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African East Coast

Name the countries on the East Coast of Africa in order from north to south, starting with the coast of the Red Sea.
As you guess each country, it will appear on the map
Answers must be in order!
Quiz by WolfCam
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Last updated: April 25, 2017
First submittedApril 19, 2017
Times taken37,329
Average score88.9%
Rating4.94
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Country
Egypt
Sudan
Eritrea
Djibouti
Somalia
Kenya
Tanzania
Mozambique
South Africa
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Level 63
Apr 25, 2017
15 or 20 seconds would be a good amount of time for this quiz. 15 seconds should be pretty competitive and weed out most people
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Level 81
Apr 25, 2017
Definitely. It's not a fast typing quiz, however. Should still be room to take one minute of the time? I had 2:43 remaining.
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Level 51
May 9, 2020
I got them in 12 seconds.
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Level 51
Sep 11, 2020
Got them all in 8 seconds.
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Level 62
Feb 22, 2021
I got them in 29 seconds but it was because I kept messing up Mozambique's spelling. If I got it right the first time, it probably would have had taken me around 10 seconds.
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Level 49
Sep 9, 2021
I tried multiple times and I can only get it in 10 seconds, I also got it in about 25 seconds on my first try, because i didn't try to type fast, at all.
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Level 85
Apr 25, 2017
I agree -- slash the time!
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Level 75
Apr 26, 2017
Agreed, so here's this quiz as a 15 second version :)
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Level 71
Apr 26, 2017
What does 'Weed out most people' mean? sounds to me like some sort of speed typing elitism.
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Level 63
Apr 26, 2017
Getting 100% on the quiz doesn't prove much. In order to make a victory meaningful, it is imperative that most others fail.
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Level 69
Apr 26, 2017
but 15 seconds means that you know them all and you know them in order (roughly 1.5 seconds per answer). leaving some room for thinking and a bit of guessing doesn't take away from the quiz in my opinion. anyone who REALLY wants to get 100% on the quiz can always look up the answers in either case, so getting 100% is never going to be an accomplishment that you can show off, it's just for you to know that you did it. in the same sense, if you think that finishing a quiz in 15 seconds is an accomplishment, you can take note of how long you took and be proud of that. no need to limit other people from having fun with a quiz where they can do a bit of guessing.
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Level 43
Aug 8, 2017
The point in getting 100% on a quiz is to know the actual quiz. The point in getting 100% on a speed typing quiz is the ability to memorize and type fast. Maybe a minute would be better, but why 15 seconds?
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Level 67
Aug 8, 2017
This is a free quiz website on the internet, not a national competition. None of it "means" anything. It's better for quizzes to have time for people to try to think of answers they don't all know off the top of their head. People who want to rapid-fire answer or test their typing speed are the reason there are "in 15 seconds" or "one minute sprint" versions of quizzes. In other words, this one is fine how it is.
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Level 57
Aug 8, 2017
I completely support kenpo17's answer!
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Level 67
Mar 12, 2020
I don't. So anything not official is meaningless?? I would beg to differ, the most meaningful things are not where it is recorded and you (might) get a prize for it. It is when you enjoy yourself, and am proud of what you did, no need for witnesses or competition to do that.
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Level 67
Mar 12, 2020
Atleast tinklepork gives the real reason why people ask for extreme reduction of times (whether or not that is truely his own opinion. All the comments above seem to have blindly assumed so, but I have yet to see a serious comment without the intention to stir from tinklepork)
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Level 70
Apr 26, 2017
15 seconds? What planet are you on?
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Level 84
Aug 8, 2017
I did it on my first try in 30 seconds and I'm laying on my bed next to my laptop typing with one hand....
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Level 77
May 9, 2020
My previous fastest time was 21 seconds. This time was much longer because it took me a while to realize the reason none of my answers were working was because I was doing the west coast countries rather than east coast. Maybe QM should add some "yellow tees" with longer times for us golden oldies. :)
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Level 68
Aug 8, 2017
I take these quizzes on mobile, and 15 seconds is far too little time to type it out. Even on computer only the fastest typists would be able to get 100%.
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Level 84
Aug 11, 2017
15 seconds would require you really knowing the subject well, focusing, and being able to touch type. 1 minute should be enough time for anyone if you're not completely guessing, I think.
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Level 66
May 9, 2020
i got 100% in 9 seconds on my second try
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Level 60
Aug 8, 2017
Why weed out us poor non-nerds?! Jerry928 will help you out in your sprinting!!
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Level 60
Aug 8, 2017
It would be more challenging; however, I think the point of this quiz is to test knowledge, not speed.
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Level 52
Oct 27, 2017
What does it matter? I do these quizzes for fun not to show how awesome I am. 1 min, 2 min, 10 min...who cares? Or more to the point; what type of person would care?
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Level 90
Jan 12, 2018
You kidding, I started at the southern end and spent 20 seconds getting extremely frustrated that countries weren't being accepted. Took me almost 30 seconds to notice the yellow box.
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Level 87
Oct 6, 2018
Go for it. No one's stopping you from doing it in ¾ second.
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Level 51
Jan 30, 2021
This is assuming the user is using a keyboard as an input devise - then is more about how fast one can type. Some people have speech to type devises than than input answers.
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Level 51
Apr 7, 2021
Weed out most people? Some people have arthritis vs the people with voice type. We should be able to set the time, the best person to compete against -yourself.
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Level 64
Apr 8, 2022
I got them all in 3 seconds.
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Level 71
Apr 26, 2017
