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Countries of Africa - One Minute Sprint

How many countries in Africa can you name in one minute? Go!
Countries are as they appear in the Countries of the World quiz
Also try this 2 minute version by Kquilikquiit
Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: September 2, 2023
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First submittedDecember 30, 2014
Times taken245,497
Average score53.7%
Rating4.37
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Country
Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African
Republic
Chad
Comoros
D.R. Congo
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial
Guinea
Eritrea
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Country
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Ivory Coast
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Country
Niger
Nigeria
Rep. of the
Congo
Rwanda
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
São Tomé
and Príncipe
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
100 Recent Comments
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Level 65
Apr 10, 2016
Happy with my four points :) Got 36
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Level 68
Jun 7, 2016
Excellent Job! I just got 38, also with 4 points. Annoying though as I kept typing long ones because that was all I could think of :D
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Level 92
Apr 12, 2016
Whew, 47. If I could stop with the typos I might get up to 50, but 54 seems very unreachable right now ;)
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Level 68
Jun 7, 2016
44.... so terrible. :-)
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Level 56
Jun 7, 2016
50/54 on the first try. And yes, I'm a geography nerd. What's weird though, is that I got 5 points even though there are people who typed more countries than me.
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Level 68
Jun 7, 2016
Quizmaster recently redid the points system to level out the geography quizzes (we got too good!). Here are the points tables:

% CorrectPointsPercentilePoints
100%5 points95th5 points
90%4 points75th4 points
80%3 points60th3 points
65%2 points50th2 points
50%1 points25th1 points

Your points are whatever is highest. So you can get 5 points as long as you beat 95% of people OR if you get 100% correct answers.

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Level 56
Jun 8, 2016
So that's why my level jumped from 50 to 51! Please note, I wasn't anywhere near level 51 when this happened.
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Level 76
Jun 8, 2016
It's nice that 5 points now kicks in at the 95th percentile. On this quiz, that means you'll get the full 5 if you score 42.
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Level 88
Jun 7, 2016
Fiew... 54/54 with 3 seconds left. My hands are tired now :D
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Level 73
Jun 7, 2016
54/54
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Level 39
Jun 7, 2016
That's really hard :/ I know them all without thinking but I can't type that fast and I mistype...
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Level 40
Apr 3, 2022
I am the contrary of you; can type fast but can't get them all without thinking
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Level 38
Jun 7, 2016
i swear i honestly can not type equatorial guinea as fast as i thought i would
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Level 34
Apr 6, 2022
keep equatorial guinea copied, it helps :D
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Level 33
Jun 7, 2016
SO CLOSE!!!! 53/54 JUST ONE MORE SECOND
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Level 66
Jun 8, 2016
Right then, so this quiz requires you to think of the countries - and later on also think about the ones you've already said so you don't duplicate - and type them in in just over a second for each one - And there's people getting all of these. I have no idea how that is physically possible, unless you've got a list of the countries next to you and you're just copy typing.
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Level 42
Jan 5, 2018
Memorize a pattern, in my case, a song
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Level 79
Feb 4, 2022
I mean, on my very first try I only missed three, and that's with a few typos and angry backspacing mixed in there lol. I'll be able to get 100% probably in my next try. It's not that hard at all if you know all of the countries and can type fairly quickly. Definitely doesn't mean people are cheating. Sounds like you either don't have the countries memorized very well or aren't a very fast typist.
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Level 25
Nov 24, 2022
welp, looks like I better train to 200WPM, xD
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Level 66
Jun 9, 2016
Done with 8 seconds left at 1st try \o/
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Level 65
Jun 11, 2016
rawe, you are too fast!
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Level 81
Aug 4, 2016
Why, why, why do I attempt these quizzes on my phone?!
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Level 25
Aug 14, 2016
Please, apply scroll mode
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Level 76
Aug 14, 2016
OK, done.
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Level 67
Oct 28, 2016
Ive hit 43 and might could maybe hit 48 or 49. I type about 75 wpm. I bow in awe to the Yodas who have hit 54.
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Level 47
Jan 7, 2017
typed seychelle and then ran out of time
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Level 40
Aug 6, 2021
same but i typed ''eychelles''
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Level 61
Feb 28, 2017
I had 53 countries and had typed "equatorialgu" when time ran out.
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Level 71
Jul 17, 2017
I've memorized all the countries but I can't type fast enough ;(
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Level 38
Aug 20, 2017
44/54. I probably would've got more but I had a hard time trying to type Equatorial Guinea!
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Level 70
Sep 16, 2017
If you know Africa try walking around the coast in my quiz:......here it is
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Level 46
Feb 3, 2018
42/52 lol and I don't even know why I did equatorial guinea
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Level 82
Mar 20, 2018
Can't quite get past 50. I suspect I could if I stopped typing 'Sotuh Sudan' which I seem unable to do.
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Level 71
Apr 9, 2018
5 seconds left :D After 5 attempts.
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Level 46
Apr 20, 2018
3 seconds left haha after like 190422394875349 attempts
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Level 83
Apr 24, 2018
Done in 55 seconds after months of attempts. This is what I do all day at work, folks. It has become clear to me that I need a new job. Please hire me. I can type stuff for you.
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Level 75
Dec 13, 2018
If only the market would open up for professional quiz takers.
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Level 36
May 8, 2018
50 on first try. Ugh... Here goes the next hour...

