São Tomé and Príncipe Country Quiz

🇸🇹 Can you guess these facts about the country of São Tomé and Príncipe?
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Last updated: July 23, 2022
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Capital city
São Tomé
Saint after which the country is named
Saint Thomas
Official language
Gulf in which São Tomé and Príncipe is located
Gulf of Guinea
Population of São Tomé and Príncipe in the year 1400
Mainland African country located due east of the main island
Second largest island
Bean that makes up about half of the country's exports
Practice that was legally abolished in 1876, but continued to persist for decades afterwards
Currency of São Tomé and Príncipe
Term for the people with mixed European and African origins who comprise most
of the population (starts with M)
Only African country that is smaller than São Tomé and Príncipe
Critically-endangered wading bird, the smallest of its type in the world (starts with I)
São Tomé ibis
Level 69
Jun 22, 2020
Aren't people with European and African origins mulattoes?
Level 71
Jun 22, 2020
Mestiço seems to be referring exclusively to children of Portuguese colonists and African slaves. Since the description says "European", I think mulatto should be at least accepted as an alternate answer.
Level 84
Jun 23, 2020
"Mestiço" (in Portuguese) means "child of parents of different races". According to São Toméans, that's the correct name.

"Mulatto" could be used as an alternative, but not as the main answer.

Level 69
Jun 23, 2020
Didn't know about difference between mestico and mestizo but i think mulatto should be accepted also. Yes mestico is more accurate term mulatto is general term for African and European mix.
Level 84
Jun 23, 2020
The problem is how each colonial power deemed every possible mix.

For example, Spain implemented a whole table in New Spain (nowadays Mexico and Central America) to name the race of every person depending of the parents. For example: Spanish and Native = Mestizo; Mestizo and Spanish = Castizo; Spanish and Black = Mulato; Spanish and Mulato = Morisco...

They even had races like "Lobo" (Wolf), "Tente en el Aire" (Touch in the air), "No te entiendo" (I can't understand you), "Torna Atrás" (Come back), "Salta Atrás" (Jump back)...

Other empires, like Portuguese, were more simple.

Level 84
Jun 23, 2020
This sentence about São Tomé and Príncipe might seem like it was generated by a randomizer, but it's actually 100% accurate:

"In 2016, a British and a Mexican joined together to set a bolt-protected route in a volcanic plug in São Tomé island, which is named after a big dog"

Doubters can start their research here.

Level 60
Jul 7, 2020
Is it bad that I didn't know what the second largest island of São Tomé and Principé was?
Level 74
Sep 28, 2020
I typed it thinking surely it can't be...
Level 58
Dec 24, 2020
I typed it thinking it surely is...
Level 67
Jul 29, 2020
Could you accept "bin chicken" for ibis?
Level 89
Dec 24, 2020
Why type more words than you have to?
Level 67
Dec 24, 2020
Because that term rules.
Level 66
Dec 24, 2020
Why waste time say lot word when few word do trick?
Level 65
Jul 13, 2023
FnC, doubletime!
Level 57
Dec 2, 2020
Should say "starts with i" rather than "starts with I".
Level 75
Dec 24, 2020
Fooled me too.
Level 75
Dec 25, 2020
Einstein's theory of relativity was proved by observing a solar eclipse (or actually stars near it from Earth's point of view) on Príncipe in 1919. Maybe this can made into a question.
Level 64
Jan 12, 2021
I was so close to finishing, but I never thought it could be slavery for the last question...
Level 36
Feb 14, 2022
I guessed St Tom. So close to St Thomas