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Asian Geography by Letter - D

Guess these Asian geographical answers that start with the letter D.
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Capital of Syria
Salty inland sea that borders Jordan
Dead Sea
Site of the world's tallest building
India's most populous metro area
Biggest city on the island of Bali
Capital of Bangladesh
Parliament of Japan
Capital of Qatar
Jerusalem landmark
Dome of the
Rock
Mythical animal often used to
represent China
Capital of East Timor
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Term for the "Untouchable"
castes of India
Gobi or Negev, for example
Currency of Vietnam
City in northeast India;
namesake of a famous tea
Chinese religion started by Laozi
Largest city on Mindanao, Philippines
Capital of Tajikistan
Hindu festival of lights
Major sea port on China's
Liaoning peninsula
Biggest city in central Vietnam
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level 70
Aug 12, 2014
That's quite generous: I typed in Davos for the Filipino city, scrambling it with the Swiss one, and it gave a tick for Davao!
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level 73
Nov 12, 2014
:-/ but I wasn't able to come up with an acceptable type-in for Denpasar. I think I had a few vowels and consonants switched around. Also feel dumb for missing Darjeeling.
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level 66
Sep 9, 2014
I thought it was "Taoism." I've always pronounced it with a "D" but spelled it with a "T." Got it right, just curious if I've been wrong or if there are two acceptable spellings. :D
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level 74
Sep 23, 2014
I think Taoism is the most usual spelling, but it wouldn't fit a "letter D" quiz ;).
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level 78
Nov 6, 2014
Never ever saw it spelled with a D, but apparently that works too. I just went "religion with a D, nope don't know that one, next question please".
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level 73
Nov 12, 2014
I think 道教 is the common "spelling." :P Transliterations of words from languages that do not use the Roman alphabet are always tricky and often done in multiple different ways.
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level 79
Nov 28, 2016
Especially as the characters kal referenced are pronounced differently across the many, many Chinese dialects. In Mandarin, the initial sound is closer to a T, but in Cantonese, it's better represented as a D.
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level 67
Jan 2, 2017
@Plattitude, nah it's nothing to do with that. Mandarin has both "tao" and "dao" sounds. They're both pronounced exactly how you would expect them to. 道教 in modern pinyin is "daojiao". "Taoism" is based on the old "wades-giles" system of transliteration.
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level 59
Jan 8, 2018
You're totally right, Big Cheesy. It's called Taoism (pronounced Dow-izm). Calling it Daoism is like pronouncing Brunei "Broo-nay" instead of "Broo-nye". It's common and only borderline acceptable. Taoism is undoubtedly the correct spelling, and Daoism should not be on this quiz. On most other JetPunk quizzes it's spelled Taoism, and JetPunk should stay consistent with that.
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level 68
Nov 12, 2014
Raise your hand if you only know Diwali from The Office.
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level 70
Aug 5, 2017
Sort of raising my hand. I knew if from MY office, not The Office, where many of my co-workers are consultants from India.
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level 68
Nov 12, 2014
'raising hand'
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level 44
Nov 12, 2014
Wow. Tough one. 12/20.
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level 73
Nov 13, 2014
9/20. Agree, although I would have had one more if I could have spelled Dhaka.
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level 73
Aug 5, 2017
Scored 13 today - it IS possible for this old dog to learn new tricks.
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level 70
Nov 25, 2016
Diet is a general (English) term, not specific to Japan
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level 48
Jan 14, 2017
What? It didn't say anything about it being specific to Japan.
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level 56
Aug 7, 2017
A quiz in English asking for a term that's used in English? My God, whatever next!
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level 60
Aug 5, 2017
Did you just say "Dong"?
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level 74
Aug 5, 2017
Yes, the currency of Vietnam is also a slang term for penis. You're welcome, anyone under 12.
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level 50
Aug 5, 2017
please accept Dusjanbe
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level 42
Aug 9, 2017
Isn't that just a typo? Why should it be accepted?
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level 61
Aug 5, 2017
Any American over the age of 60 should know Danang.
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level 42
Aug 9, 2017
Maybe, but I can't see that demographic being a large part of the Jetpunk population.
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level 66
Aug 5, 2017
I'm guessing all Japanese politicians must be very healthy if they're on The Diet. *I'll just leave now*...
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level 59
Aug 6, 2017
19/21 with 2min to go.. Didn't get the jerusalem landmark or the japanese parliament.
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level 51
Aug 6, 2017
Diwali is also known as Deepavali in a large part of India. Could that be an acceptable answer?
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level 49
Nov 11, 2017
+1. Infact Deepavali is the more proper Sanskrit name. Deepavali literally means a series of earthen lamps, which is what we decorate our homes with at Deepavali (or atleast used to before cheap Chinese lights).
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