Category Elimination - Official Languages

In each group, name any answer which matches the first category to reveal the second category, then name any answer which applies to both categories to reveal a third, and so on.
# = the number of answers possible. Answer must correspond to the highlighted yellow box.
Speakers = native speakers. Only speakers in the referring continent.
Bolivia has 37 official languages, and Zimbabwe 16 - this quiz includes the three most prominent
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: May 4, 2020
First submittedMay 4, 2020
Times taken26,633
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#
Category
37
Official language in Asia
22
...that is NOT Indo-European
16
...and is NOT Turkic
5
...and is official in several countries
1
...uses Latin alphabet
Malay
 
 
 
#
Category
35
Official languages in Europe
38
...that is official in the European Union
13
...with more than 10 million speakers
6
...and is official in only one European country
1
..does NOT use Latin alphabet
Greek
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Category
31
Official in several countries
24
...with less than 90 million speakers
9
...with more than 20 million speakers
3
...its speakers are mostly Muslim
1
...uses Arabic alphabet
Persian
 
 
 
#
Category
47
Official outside of Asia or Europe
41
...that is NOT native to Europe
29
...is official in only one country
9
...with more than 7 million speakers
1
...starts with a unique letter
Zulu
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Level 81
May 4, 2020
Great! Nominated.
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Level 45
Aug 22, 2020
What is a unique letter?
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Level 52
Jan 29, 2021
Presumably a letter which no other official language begins with. I must say I'm wondering what other language makes Xhosa a wrong answer...
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Level 35
Mar 18, 2021
what do you mean?
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Level 82
May 23, 2021
Xhosa is official in South Africa and Zimbabwe, so it fails "is official in only one country".
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Level 46
May 25, 2022
don't think Xhosa has more than 7 million speakers
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Level 53
May 26, 2022
Xhosa has 11 million speakers and is only official in South Africa
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Level 66
Apr 18, 2022
Nice question!!!!
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Level 76
Apr 20, 2022
I disagree. It's clue that only works if you have already identified the finalists resulting from the previous questions. It's not something unique that can be assessed independently as the rest.
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Level 74
Apr 27, 2022
I agree this clue is very vague and unspecific
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Level 61
May 22, 2022
I think it’s fine. You just have to read the clue as it is and think about what might be considered a unique letter. It’s pretty straightforward and there are only 3 languages that fit the clue alone: Zulu, Xhosa, and Quechua.
+5
Level 38
Dec 17, 2020
I have no idea how but I managed to get 100% my first try! I was frantically typing asain languages and got malay just a couple seconds before time ran out!
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Level 31
Mar 28, 2021
I can’t believe I didn’t get Malay even though I come from Malaysia
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Level 73
May 21, 2022
I tried Bahasa Malaysia, thinking it would work for Brunei, Singapore or Indonesia. But I guess that designation is specific to Malaysia?
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Level 45
Sep 20, 2021
Missing Greek: A DIY by an Ignoramus
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Level 85
Sep 21, 2021
Excellent idea!
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Level 75
Jan 11, 2022
Cool quiz - nominated. Tried Quechua as the unique-lettered language, but discovered afterwards it's official in more than one country - Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at least.
+5
Level 50
Jan 11, 2022
As an FYI Persian in Tajikistan (Tajik) uses the Cyrillic (Russian) alphabet and not the Arabic one
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Level 45
Mar 8, 2022
Was disappointed that Farsi didn't count for Persian, but happy to spend some time learning how it is different
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Level 67
May 21, 2022
I wondered the same thing.

Apparently Farsi is Persian spoken in Iran while Dari and Tajiki is Persian spoken in Afghanistan and Tajikistan respectively. They're mutually intelligible but not exactly the same.

It reminds me a bit of Holland vs Netherlands --- it's okay to use the term Holland if you're very specifically talking about Holland, but despite Holland being in the Netherlands, the two words aren't synonymous.

