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Five Letter Geography #3

Name these geographic answers that are only five letters long.
Last updated: July 12, 2016
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One of four "countries" of the UK
Wales
Name for that country in its native language
Cymru
Land of the pharaohs
Egypt
Portugal's second biggest city
Porto
Country that is 2,670 miles north to south
Chile
Italian fashion capital
Milan
U.S. state closest to Africa, distance-wise
Maine
Capital city at 9,350 ft of elevation
Quito
Language of the Netherlands
Dutch
Landform formed when a river meets the sea
Delta
City famous for South Beach
Miami
Chinese city of 10 million
(hint: starts with W)
Wuhan
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Capital of Western Australia
Perth
Biggest city in Yorkshire
Leeds
Home to the world's tallest building
Dubai
Capital of Bangladesh
Dhaka
Medieval rival of Venice
Genoa
South Korea's second biggest metro area
Busan
Capital near the site of ancient Carthage
Tunis
World's second biggest religion
Islam
River on Germany's western border
Rhine
American site of witch trials in 1692
Salem
Turkic ethnic group of Russia
Tatar
Israeli desert
Negev
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level 62
Jul 21, 2014
According to Wikipedia Sheffield is the biggest city in Yorkshire with 513.324 people and Leeds the second biggest city with 440.954 people living there.
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level 49
Sep 11, 2014
Leeds, 750k+ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_districts_by_population
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level ∞
Jul 12, 2016
British population numbers are weird. Let's not overthink it. Leeds fits. It has five letters. The answer is fine. Remember, the "city" of London only has a population of a few thousand if we're going to be super technical.
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level 26
Dec 23, 2017
I live in leeds - the city is not really that huge however it has a lot of villages that fall under the leeds post code which means its bigger
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level 75
Sep 11, 2014
95% knew Wales, but less than a quarter know how to say it in Welsh. I find that contrast amusing.
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level 29
Sep 11, 2014
Why is that amusing? Most ppl wouldn't be able to say a country's name it that country's native language...I only know like 10-15, Espana (Spain), Deutschland (Germany), Italia (Italy), etc..the rest I have no clue lol
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level 32
Sep 11, 2014
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level 55
Oct 13, 2015
and now guess how difficult these quizzes are for non-english people :-D
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level 66
Sep 11, 2014
How many people outside of Wales know Welsh? I bet a vast majority of non-Welsh UK citizens don't know the Welsh language.
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level 75
Sep 12, 2014
^This. Welsh is one of those delightfully quirky languages (in my American-centric opinion) that fewer and fewer people speak, even in it's native land. I watch a lot of Welsh rugby, and I couldn't remember it, shame!
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level 36
Dec 12, 2014
^Probably not, due to a long time of England persecuting the Celtic languages.
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level 45
May 21, 2015
I'm Welsh and I speak and understand it. More and more children are now learning Welsh, which is great and the only way of keeping alive one of the oldest languages in Europe, if not the world, which is still being spoken.
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level 75
Nov 11, 2015
I may not know Welsh, but I know the name for Wales. The emergence of Plaid Cymru and mentions in Doctor Who probably helped.
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level 53
Jan 24, 2016
duolingo.com, a website that teaches people of many different languages whatever language they want to learn (be it spanish, dutch, or even esperanto!), is currently making a welsh course.
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level 53
Jan 24, 2016
A welsh course which it hopes many will sign up for, [hopefully] massively increasing the amount who learn the Welsh language.
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level 66
Apr 27, 2017
According to the data, those of Celtic ancestry in Scotland and Cornwall are more similar to the English than they are to other Celtic groups. People from Cornwall have a Celtic heritage, genetically they are much, much more similar to the people elsewhere in England than they are to the Welsh for example, people in South Wales are also quite different genetically to people in north Wales, who are both different in turn to the Scots. We did not find a single genetic group corresponding to the Celtic traditions in Britain." ........ http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31905764
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level 58
Apr 27, 2017
There are quite a few welsh speakers in Argentina, particularly Patagonia
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level 60
Apr 27, 2017
I just want to know how the heck we got "Wales" out of Cymru.