Good Quiz, once again though the speed typists want to spoil a General Knowledge quiz by turning it into a speed typing competition. Why, if they are so keen in speed typing do they not just go against the clock?..... I think they must want to spoil it for those of us that enjoy using our brains as much as out fingers.
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Level 83
Apr 26, 2017
Thank you!
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Level 88
Apr 26, 2017
Amen
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Level 70
Apr 26, 2017
Agreed, 100%. I dn't get the obsession with against the clock quizes/speed typing.
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Level 75
Apr 27, 2017
Saying that sprints "spoil" slower-speed quizzes is like saying that the 100 meter Olympic sprint spoils the Marathon. Each type demands different skills, and appeals to different people. Jetpunk's diversity of quizzes is one of its strengths.
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Level 75
Nov 3, 2017
I'm fairly certain Malbaby was referring to the speedy typists wanting to shorten the time in this particular quiz; no one is opposed to having two separate quizzes (one with shorter time for the speed crew).
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Level 67
Mar 12, 2020
Yes, agree with redsplat. That is a very very weird comparison. It is more like forcing everyone that are doing a marathon to stop after 100m. How could you possibly say that doesnt spoil their enjoyment of running the marathon
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Level 60
Aug 8, 2017
Thanks Malbaby!
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Level 84
May 9, 2020
The time limit on any quiz should be not so short that it becomes a speed typing test (unless it's a speed typing quiz, I guess), and not so long that after you type in all the answers you legitimately know you're left with 3+ minutes on the clock and then left to either start randomly guessing or give up. At most there should be maybe 30-60 seconds of time for random guessing. But on quizzes with fewer answers there should be less. So maybe 2 seconds for random guessing per quiz answer, plus enough time for an average speed typist to type in all the answers from memory. Ideally. In my subjective opinion that makes for the best time allotment. Anything more or less detracts from the quiz experience for different reasons.
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Level 84
May 9, 2020
In summation the best time limit for this quiz would be somewhere between 30 and 60 seconds. This wouldn't spoil anything for anybody. It would enhance the quiz experience for everyone. People who want to guess every country in Africa one at a time can turn off the time limit. People who want to test their typing speed can time themselves.
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Level 72
May 9, 2020
I completely agree. I'd say 1 minute, not 30 seconds, so it is neither a typing contest nor a type-as-many-country-names-as-you-can-and-see-what-sticks (2+mins) process.
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Level 43
Aug 26, 2021
Facts
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Level 28
Apr 26, 2017
Where is Swaziland ????????????????????
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Level 28
Apr 26, 2017
Swaziland is landlocked and therefore, isn't part of the east coast of Africa.
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Level 87
Oct 6, 2018
And why is Lesotho missing from the actual map?
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Level 77
Apr 29, 2017
Once you've completed the map, the white space denoting Swaziland is clearly visible between Mozambique and South Africa.
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Level 67
Apr 26, 2017
Man ethiopia gets boxed out doesn't it!
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Level 64
May 11, 2017
I for sure thought it would have at least a small coastline. So I kept guessing it where it made sense.
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Level 64
Jun 1, 2017
Ethiopia lost all its coastline when Eritrea seceded in the early 90's.
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Level 71
Apr 26, 2017
Why do you need to "weed out" people?
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Level 75
Nov 3, 2017
I know right? Unpleasant.
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Level 63
Jun 7, 2017
At the end, South Africa invaded and annexed Lesotho.
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Level 64
Jul 31, 2017
We all knew it was coming
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Level 55
May 9, 2020
Wait, why isn't it there?
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Level 68
Aug 8, 2017
Poor Lesotho :(
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Level 59
Aug 8, 2017
Lesotho didn't stand a chance. It was already surrounded.
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Level 67
Mar 12, 2020
Haha you guys made me laugh
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Level 71
Aug 8, 2017
Want a challenge:...... http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/120558/double-trouble-countries
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Level 51
Aug 8, 2017
Should Madagascar, Seychelles, Comoros and Mauritius be there to? I'm not sure.
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Level 75
May 3, 2019
Yeah, I was surprised that Madagascar was not included.
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Level 67
Mar 12, 2020
Well, they are not exatcly east coast coastline. East africa yes.
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Level 69
Sep 4, 2017
Nitpick: The Lesotho hole is missing from South Africa.
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Level 50
Sep 28, 2017
Did the quiz in the first turn
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Level 75
Nov 3, 2017
Comoros, Mauritius, Seychelles and Madagascar should be on this quiz. They're 100% on the East Coast of Africa.
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Level 64
Nov 3, 2017
This is only considering mainland countries.
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Level 75
May 3, 2019
That's fair, except then perhaps the description should indicate mainland. Let me be the first to line up for the sequel that has all the east coast countries :)
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Level 67
Mar 12, 2020
They dont make up the east coast though, so I definitely disagree. It didnt even occur to me that they would perhaps be considered an answer (only if the quiz was called countries off the eastcoast of africa)
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Level 63
Sep 15, 2020
An island has a separate coast. This quiz is about the whole east coast of Africa.
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Level 58
May 9, 2020
Very interesting concept. A bit too much time for 9 countries, but still interesting. :)
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Level 65
May 9, 2020
Does anyone else try and complete the https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/6121/countries-of-the-world-with-an-empty-map quiz with this method?
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Level 58
May 9, 2020
This quiz must be very difficult for many Americans, since the only african country they know is "Africa".
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Level 51
May 9, 2020
Really? Average JetPunkers seem to get the 196 badge and a lot of JetPunkers are Americans!
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Level 85
May 9, 2020
Oh please.

