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Countries by Countries

Can you name these countries based on other countries that share a common trait?
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Last updated: March 1, 2019
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First submittedSeptember 22, 2018
Times taken46,683
Average score50.0%
Rating4.93
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Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela
Vietnam
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden
Norway
Vatican City, Lesotho
San Marino
Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt
Libya
Canada, United States
Mexico
Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica
Haiti
Guatemala, Mexico, Kuwait
Panama
France, Chad, Laos, Greece
Spain
Germany, Japan
Italy
Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti
Eritrea
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Togo, Cameroon, Tanzania
Namibia
Malaysia, Micronesia, Tunisia, Russia
Indonesia
United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland
Malta
Vietnam, Laos, Cuba
China
Solomon Islands, Vietnam, Cuba, Zimbabwe
Finland
Bhutan, Fiji, Mauritius, India
Nepal
Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan
Somalia
Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus
Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Russia, Iran
Azerbaijan
Estonia, Latvia
Lithuania
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Level 43
Mar 2, 2019
Is Cyprus not a European island nation?
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Level 84
Mar 2, 2019
According to JetPunk's Countries of the World quiz, it's an Asian country. That quiz is the basis for every other Country-related quiz here
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Level 63
Mar 12, 2019
According to geography in general Cyprus is an Asian country...
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Level 49
May 2, 2021
tell me how geographically asia and europe are even different continents
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Level 85
May 13, 2022
Separated by the Ural and Caucasus mountain ranges?
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Level 55
Aug 30, 2023
Why does that make them separate?
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Level 65
Mar 1, 2024
It's already a peninsula and is separated from Asia by mountain ranges, expansive steppes, and sparse tundra, making it very different from the rest of Eurasia
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Level 77
Mar 2, 2019
Ha! I missed my own country. And then also I figured out the -sia thing, but I couldn't come up with a country that fit. Neat quiz!
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Level 67
Jul 4, 2019
I had that with the syllable one... I spend soo much time on that one.
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Level 78
Mar 2, 2019
Really good quiz, greatly enjoyed however I think the ‘more than 25% Hindu one is a bit specific!
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Level 88
Mar 2, 2019
So close...I saw "Malaysia, Micronesia, Tunisia, Russia" and noticed they all ended in "ia" so I tried Albania. Then I remembered Armenia and noticed the clues all ended in "sia". I never got the right answer. :(
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Level 89
Mar 2, 2019
What about Djibouti for the capital "city" one?
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Level 28
Mar 2, 2019
That would mean the capital needs to be called “Djibouti city”, which is not the name of Djibouti.
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Level 56
Jun 24, 2022
Why not? A Djiboutian would call it Djibouti City
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Level 65
Mar 1, 2024
Would they? /gen
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Level 28
Mar 2, 2019
Fiji is more than 25% Hindu? Never would have known that. Still got it because I knew Bhutan, India and Mauritius were so I thought it was reasonable.
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Level 72
Jan 30, 2021
If you go to Fiji, try the curried clams. (Really!)
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Level 94
Mar 2, 2019
great idea!
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Level 79
Mar 5, 2019
Quiz would be improved if the answer reveal included an explanation of why the countries were related to each other.
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Level 84
Mar 7, 2019
Just look in the "Answer stats". Tells you all of that.
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Level 59
Mar 11, 2019
I agree
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Level 73
Mar 12, 2019
What a good quiz!
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Level 88
Apr 12, 2019
Tough and fun!
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Level 65
May 6, 2019
This was challenging! You should make more of these.
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Level 74
May 6, 2019
"Speaks Russian" doesn't make much sense, but I am not sure if other countries are accepted as well? For example Estonia has a higher percentage of native speakers and non-native speakers than Kazakhstan or Kyrgyzstan. If it's "official language" then Tajikistan should be added.
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Level 60
Mar 13, 2021
Thought the same thing
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Level 82
May 6, 2019
Pretty easy for the most part. Missed the ones that have a capital that starts with H... I thought of comparing capital cities for other categories but not that one.
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Level 82
May 6, 2019
And I feel like Andorra ought to be an acceptable answer along with Panama.
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Level 78
May 6, 2019
It's Andorra la Vella, not Andorra City. Same reason Djibouti is not counted as well
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Level 70
May 6, 2019
"La Vella" means "city".
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Level 82
May 6, 2019
Good point. Djibouti should also be counted. "City" is not an official part of the names of any of these capitals, it's just a quirk of common English convention that we believe it is. Mexico, D.F. or Ciudad de Mexico is as much analogous to Mexico City as Andorra la Vella is to Andorra City.
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Level 65
May 6, 2019
TWM03 "La Vella" means "The Old" in catalan, the oficial language of Andorra.
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Level 82
May 6, 2019
Cut and paste:

