Countries of Africa by Borders in 30 Seconds

When you guess a country, the country and the ones bordering it will appear
Based on a series by scambigol
You also have to mention the countries without borders
Quiz by Gamer1162
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Last updated: February 17, 2019
First submittedMay 5, 2016
Times taken219,594
Average score75.9%
Rating4.65
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Country
Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African
Republic
Chad
Comoros
D. R. Congo
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial
Guinea
Eritrea
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Country
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Ivory Coast
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Country
Nigeria
Rep. of the Congo
Rwanda
Sao Tome
and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
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Level 63
Oct 26, 2016
Quiz has been updated so that you have to mention countries without borders
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Level 88
Oct 28, 2016
Um, kinda defeats the point.
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Level 63
Oct 28, 2016
Every other quiz had it, so why not mine
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Level 51
Nov 25, 2016
30 seconds is impossible to type all the islands with long names and fit in Africa
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Level 59
May 6, 2017
I always begin by typing in large countries with short names (such as Niger, Congo, and Sudan), and then filling in the gaps from there. South Africa is also a good one to start with.
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Level 75
Jul 10, 2017
Same as Cartoonist, but on my third try :/
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Level 25
Sep 9, 2017
cartoonist its pretty much impossible if youre a slow typer
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Level 48
Mar 24, 2018
I got 2 seconds left on my first try
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Level 43
Sep 19, 2018
I got all in contigous Africa and I did it with my phone, its 1000% faster with computer so i would have got all islands too.
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Level 25
Feb 20, 2019
I concur; unless you want to re-title the quiz as countries of africa
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Level 38
Aug 20, 2020
My way, Algeria, Libya, Ethiopia, DRC, South Africa, Malawi, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Gambia. Then rest of the Islands making it impossible for everyone. (0:02 seconds remaining for me with this technique. ;) )
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Level 27
Jan 11, 2021
after loads of tries I did it with five seconds left.
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Level 81
Jan 16, 2021
@ the answer of UltraEl1te, I found a way that is 4 letters shorter :D but yeah you need 10 countries (mine have 67 letters) and then all the islands.
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Level 41
Feb 25, 2021
not impossible just difficult
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Level 60
May 15, 2021
SA, Congo, Sudan, Somalia, Algeria, Mali, Guinea, Togo, Niger, Gabon, from now on you only have to get Malawi, Gambia, Sao Tome, Cape Verde, Madagascar, Seychelles, Comoros, Mauritius. 19 types in in 30 seconds is more than doable with short names like Mali, Togo etc and there still might be faster way I didn't work out.
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Level 40
Mar 26, 2017
No, I really think you ought to remove them again.
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Level 63
Mar 26, 2017
Whenever they're removed fron the other quizzes, I'll gladly do so.
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Level 64
Mar 26, 2017
Leader or follower? :P
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Level 53
Mar 29, 2017
You're welcome to make your own quiz without them
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Level 54
Nov 27, 2018
In the countries of the world borders in 90 secs, it does not include island countries with no borders. If a country has no borders, how is it in a borders quiz?
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Level 67
Oct 25, 2019
This is impossible to do in 30 seconds if you need the island countries. I understand why you'd want to keep them, but if so, you should really add 30 more seconds.
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Level 78
Dec 15, 2021
It's really not impossible.
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Level 46
Apr 14, 2018
Perhaps you could include non-African countries (like Spain) as type-ins for African countries (like Morocco), or would that defeat the point?
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Level 63
Apr 14, 2018
Seeing as the quiz is for African countries, then no.
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Level 74
Oct 25, 2019
Spain is an African country. I've been Ceuta, Melilla and Gran Canaria and there's no doubting that they are all African.
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Level 56
May 17, 2022
That's like having the UK, Netherlands and France on a quiz about North America. While it's technically true that the have colonies there, it kind of defeats the point because the countries are primarily european.
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Level 27
Jan 29, 2021
Done it with 8 seconds left - I am a fast typer
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Level 43
Dec 15, 2021
Nah I got all of them including islands with 2 seconds left it's not that hard
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Level 33
Apr 6, 2022
I mean the title says by borders and if the islands bordering none are included kinda ruins it please change it
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Level 72
Oct 28, 2016
For some reason, DRC triggers Madagascar. Unless there's some far flung exclave I'm not aware of, I think that's a mistype in the acceptable responses...
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Level 63
Oct 28, 2016
Don't know about that exclave. Should be fixed soon
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Level 46
Dec 30, 2017
also, why does Zimbabwe trigger Namibia?
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Level 63
