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Multi-National Regions

For each set of countries listed below, name the region which they constitute.
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Last updated: February 28, 2019
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First submittedJanuary 30, 2013
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States
Name
Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Scandinavia
Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland
Nordic Countries
Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Greece, more...
Balkans
Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg
Low Countries
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Baltic States
Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, etc...
Caribbean
Mexico, Cuba, Haiti, Guatemala, Colombia, Peru, more...
Latin America
Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Mauritania
Maghreb
Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia
Horn of Africa
Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, etc...
Middle East
Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, U.A.E., Oman
Gulf States
Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Israel
Levant
Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan
Caucasus
Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar
Indochina
New Zealand, Tonga, Samoa, Tuvalu
Polynesia
Palau, Marshall Islands, F.S.M., Kiribati
Micronesia
D.R. Congo, Tanzania, Nigeria, South Africa, etc....
Sub-Saharan Africa
India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan
Indian Subcontinent
Japan, Russia, United States, Chile, etc...
Pacific Rim
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Central Asia
49 Comments
+8
Level 85
Dec 26, 2012
Damn, Scand "i" navia, not Scand "a" navia, spelling got me on that one. Isn't the Low Countries also called the Lowlands? I guess Cape Horn isn't the same as Horn of Africa?
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Level 79
Feb 27, 2019
No.
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Level 79
Feb 27, 2019
The Lowlands: the region of Scotland lying south and east of the Scottish Highlands; Cape Horn: the southernmost point of South America, on a Chilean island south of Tierra del Fuego
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Level 60
Mar 4, 2019
Aren't they called "BeNeLux" more than "Low Countries"?
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Level 60
Jun 1, 2019
i typed Benelux and it was accepted
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Level 69
Nov 23, 2021
I can't believe I just realized what the Benelux means...
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Level 56
Mar 19, 2013
Isn't Caucasus just the mountain range and Caucasia the region? Or is it the English language giving more to mix up?
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Level 74
Aug 7, 2013
Wish I'd had more time on this one.
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Level 78
Jun 17, 2016
Excellent quiz, testing genuine knowledge of the respective regions. Not everyone would ever get them all right.

Well done!

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Level 69
Sep 23, 2016
I only got Levant because of ISIS/ISIL. Never heard of the term before they burst into the scene.
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Level 65
May 11, 2017
Would you be able to accept Transcaucasia for Caucsus?
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Level ∞
Feb 28, 2019
Yes
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Level 85
Feb 28, 2019
There are an awful lot of alternative names for Maghreb on Wikipedia. Do you give credit for any of them?
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Level ∞
Feb 28, 2019
No. Which one did you try? They all seem pretty awkward to me.
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Level 79
Mar 4, 2019
Barbary coast? I tried Berbers, Barbary Barbary coast.
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Level 60
Jun 1, 2019
Berbers is a term, considered derogative by many, for a group of peoples (Tuareg, Shawi, Kabyle, etc), who name themselves Amazigh.

the term Barbary Coast is not used anymore, but when it was it didn't refer to a group of countries, but to the coastal regions.

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Level 83
Feb 28, 2019
I don't think any of those is commonly used in English nowadays. NW or Northern Africa sounds much more loosely defined.
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Level 38
Mar 4, 2019
I couldn't quite remember Maghreb. I tried all kinds but the term alluded me. Good quiz.
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Level 78
Mar 4, 2019
I think Iran should be included in the "Gulf States". Otherwise, it should be required "Arab Gulf States".
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Level 74
Mar 6, 2019
That wiki page describes it as "Arab states of the Persian Gulf". Not having Iran in there confused me into thinking that the quiz wanted some variant of "arab states" since Iran is on the gulf, but not arab and I thought its omission was significant.
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Level 61
Sep 23, 2022
It seems like the quiz is off then as Iraq wasn't on the wikipedia list
+3
Level 48
Mar 4, 2019
Can Polinesia be accepted for Polynesia?
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Level 72
Mar 4, 2019
I suggest accepting other vowel for the second syllable of Caucacus and Scandinavia. Especially a u in the former and an a in the latter.
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Level 82
Mar 4, 2019
Spelling was why I had trouble with the first one.
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Level 72
Mar 4, 2019
Had to resort to Google, which I think is fair when I'm close enough to the right spelling that Google will suggest the right spelling when I type it in.

I most often use this when the answer is Ouagadougou.

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Level 59
Jul 19, 2024
or the malagasy capital
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Level 71
Jun 17, 2024
I tried caucausus aswell, then tried other things like transcontinental (countries)...
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Level 69
Mar 4, 2019
Please could you include Turkey and Cyprus

in the Levant.

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Level 79
Mar 4, 2019
I knew when I typed "Mahgreb" it looked wrong, but I should've kept trying. "Caucuses" was also clearly wrong in hindsight.

But Pacific "Ring"? I left three answers on the table.

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Level 74
Mar 4, 2019
No love for Melanesia?
+11
Level 75
Mar 5, 2019
Include "Antilles" for Caribbean
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Level 62
May 12, 2023
I agree, especially bc the examples given are all islands so Antilles is way more accurate
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Level 59
Mar 6, 2019
Awesome Quiz. Can Maori be accepted for Polynesia ?
+9
Level 83
Apr 2, 2019
Tongans, Samoans, and Tuvaluans are not Māori; that's only in New Zealand.
+1
Level 69
Mar 6, 2019
South Africa is in sub-saharan Africa? Isn't it in Southern Africa?
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Level 63
Mar 14, 2019
It's geographically below the Sahara so... I didn't get it but it makes sense. Maybe a wider range of countries would've helped.
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Level 23
Mar 9, 2019
Benelux is not really a region. But a construct of the three states.
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Level 62
Aug 18, 2020
The region has been called the Low Countries for like a thousand years. In the past it also uncluded some parts of what is now Northern France and Western Germany though.

It's the same with the Caucasus region. It should also include parts of Russia

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Level 63
Aug 6, 2021
The Low Countries as a historical and geographic region does indeed include parts of France and Germany, specifically East Frisia and the former Prussian Upper Guelders in Germany, and French Flanders and French Hainault in France. The Benelux refers exclusively to the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, without including these other regions. But yeah, in colloquial usage the two are used pretty much interchangably.
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Level 64
Jan 27, 2022
Can you add Barbary Coast for Maghreb? It covers the same region and has as much historical precedence, and for people like me it’s what comes to mind before Maghreb for these nations along the North African coast.
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Level 51
May 4, 2022
i think you should accept south east asia instead of indochina i have almost never heard it called that
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Level 55
Dec 5, 2023
Indochina was the territorial name that the French gave those modern day countries when it was under their control. I've actually heard it more as indochina then southeast asia, as it doesn't include Myanmar, Thailand, etc.
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Level 72
Jul 11, 2022
Ahhhhh, I spelled it as Mahgreb. Damn!
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Level 69
Jan 8, 2023
Can you accept Antilles for Caribbean as well?
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Level 46
Dec 6, 2023
Tried "Kalmar Union" for Denmark, Norway, Sweden. ah
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Level 54
Jan 23, 2024
Caucuses

Cuacusus

Caucesus

Caucusas

Caucusis

Caucases

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Caucasus

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Level 68
May 28, 2024
I feel like "Scandanavia" should really be an accepted misspelling.
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Level 59
Jul 19, 2024
Melenesia should be included if you insist on having polynesia and micronesia. And what about splitting up the caribbean into Greater antillies and the leeward/windward islands?