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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Last updated: March 28, 2020
First submittedMay 18, 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 Arab nation's 9.9 million residents, 8.7 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
This northwest African country was the last in the world to legally abolish slavery,
but 2% 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, the world's tallest unclimbed mountain with
a height of 7570 meters
Bhutan
Its name is Portuguese for "Lioness Mountains"
Sierra Leone
This three-word country had the world's second-lowest
Human Development Index in 2018
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 61
May 20, 2017
Noooooooooooooo, please don't stop, we'll learn!
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Level 75
May 20, 2017
Thanks for a great series.
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Level 59
Oct 23, 2017
I am too high but I think I could follow.
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Level 82
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 73
Jun 11, 2020
Maybe change the clue for Sierra Leone. Even though the Portuguese first named it, the current name is Italian.

In Portuguese it would be "Serra Leoa".

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Level 66
Jan 19, 2021
I didn't think it was too bad for a serial JetPunker. The only ones I seriously struggled with were Kuwait and Panama, and the former made sense once I figured it out while the latter I could just get by guessing.
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Level 56
Jan 19, 2021
The time limit is what kills you on this one. Very little time to guess haha
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Level 57
Feb 6, 2021
This is the perfect difficulty!
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Level 86
May 19, 2017
Isn't Bosnia a valid answer for the muslim country in the Adriatic sea question?
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Level 64
May 19, 2017
Easy to miss with a coastline of only 20 km.
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Level 73
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 60
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 82
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 60
Jan 19, 2021
It's only been illegal since 2003. I would guess that difficulty is another reason it's unclimbed, otherwise someone would have done it before 2003.
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Level 28
Jan 19, 2021
Sure that might be true but nowhere does it say that it has to be legal.
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Level 78
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 67
Oct 21, 2019
press pause ;)
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Level 60
Jan 19, 2021
Eight points? It's a challenge to get more than five!
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Level 72
Oct 23, 2017
Agh... 0.8% away from 5 points...
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Level 66
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 ∞
Mar 28, 2020
Finland successfully resisted in that they were not conquered. Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania were not so lucky and suffered under brutal Soviet rule for the next 50 years.
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Level 38
Jan 19, 2021
Only because they gave up the agreed land once they were overwhelmed, not exactly successful resistance no matter the body count
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Level 82
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 82
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 66
Jan 19, 2021
I think it's fine. It's pretty obvious what it means in this context considering there's only one country that the United States "owns."
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Level 37
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.

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Level 70
Dec 13, 2019
South America / North America, these are the names of the two continents... Known as the 'Americas'. The United States of America is the name of a country which has America in it's name. No other country in these continents has 'America' included in it's name. To most English speaking people around the world the USA is known and referred to as 'America' ........ for anyone to get their nickers in a twist over something so minor is amazing to me.
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Level 66
Jun 27, 2020
you are soo DISHONEST i played a lot of quizzes made by you and i saw that
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Level 58
Dec 8, 2020
three word country not three letter country doh
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Level 56
Dec 12, 2020
I know there is a specific group of "great lakes" in Africa, but Chad is also a country named after a large lake in Africa.
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Level 66
Jan 19, 2021
But it’s not a Great Lake
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Level 44
Jan 20, 2021
Wouldn't Tanzania also count?? It used to be called Tanganyika, and that is where the current name is derived from
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Level 33
Jan 19, 2021
Sierra Leone isnt a portuguese name, maybe spanish i dont know
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Level 66
Jan 19, 2021
Correct. "Serra Leoa" is the Portuguese name, "Sierra Leone" is Spanish.
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Level 57
Jan 19, 2021
The Portuguese were the first to name the country as "Serra Leoa" in the 15th century. But then Italian cartographers "italianised" the name for Sierra Leone and it is the name of the country since then.
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Level 65
Jan 19, 2021
Exactly, not a Portuguese name...
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Level 73
Jan 19, 2021
The last clue can be updated to say 'in 2019' (it's still in second place)
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Level 61
Jan 19, 2021
Got all but three, wasn't that hard
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Level 55
Jan 19, 2021
Why does the clue for Panama specify "American country" and then the clue for Guyana is "South America" ...at the very least be consistent. It really should just be North/South America or "The Americas" in my opinion
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Level 65
Jan 19, 2021
I don't think it is compatible to be a citizen and a slave at the same time. Maybe swap for inhabitants or population.
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Level 62
Jan 19, 2021
Got 15. Missed the clue about the African Great Lakes and the last 4 as I ran out of time.
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Level 49
Jan 19, 2021
CheeseMother
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Level 28
Jan 20, 2021
Ok?...