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Geography by Letter - C

Guess these geographical answers that start with the letter C.
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Last updated: September 21, 2018
First submittedApril 26, 2013
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Capital of Denmark
Copenhagen
World's biggest inland sea
Caspian Sea
Capital of Wales
Cardiff
Obama's hometown
Chicago
India's most popular sport
Cricket
Island of the Minoan Civilization
Crete
Country in the Balkans
Croatia
Island where Napoleon was born
Corsica
Southern Chinese dialect
Cantonese
Major city in Alberta
Calgary
French city closest to Britain
Calais
Island divided between
Turkish and Greek factions
Cyprus
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Former name of Kolkata
Calcutta
Louisiana ethnic group of Acadian French
Cajuns
Country where Khmer is the official language
Cambodia
Most populous Native American tribe
Cherokee
Peninsula that juts into the Black Sea,
seized by Russia
Crimea
Ancient city near modern-day Tunis
Carthage
Most populous city in northern Africa
Cairo
City near the southern tip of Africa
Cape Town
City on the Riviera with a famous film festival
Cannes
The Christian community of Egypt
Copts
River that flows through the Grand Canyon
Colorado
Resort city on the Yucatan peninsula
Cancun
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level 77
Jun 26, 2013
I couldn't think of any cities in Kenya that started with C.

Also, my Egyptian co-workers would like me to point out that technically all people native to Egypt are Copts, not just Christians. Even though the term is rarely applied to Muslims or other non-Christians, it could be, at least according to them. Christians in Egypt are called Coptic Christians to differentiate them from Christians outside of Egypt.
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level 44
Jun 26, 2013
Who said anything about Kenya?
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level 77
Jun 26, 2013
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level 44
Jun 28, 2013
Ohhh the Obama thing. Haha, nice. Didn't catch that at first :)
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level 47
Nov 7, 2013
I didn't catch it either... until this dialogue.
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level 72
Jun 17, 2014
But he doesn't come from Kenya. Duh?????
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level 50
Jul 29, 2014
Jerry, it's an old thing... maybe paranoia, not sure exactly where it comes from... but a belief that Obama comes from Kenya, not Hawaii, and probably meant to have the implication that he can't be president because he's not American-born. Kal's 'Are you too dumb to live' quizzes actually have a question on it.
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level 44
Aug 13, 2014
His father was Kenyan. His mother was from Kansas. They met at the University of Hawaii.
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level 58
Jun 21, 2015
Then he moved to Indonesia and ate a dog...
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level 77
Feb 17, 2019
^I think we've all been there before.
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level 76
Feb 17, 2019
No, I've never been to Indonesia.
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level 77
Feb 18, 2019
but you've eaten dogs?
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level 46
Feb 19, 2019
I mean, who hasn’t eaten a dog?
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level 34
Dec 5, 2015
Aren't Christianity and Islam two different religions?
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level 77
Sep 11, 2017
sort of
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level 27
Apr 8, 2017
It's NOT a city in Kenya, anyway.
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level 38
Jul 6, 2019
Haha nice
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level 69
Jun 26, 2013
Only missed Copts, which I've never heard of.
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level 62
Jun 21, 2019
It is cops with tea.
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level 49
Jun 26, 2013
I spent most of my time trying to figure out how I was mispelling "Creole". Turns out I wasn't. It should totally have been accepted; it is the name of a French ethnic group in Louisiana.
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level ∞
Jul 1, 2013
Changed the clue to include the word Acadian, so that Cajun is the only correct answer not just the best answer.
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level 40
May 10, 2014
Cajun refers specifically to French Arcadians living in Louisiana while Creole could refer to numerous other groups
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level 62
Jun 21, 2019
Same
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level 65
Jun 26, 2013
I thought hometown is where someone is born. I kept trying to remember a city in Hawaii that begins with C
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level 77
Jun 26, 2013
I think of hometown more as the place where you grew up. I was born in Merrifield but that's definitely not my hometown. I would say Centreville is, because that's where I was during my "formative years," from age 7-19, and then again from 22-25. I spent the first seven years of my life mostly in Manassas, but that doesn't really feel like home to me. and now my family all lives out in Haymarket.. there's nothing left (of my home) in Centreville. But I myself live in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Sometimes home can be hard to define. It means different things to different people.

btw Obama was born in Honolulu.
