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Asian Countries by First 2 Letters

In one minute, enter the first two letters of as many Asian countries as you can.
Not counting Russia
First 2 letters concept: scambigol and kiwirage
Quiz by TenThousand
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Last updated: February 22, 2023
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First submittedSeptember 17, 2016
Times taken203,004
Average score75.0%
Rating4.92
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Country
Afghanistan
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
Country
China
Cyprus
East Timor
Georgia
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Country
Israel
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Country
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
North Korea
Oman
Pakistan
Country
Philippines
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Syria
Taiwan
Country
Tajikistan
Thailand
Turkey
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Yemen
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Level 55
Dec 30, 2016
I missed the Emirates, because they are usually only refferd to as UAE on here, and I didn't think of writing Un...
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Level 72
Dec 30, 2016
Yeah, me too. Seems a bit hardh not to allow the abbreviated form, given that's how they are commonly known. At least a line in the intro saying only full names would be accepted.
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Level 75
Oct 24, 2018
I'm not so sure. We do ask for the first two letters of each country, rather than the first two letters of any abbreviation it might have.
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Level 72
Apr 3, 2020
Yep messed me up too, so since I am not a touch typist and it took me time to realise, I posted a very poor score - which if many people are doing the same would skew the stats. I'm going to argue that you didn't specify that the first two letters of the written name was what was required, actually you didn't specify that we should enter the first two letters of the common name rather than the full name. Entirely reasonable for quizzers to enter the first two letters of the name as people speak it. And for the UAE, people usually say UAE.
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Level 72
Apr 3, 2020
Managed it on my sixth attempt, there you go, should learn to touch type really.
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Level 50
Feb 9, 2023
Then by this logic, this quiz should also accept DE for North Korea, RE for South Korea, PE for China, RE for Taiwan, etc.
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Level 80
Dec 30, 2016
Cyprus is most often considered a European country, no?
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Level 74
Dec 30, 2016
Yes, its peoples are Greek, and it's in the EU, etc., etc.
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Level 51
Oct 11, 2017
No, it's closer geographically to Asia.
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Level 59
May 22, 2020
Culturally, yes. Geographically, no.
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Level 68
Nov 19, 2020
Cyprus the country is in Europe, Cyprus the Jetpunk answer is in Asia, for some reason.
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Level 50
Feb 9, 2023
Beautifully written
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Level 65
May 19, 2021
You guys are all wrong. OBVIOUSLY it is in North America, culturally AND geographically.
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Level 57
May 21, 2021
No, it's on Mars
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Level 65
Sep 15, 2021
What sources are you even looking at? According to Cyprusisnotonthisplanetandthisisatotalyrealsite.com Cyprus is in Middle Earth!
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Level 29
Dec 30, 2023
No, according to ihatecyprusandihavenoideawhereitisokbye.com, Cyprus doesn’t exist!
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Level 40
Jan 3, 2022
or on the Andromeda Galaxy
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Level 31
Apr 8, 2022
Cyprus,an EU member,located at the Middle East,at the same plate of Africa
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Level 87
Dec 30, 2016
I don't usually think that LESS time is called for, but in this case it seems too easy.
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Level 75
Dec 30, 2016
At the moment, only about 1 quizzer in 8 is getting them all - so I'd say the time is probably about right.
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Level 74
Dec 30, 2016
The time is spot on IMO; still a challenge, yet achievable. I managed to get it once, and most other times in the mid 40s
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Level 40
Dec 30, 2016
Whew. Adrenaline rush haha
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Level 75
Dec 30, 2016
I give up. I've tried about ten times and miss at least two every time, but never the same ones.
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Level 72
Jan 31, 2018
The same was happening to me, too, except it was a single country. Every time a different one, of course. Got them all at the 7th or 8th try.
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Level 61
Sep 15, 2021
I thought it gets pretty simple with the map, no?
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Level 27
Dec 30, 2016
GIVE 1 more minute please!
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Level 60
Dec 30, 2016
No, that's too much time.
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Level 75
Dec 30, 2016
OK samOP, here's your one, and Gamer, please stay on this page.
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Level 37
Oct 8, 2018
Excellent quiz! - Please leave Cyprus where it is as that's where it belongs. Also, the common use of abbreviations should not alter the FACT that the UAE begins with Un(ited) Arab Emirates.

