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Capitals by Etymology

Which world capital is named the "Place of fermented keyhole angelfish"?
In several cases, the etymology is disputed. One or two of the most popular explanations were chosen.
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Last updated: July 14, 2021
First submittedMay 3, 2021
Times taken452
Average score35.0%
Rating4.57
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Region
Answer
"Northern capital"
Asia
Beijing
"Good airs"
Americas
Buenos Aires
"Wisdom"
Europe
Sofia
"Place of the east wind"
Oceania
Honiara
"Red hero"
Asia
Ulaanbaatar
"Dark pool"
Europe
Dublin
"The Vanquisher" or "The Conqueror"
Africa
Cairo
"To trade"
Americas
Ottawa
"South passage" or "South land"
Oceania
South Tarawa
"Wind corner"
Africa
Windhoek
Hint
Region
Answer
"Eastern capital"
Asia
Tokyo
"Cool [water]"
Africa
Nairobi
"City of the palace"
Europe
Sarajevo
"[Our Lady of] peace"
Americas
La Paz
"Meeting place" or "Woman's breasts"
Oceania
Canberra
"Broad"
Africa
Kigali
"[Area] below the little hill"
Europe
Podgorica
"Walling of the farmland" or "The Lady of the shining mountain"
Americas
Bogotá
"Place of fermented keyhole angelfish"
Oceania
Ngerulmud
"City of Islam"
Asia
Islamabad
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Level 59
Jul 14, 2021
Istanbul is not a capital. Ankara is the capital of Turkey.
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Level 68
Jul 14, 2021
Ooops, duhhh XD
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Level 70
Jul 14, 2021
Very difficult! Only got 9/20 but that still beats 87.5% lf test takers.

I was only able to guess Podgorica because I speak a Slavic language natively and having some Dutch knowledge certainly helped with Windhoek (though it's easy enough to guess through the "wind" connection with English).

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Level 79
Jul 14, 2021
Fantastic idea! Could have used another minute or two -- I did relatively well, but feel like I could have come up with a couple more if I'd had a little time to think.
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Level 62
Jul 14, 2021
Make more bro