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Africa A-Z

For each letter A-Z, guess the answer that pertains to the continent of Africa.
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First submittedOctober 20, 2015
Last updatedSeptember 20, 2018
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Clue
Answer
A
Language of South Africa that
came from Dutch
Afrikaans
B
Ethnic group of Morocco and Algeria
Berber
C
____ of Good Hope
Cape
D
Small country near Ethiopia
Djibouti
E
Largest animal
Elephant
F
Official language of 28 countries
French
G
Country between Togo and
the Ivory Coast
Ghana
H
Swahili phrase that means
"no worries"
Hakuna Matata
I
Ancient Egyptian architect / physician
Imhotep
J
Biggest city in South Africa
Johannesburg
K
Country with the most elite marathoners
Kenya
L
Most populous urban area
Lagos
M
Nomadic herding group of
Kenya and Tanzania
Maasai
 
Clue
Answer
N
Longest river
Nile
O
Term for a wet area in a desert
Oasis
P
Ramses or Tutankhamun, e.g.
Pharaoh
Q
Nefertiti or Amanitore, e.g.
Queen
R
Great ____ Valley
Rift
S
Term for a dry grassland area
Savannah
T
City in Mali that was once
a center of learning and trade
Timbuktu
U
Swahili for freedom and name for
the peak of Kilimanjaro
Uhuru
V
Largest lake by surface area
Victoria
W
Capital of Namibia
Windhoek
X
Mandela's ethnic group
Xhosa
Y
95% of these tubers are
grown in Africa
Yams
Z
The D.R. Congo, formerly
Zaire
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level 75
Nov 26, 2015
Excellent, thank you for making this quiz.
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level 76
Dec 18, 2018
If you enjoy these types of quizzes I made a series of sequels to the Middle East A-Z quiz.
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level 72
Apr 7, 2016
uhuru is also the first name of jomo kenyatta's son who is the current president of kenya
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level 58
Apr 10, 2016
And the name of a character on the original Star Trek series.
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level 76
Apr 10, 2016
That's Uhura
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level 73
Apr 11, 2016
And now I'm going to get it mixed up with Uluru in Australia!!
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level 67
Dec 18, 2018
To be fair, the credits of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country made the same mistake.
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level 68
Dec 18, 2018
Black Uhuru - a famous Reggae band!
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level 42
Apr 10, 2016
You spelled savanna wrong. It's savanna. Only when you are talking about a name is when you add the h on the end.
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level 83
Apr 11, 2016
This is true in American English, but savannah is preferred in all the other main branches of English.
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level 70
Dec 18, 2018
All. Those. Extra. Letters. Ugh. Ug?
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level 75
Dec 18, 2018
I'm American and I was taught in school in the 1960s that it is spelled savannah. I guess it's another thing that's changed over time. I checked online dictionaries and for the most part, American dictionaries list "savanna (also savannah)" while British dictionaries list "savannah (also savanna)". I'd say neither spelling is incorrect, one is more common than the other depending on location. QM accepted both. He is a wise man.
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level 57
Apr 11, 2016
Strange I missed two question by one letter each haha. Like for Lagos I instead put Logos and instead Uhuru I put Uluru. So close but not quite right lol...
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level 10
Apr 12, 2016
really good quiz... got to learn so much more about africa :)
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level 57
Apr 23, 2016
Mandela's ethnic group should've been the x-men, because that guy was a superhero
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level 67
Apr 16, 2017
Great quiz. Strangely i got all but 3 straight off then was left with 3 minutes to scratch my head. Having seen the answers I would never have got them. Learning something new.
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level 72
Dec 18, 2018
A bit more leeway on Imhotep, maybe? Didn't know where to put the h... You should accept Imotep. Sounds the same.
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level 76
Dec 18, 2018
No it does not.
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level 61
Dec 18, 2018
I kept typing Uluru instead of Uluru lol
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level 52
Dec 18, 2018
the same thing???
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level 53
Dec 18, 2018
Really.., not accepting Burbur
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level 76
Dec 19, 2018
Rually.
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level 49
Dec 20, 2018
And did wu luarn something today? Some words have corruct spullings.
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level 64
May 2, 2019
Uhuru and Uluru need to have a get together sometime, maybe become sister natural sites. Was very surprised to find out today that 95% of Youtubers come from Africa.