Andorra la Vella means "Andorra the Town", to distinguish it from the Principality of Andorra as a whole. Although in Catalan the word vella (like French vieille) is derived from the Latin word vetula which means "old", the Vella here (like French ville and Catalan vila) is derived from the Latin word villa and means "town".

In other words, exactly the same as Guatemala City, Kuwait City, Mexico City, Panama City... these are cities/towns that have the same name as the country they are capitals of, that we attach a word to that means city merely to differentiate between the city/town and the larger country/principality. In all cases, "City," "Ciudad," "la Vella" are not originally part of the name of the place.

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Level 60
May 6, 2019
Isn't Monaco an enclave too ?
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Level 64
May 6, 2019
Monaco has a coastline so no
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Level 58
May 6, 2019
Great concept for a quiz! Make a series please!
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Level 48
May 6, 2019
Great quiz, difficult but not overly so. 16/20.
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Level 74
May 6, 2019
for some of them i new the common trait, but i couldn't think of the country
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Level 57
May 6, 2019
My favourite quiz yet!
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Level 71
May 6, 2019
Gah! I knew it was H capitals, but couldn't come up with the answer. And I've even lived there! T_T
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Level 59
May 6, 2019
Isn't the capital of Luxembourg Luxembourg City?
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Level 81
May 6, 2019
Pretty sure its just "Luxembourg", no city added.
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Level 82
May 6, 2019
Only because the country of Luxembourg is so tiny that it's barely more than a city itself. Same deal with Monaco, San Marino, Singapore, and the Vatican (City). Though Luxembourg is the largest of all of them, it's still only 998 square miles total. New York City is 8,600+ square kilometers, many times the size of this "country." Also, look at Google maps or Wikipedia (Luxembourg City), looks like they have indeed started calling it Luxembourg City. One more to add to the list along with Andorra and the others.
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Level 82
May 7, 2019
Ville de Luxembourg in French. Which does not mean the Old of Luxembourg.
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Level 81
May 6, 2019
Facepalm on China. I put North Korea. Edit - Great Quiz!
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Level 60
May 6, 2019
I've been using this website for years and I have to say this quiz is excellent.
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Level 66
May 6, 2019
Sorry I haven’t been able to respond to each comment, but thanks to all of you :)!
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Level 71
May 6, 2019
Very fun and challenging even for a geo nerd
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Level 44
May 6, 2019
This was very clever and challenging! Great quiz idea, I'd love to see more like it
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Level 73
May 6, 2019
This was absolutely fantastic. Rare that I ask for more time on a quiz but I could have used it on this one! No shame in missing a few on this one.
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Level 61
May 6, 2019
Should Guyana not be counted for the Hinduism question? Various sources place it in the 25 to 30% range, though Wikipedia contradicts itself on different pages.
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Level 60
May 7, 2019
Really great fun - more please...!
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Level 71
May 7, 2019
Should Swaziland/Eswatini also be included as an enclave?
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Level 75
May 7, 2019
It's not an exclave, it's just landlocked
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Level 71
May 7, 2019
great quiz
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Level 39
May 7, 2019
Ugh, figured out I needed to find another country with "sia" and somewhat Hindu countries, but I couldn't think of anymore! Great quiz, wonderful idea. Are their more in the making?
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Level 66
May 7, 2019
I'm beginning work on another!
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Level 84
Aug 31, 2020
Finished it yet? This is one of the best quizzes on the site. Deserves a sequel :)
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Level 84
Sep 5, 2020
Hey, you made it! Thanks :D
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Level 66
Sep 5, 2020
Only took a year and a half
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Level 72
May 9, 2019
Has someone else asked this? Why is Eswatini (Swaziland) not an acceptable answer for number 3?
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Level 72
May 9, 2019
Oops. I never realized it shared a border with Mozambique. So, nevermind then.
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Level 67
May 9, 2019
Very good idea!
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Level 62
May 11, 2019
I could only get 75%! Everybody-- look at the answer grid to see what these countries have in common, after you finish. Some of these are VERY hard to figure out, in my opinion. Very good quiz though.
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Level 67
Jul 4, 2019
Quite possible one of the best quiz ideas :) I got 11, but I knew several more, just couldnt think of the fitting country. (and was distracted, being quite ill and watching tv in the mean time haha)>

I dont think I would ve gotten nr7, 11, 15, 16, (atleast not without guessing, 11 perhaps by looking at the right continent..)

