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5-Letter Geography Chain #1

For each hint, enter a 5-letter word. The last letter of this word will be the first letter of the next word.
Based partly on this quiz from manchesterutd10
Last updated: February 15, 2018
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Hint
Answer
Boot-shaped country
Italy
Neighbor of Oman
Yemen
River and country in Africa
Niger
Currency of Russia
Ruble
Major Ruhr Valley city
Essen
Israeli desert
Negev
Europe's longest river
Volga
Book of maps
Atlas
Egyptian peninsula located in Asia
Sinai
Religion that started in Saudi Arabia
Islam
Capital of Belarus
Minsk
Spit-roasted meat of the Middle East
Kebab
Waikiki or Ipanema, e.g.
Beach
Language of Bollywood films
Hindi
Hint
Answer
Country called a subcontinent
India
First letter in the Hebrew alphabet
Aleph
Head covering for Muslim women
Hijab
Highest peak in the Alps, Mont _____
Blanc
Suez or Panama, e.g.
Canal
Biggest metro area in Africa
Lagos
_____ Ste. Marie, Ontario
Sault
Yokohama's northern neighbor
Tokyo
Type of lake caused by a river changing course
Oxbow
Quay, pier, jetty
Wharf
Deep, narrow, ocean inlet common in Norway
Fjord
Triangle-shaped place where a river meets the sea
Delta
Bearded religious group of Pennsylvania
Amish
Half of Hispaniola
Haiti
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level 73
Sep 23, 2015
Sitting here thinking "what is a Japanese city that starts with T....." Never got it. *facepalm*
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level 49
Oct 9, 2015
I didn't get sault and put "Gunma" for the first try.
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level 67
Feb 23, 2018
I thought "hmm, what are some 5 letter Japanese cities?" I managed to come up with Osaka but not Tokyo.
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level 37
Mar 1, 2018
I guessed Osaka and Kyoto before trying Tokyo *facepalm*
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level 55
Oct 9, 2015
River and country in Africa can be Congo
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level 33
Oct 9, 2015
But the answer begins with 'N' since the quiz is about a word chain, and the previous answer was "Yemen." Therefore, Congo would be ruled out.
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level 59
Oct 9, 2015
True, but in this specific puzzle, at least, it wouldn't work with the chain of letters (the word before it ends with "N", and the word after it begins with "R").
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level 32
Jan 1, 2018
Without the five letter and word chain clues it could be gambia
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level 66
Feb 23, 2018
And if it only had to approximate a country's name, it could have been Zambezi.
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level 70
Feb 23, 2018
And if it didn't have to be a river at all, or a country, it could be wallpaper.
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level 37
Mar 21, 2018
And if it didn't have to be real it could be qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm
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level 63
Oct 10, 2015
Needs more geography.
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level 62
May 6, 2016
Human geography
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level 71
Oct 11, 2015
Amish women and children have beards?
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level 55
Sep 2, 2016
They do, yes. It's obligatory for them. Didn't you know?
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level 38
Nov 1, 2016
Y'all really need to stop being so childish. I'm assuming that you're all adults and can infer the intent of these questions without having to be spoon fed every item!
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level 69
Feb 23, 2018
Hi, I'm the Internet, have we met?
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level 30
Oct 11, 2015
Haiti isn't half of Hispaniola, it's about 1/3rd of it lol
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level 71
Feb 23, 2018
You assume that the measure used was area, not number of countries
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level 47
Feb 26, 2018
Halves are not usually equal. Tear your 1040 in half. Are they the same size?
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level 56
Aug 29, 2018
That's a loose expression, and as such in no way should it be taken as an example of accurate measurement. 2 halves of the same thing are indeed equal by definition.
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level 67
Sep 6, 2018
Seeing as there was no year 0, that could be an irregular answer.
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level 61
Nov 16, 2015
I don't know about others but I have always thought of "aleph" as "alef". Guess its normally written in Hebrew so no right or wrong answer.
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level 74
Jan 18, 2016
Both are correct, except for that darn 5 letter answer parameter for this quiz.
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level 74
Jan 18, 2016
Hijab is not equivalent to a headscarf. You need to fix your clue. Hijab is modest dress for both men and women.
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level 71
May 19, 2016
No, it's really not. Headscarf is a fair clue for hijab.
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level 44
Sep 7, 2016
Billabong is a way better word than oxbow. Just putting it out there.
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level 67
Oct 12, 2016
You should make a quiz - List all the words that are way better than "oxbow"
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level 47
May 9, 2017
All the nine-letter words better than oxbow. That way it's a challenge.
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level 55
May 9, 2017
I think that'd be too easy. Other than the obvious 7, I don't think there's anything else to include
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level 47
Feb 26, 2018
Okay, but it's nice to think about the great novel.
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level 46
Feb 23, 2018
I could only think of billabong too, never heard of Oxbow. But it definitely doesn't start with O.
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level 78
Feb 23, 2018
You know what else is better than oxbow? Cheesecake. And beer. But neither fit the category.
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level 55
Feb 23, 2018
First letter in hebrew maby accept alef
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level 59
Feb 23, 2018
not 5 letters.
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level 77
Feb 23, 2018
Typed wharg instead of wharf. Have watched way too much LOTR apparently.
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level 59
Feb 23, 2018
Dang, I knew the lake ended with bow, and it started with o, so... I tried olbow. Doh!
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level 30
Aug 1, 2018
Sault one was too difficult compared to the rest.
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level 52
Oct 17, 2018
too many obscure Canadian questions
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level 17
Nov 10, 2018
Hah I missed just kebab and india and I happen to be of indian descent. rip