Four Letter Place Names #2

Based on the hints, guess these place names that are only four letters long.
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First submittedOctober 7, 2013
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Clue
Answer
One of the Great Lakes
Erie
Mongolian desert
Gobi
Country ruled by an ayatollah
Iran
U.S. Pacific island territory
Guam
Most populous Hawaiian island
Oahu
Third biggest city in France
Lyon
Second biggest city in Ireland
Cork
Capital of Ukraine
Kiev
Capital of Norway
Oslo
River forming part of the border
between Asia and Europe
Ural
Walled city of northern England
York
Clue
Answer
State home to eight U.S. presidents
Ohio
Roman spa town of England
Bath
New Zealand mountain also called Aoraki
Cook
It's next to Benin
Togo
Roman name for France and surrounding areas
Gaul
"Strip" of Palestinian territory
Gaza
Sicilian volcano
Etna
Cologne, in German
Köln
African country or common male first name
Chad
Capital of West Germany, 1945–1990
Bonn
California wine valley
Napa
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Level 83
Jan 28, 2014
I missed three mountains but got everything else- guess I need to brush up on my mountain trivia.
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Level 48
Jan 28, 2014
No Cuba? I missed that
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Level 65
Sep 21, 2019
it's in Four Letter Place Names #1
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Level 34
Jan 28, 2014
Could not Wake be accepted as an island territory?
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Level 53
Jan 29, 2014
Good call, but perhaps because it has no indigenous inhabitants?
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Level 58
Oct 19, 2015
I think it is technically Wake Island.
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Level 75
Jun 9, 2016
It's also disputed - the Marshall Islands claim Wake as well.
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Level 59
Dec 27, 2015
Anyone else try "Jerry" for "it's next to Benin"?

(Then tried "Jeri" to stick to 4 letters. Oh, ignorance, you are delicious.)

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Level 65
Feb 22, 2016
Very disappointed that Doom is not accepted for the Kiwi Mountain
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Level 72
Jun 9, 2016
Had the clue read "It's native name is Ngaruahoe," I would totally be with you.
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Level 64
Sep 30, 2016
Mt Cook is Aoraki, in the Sth Is. Ngaruahoe is Ngaruahoe, in the Nth Is.
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Level 66
Mar 25, 2019
Ngauruhoe.
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Level 77
Apr 3, 2016
guatemala --- er -- got 'em all with 2:51 to go!
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Level 63
Jun 9, 2016
All great crossword puzzle answers...
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Level 74
Dec 18, 2018
Wouldn't the Roman (Latin) name for France be Gallia?
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Level 69
Sep 20, 2020
Yes. In fact, while "Gaul" (in French "Gaule") is the usual translation of the Latin word "Gallia", the two are actually etymologically unrelated: the former comes from a Germanic root that referred to 'foreign' (eg non germanic) people, and also gave words like Wales and Wallachia. I think the hint ought to be changed a bit.
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Level 55
Nov 9, 2020
I'm surprised so many people got Koln! The only reason I know that is because I took German in college. Did 57% of people take German in college, or are they just smarter than me?

By the way, the reason I marked this comment: the Reno question is, in my opinion, very bad and should be replaced. Or at least, the hint should be changed to something that is not a tourist slogan.

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Level 64
Aug 30, 2021
I personally did not take German in college, I am German. :D But there are a lot of geo wizzards on here.
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Level 67
Jun 3, 2021
Ohio has only had 7 presidents so far.
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Level 70
Aug 28, 2021
1. William Harrison

2. Ulysses Grant

3. Rutherford Hayes

4. James Garfield

5. Benjamin Harrison

6. William McKinley

7. William Taft

8. Warren Harding

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Level 83
Oct 1, 2021
They seem to focus more on quantity than quality.
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Level 68
Oct 1, 2021
I'm not American, so I admit I know squat about US presidents pre-Clinton, but according to Wikipedia, William Harrison was born in Charles City County, Virginia. He studied at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, so grew up there as well (Father and brother also in Virginian legislature and House of Reps).

This wiki page also states only seven from Ohio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_presidents_of_the_United_States_by_home_state

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Level 84
Oct 1, 2021
He was definitely born and raised in Virginia (with some time in Pennsylvania), but these things usually go by the person's "political base." Harrison moved to Ohio in his early 20's and was, among other things, a US Representative from Ohio's first district and a US Senator for the state of Ohio. Either way, this discussion thread has lasted months longer than his presidency did! ;)
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Level 28
Aug 31, 2021
I think that the Ural Mountains would have been a better choice instead of the Ural River, although it is currently widely accepted as the current border, for most of history it the Europe-Asia border didn't use the Ural River but it did use the Ural Mountains.
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Level 56
Aug 31, 2021
Chad is a common male first name????
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Level 62
Sep 25, 2021
Mali could be accepted for the 'African country that is also a common male first name' (Mali and Marley)
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Level 53
Oct 1, 2021
Unless “Mali” is a commonly-used spelling of that name, then they’re not the same thing, are they?
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Level 62
Oct 1, 2021
I've never heard of anyone named Mali. I'm sure there's a few out there somewhere, but it's by no means common.
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Level 61
Oct 4, 2021
According to howmanyofme.com, there are less than 1 674 named Mali in the US and 276 194 Chads.

Mynamestats.com claims 320 155 Chads for 966 Malis. Those are just the first two google results, I'm willing to bet that others will be similar.

So, the short answer is: no.

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Level ∞
Oct 5, 2021
You are right, Chad is way way more common than Mali.

Here's a full list of countries as U.S. baby names.

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Level 28
Oct 1, 2021
How about the largest river.
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Level 36
Oct 1, 2021
Damn it! Knew it was Lyon, just couldn't remember the y
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Level 47
Oct 1, 2021
Didn't know that there is an Ural river, I only knew the mountain range.
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Level 64
Oct 1, 2021
Unbelievably easy. Being Australian increased my chances of knowing Mt Cook, I guess.