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The Same Suffixes - Geography

Try to guess the suffix that completes each pair of geographical names.
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
Quiz by KoljiVriVoda
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Last updated: May 21, 2022
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First submittedJanuary 27, 2020
Times taken61,801
Average score90.0%
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Place
Place
Suffix
Transyl_____
Pennsyl_____
vania
Jackson____
Libre_____
ville
Volgo____
Kalinin____
grad
Tob___
Santi___
ago
Kings___
Welling___
ton
Po____
Thai____
land
Acro_____
Indiana_____
polis
Johannes____
St. Peters____
burg
Zam__
Ser__
bia
Ply_____
Ports_____
mouth
Place
Place
Suffix
Free____
George____
town
Islama___
Hydera___
bad
Micro_____
Poly____
nesia
Shef_____
Spring____
field
New Hamp_____
York_____
shire
Sakha___
Ber___
lin
Kurdi____
Paki____
stan
Martin____
Mozamb____
ique
Ro___
Tas_____
mania
Rw____
Lu____
anda
+16
Level 59
Jan 27, 2020
Great quiz! ;D
+9
Level 77
Jan 27, 2020
Thanks :)
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Level 69
Jan 27, 2020
Awesome Quiz! ⭐
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Level 77
Jan 27, 2020
Thank you :)
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Level 63
Jan 28, 2020
Shouldn't it be Hyder_abad instead of Hyder_bad?
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Level ∞
Jan 28, 2020
Whoops, my mistake. Now fixed.
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Level 81
Jan 29, 2020
I think the actual suffix is -abad instead of -bad.
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Level 72
Jan 30, 2020
Quizmaster, the suffix is abad for Islamabad and Hyderabad. It is not just "Bad". Please see here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/-abad
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Level 60
Mar 9, 2020
I totally back @MCMLXXXII. The suffix for Islamabad and Hyderabad is "-abad" and not "-bad". The word "abad" literally means "populated" and when used as a suffix, it means "city of". So Islamabad is "city of Islam" and Hyderabad is "city of the lion". Now, keeping that context in mind, it seems pretty lazy, foolish and kind of offensive to someone like me. I request you to please change this. Thank you.
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Level 45
Jan 5, 2021
Why is it offensive? He just made a mistake, he wasn't trying to be lazy or foolish. Why don't you correct people more politely next time, especially when others have already corrected them.
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Level 67
Mar 24, 2021
@Eigengrau yikes instead of kindly telling quizmaster you have to insult him?
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Level 57
Jun 30, 2021
5 months after claiming it has been fixed and yet still show the same thing, tha mean this was intentional.
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Level 78
Nov 2, 2021
It was fixed because he added an 'a' to each clue.
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Level 77
Jan 30, 2020
MCMLXXII just play.
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Level 79
Mar 7, 2020
MCMLXXXII* :)
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Level 62
Sep 5, 2020
jafe, MCMLXXII and Eigengrau are all correct here. The suffix abad refers to "city". I know bad sounds funny here, but it's offensive to the people of south east asia. I would request you to change it, it's not much work.
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Level 75
Dec 27, 2020
Yep, one star off for the "just play" comment instead of correcting it.

Nice quiz, but I'd expect a higher standard for featured ones.

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Level 57
Jan 7, 2021
Just correct your mistakes?
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Level 70
Oct 28, 2022
icl it is a bit annoying, but if you're offended by a quizmaker not implementing a single letter mistake that's kinda sad

also last I checked India and Pakistan were South Asia, not south East Asia

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Level 79
Mar 7, 2020
@steinbachm actually you mean Hydera_bad.
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Level 77
Jan 28, 2020
Inventive. Are those all suffixes though? That two words end the same way doesn't make the sequence of letters a suffix.
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Level 90
Jan 28, 2020
Well, bia, mania, ago, bique, lin and anda probably aren't, or at least they don't mean the same in both cases. Vania should be sylvania.
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Level 84
Jan 28, 2020
-mania and -bia should be -ia ("of, pertaining to"). It can be for ethnic group (Croatia, Slovakia), people (Georgia, the state), features (Nigeria), or location (Australia).

For a small, two-letter suffix, it surely has a broad usage.

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Level 77
Jan 29, 2020
angrobper14 It is correct. I am from Serbia and I am Serb not Ser, but is way is more interesting for guessing.
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Level 73
Nov 24, 2023
@sillie: does it matter? Isn't it quicker to say 'suffixes' (however much it may offend your grammatical sensibilities) than 'same terminal sequence of letters'? The statistics don't suggest that anyone is confused.
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Level 91
Jan 28, 2020
Good quiz, thank you.
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Level 76
Jan 28, 2020
5 Stars
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Level 85
Jan 28, 2020
nice idea but it was just so easy!
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Level 68
Jan 28, 2020
Great quiz! The only one I had to properly think about was Sakhalin/berlin tho!
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Level 77
Jan 29, 2020
Thans for all of the comments.
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Level 72
Jan 29, 2020
Very enjoyable quiz! Do you plan a second part?
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Level 77
Jan 29, 2020
Thanks :) Why not.
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Level 56
Jan 29, 2020
Make it harder then ^^
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Level 69
Jan 29, 2020
Wheeeee! That was really fun, Kolji!
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Level 65
Jan 29, 2020
Good idea! Just two notes, it is not really playable on tablet, because as soon as you have entered an answer the screen jumps out of view. It does this after every answer so every time you have to scroll back up again, which is extremely annoying and frustrating. (I finished the quiz, but if it would have been longer I wouldnt have).

plus I dont see why the yellow box is necessary, there is no way you can accidentally fill in other answers.