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level 66
Jun 2, 2018
It's from the early English weallas, which means foreigner. The same root is behind Wallonia - the French speaking part of the low countries so similarly foreign to Germanic speakers. Same thing for the Vlachs in the Balkans.
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level 50
Oct 12, 2018
the only welsh i can say is ...llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch... it's easy when someone teaches you syllable by syllable
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level 60
Jun 27, 2017
Simply said: Coyuznik, that was a fail of a comment.
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level 57
Sep 6, 2018
100% know "China" in English. Maybe ½% know 中国. Probably a few percent around here know Zhōngguó. China's a subject of general conversation 1,000 times than Wales. I'm sure there's some humor there.
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level 62
Sep 11, 2014
Sheffield is bigger than Leeds in both area and population
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level 66
Apr 27, 2017
Leeds 751k Sheffield 551k. Leeds wins by 200k
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level 52
Sep 11, 2014
Quito had me stumped for a while, I kept thinking of La Paz and Sucre.
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level 65
Apr 27, 2017
Me too, partly because almost the entire world measures altitude in meters. I was figuring La Paz at about 3,900 and Sucre - less sure - at about 2,700, which I thought would be almost perfect for the clue. Took me awhile.
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level 52
Sep 11, 2014
been to Wuhan once... never would have guessed it any other way
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level 74
Sep 11, 2014
This one was difficult for me, but that just means I'm learning new things. Thanks, QM!
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level 49
Sep 11, 2014
I missed Islam because I had misread "religion" to "region". Shame on me.
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level 36
Dec 12, 2014
Region could work as well. China, India. ;p
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level 63
Sep 11, 2014
"Landform formed when a river meets the sea" - Mouth?
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level 54
Sep 13, 2014
I don't think a "mouth" is considered a landform, but it's a good thought.
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level 66
Sep 11, 2014
Hindu also has more than 1 billion adherents.
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level 22
Sep 11, 2014
If you play Age of Empires you get a free answer :)
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level 38
Sep 15, 2014
Is it that Tunis thing?
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level 36
Dec 12, 2014
Age of Empires is one of my favourite games, and I have no idea which answer to this quiz TeuKi is referencing.
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level 67
Apr 7, 2017
Tatars. One of the groups/races/whatever in AoE. Super fun game -- Huns, Goths, Charlemagne, Tatars, Trebuchets... I learned a lot from it
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level 60
Apr 27, 2017
Wait a second, when did AoE teach you about Tatars? I've never seen them in the game.
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level 59
Sep 14, 2014
If you want a five letter city in South Korea, why not just go with Seoul? And Wuhan? I don't keep a handy list of medium-sized Chinese cities.. It may be bigger than London and New York, but if the quizmaster themself had to pick it out of a list, then it's not really a fair question (and 93% would agree!)
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level 26
Jan 2, 2015
agreed
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level 67
Apr 7, 2017
I find it very fair. Jetpunk is like drugs -- you always want harder and harder stuff to get your fix. Biggest cities and capital cities no longer do it for me. I liked the questions for Busan and Wuhan here, but I've built up a tolerance to capital and largest cities.
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level 65
Apr 27, 2017
If you don't know East Asia as well as other parts of the world, that's your issue.
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level 66
Feb 12, 2015
How about using metric units, as almost the whole world?
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level 39
Jul 23, 2015
Because that's the way we like it in the UK and USA, although metrics are being used more and more in the UK (unfortunately).
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level 72
Mar 7, 2017
Nice quiz, thanks.
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level 70
Apr 27, 2017
Very surprised that "Negeb" wasn't accepted for the Israeli desert.
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level 77
Apr 27, 2017
Gah! I knew the Turkic ethnic group, but all I could come up with was tartar. I think I'll go get some fish and chips now... :(
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level 57
Apr 29, 2017
Yakut, Altai, Tuvan and Kumyk are all five-letter Turkic ethnic groups with sizable populations in Russia.
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level 42
May 1, 2017
How is a Israeli desert to do with geography
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level ∞
May 1, 2017
Mmmm. Tasty Israeli desert.