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Asian Geography by Letter - I

Guess these Asian geographical answers that start with the letter I.
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First submittedAugust 12, 2014
Last updatedNovember 12, 2016
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Country of 1.2 billion people
India
Southeast Asian peninsula of
Vietnam, Laos, etc...
Indochina
Biggest city in Turkey
Istanbul
Jakarta is its capital
Indonesia
Persia
Iran
Jewish nation
Israel
Modern-day Mesopotamia
Iraq
Siberian city near Lake Baikal
Irkutsk
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Capital of Pakistan
Islamabad
Third-biggest city in South Korea
Incheon
Ancient Greek region in modern-day Turkey
Ionia
The Chinese part of Mongolia
Inner Mongolia
Pakistan river; Site of an ancient civilization
Indus
Third-biggest city in Turkey, formerly Smyrna
Izmir
Small Japanese island;
Site of a brutal WWII battle
Iwo Jima
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level 66
Aug 13, 2014
Isn't Istanbul in Europe?
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level 76
Aug 13, 2014
Half of it is
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level 77
Sep 23, 2014
I thought Daegu was the third city in South Korea but it seems to be Incheon now, indeed.
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level 76
Dec 3, 2014
Just a satellite of Seoul.
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level 70
Dec 3, 2014
Thank you Risk, for Irkutsk :D
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level 68
Dec 3, 2014
True that.
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level 48
Jan 9, 2017
Same.
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level 76
Dec 3, 2014
Darn you Izmir!
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level 52
Dec 4, 2014
Could you consider accepting Iona along with Ionia.
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level 54
Dec 4, 2014
Iona is something completely different (a monastic island in Scotland), not another name for Ionia.
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level 35
Sep 16, 2017
I'd rather they didn't for it was never known as ''Iona'' in any language or any time.
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level 59
Sep 16, 2017
Quizzes like these usually have 20 questions. Why does this one have only 15?
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level 79
Sep 16, 2017
Probably ran out of other answers to use.
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level 67
Sep 17, 2017
Indira Gandhi, Isfahan, Irrawaddy, Ipoh, Indore, ichiro Suzuki, just to name a few.
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level 78
Sep 18, 2017
Malbaby just proved Jacktheguy's point ;)
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level 76
Apr 13, 2018
Isfahan isn't a bad one to include. You could also throw in Iloilo. Or how about Islam? Though I guess that conflicts with Islamabad.
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level 56
Sep 25, 2017
I don't think having 20 questions is a hard and fast rule.