Most Populated Countries Bordering the Indian Ocean

Can you name the ten most populous countries that border the Indian Ocean?
We consider marginal seas such as the Red Sea and Persian Gulf to be part of the Indian Ocean
Population estimates according to Wikipedia
Quiz by Gamer1162
Last updated: October 13, 2016
First submittedOctober 13, 2016
Times taken20,697
Average score80.0%
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South Africa
Level 70
Oct 13, 2016
Note to self, read the disclaimers before you start. I couldn't get the last answer and was amazed when Egypt came up. Then I saw your note. Doh!
Level 83
Oct 16, 2016
Yeah same here. I usually forget to read the notes.
Level 69
Nov 1, 2016
Same here too. I only tried Egypt because I couldn't think of any other country around 91 millions people in the vaguery surrounding area, and when it got accepted I immediately knew there had to have been a disclairmer.... and indeed, there was.
Level 54
Feb 21, 2017
Yep, definitely would have helped
Level 82
Oct 17, 2016
Great quiz!
Level 11
May 19, 2018
Level 71
Feb 21, 2017
Good interesting quiz, not as easy as I thought it was going to be until I got a reward with Egypt.
Level 66
Feb 21, 2017
Awesome quiz man!!
Level 38
Feb 21, 2017
Somehow I didn't remember it went as far south as South Africa. I don't know what I thought was down there.. but that was a silly mistake to make.
Level 58
Feb 21, 2017
I thought the same thing, like maybe it "stopped" at Madagascar or something. Don't know what I thought the water between the two countries was called...
Level 72
May 2, 2017
1. Mozambique Strait

2. Some people believe in a Southern Ocean. I don't, and neither does National Geographic or anyone I know of. But South Africa did take me while to get too.

Level 72
May 2, 2017
actually it's the mozambique channel. i looked at it again. strange, i don't remember that...
Level 40
Feb 21, 2017
Egypt touches the Red sea, not the indian ocean
Level 59
Feb 21, 2017
Read the disclaimer notes!
Level 30
Feb 21, 2017
I was like wtf then i saw the notes and was like ok
Level 78
Feb 21, 2017
I typed Ethiopia several times before realizing that it hasn't had a coastline on any ocean for over twenty years.
Level 72
May 2, 2017
I did too, and I didn't realize why it didn't work until now... eritrea....
Level 47
Sep 1, 2019
Long live the Ethiopian Empire....
Level 85
Jun 17, 2018
We were always taught to read the instructions on our exam papers at least twice before starting.
Level 21
Jan 23, 2019
Tell me if i am wrong, but France have a bigger population than Tanzania, South Africa, and Myanmar.

And it have 2 regions in the ocean

Level 42
Oct 27, 2019
almost forgot bangladesh and pakistan. i'm 100% stupid
Level 61
Jul 21, 2020
I was also surprised when Egypt made it int the list i was writing Sudan for some reason
Level 63
Dec 7, 2020
France should also be included, for Réunion and Mayotte (and for TAAF). Also, if overseas territories are not excluded in the disclaimer, UK has the British Indian Ocean Territory (Diego Garcia and the Chagos archipelago) which of course borders the ocean.
Level 67
May 14, 2022
The numbers on here definitely need updated.