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level 57
Jun 26, 2013
The question was still not clear enough I suggest changing it. Great quiz though:)
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level 71
Jun 20, 2016
This is the damndest thing. I live in Centreville!
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level 48
Dec 27, 2016
I did make the same mistake.
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level 61
Jun 26, 2013
I agree, and I live in Chicago. I don't think he even lived here until after college. He was in Hawaii, then Columbia University in NY for college, then I think he was a community organizer in Chicago for a few years before he went off to Harvard, and came back to Chicago after law school. In any case, "hometown" doesn't feel accurate. If you're looking for "Chicago" as an answer, there are about a million clearer clues from which to choose.
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level 77
Jun 27, 2013
It's where he made his home. I'm sure if you ask him he does not consider Kansas, New York, Indonesia, or Washington his home. Maybe Hawaii, but I doubt it. Chicago is probably the best answer. and of course... if anyone says Kenya and is serious... ::groan::
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level 61
Feb 18, 2019
Having lived here for another six years since making this comment, I suppose I am starting to come around. Chicago is where Obama has the deepest roots, even if he came here in his 20's. Also I'm super into Chicago and super into Obama, so I'm all too happy for the city to claim him as its own.
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level 34
Jan 12, 2014
Question definitely requires rewording. His hometown is Honolulu. Maybe: Obama's former political seat?
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level 83
Jun 26, 2013
What's your source for the Cherokee being the largest tribe? Everywhere I look lists the Navajo as 9-10% larger. Most numbers have Cherokee around 285k, but Navajo around 310k.
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level ∞
Jul 31, 2015
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_Americans_in_the_United_States
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level 54
Jun 27, 2013
Could "Creole" be an acceptable answer for a French ethnic group in Louisiana? Or is that wrong?
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level 77
Jun 27, 2013
not exactly. Creoles can be French, Spanish, African... but the Cajuns are all descendants of French-speaking Acadians.
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level 55
Jun 27, 2013
Creole only applies to the language, not the people. Creole just meaning a language which has formed from two other languages merging for one reason or another, if you're interested.
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level 77
Jun 30, 2013
you sure about that, robbie?
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level 55
Jun 30, 2013
nope
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level 44
Aug 13, 2014
Crimea's not exactly Ukrainian anymore.
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level ∞
Jul 31, 2015
The clue has been updated.
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level 44
Aug 14, 2014
As for the world's biggest inland sea, I would say that's the Mediterranean. It used to be a vast desert until the strait of Gibraltar finally wore down enough to let the ocean in. Did you know it filled in less than a year?
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level 67
Dec 5, 2015
I believe the erosion of the Gibraltar strait started with just a trickle of a stream which lasted for thousand or more years before a major breakthrough formed the Gibraltar Falls which then filled the remaining 90% to form the Med. as we know it in a year or so.
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level 48
Dec 27, 2016
You've just explained in your own comment why it's not a sea.
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level 73
Feb 18, 2019
It is a sea - it's not inland
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level 83
Nov 1, 2014
What about adding Cozemul? It is another resort city on the Yucatan Peninsula that starts with "C."
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level 58
Jun 21, 2015
It's not on the peninsula, it's an island.
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level 44
Oct 6, 2015
Croatia isn't in the Balkans, I don't think
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level 58
Oct 27, 2015
You need a new atlas!
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level 39
Nov 25, 2015
The Navajo tribe is the largest NOT Cherokee!
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level 60
Dec 5, 2015
Definitions & meaning are key to this. The 2010 U.S. Census shows 286,700 Navajo & 284,200 Cherokee reported as single-tribe, American Indian only. However, broadening out to include people of two or more tribes, there were 300,500 Cherokee & 295,000 Navajo. And if you include people of mixed Native American & other race heritage, Cherokee total 819,100 whilst Navajo are just 332,100. To confuse the answer even further, 693,700 full-blooded Native Americans failed to specify their tribe! Bottom line - too confusing to call between Cherokee & Navajo - insert new question!
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level 77
Dec 5, 2015
resort cities... hm... cozumel? cabo? curacao? popular letter for resort cities to begin with...
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level 73
Dec 5, 2015
Cantonese is not a dialect of Chinese, Mandarin and Cantonese are two different languages, although both languages could be referred to as Chinese it would be more correct to say the southern (or Guangdong) Chinese language or similar
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level 69
Apr 27, 2016
Agree. Many European languages have far more in common with each other than Cantonese and Mandarin. Danish, Swedish and Norwegian are vastly more similar than Cantonese and Mandarin.
