Islands of "The World" in Dubai

Off the coast of Dubai is an artificial archipelago named "The World" in the shape of a world map.
Can you guess the names of the islands in this archipelago?
Scroll down for MAP KEY, alphabetised answers and hints
Island names may seem curiously chosen and strangely located! Some are very obscure...
Some islands are changing shape and name as they are being developed. This map is a hybrid of the
original plan and the islands as they currently appear on google maps. Names are taken from the former
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Last updated: September 24, 2021
First submittedMarch 8, 2021
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MAP KEY:
 
 
 
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COUNTRIES
Afghanistan
Algeria
Angola
Argentina
Austria
Bahrain
Botswana
Burma
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
Colombia
Congo
Cuba
Denmark
Ecuador
Egypt
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Fiji
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Iceland
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kuwait
Latvia
Lebanon
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Netherlands
Niger
Nigeria
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Seychelles
Singapore
Somalia
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Sweden
Syria
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tonga
Tunisia
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Uruguay
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe
COUNTRIES, STATES, PROVINCES
 
MOUNTAINS, NUNATAKS,
ICE SHELVES
 
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STATES & PROVINCES
Alberta
British Columbia
Carolina
California
Colorado
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Manitoba
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Montana
Nevada
Newfoundland
Labrador
New South Wales
New York
Ohio
Ontario
Pennsylvania
Quebec
Queensland
Saskatchewan
Tasmania
Texas
Utah
Victoria
Virginia
Wyoming
 
RESEARCH STATIONS
Casey
Claire
Daneborg
Danmark Havn
Dumont D'Urville
Jubani
Mawson
Nord
 
NATIONAL CAPITALS
 
PENINSULAS, CAPES
 
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NATIONAL CAPITALS
Beijing
Brasilia
Buenos Aires
Havana
Kathmandu
Khartoum
Moscow
New Delhi
Oslo
Santiago
Tokyo
 
MOUNTAINS
Mount Everest
Mont Forel
Hobbs
 
NUNATAKS
Jensen Nunatakker
 
ICE SHELF
Amery
 
PENINSULAS
Baja California
Korea
Yamal
 
CAPES
Kap Bridgman
Cape Farewell
Cape Morris
Peary Land
York
 
RIVERS
Ulya
Yeropol
 
FJORDS
Independence
Oscar
 
STRAIT
Davis
 
 
 
CITIES
 
 
RESEARCH STATIONS
 
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CITIES
Acapulco
Adelaide
Alice Springs
Anchorage
Aral
Archangel
Barnaul
Belem
Bratsk
Darhan
Darwin
Dampier
Hong Kong
Hotan
Huainan
Johannesburg
Juneau
Kemerovo
Khabarovsk
Lhasa
Los Angeles
Macao
Manaus
Mangalore
Mumbai
Murmansk
Nanjing
Norilsk
Nuuk
Omsk
Orenburg
Perm
Perth
Rio de Janeiro
Rostov
Smolinsk
St. Petersburg
San Diego
Sao Paulo
Sapporo
Semey
Shanghai
Surgut
Venice
Vladivostok
Yakutsk
TOWNS, SETTLEMENTS
 
RIVERS, FJORDS, STRAITS
 
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TOWNS & SETTLEMENTS
Arsuk
Attu
Batagai
Belogorsk
Bulun
Esperance
Godhavn
Kavacha
Kapisillit
Kezhma
Khatanga
Khonuu
Kirensk
Kyusyur
Ilulissat
Markovo
Narsarsuaq
Novorybnoye
Nyda
Olenek
Pituffik
Qaanaaq
Savissivik
Siorapaluk
Strelka
Susuman
Tasilaq
Tiksi
Tura
Udachny
Uelen
Upernavik
Ust-Nera
Ust Port
Ust Olenek
Wyndham
Yessey
Yukta
Zeya
ISLANDS, ARCHIPELAGOS
 