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Level 65
May 21, 2022
That's close, but Farsi is just the native name for Persian, which ended up becoming used in English as well though it's not the English name. The Persian dialect of Iran is called Western Persian or just Persian as the others are seen as dialects.
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Level 42
Mar 20, 2022
I SOMEHOW guessed “Zulu” the whole way down, from the very start
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Level 56
May 21, 2022
Me too
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Level 45
May 22, 2022
Me too
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Level 60
May 22, 2022
same
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Level 42
Mar 23, 2022
why in the european category it goes up from 35 to 38 ?
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Level 61
Mar 25, 2022
Yes why
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Level 75
Mar 31, 2022
+1
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Level 51
Apr 2, 2022
I got ALL of them somehow!
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Level 86
Apr 18, 2022
Well done, great quiz!
+1
Level 69
Apr 18, 2022
Only Greek in blue category is enough to get by ;)
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Level 76
Apr 18, 2022
Doesn't Bulgarian work for the blue one? Official only in Bulgaria. Official in EU because official in Bulgaria. A shade over 10 million speakers (only 7 million native but the question doesn't say native speakers) and uses the Cyrillic alphabet.
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Level 80
Apr 19, 2022
It says native speakers on top in the caveats/instructions.
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Level 76
Apr 21, 2022
Woops! I hear my schoolteachers again "read the ******* question". Sorry!
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Level 67
Apr 18, 2022
Haitian isn't native to Europe, is official in one country, and has 10 million speakers. Unless creoles don't count, it should be excepted.
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Level 80
Apr 19, 2022
Not a unique letter, but for the first 4 categories it should be accepted.
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Level 65
May 21, 2022
Can that question be changed to “only language to start with that letter” or something similar? I interpreted the “unique letter” as starting with a letter that doesn’t appear elsewhere in the word.
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Level 68
May 21, 2022
Greek is official in 2 countries! Cyprus exists, it's in the EU and uses Greek!

And I get that for you Cyprus isn't in Europe (wrongly), but with the reference to EU before, it's absolutely misleading to imply it's not an European country.

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Level 69
May 21, 2022
The first clue asks for languages in Europe, which immediately excludes Cyprus.
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Level 58
May 21, 2022
I agree with you. It's deliberately misleading.
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Level 59
May 21, 2022
Excellent quiz! Would love to see future editions of this!
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Level 49
May 21, 2022
How can there be 35 official languages in Europe but 38 official languages in Europe that are also official languages in the European Union
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Level 54
May 21, 2022
Should say *fewer than 90 million speakers. Cool quiz though!
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Level 58
May 21, 2022
lol for the fourth one I started with Zulu and just kept typing, didn't even see the later clues at the start.
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Level 55
May 21, 2022
Georgian is not Indo European so it should be accepted for the 2nd and 3rd categories of the Green language.
+1
Level 30
May 21, 2022
Got them all within 1:50. Nice quiz!
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Level 46
May 23, 2022
Got all except persian, guessed iranian but alas, at least i came close.
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Level 36
May 24, 2022
Good quiz! You should accept Farsi for Persian.
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Level 26
May 24, 2022
Taushiro = Peru language

https://www.google.com/search?q=languages+least+spoken&ei=dAuNYp-RFNGxytMPmo6-qAg&ved=0ahUKEwifm5_gyvj3AhXRmHIEHRqHD4UQ4dUDCA4&uact=5&oq=languages+least+spoken&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAMyBQgAEIAEMgYIABAeEBYyBggAEB4QFjIGCAAQHhAWMgYIABAeEBYyBggAEB4QFjIGCAAQHhAWMgUIABCGAzIFCAAQhgM6BwgAEEcQsAM6BwgAELADEEM6CggAEOQCELADGAE6DAguEMgDELADEEMYAjoSCC4QxwEQ0QMQyAMQsAMQQxgCOg8ILhDUAhDIAxCwAxBDGAI6BwgAELEDEEM6BAgAEEM6CAgAEIAEELEDOgsIABCABBCxAxCDAToFCAAQkQI6CAgAEB4QDxAWSgQIQRgASgQIRhgBULUBWNMPYK0RaAFwAXgAgAFciAGgB5IBAjEzmAEAoAEByAESwAEB2gEGCAEQARgJ2gEGCAIQARgI&sclient=gws-wiz&safe=active&ssui=on

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Level 26
May 24, 2022
proof ^
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Level 9
May 24, 2022
Isn't greek an official language in Cyprus ?
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Level 33
Jun 9, 2022
great quiz but do they not count haitian creole as a language, because I tried for cat 4 q 1 because I was curious and it didn't work.