I am so weary of lazy people who just can't be bothered to learn! Is it any wonder that our schools are graduating a generation of

the "truly lost".

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Level 50
Feb 9, 2023
JetPunk has already taught me more geography than school ever tried to
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Level 62
Jan 13, 2017
I didn't know how to spell the UAE :-/
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Level 50
Feb 9, 2023
"UN"

UNited Arab Emirates

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Level 57
Jan 15, 2017
Cyprus is a part of Europe
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Level 50
Feb 9, 2023
Read Jerry928's comment below.
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Level 68
Feb 14, 2017
Excellent fun, thanks.
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Level 58
Jun 8, 2017
Yesssssssssss, I beat it with 3 seconds left !
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Level 65
Sep 15, 2021
I beat you! 2 secs left >:)
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Level 32
May 11, 2023
Haha! I beat you! 1 sec left! >>>:::)))
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Level 68
Jun 9, 2017
Finished with seven seconds to spare!
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Level 41
Jun 10, 2017
Needed to be quicker, but what is Cyprus doing in there?
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Level 75
Jun 10, 2017
By virtue of its geographical location; its closest neighbors are Asian Turkey, Syria and Lebanon, and of course Northern Cyprus is very Turkish-aligned. Continental boundaries are pretty arbitrary, they aren't subject to agreements of countries in the same way that national borders are, so there's no "right" answer to that one. You could just as easily include Cyprus in Europe by virtue of its membership of the euro, European Union, and general historic ties.
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Level 37
Oct 11, 2017
The most appropriate description of Cyprus that I have heard in this venue EVER. Kudos to You, Jerry!!!
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Level 68
Nov 19, 2020
Yes, it's a good and fair answer, but what bothers me is the inconsistency, as by this logic, Trinidad and Tobago should be part of South America, yet Jetpunk groups it with North America.
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Level 50
Feb 9, 2023
Yeah, that is something I've thought of too. JetPunk can be inconsistent sometimes.
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Level 55
Oct 11, 2017
Did it with 0:01, wow
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Level 71
Nov 20, 2017
Enjoy geography quizzes? try my Geography 2 quiz.......here it is
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Level 71
Jan 7, 2018
0:30 left
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Level 40
Mar 3, 2018
done with 1 sec left
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Level 34
Apr 17, 2018
Done with two seconds left
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Level 28
Apr 19, 2018
47 :-( missed Singapore.
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Level 50
Feb 9, 2023
Anytime I see the ":(" with the hyphen nose it creeps me out
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Level 18
May 31, 2018
Got all of them first try 1 second left.
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Level 62
Aug 22, 2018
would be nice to have a little more time please
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Level 46
Oct 8, 2018
Oh my gosh! I got cy for cyprus with like no time left!!! Like one millisecond!
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Level 49
Oct 24, 2018
Dang, almost had them all. Thought I was gonna do bad, but only missed Singapore
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Level 75
Nov 9, 2018
Finally beat it with 7 seconds left
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Level 72
Jun 4, 2019
4 seconds remaining!
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Level 47
Jun 8, 2019
I feel the UAE one is bad..I've never heard it called just "Emirates".
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Level 57
Oct 6, 2021
It's un.. because the United Arab Emirates
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Level 65
Jun 21, 2019
got em all on my 7th attempt (same as africa I believe) first run was 41. (similar to africa, I was about 7 short the first round aswell. )
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Level 35
Sep 24, 2019
got em all my first attempt, with just one second left
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Level 67
Sep 24, 2019
37
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Level 63
Sep 24, 2019
Leaving the West Bank uncolored/grey really screwed me up. It's so small that I couldn't tell that it was grey and not yellow, so I thought I had missed a country in that vicinity.
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Level 28
Sep 24, 2019
a quiz for speed-typers
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Level 82
Sep 24, 2019
"Can you type the first two letters of every Asian country in just 60 seconds?"

Never had any desire to find out before. But, yes, apparently I can.