OTHER
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ISLANDS & ARCHIPELAGOS
Adelaide Island
Ascencion
Axel Heiberg Island
Berkner Island
Bermuda
Borneo
Bora Bora
Clarence Island
Coats Island
Cook Island
Coronation Island
Celebes
Dikson
Easter Island
Ellesmere Island
Falkland Islands
Galapagos
Hawaii
Java
Kate Island
Lanai
Maui
Molokai
New Siberia Island
North Island (NZ)
Novaya Zemlya
Oahu
Ostrov Bolshevik
Palmer Island
Pitcairn
Prince Charles Island
Robertson Island
Sakhalin
Severnaya Zemlya
Shetland Island
South Georgia
South Island (NZ)
Sumatra
Tahiti
Thurston Island
Tierra del Fuego
Vaigach
 
GEOGRAPHIC POINT
South Pole
 
KUBLAI KHAN'S
SUMMER CAPITAL
Xanadu
 
REGIONS NAMED
AFTER DANISH &
PRUSSIAN KINGS
King Christian IX Land
Frederik
King Wilhelm Land
 
KILLER WHALES!
Orcas
 
 
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Level 73
Mar 8, 2021
I expect to see this featured in hours

Aside from that, I will defenestrate whoever designed and named those islands. Australia is an absolute nightmare

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Level 76
Mar 26, 2021
Agreed. It's kinda sad to spend billions building up a set of artificial islands and don't take the time to put some sense in the design and naming.
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Level 52
Mar 8, 2021
I don't know about giving away obscure ones...maybe make a separate quiz where you have to guess those, too? Anyway, great quiz.
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Level 82
Mar 10, 2021
Thanks, have updated it so now nothing is given away free. You asked for it... good luck!
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Level 81
Mar 11, 2021
To be honest I liked it more without the obscure ones. I've never been a fan of quizzes with large amounts of answers that aim for a 50% average score.
+11
Level 44
Mar 8, 2021
Is Papua New Guinea and Tasmania supposed to be like that?
+11
Level 76
Mar 8, 2021
Yes, and this deserves to be on r/TIHI. Nominated still.
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Level 82
Mar 8, 2021
Ha, it does. Some of them it's like they were trying to be annoying. The placement of New Zealand's islands for one... Thanks for nominating :)
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Level 50
Mar 8, 2021
Amazing! I love it! It deserves to be featured immediately...! But I'm sure it will get enough nominations if it's not the case. The map is beautiful! It's an incredible world. It's at the same time really original, but "easily takable". You are an incredible quizmaker and map creator!
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Level 82
Mar 8, 2021
You're too kind. Glad you enjoyed it :)
+4
Level 74
Mar 8, 2021
Nominated, this was a really great idea.
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Level 82
Mar 8, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 61
Mar 8, 2021
Madness... but fun!

Thanks!

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Level 69
Mar 10, 2021
Wow that's a fast feature! Well deserved though!
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Level 68
Mar 10, 2021
This is excellent! Really creative translation from the source material and I can tell you put a lot of work into it :)
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Level 58
Mar 10, 2021
Wow! Such an amazing SVG, and I never knew about these islands! They do indeed look to be a world map. Definitely deserved to be featured right away!
+1
Level 78
Mar 10, 2021
Insane but fun. never thought of putting American states.
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Level 84
Mar 10, 2021
This may be the first Jetpunk quiz ever where Africa was the only continent I got 100% correct.
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Level 87
Mar 11, 2021
I had the same thought! Was somewhat satisfying to see it all green.
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Level 82
Mar 10, 2021
I tried Arkangelsk. Since that didn't work, I didn't think Archangel would work.
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Level 82
Mar 10, 2021
Sorry, both should have worked but the type-in had a typo. I've submitted the change. Thanks for mentioning it.
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Level 58
Mar 11, 2021
Can you please accept "Himalayas" for Mount Everest.
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Level 87
Mar 11, 2021
Kinda defeats the purpose of the quiz. These are the names each island was given; it's not an actual geography quiz.
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Level 58
Mar 11, 2021
Yes, I get that. However, I can bet you that at least three quarters of the people who took the quiz guessed. Using the key, I saw that there was an ice shelf by Nepal and thought of the Himalayas.
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Level 73
Mar 11, 2021
Wow, this is an amazing quiz.
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Level 69
Mar 11, 2021
Looks like they put the naming of Oceania completely upside down: it seriously looks more coherent if you flip it!
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Level 88
Mar 11, 2021
Pennsylvania doesn't appear to be in the correct place on the map
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Level 87
Mar 11, 2021
Don't look at Australia!
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Level 88
Mar 11, 2021
I couldn't for the life of me figure it out. It is show as east of New York, but it is supposed to be west. I typed out all of the New England states 3 times and then just gave up on it.
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Level 63
Mar 11, 2021
Isn't the Coats island called the Micheal Schumacher island?
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Level 82
Mar 12, 2021
It is, but I'm going by the names on the original plan as per the caveat. It gets complicated otherwise as the archipelago is still being developed and island names (and shapes) are in flux. If and when things settle, there's a new plan to go by, or all the island names are added to google maps, then I can look at making an updated version.
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Level 68
Mar 11, 2021
Nice quiz and good svg! I don't even know one.
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Level 71
Mar 12, 2021
I like this quiz, but any relation between the real world and the ideas of the Dubai planners have been lost in enthusiasm.
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Level 65
Mar 12, 2021
Awesome quiz!

