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Countries by a Single Clue #8

Difficulty level: hard. Can you name the country that corresponds to each clue?
Answer must correspond to yellow box!
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First submittedMay 18, 2017
Last updatedOctober 24, 2017
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Clue
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Known in its own language as Deutschland
Germany
Turkey occupies the northern part of this island nation
Cyprus
Sandwiched between Lithuania and Estonia
Latvia
Of this country's 9.2 million residents, 7.8 million are foreign workers
United Arab Emirates
Dakar is its capital
Senegal
Smallest country in the Horn of Africa
Djibouti
Successfully resisted Soviet invasion in 1940
Finland
Suffered the largest oil spill of all time in 1991 (deliberately caused)
Kuwait
Nearly 25% of the world's ships are registered to this American country
Panama
Only country in South America with English as an official language
Guyana
Small country sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine
Moldova
Shares its name with one of the African Great Lakes
Malawi
Oceanic country home to Bikini Atoll
Marshall Islands
Last country to abolish slavery, but 4% of its citizens remain enslaved
Mauritania
This country in southwest Africa is known for its sand dunes
Namibia
Small country just north of Burundi
Rwanda
Country that is nearest to the heel of Italy's "boot"
Albania
Home to Gangkhar Puensum. With a height of 7,570 meters, it is the
world's tallest unclimbed mountain
Bhutan
Its name is Portuguese for "Lioness Mountains"
Sierra Leone
This three-word country had the world's lowest Human Development Index in 2015
Central African Republic
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level ∞
May 18, 2017
This is the last in this series that uses unique countries. I don't think I could keep going without the difficulty level being too high.
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level 63
May 20, 2017
Noooooooooooooo, please don't stop, we'll learn!
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level 72
May 20, 2017
Thanks for a great series.
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level 51
Oct 23, 2017
I am too high but I think I could follow.
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level 77
Oct 24, 2017
This one was pretty easy... I only missed one and if I'd had time to think about it more I would have gotten it.
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level 76
May 18, 2017
"UAE" doesn't work for United Arab Emirates. "CAR" doesn't work for Central African Republic.
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level ∞
May 19, 2017
Sorry, forgot to apply standard type-ins! Fixed.
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level 79
May 19, 2017
Isn't Bosnia a valid answer for the muslim country in the Adriatic sea question?
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level 61
May 19, 2017
Easy to miss with a coastline of only 20 km.
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level 69
May 19, 2017
Wikipedia says 50,7% of Bosnians are muslim, so you're right.
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level ∞
May 19, 2017
Yes. I changed the question for Albania. Thanks.
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level 85
May 19, 2017
The smallest former Soviet republic is Armenia
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level ∞
May 19, 2017
You're right. Changed the question for Moldova.
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level 73
May 19, 2017
However Moldova doesn't border Bulgaria :)
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level 72
May 20, 2017
Change it to Romania, that threw me a bit.
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level ∞
May 20, 2017
D'oh! Finally fixed :)
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level 68
May 26, 2017
The name 'Sierra Leone' is not Italian. It comes from the Spanish 'Sierra Leona' (Lioness Mountains).
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level 59
Oct 2, 2017
this.
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level 53
Oct 23, 2017
Actually, its name derives from Portuguese. Either way, not Italian.
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level 47
Oct 23, 2017
and Sierra it does not mean anything in Italian!
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level 66
Oct 23, 2017
Italian would be « Monti (del) leone » (cf. Monte Leone on the Swiss-Italian border). According to Wikipedia, Sierra Leone comes from Portuguese « Serra leoa » (Mountain of the Lioness), which is still the country’s Portuguese name today. The Spanish version « Sierra Leona » was then altered when written down by English speakers.
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level ∞
Oct 24, 2017
Fixed. There must have have been some incorrect information on Wikipedia when I wrote the quiz.
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level 39
Oct 24, 2017
The clue "Its name is Portuguese for "Lioness Mountains" is still a little misleading. "Sierra Leone" does not exist in Portuguese. The name is Serra Leoa (which does mean Lioness Mountain). The name was given by portugese explorer, who called the country Serra Leoa. How Sierra Leone came to existence is a mystery to me. In Spanish it would be Sierra Leona, which seems to be the closest.
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level 55
Oct 23, 2017
The Gangkhar Puensum in Bhutan is the world's tallest unclimbed mountain just because it is illegal. Bhutanese priests do not allow anyone to climb it as they believe it is sacred. However, the tallest unclimbed mountain on which climbing IS legal is actually in my country, Pakistan. The "Muchu Chhish" in Western Karakoram range of Batura is the highest unclimbed mountain actually, as it is fully legal to do it, as compared to Gnagkhar Puensum.
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level 77
Oct 24, 2017
actually? The clue doesn't say anything about highest unclimbed mountain that is legal to climb. Your argument makes no sense.
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level 76
Oct 23, 2017
Only scored 8 points, but in my defense my son phoned me just as I began and I was trying to think and talk at the same time - I'm sure I would have scored at least one more if I'd had my full wits about me. :)
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level 66
Oct 23, 2017
Agh... 0.8% away from 5 points...
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level 64
Oct 23, 2017
The Soviet Union struggled during the winter of 1939-40 against Finland but did overwhelm the Finnish forces in March 1940, imposing teh Soviet-Finnish Peace Treaty on 12 March 1940.
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level 77
Oct 24, 2017
Man that clue for Panama looks *so* weird. It ought to read "this North American country" or "this Central American country." And no I'm not being intentionally confrontational the way those who would applaud the odd usage of this demonym are, it just looks completely bizarre as it is such a strange usage.
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level 77
Oct 24, 2017
Unless maybe you are implying that Panama somehow belongs to the United States. Maybe that's what you were going for? I mean if it weren't for the US building the canal there, it certainly wouldn't have the same clue, if the country even existed at all.
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level 38
Nov 26, 2017
Panama is an American country. It's time to wake up and realize that the United States is not the only country on the American Continent. Don't change one word, Quiz Master. It is correct as it stands.