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Level 51
Sep 25, 2019
Question: if Russia is not considered part of Asia, why don’t we just call Europe the largest continent, because it takes a chunk out of Asia.
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Level 56
Nov 27, 2020
Russia is trans-continental.
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Level 50
Feb 9, 2023
yes, while it is generally considered to be politically part of Europe, only the part that contains most of its population is sometimes considered to be geographically part of Europe. The part that doesn't is usually considered to be geographically part of Asia.

It's confusing.

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Level 32
Sep 27, 2019
2 seconds left!!!
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Level 40
Oct 9, 2019
Man. Almost completed it but I never got to put Cyprus!
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Level 71
Apr 7, 2020
Got Cambodia with 1 sec left
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Level 43
Apr 21, 2020
ez
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Level 50
Feb 9, 2023
a two letter response
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Level 30
Aug 12, 2020
Got 88%....
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Level 46
Sep 12, 2020
I know all of them but I am a slow typer :D
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Level 13
Sep 22, 2020
Missing Palestine
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Level 58
Dec 5, 2020
Not a JetPunk recognized country. Yet, at least...
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Level 40
Mar 11, 2021
I always understimate singapore lol
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Level 61
Mar 13, 2021
48/48 with 15 seconds left on the clock!
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Level 45
Sep 15, 2021
Umm... Why is Cyprus almost smashed into Turkey on the map? It should be a little further away I think.
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Level 71
Sep 16, 2021
It feels a little like cheating, but after several attempts I placed all the letters into words eg. afaraz babhbr cachcy et ..... and it worked :o)
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Level 56
Oct 11, 2021
Why does Asia look squished?
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Level 50
Feb 9, 2023
Ikr! Cyprus is like pushed up against Turkey
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Level 28
Nov 16, 2021
I actually got it.. NO WAY :O
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Level 43
Apr 23, 2022
way easier than the one by borders
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Level 77
Apr 27, 2022
I must say, I think you're one of the best quiz makers on this whole site. Hopefully this site gets huge (more so), makes a bunch of add revenue, and quiz creators get monetized, because you deserve some kind of reward for all this quality.
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Level 50
Feb 9, 2023
It's "ad" revenue btw
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Level 77
May 11, 2023
Well, you need to add revenue before it can be ad revenue.
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Level 27
Nov 24, 2022
how is singapore the fourth hardest
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Level 22
Nov 25, 2022
Well, it's a island country so it is probably very small like many island countries. But, not all of them.

(Probably you are talking about the countries that are harder to see or countries to answer)

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Level 50
Feb 9, 2023
got them all with six seconds left
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Level 43
Feb 9, 2023
Kyrgyzstan doesn’t work I typed Ky and nothing happened…?
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Level 75
Mar 18, 2023
We just tried typing ky, and something did happen
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Level 64
Mar 15, 2023
IDK why but for some reason I found this quiz much easier than the other ones (20 sec left) lol
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Level 49
Apr 18, 2023
Nice Quiz! 5/5 on the quiz got me to 2000 total points!
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Level 60
Apr 25, 2023
Does the coloring look off to anyone else?
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Level 77
May 11, 2023
Huh. Now that you mention it I think there’s a bit of a green tinge.
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Level 32
May 11, 2023
Yeah... looks a bit... too green for my liking.
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Level 65
May 11, 2023
It seems that the map was made for dark mode, without a light mode variant.
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Level 68
May 11, 2023
I like the design of this map - its a nice change from the standard JetPunk coloring.
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Level 75
May 11, 2023
Thanks, but I have to give Dan the credit for that - he's done a nice job!
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Level 63
May 15, 2023
I like the quiz, but am red/green colorblind. Telling the colors apart isn't impossible, but it takes a lot of focus because their brightness values are so close to each other. I think that if you could make one of the colors 10-20% darker it would really help make it more playable. Thanks!
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Level 75
May 15, 2023
If you go into My Account, you can set "Color-blind?" to "Yes". That will sort out every quiz for which colorblindness would otherwise be an issue.
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Level 31
Dec 7, 2023
Nice. But please refer to the region as Palestine.
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Level 75
Dec 7, 2023
We generally do, but when quizzes are featured (as this one is) such references are generally removed by Jetpunk's editors. This is to align with their editorial policy to treat Palestine as not a country.