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Level 52
Aug 3, 2019
Best quiz ever!
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Level 64
Dec 13, 2019
Part 2?
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Level 85
Jan 16, 2020
Lah-Ohs.
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Level 65
Feb 5, 2021
Laows
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Level 73
Dec 16, 2021
Lao.
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Level 55
Aug 30, 2023
No.
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Level 65
Mar 1, 2024
Yes.
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Level 58
Jan 26, 2020
isn't Suriname pretty hindu?
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Level 68
Mar 17, 2020
Great quiz! Got 14/20 plus figured out the SIA clue but couldn't think of the country. Fiji being 25% Muslim surprises me. Also anyone who figured out the H capitals one must be a genius.
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Level 68
Feb 11, 2022
Update: took this quiz again and I in fact figured out the H capitals clue... I guess I'm a genius according to past me
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Level 65
Mar 1, 2024
*Hindu
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Level 68
Mar 22, 2020
How about Djibouti City?
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Level 60
Aug 13, 2020
Just a little nitpick, I'm pretty sure the term is "Greater Antilles," not "Upper." Other than that, nice quiz, altough I wonder, what's the deal with Djibouti City not counting for the capitals?
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Level 65
Aug 29, 2020
Very nice quiz. Could you consider to do more of this kind, please?
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Level 88
Sep 23, 2020
Very enjoyable! Thanks.
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Level 65
Nov 15, 2020
Forgot the malta, namibia, and spain one. Always forget about malta.
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Level 59
Dec 3, 2020
Fantastic quiz....
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Level 66
Dec 24, 2020
This quiz 🔥🔥 one of the best
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Level 56
Jan 4, 2021
for Germany and Japan I was thinking of the car industry smh
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Level 65
Feb 5, 2021
What about Djibouti?
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Level 56
Feb 15, 2021
Doesn't Djibouti also fulfill the "capital is country name plus 'city'" rule?
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Level 56
Feb 17, 2021
I think the capital of Djibouti is simply Djibouti – rather like Luxemburg.
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Level 60
Aug 11, 2021
Apparently, it is. But why was I (and guessing by the comment section a lot of others) living under the impression, that it is called Djibouti City? Did they changed it recently by any chance?
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Level 49
Apr 16, 2021
I feel very dumb after realising that Solomon Islands, Vietnam, Cuba and Zimbabwe all have a capital starting with an H. Yet still I couldn't figure it out. I live 20 kilometres from the city centre of Helsinki...
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Level 73
Aug 29, 2021
Russian is an official language in Ukraine.
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Level 39
Oct 19, 2021
Wait, but North Korea isn't communist?
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Level 54
Nov 5, 2021
My brain is too stupid to solve for some of the questions
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Level 56
Feb 11, 2022
Lah-oos
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Level 63
Mar 5, 2022
this was next level, one of the better!
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Level 53
Mar 7, 2022
You made the title too confusing. it made me think wha do these countries have in common. fix that plz.
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Level 53
Apr 12, 2022
Word the title better I dont think I was the only one who thought it was what group or whatever those countries are in.
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Level 66
Apr 20, 2022
I thought the Germany, Japan, and Italy one was "car nations"
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Level 58
May 15, 2022
"European island nation city" could also be Cyprus instead of Malta
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Level 67
Jul 6, 2023
Jetpunk doesn't consider Cyprus to be European.
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Level 55
May 16, 2022
17/20 on my first try. Pretty hard quiz
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Level 66
Sep 4, 2022
That was a lot of fun, learned a few new things. Thanks a lot.
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Level 67
Sep 23, 2022
Wow that was tough but I like it!
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Level 60
Mar 20, 2023
"Laos" can be read as either 1 syllable or 2, so you might want to remove it.

Syllablecount and WordHelp come to different conclusions about this.

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Level 72
May 5, 2023
What a brilliant quiz with many different categories. Really enjoyed it, some very tough ones so about the right level for a regular Jetpunker.