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level 83
Sep 20, 2016
As a speaker of both, I'll assure you that you are wrong. Cantonese and Mandarin share the same syntax and grammar, a shared lexicon, and a very similar morphology and phonology. Yes, the same word often is pronounced differently, but the similarities are obvious, and in most cases knowing a few general trends makes it easy to guess what the word will be in one if you know the other. They, along with Wu, Min, etc. are properly dialects of the same language.
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level 59
Dec 5, 2015
"Largest Native American tribe" I tried Quechua and Aymara, which are clearly larger than any tribe in the USA.
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level 69
Jul 31, 2016
But they aren't tribes, nor do they start with 'C'.
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level 32
Dec 8, 2015
As a Chicagoan I find it insulting to call Chicago hometown to people like Obama and Kanye west they were not born or raised in Chicago so therefore not from chicago
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level 76
Feb 23, 2016
I would call the town in which I live at present my home town, even though I spent the first three years of my life elsewhere, and wasn't born here. It's more a question of what the individual would call his hometown, not what others from that place might think.
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level 73
Feb 18, 2019
Being insulted by that is ridiculous. Grow up
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level 66
Jul 30, 2016
Would appreciate it if Carthago is acceptable to Carthage as well. (It even works on wikipedia, which seems to be our reference for everything) Thanks!
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level 67
Feb 24, 2017
Got them all bar Chicago. I'm another who was thrown slightly by the wording, I assumed you wanted a city in Hawaii, I didn't know any.
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level 67
Feb 26, 2017
Thank you Scarlet Pimpernel for giving me Calais.
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level 38
Mar 7, 2017
Former President Obama could have been born on the Moon; the fact that his mother was a native of the United States makes him an AMERICAN... punto final.
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level 70
Feb 17, 2019
Yes, but to be eligible for presidency Obama would need to have been born in the United States (which is the case, obviously).
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level 80
Feb 18, 2019
But even if you weren’t born in the US, if one of your parents were and you denounce your birth country’s citizenship, you can still run. That’s what Ted Cruz did.
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level 79
Apr 20, 2017
Depending on how you want to classify the Chippewas, Cree could also be the answer for the largest North American tribe. Roughly 110k Cree/Chippawas in the US and 200k in Canada. Nonetheless considering the category one of the two is correct and anyone with a basic knowledge would get it. That being said, the question probably should either be rewritten or better replaced. Since it's all of North America the answer is either Aztec or Maya. Even if you limit to the US, there are probably enough "mixed" Hispanics in the the US that Aztec or Maya still would be the correct answer.
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level 38
Apr 20, 2017
Creole is a language derivative of French (like Patois in Haiti and some other Caribbean countries). The ethnicities are: Cajun (specifically French ethnic group) and more specifically: Mulattos, Octoroons, Quadroons, etc. (depending on the percentage of African Blood you inherited). Of course, none of this is really applicable to the United States where even a smidgen of African blood make you Black (that is, if you tell them).
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level 57
Jun 6, 2017
Only missed Cannes
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level 20
Nov 11, 2018
How did I not think of Cyprus?
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level 29
Jan 23, 2019
There's a sport called cricket? I thought that was an insect. I'm only 7
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level 70
Feb 17, 2019
There's a whole world waiting to be discovered outside of the United States too.
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level 73
Feb 18, 2019
Think along the lines of a slightly less boring version of baseball
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level 68
Feb 18, 2019
People getting upset about the Black Sea clue, saying it's a delta rather than a peninsula: Crimea river.
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level 73
Feb 18, 2019
No one mentioned anything about that
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level 61
Feb 18, 2019
Xarnac just really wanted to set up his wordplay.
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level 68
Feb 18, 2019
my geography joke falling flat on a geography quiz? must've been too plain.
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level 73
Feb 22, 2019
Yep sorry - me being dim!

At least I got the flat plain one...
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level 45
Mar 7, 2019
I spent too much time trying to think of cities in Hawaii that began with C, that clue is confusing.
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level 38
Apr 6, 2019
Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky and yet, is identified with Illinois. Why is it so difficult to accept that Barack Obama (born in Hawaii) chooses to be identified with Illinois?