Dec 30, 2017
If you see closely, Namibia's panhandle actually reaches Zimbabwe.
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Level 46
Jan 25, 2018
It looks like a four corners, but Zambia does just barely touch Zimbabwe, at least according to Landsat, Google Maps, Mapquest and Bing Maps.
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Level 63
Jan 25, 2018
Ah, I see. I'll fix it. Really though Namibia bordered Zimbabwe.
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Level 40
Feb 12, 2019
sadly there are no four country border points in the world
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Level 67
Mar 28, 2020
@gamer1162 Even the countries themselves seem to have had difference of opinions about it.
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Level 75
Oct 29, 2016
Ethiopia doesnt get you Kenya. Thanks for the mention!
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Level 75
Nov 19, 2016
Very challenging, thank you!
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Level 75
Nov 25, 2016
congo doesn't get you tanzania
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Level 66
Dec 10, 2016
Maybe borders on rivers don't count
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Level 59
Mar 26, 2017
Borders on lakes don't count.
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Level 68
Nov 25, 2016
51/54, missed Mauritius, Seychelles and the Gambia
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Level 56
Dec 7, 2016
second try with 4 seconds left!!
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Level 82
Dec 22, 2016
I think I did it typing in 17 countries. I haven't worked out if it can be done with less... Anyone?
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Level 63
Oct 18, 2021
I finished with 15
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Level 52
Feb 7, 2017
the word 'borders' doesn't begin with a capital letter :(
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Level 52
Mar 26, 2017
:)
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Level 59
Feb 9, 2017
Typing Equatorial Guinea fills in Mali for some reason
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Level 59
Feb 9, 2017
Also, typing in Guinea fills in Guinea Bissau even when I have already gotten Guinea from another country, like Mali
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Level 63
Feb 10, 2017
Mali borders Guinea, but not Guinea-Bissau. Typing in Guinea will give you Guinea-Bissau because Guinea borders Guinea-Bissau, if it didn't then it wouldn't be accepted. Also, fixed the Equatorial Guinea error.
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Level 59
Mar 6, 2017
Ah, I didn't realize you were supposed to be able to type countries that are already filled in
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Level 43
Mar 14, 2017
Missed Malawi and the islands!
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Level 50
Mar 15, 2017
Missed mostly the islands. Equatorial Guinea, Cape Verde, Comoros, Seychelles and Mauritius.
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Level 40
Mar 26, 2017
Shouldn't you remove the island countries from this quiz??
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Level 61
Mar 26, 2017
They're countries in Africa and similar quizzes require the island countries to be entered too. I did it first try, it's not impossible.
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Level 74
Mar 26, 2017
"Countries of Africa by Borders in 30 Seconds" quiz is like life . . . can get 80% correct in 1/3 of allotted time . . . but the devil is in the details (and the correct spelling of "comoros")!
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Level 26
Apr 8, 2017
53/54 first try.. just missed mauritius
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Level 67
Jul 25, 2017
3 seconds left, phew! Really fun.
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Level 72
Aug 28, 2017
Had to take it several times, but finally made it. I had a hard time getting all the islands done at the end, since the names are so long and I fat-fingered them a couple times, so I found it easier to do them first then blitz through the continent.
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Level 67
Mar 28, 2020
Haha have heard (and used) fat finger(syndrome) many times, but never seen it as a verb!
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Level 69
Sep 5, 2017
IDITID
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Level 65
Sep 9, 2017
Islands makes it almost impossible...
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Level 37
Nov 2, 2017
89%and still trying! - One of these centuries!
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Level 59
Nov 15, 2017
Got it on my third try with 2 seconds left. Intense.
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Level 38
Sep 9, 2020
6 Seconds Remaining Lol
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Level 63
Dec 25, 2017
I'm not so good at these timed sprint quizzes. I always wind up at 3 points. Maybe I would do better on these with a real keyboard instead of using my phone.
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Level 46
Jan 25, 2018
missed only one (equatorial guinea) arghghgh
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Level 54
Nov 27, 2018
Type Gabon. Sooooo much shorter!
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Level 46
Feb 12, 2018
1 sec left!!!! this took me about 39480284902810253573498 tries
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Level 28
Feb 20, 2018
This gives you the mainland Libya Guinea Senegal Togo Cameroon DRC Malawi South Africa Ethiopia. Then you have madagascar capeverde seychelles mauritius comoros.
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Level 28
Feb 20, 2018
Oops morrocco
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Level 28
Feb 20, 2018
Sao tome and prinicipe!!!!!!!!!!!
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Level 38
Apr 13, 2018
It's just a typing test
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Level 54
Nov 27, 2018
There is some strategy in there, too. Figuring out the easiest to type that gets you the most other countries. That's half the fun!
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Level 31
Jun 28, 2018
Got 47 really good quiz :)
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Level 40
Feb 12, 2019
16 countries:

