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Buddhist Countries

Guess the countries where at least 40% of the population is Buddhist by some measure.
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(47)
should probably accept Myanmar for Burma, since that is the official name
May 30, 2013
(60)
This has been discussed many times. I think it's admirable that the QuizMaster refuses to use the name placed upon the country of Burma by the ruling military junta.
Jun 24, 2013
(47)
I understand using Burma for historical reasons, but don't understand refusing to acknowledge its current name as even an alternative answer. Also, I don't understand refusing to acknowledge a name based on the political background of the ruling power. Sri Lanka changed its name from Ceylon, and most of the population agrees with the change. But let's keep calling it Ceylon because I don't like the people in charge during the name change.... ? Also, since Burma was never the country's real name, but rather a made-up substitute based on ease of pronunciation for European tongues, (much like Ceylon was), it makes even less sense to stubbornly stick to it. That is, unless you use the old name purely as a political / diplomatic slight. That is a game to be played by governments, not by trivia quizzes. Both names should be accepted here as they both identify the country, which is the whole point of the quiz.
Jun 24, 2013
(47)
never mind, it seems Myanmar is an accepted alternative now.
Jun 24, 2013
Quizmaster
It has always been accepted. Sheesh.
Jun 25, 2013
(17)
I don't know about you, milk, but what if the military of your country took control and renamed your country We-Love-The-Military-Land, would you be happy? Burma is what the Burmese people would call their country if they weren't executed for doing so.
Jun 27, 2013
TedMosby
(37)
@GeographerCartographer and others. I'm truly sorry for the people of Myanmar if they are ruled by an antidemocratic government, and sadly a lot of countries live like that this days; but an OFFICIAL name it's an official name. It's not the Jetpunk's place to deny that.
Oct 20, 2013
jriddycuz
(53)
Both "Myanmar" and "Burma" are foreign approximations of two different names the people use for their country. "Burma" comes from [bəma], which is a colloquial register word, and "Myanmar" comes from [mjəma], which is a more official register word. Both have legitimate etymologies, regardless of what you think of the ruling military junta.
Apr 4, 2014
jdf230
(36)
Surprised India isn't on there. Hinduism maybe?
Jun 24, 2013
(56)
and Islam and Christianity and Sikhism. Buddhism got it's start in Nepal and India but it was mostly an offshoot of Hinduism which was already established. It spread to the East and then became marginalized in the west by the spread of these other religions.
Jun 24, 2013
BuckDonk
(51)
I got 100% from knowing geography, but I honestly didn't know 40% of people of Buddhists in ANY of these countries...
Jun 24, 2013
(65)
If you're trying to list these in alphabetical order, Laos comes before Mongolia.
Jun 24, 2013
(56)
and Taiwan comes before Thailand.
Jun 24, 2013
(64)
that's why i missed Mongolia...I should have guessed it anyways, but I was missing one between Japan and Laos and didn't bother.
Jun 24, 2013
anasset
(51)
same thing happened to me
Jun 24, 2013
Quizmaster
Fixed the alphabetization.
Jun 25, 2013
MartiasLuca
(16)
11/12 I thought Sri lanka was a predominately muslim country, apparently not though.
Jun 24, 2013
(27)
Well that was fairly easy. I actually knew quite a few of these, but I still had to guess for some just based on geography.
Jun 24, 2013
(23)
Interesting quiz.. got them all right.
Jun 25, 2013
(28)
Stupid Singapore! That's the only one I missed! And I didn't even look at any of the comments!
Jun 28, 2013
(48)
the largest port in the world
Aug 22, 2013
(57)
Finally got that one with 6 seconds left!
Jul 10, 2014
George12ISL
(18)
Japan? I can't believe it!
Sep 13, 2013
sabatacal
(21)
I would've though South Korea would be on the list but I guess not.
Dec 7, 2013
(56)
South Koreans are about 40-50% Christian and the rest are... animists or Confucians with a vaguely Shintoist flavor, or just "non-religious" since these things are often not considered real religions.
Mar 10, 2014
GiaHuy
(14)
100% with 1:17 left
Jun 7, 2014
(15)
Surprised India wasn't on because that's where Buddhism originated.
Aug 26, 2014
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