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Level 84
Jan 29, 2020
I agree - not sure why this is a "yellow box" quiz. Would suggest that the difficulty be increased by reducing the time allotment.
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Level 71
Jan 29, 2020
Once again the 'speed typists' try to spoil a good quiz......... make your own speed quiz Freestatebear.
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Level 63
Feb 19, 2020
There's not really a lot to type. I had 2 minutes remaining without breaking a sweat.
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Level 64
Jan 29, 2020
Great quiz, it's nice to see something new.
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Level 62
Feb 5, 2020
Great Quiz !! Got 'em all with 1:58 remaining !! More Please!!
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Level 82
Feb 19, 2020
You guys never heard of Berlin before?
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Level 76
Feb 19, 2020
Way way too easy
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Level 25
Feb 19, 2020
1st try, all correct, 1:43 left
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Level 59
Mar 7, 2020
I'm sorry but most of the answers are not suffixes. The "lin" in Berlin/Sakhalin, the "bia" in Zambia/Serbia, the "que" in Martinique/Mozambique, the "ago" in Santiago/Tobago are not suffixes, just combinations of letters!

"Vania" may be a suffix but not in the two examples reported, where the actual suffix is "sylvania" - from Latin "silvis, silvis" - meaning "woodland".

"Mania" in Tasmania and Romania is not the suffix, which should be "-ia", meaning "land of (what precedes)": Romania is "land of the Romans", Tasmania is "land of Tasman".

Very disappointing quiz to be honest.

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Level ∞
Mar 7, 2020
Make your own?
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Level 79
Mar 8, 2020
The word 'suffix' is used in a broad sense here, to mean a common combination of letters at the end of words.
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Level 77
Mar 8, 2020
Something like that.
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Level 69
Mar 7, 2020
Far too much time allotted.
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Level 73
Mar 7, 2020
Great quiz!!!
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Level 84
Mar 8, 2020
Fun idea. :)
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Level 59
Mar 9, 2020
I think that this is the first quiz where I got 100% first attempt :-)
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Level 65
Mar 9, 2020
I bandwagon with the suffix thing. Some of those aren't suffixes. It's just a matter of precision, but you should call these "same ending" or something like that. In some cases they are actual suffixes, but the affix isn't the answer (e.g. -mania for -ia)
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Level 56
Jun 17, 2020
Is the Hyderabad in the question is Indian Hyderabad or Pakistani Hyderabad?
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Level 61
Aug 28, 2020
Great quiz! However for the case of Hyderabad and Islamabad the "abad" is actually the shared part which means "cultivated place"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/-abad

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Level 56
Dec 21, 2020
Good fun!

The one with "ton" can also be "borough"... I suppose I'm only aware of that though because Kingsborough is quite close to me. It's tiny as well. If you wanted to make a type-in though it would be correct..?

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Level 52
Jan 3, 2021
What means Kurdistan?
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Level 74
Mar 30, 2021
Stan means 'country' or 'place where something is plentiful.' So Kurdistan means 'land of the Kurds.'
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Level 26
Mar 31, 2021
HOW DID I FORGET TOWN?!?!?
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Level 54
Sep 6, 2021
In the Quiz it's correct with Pennsyl_____ but in the statistics it says Pennsl_____, it's missing a 'y'. Same with Ser___ in the statistics it's Serb__.
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Level 58
May 24, 2022
Great quiz! One thing: should it not be Ser_bia, rather than Serb_bia?
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Level 68
May 24, 2022
Yes, this is now fixed.
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Level 76
Oct 28, 2022
One of the most instantaneous 5-star votes I've made on this site. Kudos.
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Level 66
Oct 28, 2022
How about ...stok, ...arsk, ...evsk, ...boro, ...ford, ...dam, ...pur, and ..ang ?
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Level 63
Nov 8, 2022
Too much time.
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Level 48
Nov 24, 2022
Nice quiz but doesn't need that much time, took me just 32 seconds
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Level 55
Mar 3, 2023
pov : quizzmaster doesn't know what a suffixe is
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Level 45
Jul 27, 2023
I tried jones for indiana ...
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Level 38
Sep 10, 2023
funny
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Level 55
Dec 14, 2023
YORKSHIRE! YORKSHIRE! YORKSHIRE!