Senegal, Algeria, Sudan, Somalia, Liberia, Togo, Cameroon, Congo, Mozambique, South africa, Madagascar, Sao tome, Comoros, Seychelles, Mauritius, Cape verde.

Long names but the amount of borders cancels it out I think.

please post if you did better!

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Level 62
Feb 19, 2019
Hello CraftyBanana,

I don't know if the mainland can be done with fewer than 10 countries, but it can be done with fewer characters:

You have Congo, which will give both the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo and all their bordering countries. But just the Democratic Republic of the Congo is enough to get the job done; the Republic of the Congo is not needed as a separate entity. In that case, replace Congo with DRC, saving two characters. And replace Mozambique with Malawi, saving another four characters, for a total saving of six characters.

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Level 28
Feb 27, 2021
You can also replace liberia->guinea for 1 less character.
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Level 60
May 5, 2019
Niger, Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania, South Africa, Angola, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Senegal, Algeria, then the islands.
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Level 55
May 27, 2019
Why do you have countries without border here. The other quizzes that have Island Nations have the Islands shared by multiple Nation such as Haiti and dominican republic, Indonesia, Malaysia... Please remove the countries without border or raise the timer to 40 or 45 secs
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Level 54
Jun 12, 2019
I agree, but Gamer1162 is accurate in his comment that the border quizzes of other continents also, for some silly reason, include borderless countries. I get an error message when I try to access the North America borders quiz, though - wondering if it includes the Caribbean islands. I do think that based on this "everybody does it" rationale, there probably needs to be a borders quiz for Oceania... no? :-)
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Level 58
Oct 26, 2019
The most efficient set I can find is:

South Africa

Malawi

DRC

Ethiopia

Libya

Togo

Guinea

Senegal

Morocco/Algeria

for the mainland. If I counted right, that's 57 letters, or about 2 a second with no mistakes.

Adding the islands means another 52, doubling the difficulty. Not to say that you must remove them from the quiz, or that you must extend the time, but be aware this quiz is twice as had with them in as with them out.

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Level 81
Jan 16, 2021
You missed Cameroon in your list, which would make it 65 characters. I think that's the lowest anybody has found so far.
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Level 28
Feb 27, 2021
You can replace Libya->Sudan, and then Ethiopia->Somalia which saves you 1 character and is also easier to type. I think this is the optimal configuration.
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Level 37
Nov 1, 2019
Great quiz. Thank you!
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Level 28
Jan 12, 2020
0:09 left