Seriously though I think several of the countries are included here are likely to be familiar to many Americans, in particular Egypt, Somalia, Kenya and South Africa. The difficulty would be more in the ordering, I'd imagine. In any case, I found it easy, but I'm a nerdy Jetpunk regular :)

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Level 67
May 9, 2020
Where's Lesotho?
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Level 66
May 9, 2020
Good question
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Level 84
May 9, 2020
With Waldo.
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Level 69
May 9, 2020
Still way up in the mountains far from the sea.
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Level 64
May 24, 2021
Canonically this map takes place in a reality where the country of Lesotho has been replaced by an empty void.
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Level 59
May 9, 2020
1:21 remaining, wasn't expecting to get them all so easily
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Level 69
May 9, 2020
Got them all. Good thing there was some time to think here. Love it when I get to put the pieces together after some thinking. Almost left out Kenya. Thought that country was landlocked.

30 seconds would have been enough If I knew them all. But I didn`t. So thumbs up. Great quiz.

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Level 53
May 13, 2020
Lesotho: Am I a joke to you?
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Level 71
Jun 5, 2020
Anyone know any other quizzes similar to this for different regions?
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Level 52
Jun 6, 2020
100%
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Level 75
Aug 21, 2020
Why is Cyprus not on this map?
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Level 59
May 24, 2021
Not in Africa
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Level 55
May 13, 2021
Lesotho isn't shown on the map
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Level 59
May 24, 2021
Bruh why
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Level 59
May 24, 2021
F in the chat for Lesotho