Ed: 11 tries later... Finished with 2 seconds left.

Actually saw that I did play this quiz before in 2015 and only got 35. Played a lot of speed runs of 'countries of the world' since then ;)

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Level 49
May 27, 2018
First attempt. Got 54/54 with 3 seconds left.
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Level 49
Jan 29, 2019
Same, but I got 4 seconds left.
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Level 95
Jun 6, 2018
eSwatini should be accepted for Swaziland
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Level 76
Aug 9, 2018
Agreed - eSwatini also works now.
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Level 52
Aug 31, 2018
Are there any other type-ins for Equatorial Guinea?
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Level 71
Jan 11, 2019
no
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Level 41
Dec 13, 2018
Could RSA be accepted for the Republic of South Africa?
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Level 79
Feb 25, 2020
No, because South Africa is not commonly known as RSA, unlike the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is often known simply as 'DRC'.
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Level 78
Apr 26, 2020
I know S. Africa as RSA. Are you saying that I'm not common?
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Level 89
Dec 14, 2018
I know them all by name and location however i cant type any faster. I tries 3 times and didn't get passed 41 :(
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Level 79
Feb 25, 2020
Finished with 8 secs remaining!
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Level 84
Mar 9, 2020
Only got 37. First day with my new fingers.
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Level 65
Apr 17, 2020
has anyone ever finished this quiz ??

:''(

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Level 95
Sep 4, 2020
100% with 2 seconds left here.

Other commenters in this thread have claimed to do it faster.

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Level 71
Jan 3, 2021
I just did it with 11s left
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Level 65
Oct 8, 2020
Got 35, but I messed up typing Tanzania and Mozambique. I probably could get 40.
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Level 33
Feb 8, 2021
First try and ten seconds remaining yeehaw
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Level 40
Jun 17, 2021
47/54...

o h w o w -

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Level 40
Jul 31, 2021
after so many tries, the best i can do is 46
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Level 40
Jul 31, 2021
edit: now 48 im. improving more
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Level 40
Jul 31, 2021
52!
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Level 40
Jul 31, 2021
53!!!! I MISSPELLED SEYCHELLES ''EYCHELLES''
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Level 40
Aug 1, 2021
54 :D
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Level 35
Aug 19, 2021
The only disadvantage I had was that most of these countries have long words
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Level 68
Dec 13, 2021
Don't worry, it's not personal, we all have the same words to answer.
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Level 72
Aug 24, 2021
I literally think its impossible for me to get over 51
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Level 40
Aug 26, 2021
hint: not pressing spacebar will make you save 2 miliseconds
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Level 75
Sep 24, 2021
Tip: ctrl-c "Equatorial Guinea" before starting.
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Level 76
Sep 25, 2021
Tip: that's cheating
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Level 34
Apr 6, 2022
its not :(
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Level 95
Jan 15, 2023
It's really not, when you think about it. We are allowed to type DR for Dominican Republic and KSA for Saudi Arabia. Why in the world don't we have the same option for EG in this case? After years of quizzes, I am so sick of typing Equatorial Guinea.
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Level 68
Dec 13, 2021
Yep, that's cheating. But surely if you're happy to cheat you'd be better off copying 'guinea'. Then you ctrl v, ctrl v bissau, and equatorial ctrl v. Or just type faster.
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Level 75
Dec 16, 2021
I can type 'guinea' very quickly - for me it's the 'equatorial' that's the problem!