Took me about 10 tries and moment to look at map for plan

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Level 18
Feb 5, 2020
bruh
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Level 39
May 11, 2020
Did it with one second left.WOW
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Level 39
May 11, 2020
South Africa, Zambia, DRC, Ethiopia, Sudan, Algeria, Senegal, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Cameroon and the isles and you're done.
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Level 36
Jun 15, 2020
52/54!
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Level 29
Jun 29, 2020
I took this test 26 times to get 54/54! wow You need some serious fast-typing skills to complete it within the given time. xD
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Level 29
Aug 17, 2020
Got 40/54 on first try... I'm just 10
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Level 38
Oct 7, 2020
Only 2649 have completed this Quiz, quite Fascinating. Got all anyway
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Level 51
Jan 1, 2021
man, i got all of them except comoros
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Level 57
Feb 9, 2021
53/54 could have done it but failed to type Mauritius fast enough
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Level 53
Feb 23, 2021
Just so you know, there is a correction for you birthstones quiz that is in Spanish.
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Level 28
Feb 27, 2021
Minimal Spanning set (?):

Senegal

Guinea

Algeria

Sudan

Togo

Cameroon

Somalia

DRC

Malawi

SouthAfrica

Only 65 characters.

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Level 43
Mar 1, 2021
My list:

Algeria, Egypt, Guinea, Gambia, Togo, Cameroon, Ethiopia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, São Tomé, Comoros, Seychelles, Cape Verde, Madagascar, Mauritius.

I don't need any comments saying: "My way was better", I did it with 5 seconds left, that's good for me.

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Level 25
Mar 1, 2021
How are you supposed to do this in 30 seconds with having to say big names like equatorial guinea and mauritius
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Level 63
Mar 31, 2021
First off:

You can say mauritis and it works. It takes like 1/2 a second to type.

Second off:

You can do 'gabon' or 'cameroon' and it works just as well. This is countries by borders anyhow.

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Level 65
Apr 3, 2021
This is quite easy, I typed wrong letters and still had 7 seconds left
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Level 61
May 17, 2021
woooo got them all with a second remaining
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Level 47
Jun 15, 2021
Got em all with 3 seconds left!
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Level 41
Jun 17, 2021
I can't believe I got all of them...especially with six seconds left...

Jetpunk has sharpened my ability to name countries.

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Level 29
Aug 28, 2021
Did it with 2 seconds left!
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Level 65
Sep 3, 2021
DID IT WITH 2 SECONDS LEFT LETS GOOO
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Level 63
Oct 18, 2021
I can't wait for the one with Oceania.
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Level 35
Oct 18, 2021
I found a very simple solution. first all islands then , South Africa, Malawi, DRC, Sudan, Somalia, Algeria, Burkina faso, Guinea, gambia, and cameroon
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Level 70
Nov 1, 2021
Another test of typing speed rather than knowledge. If I ever decide to take a secretarial job, I’ll come back to this.
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Level 56
Dec 15, 2021
oh my god 1 second left it was close
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Level 61
Dec 15, 2021
gg 54/54
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Level 76
Dec 15, 2021
Hmmm
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Level 85
Dec 15, 2021
Got them all except for Gambia
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Level 43
Dec 15, 2021
not a good quiz with the time allotment and number of non border countries.
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Level 43
Dec 16, 2021
24 seconds pretty easy good quiz
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Level 59
Dec 18, 2021
50
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Level 31
Jan 16, 2022
got them all on my first try
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Level 50
Jan 24, 2022
boy, i sure do love when countries by border quizes include countries that dont have any borders!
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Level 49
Mar 24, 2022
its har to get 100% but if you want a try, start with algeria, sudan, burkina faso and senegal...
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Level 88
Mar 31, 2022
I'm happy to just get 5 points. My nerves, the timer, and the spelling of Mauritius are just too much.
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Level 39
Aug 3, 2022
Did this in 0:25 with a phone. The formula is this:

Algeria, Kenya, Congo, Sudan, South Africa are the first ones you do.

Then you do Gabon, Guinea, Senegal, Benin, Malawi.

And then the island countries. I'm a really quick texter so this was how I did it lol, but for anyone who wants basic advice, Algeria and Sudan basically cover the Saharan part of Africa. Congo uses both Congos, so that's most of central Africa, and South Africa takes came of, erm, southern Africa.