Dampier has the color of a country on the map, yet shows up as a city in the list below

Also, can you accept arkhangelsk for archangel and nova zembla for novaya zemlya?

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Level 82
Mar 12, 2021
Have sorted those type-ins.

And I just double-checked Dampier. I found it variously referred to as a town and a city, as well as being the name of a port, an island, an archipelago and a peninsula! Pretty much everything except what I had it coloured as, so thanks :)

As the population is just over a thousand I'm calling it a town/settlement. Changes pending...

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Level 55
Mar 12, 2021
how are you getting so many features these days??? xD
+5
Level 60
Mar 22, 2021
Because he's making such amazing quizzes these days (≧▽≦)
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Level 80
Mar 12, 2021
Russia is also full of weird choices. I had plenty of time left and a lot missing so I guessed Orenburg, with more patience I might also Kemerovo but not Bratsk – but then Kazan, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk etc are missing ...
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Level 23
Mar 27, 2021
I mean even in Siberia there weren't some really big towns like Anadyr, Verkhoyansk, Magadan, Dudinka. There were some names that I haven't even heard of (even tho I'm Russian)
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Level 39
Mar 13, 2021
I GOT IT DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Level 70
Mar 14, 2021
Great quiz! I'm glad to see Dr. Frankenstein has finally gotten around to poorly stitching together all of the eviscerated pieces of Australia.
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Level 82
Mar 23, 2021
God this was a nightmare. Good quiz though - it's the real world subject matter of the quiz that's a nightmare.
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Level 71
Mar 26, 2021
What's up with danish and prussian kings being so special?

Also please tell me you misspelled smolensk and wrote smolinsk. I don't want to believe a bunch of people ruling a country misnamed their island....

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Level 61
Mar 26, 2021
I laughed a lot while taking this quiz
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Level 61
Mar 26, 2021
They butchered Canada.

and the entirety of Africa.

and Oceania too.

Actually, on second thought...

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Level 57
Mar 26, 2021
WHAT DID YOU DO TO PAPUA NEW GUINEA
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Level 62
Mar 26, 2021
I can't believe they used Mangalore instead of nearby Bangalore which is much bigger. I tried Bangalore multiple times thinking I typed it wrong.
+2
Level 61
Mar 26, 2021
It's a really odd choice of map projection by them? Like they could have saved themselves coming up with a dozen Greenlandic settlements so easily
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Level 84
Mar 26, 2021
I'm shocked that they didn't make an island for Israel.
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Level 82
Mar 26, 2021
According to google maps the Saudi Arabia island has now been split in two, and the upper part named Palestine.
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Level 55
Mar 26, 2021
Not surprising considering it's in Dubai
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Level 58
Mar 29, 2021
He's not actually shocked.
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Level 54
Mar 26, 2021
KILLER WHALES!!!! Also, why is North and South island in Australia?
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Level 45
Mar 26, 2021
I absolutely love their redistribution of land on Arabian peninsula, just in order to include every Arab nation and flip off Israel.
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Level 70
Mar 26, 2021
I think some of these might be out of date. There are defintely islands for Senegal, Portugal, Romania, Azerbaijan, etc.
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Level 65
Mar 26, 2021
Rip israel
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Level 48
Apr 15, 2021
Given the location of these artificial islands, it's not a surprise that Israel is excluded
+1
Level 66
Mar 26, 2021
No armenia :/
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Level 74
Mar 26, 2021
Thank you for the fabulous quiz! Fun and weird, just how I like 'em.
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Level 52
Mar 26, 2021
WHY IS PAPUA NEW GUINEA UNDER AUSTRALIA ???? :((
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Level 46
Mar 27, 2021
the australian geography in this is absolutely terrible
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Level 23
Mar 27, 2021
I'm Siberian and I haven't even heard of half of those settlements' names
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Level 82
Mar 27, 2021
I'm not surprised. Some were hard to even find on a map. I'm curious which ones were guessable for you though.
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Level 23
Mar 27, 2021
Hello! I just want to tell that this quiz is so nice and your probably talended. Everyone can make a quiz but this quiz is so nice!