And I 99% disagree that it's cheating.

This quiz is a speed-typing challenge in reality, but if it isn't described as such then nobody can call people out for cheating if they use non-speed-typing techniques to win!

(BTW my best is 36/54 :()

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Level 60
Sep 3, 2023
Countries of the World Quiz doesn't specify whether you could have answers open in another tab.
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Level 76
Dec 18, 2021
One minute sprint?
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Level 64
Nov 9, 2021
Got all of them with 1 second remaining!
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Level 33
Nov 12, 2021
Did it in 50 seconds! Was really fun, but what I did was try aiming for 18 countries in ten seconds (really short names like Egypt, Togo, and Benin) and half in twenty. Madagascar and everything else- you'll just have to type out sadly. Try finishing everything north of Central African Republic in 20-25 seconds
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Level 70
Dec 7, 2021
done with 12 seconds left
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Level 67
Jan 31, 2022
Score distribution is almost a bell curve! I wonder if there are people taking this quiz who don't know all of the african countries to begin with.
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Level 26
Jan 31, 2022
finally did it with 53 seconds left
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Level 34
Apr 6, 2022
I TYPED VOMOROS, OMG
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Level 34
Apr 6, 2022
The percentiles tell that all the beginning countries are always started from Northern Africa. It kind of makes sense because the countries in Northern Africa just seem bigger to the quiz takers. We all assume that getting the big countries give us the victory. But a better way to actually complete the quiz is with short words and the muscle memory for countries. Good luck trying to get 100% :D
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Level 60
May 2, 2022
50
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Level 60
Jul 24, 2022
100% 0:44
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Level 65
Jul 25, 2022
guess i am part of the 1% that got 100%
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Level 38
Sep 14, 2022
54/54 with 7 seconds left ^^
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Level 66
Nov 10, 2022
Missed Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, and Sierra Leone.

(due to lack of time, not lack of remembrance.

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Level 53
Nov 16, 2022
2nd try 100% 4 seconds left good quiz
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Level 42
Nov 21, 2022
50 with two seconds remaining, whew.
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Level 25
Nov 25, 2022
Finally! I cannot express how difficult this is.

Though this might be cheating, I copy-pasted Equatorial Guinea because it was flippin' me up. At least if you have that copy-pasted, use the abbreviation CAR (Central African Republic) and type 'Congo' for both Congos, and have 180WMP or above, then you can get 100% with 3-8 seconds left.

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Level 95
Jan 11, 2023
That is good advice, actually. I don't understand why Equatorial Guinea is not abbreviated to EG at this point, like DR for Dominican Republic. It's such a pain for every quiz it's on!
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Level 66
Dec 5, 2022
I DID IT! FINALLY
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Level 48
Feb 7, 2023
There's 54 countries to name. In a time period of 1 minute, that means typing an average of around one country per second. Not impossible... but deffinetely difficult!
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Level 61
May 28, 2023
with your typing skills, i totally understand
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Level 30
Aug 2, 2023
yay i did it
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Level 67
Sep 2, 2023
49/54, I really sprinted that
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Level 71
Sep 3, 2023
Is there any shortcut for Equatorial Guinea?
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Level 62
Sep 6, 2023
Wow that's actually helpful
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Level 62
Sep 6, 2023
I got them all! First try!
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Level 46
Oct 13, 2023
whew, took a while but finally got them in exactly 1m :)
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Level 68
Nov 15, 2023
i got 59 seconds