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Southernmost Country by Language

For each language, guess the SOUTHERNMOST country which includes it as an official language.
Uses southernmost point for ranking
NOT INCLUDING overseas territories
Quiz by Dollyfroggy
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Last updated: February 3, 2024
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First submittedJune 2, 2023
Times taken17,367
Average score75.0%
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Language
Country
English
New Zealand /
Australia *
German
Switzerland
Italian
Italy
Portuguese
Brazil
French
Madagascar
Korean
South Korea
Persian
Iran
Spanish
Chile
Language
Country
Dutch
Suriname
Russian
Kyrgyzstan
Serbo-Croatian
Kosovo
Malay
Indonesia
Chinese
Singapore
Swazi
South Africa
Hindustani
Fiji
Greek
Cyprus
33 Comments
+11
Level ∞
Feb 3, 2024
For Australia / New Zealand we allow both answers for multiple reasons of debate including which is more southerly and whether or not English is a dejure language.
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Level 73
Feb 3, 2024
I like the concept. Surprised it hasn’t been done before.
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Level 71
Feb 3, 2024
French really tripped me up. I thought through almost every single African country until I got the correct answer.
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Level 84
Feb 3, 2024
Great quiz! Could do Arabic too.
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Level 70
Feb 3, 2024
I wonder, if similar quizzes for: North, West and East directions would be as fun as this one.
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Level 60
Feb 3, 2024
In my opinion, West and East would work strangely for many countries with the way the International Date Line works.
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Level 62
Apr 13, 2024
My guess is that a convention for which countries are considered Easternmost and Westernmost has already been established for jetpunk
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Level 64
Feb 3, 2024
Nice! Loved playing this.
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Level 77
Feb 3, 2024
Oh right. I always forget that island speaks that language and has that religion. Great quiz! Love to see more DollyFroggy on the front page!
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Level 72
Feb 5, 2024
The majority of them are Christian and speak a different language. Regardless, it's still a fun question. It makes you think.
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Level 74
Feb 4, 2024
Great concept. Really surprised to see Arabic left off the list.
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Level 61
Feb 5, 2024
Nice quiz! You should do northernmost for sure.
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Level 77
Feb 5, 2024
Great quiz.
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Level 27
Feb 15, 2024
German should be Namibia
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Level 60
Feb 15, 2024
English is the only official language of Namibia.
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Level 30
Mar 5, 2024
Hindustani is not a language, Hindi is
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Level 60
Mar 5, 2024
It's similar to Chinese. It can be considered a language group or a language. For the sake of this quiz, it is considered a language.
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Level 51
Apr 13, 2024
Wikipedia defines it as language, but a pluricentric one, with two standard registers Hindi and Urdu
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Level 67
Mar 10, 2024
Nice quiz, good idea. Congrats on the feature!
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Level 71
Apr 13, 2024
Good idea. Took me a while to get the Russian one - that needed a mental map with latitude written on it 😊
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Level 51
Apr 13, 2024
Isn't Russian official in Tajikistan?
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Level 51
Apr 13, 2024
wikipedia says its an official interethnic language so i think it should be added
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Level 60
Apr 13, 2024
Not as of this featured quiz. As per the quote from the Constitution: "The state language of Tajikistan shall be Tajik. Russian shall be the language of international communication." The state language of Tajikistan, which I understand to be synonymous with official national language, is Tajik, and only Tajik.
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Level 59
Apr 13, 2024
Brazil is not the southernmost country using portuguese as official language. Its Mozambique.
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Level 51
Apr 13, 2024
Brazil is more southern than Mozambique

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_southernmost_point

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Level 47
Apr 13, 2024
GG
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Level 66
Apr 13, 2024
How did anyone get the Hindustani answer? I got it by accident because I was making guesses for French
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Level 65
Apr 13, 2024
Fiji is known for its Indian immigrants, even making up like 40%.

Also what does Fiji have to do with French? 🤔

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Level 41
Apr 13, 2024
In Süd-Tirol, in Italy, they speak german!
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Level 37
Apr 13, 2024
isnt an official language
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Level 68
Apr 17, 2024
German IS official in this autonomous region
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Level 73
Apr 14, 2024
I speak German at the south pole
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Level 40
Apr 14, 2024
Russian really got me, but I ended up guessing Kyrgyzstan by thinking it really had to be one of the Stans