So i think youre talended!

Next:

Can you make religions quiz?

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Level 54
Mar 27, 2021
I think Bangalore is mispelled
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Level 82
Mar 27, 2021
Mangalore is a city. Though why they would choose it over Bangalore is anyone's guess.
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Level 76
Mar 27, 2021
Mangalore is a completely different city.
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Level 54
Mar 29, 2021
Hmm, ok, Thanks. I never knew it
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Level 76
Mar 27, 2021
I want to KICQUE myself for trying EVERY country in north and east Africa (INCLUDING South Sudan), BUT Sudan!!
+1
Level 76
Mar 27, 2021
Britain owns five of these 'islands' (in real life) (and part of a sixth (Ireland))
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Level 57
Mar 27, 2021
I like how they named one of the islands "Orcas".
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Level 44
Aug 4, 2021
Lol Orcas
+1
Level 58
Mar 29, 2021
Haha what a mess
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Level 51
Apr 18, 2021
There's a new google program to see how the world has changed, since 1984! https://earthengine.google.com/timelapse/ go here and go to Dubai on the map, and watch!
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Level 48
May 6, 2021
Of all the map projections, why this one? Whoever designed this could have saved a lot of time not having to find almost unheard of places in Siberia and Greenland if they had just used a better map projection than f*cking Mercator!
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Level 58
May 29, 2021
wow- just wow
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Level 62
May 30, 2021
I hate how the islands in the rest of the world are round, but Australia has long curvy islands, as if it is not already bad enough-
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Level 62
May 30, 2021
Also the positions of the islands- Why is Papua New Guinea where Tasmania is and Tasmania where Queensland should be?!
+1
Level 67
Jun 12, 2021
is it possible at all to differentiate some of the browner colours? it was quite difficult for me to tell what was what
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Level 61
Sep 13, 2021
Nice quiz, but whoever decided to build this monstrosity is dumb. Complete waste of money and resources. Also find it interesting how they choose to depict all the minor gulf state countries and Jordan, Syria and Lebanon but no Israel. I guess we'll never know how many 'workers' (slaves) died building this thing...
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Level 33
Sep 23, 2021
I could've sworn I did South Africa!
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Level 28
Dec 13, 2021
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Countries Ireland

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Countries Iceland

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Countries Spain

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Countries France

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States New York

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Countries Italy

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Countries Germany

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Countries Japan

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Countries Norway

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Countries Egypt

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Islands North Island (NZ)

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Countries Madagascar

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Countries United Arab Emirates

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Countries Morocco

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Countries Netherlands

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Countries Yemen

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Countries Greece

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Countries Oman

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Countries Moscow

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States California

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Countries Algeria

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Countries Tunisia

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Countries Iran

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Countries Colombia

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Countries Sudan

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Countries Denmark

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Countries Iraq

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Level 54
Feb 25, 2022
It is a shame that Israel wasn't included...
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Level 62
Mar 7, 2022
well it's in UAE so understandable I guess
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Level 28
Apr 6, 2022
I'd gladly take Orcas...
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Level 61
May 18, 2022
australia lmao
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Level 57
Jun 20, 2022
Obviously whoever designed Oceania never took the countries of the world quiz here...
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Level 40
Jun 24, 2022
This quiz is painfully good.