Countries Most Affected by the 2004 Tsunami

Name the countries that had the most residents die as a result of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunamis.
Estimated deaths according to Wikipedia
Includes countries with overseas tourists that died
Quiz by skukka
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Last updated: December 4, 2018
First submittedJuly 9, 2017
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Victims
Country
167,540
Indonesia
35,322
Sri Lanka
16,269
India
8,212
Thailand
Victims
Country
543
Sweden
539
Germany
400–600
Myanmar
289
Somalia
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Level 59
Dec 4, 2018
Sweden and Germany. What are they doing here?
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Level 73
Dec 26, 2021
Tourists, perhaps? I was wondering the same thing.
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Level 37
Dec 28, 2021
Cant you see the description? Tourists from the world are included
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Level 47
Jan 1, 2022
I am Indonesian and I am pretty sure Sumatra island is not really a place commonly visited by tourist.
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Level 32
Jan 19, 2022
It's inhabitants AND tourists
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Level 85
Dec 4, 2018
Most of the Swedes and Germans who died were in Thailand, a few in Sri Lanka.
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Level 72
Dec 4, 2018
"Und der Tsunami ist dann der Elbe hochgefahren oder was?" ~ Fakju Göhte 2
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Level 76
Dec 4, 2018
Nein. Leider waren viel Deutsche auf Urlaub in die Nahe.
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Level 73
Apr 18, 2019
Yes. We get that. Sven was using humor.
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Level 81
Dec 4, 2018
I love the quiz. Especially because it requires reading the small print.
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Level 71
Dec 5, 2018
Good quiz although I thought the 'small print' meant that some of the Asian countries victims were from overseas, not that we had to name the home countries of some victims.
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Level 73
Dec 7, 2018
Same here, although I blame myself for not reading it properly
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Level 73
Dec 7, 2018
It's insane to think that almost a quarter of a MILLION people died as a result of a single natural disaster
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Level 65
Dec 26, 2018
50 - 100 million died in the Spanish Flu outbreak after WW1 - also viewed as a natural disaster.
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Level 47
Dec 28, 2018
300 million have died from smallpox; just imagine that sweeping the new world.
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Level 40
Jul 24, 2020
bro
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Level 75
Dec 26, 2018
I was in Sri Lanka in January 2005, about three weeks afterwards, as a part of the massive volunteer relief effort, and the scale of destruction was beyond belief. On a day off I travelled to the wreck of the train that was swept off the tracks, drowning nearly all of the 1000-plus passengers. The carriages had just been thrown all over the place, but mercifully all the bodies had already been removed by then. Nearby some of the railway had been somehow picked up and corkscrewed, twisting around and around.
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Level 73
Dec 29, 2021
I was in the Maldives then. My first thought was that all the fishermen would be dead - but that's not how tsunamis work. I remember seeing an international report describing the death and destruction, country-by-country. Beside the Maldives it said: only coastal areas affected. Of course, there probably isn't a place in the whole country more than a kilometer from the sea. On the weird side, a couple of months or so later, Bush, Sr. and Clinton showed up. One of the girls from my house was supposed to give Clinton a bouquet when he arrived, but got mixed up about which one he was.
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Level 60
Dec 26, 2018
What the hell is Somalia doing here ?

I don't expect tourist from this country......

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Level 32
Dec 26, 2018
No, Somalia was just hit by the tsunami. The epicentre was in the Indian Ocean.
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Level 58
Dec 27, 2018
Being from Sweden I can tell what a tragedy it was for us. Hundreds of tourists gone missing and died. It was all over the news and Christmas that year was a sad event. I know of people who were in Thailand and some of them did not survive. It took Thailand and other nations years to overcome. What a horrible thing that happened to South East Asia and may it never happen again.
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Level 53
Aug 19, 2019
After trying USA, Australia, UK, Japan and China (though I guess this was before their big disposable income days) I gave up on trying any more "tourist" countries.
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Level 73
Dec 26, 2021
This quiz is fine. The title, though, is misleading. To say that Sweden and Germany were "more affected by the tsunami" than the Maldives, for example, isn't true.
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Level 67
Dec 26, 2021
I feel like there should probably be an asterisk beside Germany and Sweden to specify that their citizens died while on holiday in the affected regions rather than in Germany and Sweden.
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Level 51
Dec 26, 2021
There is already a bullet point that states, "Includes countries with overseas tourists that died"
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Level 58
Dec 30, 2021
I think that the word "residents" is a little unclear. It implies that the people were currently located in said country. I don't know if it's accurate, but "citizens" would be a little more helpful.
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Level 63
Dec 26, 2021
So you didn't read the instructions then?