Asian Geography by Letter - G

Can you guess these Asian geographical answers that start with the letter G?
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Last updated: December 13, 2019
First submittedAugust 12, 2014
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Chinese defensive barrier against
the barbarian hordes
Great Wall
Country in the Caucasus
Georgia
Hinduism's holiest river
Ganges
Freshwater "sea" in Israel where
Jesus is said to have walked
Galilee
Area that Israel captured from Syria
Golan Heights
What Qatar juts into
Persian Gulf
Palestinian territory
Gaza
Desert in China and Mongolia
Gobi
Turkey's 6th largest city - continuously
inhabited for at least 3,000 years
Gaziantep
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Traditional Japanese hostess
Geisha
China's most populous province
Guangdong
Capital of the above, formerly
called Canton
Guangzhou
State on the northwest coast of India
Gujarat
Hindu deity depicted as an elephant
Ganesha
Country that once controlled the
city of Tsingtao
Germany
World's largest canal, in China
Grand Canal
Term for a Soviet prison camp
Gulag
Nepalese soldier
Gurkha
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Level 68
Nov 19, 2014
Tsingtao is now spelled Qingdao.
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Level 86
Apr 3, 2019
And a big hint as to who controlled the city of Tsingtao is it's spelling.
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Level 75
Mar 8, 2020
its* but I agree, and the spelling that was used during the time of occupation should be in this quiz.
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Level 50
Nov 4, 2020
Also that it's the name of a beer, and who is famous for beer? Germany. That's how I got it :)
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Level 70
Apr 7, 2021
"Country beginning with G" is how I got it. After trying Greece. Seemed obvious once I saw it though.
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Level 66
Aug 17, 2021
I got it by thinking Tsingtao may have been a former name for Qingdao and by other JetPunk quizzes teaching me that it was formerly a German brewery city.
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Level 38
Nov 20, 2014
Can't believe so many people missed Gujarat, and I don't even consider myself to know much about India.
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Level 65
Feb 7, 2021
I tried it as Gujurat :/ Apparently we do not write it like that.
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Level 71
May 4, 2021
So why not Goa?
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Level 58
May 4, 2021
Because it's not the right answer (it's not in the north-west of India).
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Level 37
Nov 22, 2014
did you know that you reload the quiz and hide some of the questions under the dotted line? a bit of a cheat if one is on a laptop and does not know there are more questions until they are missed
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Level 59
Jan 14, 2017
Tried so many ways: Gasha, Gashia, Gasia, Gaisha, Gaysha, Gasiah...
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Level 59
Aug 19, 2017
The spelling you're looking for is Ganesha.
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Level 79
Aug 19, 2017
Actually, it's Geisha.
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Level 71
Aug 19, 2017
I was always told that geishas were trained to be elegant. Now I find out they were trained to be elephants. Amazing that they can play the shamisen so deftly.
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Level 67
Jun 24, 2017
You should accept Antep as an answer as well. Antep is the real name of the city. Gazi is added to it merely 90 years ago.
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Level 63
Aug 19, 2017
...but that doesn't start with G.
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Level 44
Aug 19, 2017
Can you accept "gangzhou" and "gujurat"?
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Level 84
Aug 19, 2017
Some of these questions are not really about geography, are they?

Geishas? Gurkhas?

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Level 83
Aug 19, 2017
They are.
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Level 86
Aug 19, 2017
Geography doesn't just include the Earth's physical features and knowing where everything is. Human geography is dealing with how human activity is influenced by the Earth's surface.
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Level 62
May 4, 2021
Geography ≠ Geology
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Level 83
May 4, 2021
I think most people's simplistic understanding of what geography means is closer to cartography than geology. But, yeah, it's neither of those things.
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Level 65
May 4, 2021
As long as it exists/is from/or happens in a place on Earth, it's geography.
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Level 77
Aug 24, 2017
Gerka? Gerhka? Gherka? Don't know why I thought it was an e instead of a u.
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Level 88
Jul 14, 2018
that'd be gherkin you are thinking of
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Level 65
May 4, 2021
Gherkin is spelled "Gurke" in German, and I have to think of that every time i hear "ghurka".
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Level 35
Nov 18, 2018
Should change the spelling from Tsingtao to Qingdao
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Level 67
Nov 16, 2019
Qingdao is spelled incorrectly
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Level 75
Mar 8, 2020
No it's not. It was spelt 'Tsingtao' during the time of that country's occupation.
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Level 80
Apr 20, 2021
Arguably the question is asking about the present city controlled in the past by Germany, so Qingdao is probably more correct. Though it really doesn't matter. Also the name of the city and the way it is written hasn't changed - 青岛 - just the way we transliterate it. Pinyin is just a more accurate and simple way of transliterating Chinese names into English. So it has always been Qingdao, we just once weren't as good at sounding it out.
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Level 71
May 4, 2021
Actually when the Germans ran the place, it was written as 青島, not 青岛 with that weird new character for "island".
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Level 74
Feb 4, 2021
Never heard of that Turkish city. Am I going to remember it? Probably not.
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Level 70
Apr 7, 2021
It's called Antep, and Gazi is an honorary title making it like Heroic Antep. Apparently it is its official name since 100 years ago.
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Level 71
May 4, 2021
Actually it's come up often in the news in the last couple of years, as a major transit point in the Syrian civil war.
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Level 84
May 5, 2021
I know it mostly thanks to playing as the Ottomans in Civ V, but also because it's been in the news in recent years, as noted above.
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Level 55
May 5, 2021
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