
Oh, how witty. Positively Wildean.
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Level 89
Sep 12, 2018
The Minnesota Adjacents would be a better baseball team name anyway. Are most twins created thousands of miles apart bearing no relation to each other?
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Level 67
Aug 18, 2019
+1 I tried abu dhabi but that wasnt a single word though.

twin city having two meanings indeed makes the clue not be incorrect. But is it the most common/used meaning? (That is usually the way on jetpunk isnt it, if there is some less known alternative option, go for the more known ;) )

I have only heard of twin cities as two cities from different places in the world, that form a partnership, to form friendships, exchange culture, support eachother etc. (practically all of our cities has a twin city)

Never heard of the other term, which indeed after looking it up is not wrong, but I doubt if it is the more know term. I can't say for certain obviously, I havent interviewed the entire planet ;) But my bet would be on the other term. (but maybe in america the other one is more known, since twin cities are more popular in europe)

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Level 60
Dec 16, 2017
lol bro, chill. Pakistanis (like me) will strongly disagree with you. They are twin cities, actually, like Tokyo and Yokohama, or Tel Aviv and Jaffa
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Level 67
Aug 18, 2019
chill yourself... he was just making a suggestion, you make it sound like he went all beserk ranting, trashing the place, swearing whatever, while it was just a simple comment.

Plus he was right. So it is kind of weird to strongly disagree with him. That doesnt mean the answer given is wrong. It is just two meaning of the term twin cities.

(it feels like saying I strongly disagree that finland borders sweden, because norway borders sweden and all norwegians will agree with me. just because one way is right doesnt make the other wrong)

Either way this way phrasing makes it unclear what is meant with the term. (I personally would never in a million years would have thought of an agglomeration.)

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Level 89
Sep 12, 2018
"Interesting Quotes #23

As democracy is perfected, the [Presidency] represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

- H. L. Mencken"

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Level 89
Sep 12, 2018
^^ I know that has nothing to do with the quiz, but it was between the answers and the comments. I love how it flows.
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Level 48
Oct 23, 2018
modern haiku rarely has 17 syllables..please QM change it to traditional haiku...i wrote haiku for many years and had stuff published in Japanese papers,(in English) none had 17 syllables...look it up ..it can be as little as 4 words.. .

this example from Marlene Mountain:.............

Filling

the puddle:

moon

...........................the program refuses to do it in 3 lines, you get the picture, i hope

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Level 55
Oct 9, 2020
How is it Brunei can't be considered as one of the answer for having a sultan as a ruler?
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Level 63
Nov 10, 2020
Because Brunei doesn't start with 'o' and end with 'n.'
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Level 60
Feb 10, 2023
It is hinting at a specific country that you have to guess. In this case Oman, not Brunei.
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Level 59
Nov 30, 2020
I kept trying "Daoism" 🤦
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Level 74
Dec 15, 2021
Northern*
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Level 60
Feb 10, 2023
19/22 not too shabby
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Level 73
Mar 15, 2024
Northern and "soon to be" most populous
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Level 70
Mar 22, 2024
India is now the most populous country