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Geography by Letter - M

Guess these geographical answers that start with the letter M.
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Last updated: February 8, 2019
First submittedApril 26, 2013
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Islam's holiest city
Mecca
Most popular Chinese dialect
Mandarin
Third largest city in England
Manchester
Largest island in the Indian Ocean
Madagascar
Primary Hungarian ethnic group
Magyar
The United States' neighbor to the south
Mexico
Major city in Tennessee or ancient Egypt
Memphis
Genghis Khan's homeland
Mongolia
Largest city in Quebec
Montreal
England's "Great Charter"
Magna Carta
Latter-day Saints
Mormons
Pre-lent celebration
in New Orleans and elswhere
Mardi Gras
Hint
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Desert in southeast California
Mojave
Tropical rainy season
Monsoon
Major river in Indochina
Mekong
Mediterranean island nation
Malta
Casablanca's country
Morocco
Capital of Belarus
Minsk
The northeastern part of China
Manchuria
Indigenous people of New Zealand
Māori
China's gambling capital
Macau
Winnipeg is its capital
Manitoba
U.S. state on the Chesapeake Bay
Maryland
Ancient area surrounding
the Tigris and Euphrates rivers
Mesopotamia
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level 57
Jul 10, 2013
surprised manchuria is at 38%, it used to be its own country
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level 67
Jul 10, 2013
And they keep brainwashing those assassins.
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level 35
Apr 23, 2016
Manchuria was only really its own country during WW2, and even then it was a Japanese puppet state, though granted, the Qing dynasty of China was Manchurian...
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level 47
Mar 6, 2018
Depends where you're from, personally I have never heard of it and was never taught in our school curriculum. That's why I love this site, learning new things. Off to Uncle Google to find out more about it :-)
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level 69
Nov 13, 2013
Missed 2 - should have got Manchuria but never heard of Magyar.
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level 47
Aug 15, 2018
Age of Empires 2 :D
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level 47
Nov 1, 2018
Hungary is called the country of Magyars in Hungarian.
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level 79
Jul 7, 2019
And Hungarian postage stamps have Magyar Posta as identification.
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level 61
Aug 5, 2019
Hungary is called Magyarország, and the language is called magyar nyelv
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level 83
Nov 13, 2013
I'd quibble that Monsoons are seasonal changes, or storms caused by changes in the seasons, but they aren't in themselves seasons, any more than hurricanes are.
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level 77
Nov 13, 2013
but the rainy season in these countries is also commonly referred to as "Monsoon Season."
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level 83
Feb 25, 2015
Sure, but many animals have mating seasons, does that make mating a season?
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level 77
Apr 23, 2016
^ yes. Yes, it does.
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level 67
Aug 28, 2016
The mating season takes part generally in the monsoon season, and I season my wood at this time, which in Australia is in the Summer season and at this time I also season my food with spices I bought during the holiday season.
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level 38
Dec 3, 2018
Just as the period from June to November is referred to as the "Hurricane Season" in the Caribbean.
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level 38
Jul 7, 2019
@plattitude yes it definitely does make mating a season
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level 49
Jan 31, 2015
monsoons shift weather patterns by blowing warm moist air over usually dry areas. Arizona has a monsoon season . :)
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level 71
Apr 25, 2016
Yes they do and I got stuck in one on my way to the airport.
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level 15
Mar 6, 2018
They might have a monsoon season, but it is not called a monsoon season.
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level 60
Apr 5, 2018
yes, it is called the "monsoon season".
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level 66
Nov 25, 2015
I agree, the clue could be much better for this one
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level 33
Nov 13, 2013
24/24 4:03 left =) Only one that got me at first was Manchuria, but I typed that mistakenly for the Winnipeg clue instead of Manitoba (and then I typed Manitoba) so that worked out.
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level 28
Jan 18, 2014
suprised only 29 percent of ppl got mekong correct
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level 61
Mar 10, 2014
I don't see how Mormons are related to Geography?
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level 80
May 23, 2014
Human geography. Look it up.
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level 69
Sep 4, 2016
How wonderfully condescending of you.
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level 34
Sep 4, 2016
Actually it is a pretty good point. The Magna Carta fits much more into History than geography as well. You can't argue that everything slightly related to humanity is human geography, mormons would't count for me, but that is an opinion, not fact.
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level 63
Jul 7, 2019
They only represent a sizeable majority in one geographic region which they settled in after emigrating to in the 19th century. But, neither the clue nor the answer are worded in respect to geography, so I'm inclined to agree.
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level 50
Mar 14, 2014
macau isnt actually part of china its like hong kong and taiwan
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level 58
Aug 19, 2014
Good lord! A time traveller from the 20th Century has visited us!
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level 45
Jan 31, 2015
Which are all a part of China now, UN recognized, with a little less clarity on Taiwan, but generally regarded as part of China
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level 79
Jun 3, 2015
Hong Kong and Macau are part of a Special Administrative Region ( SAR) of China. It's one of those ambiguous parts of another country (like Greenland, Gibralter, the District of Columbia, Bermuda, etc.) with limited self-control, but definitely part of China.
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level 38
Dec 3, 2018
The island of Macau was returned to China by Portugal in the 20th century. (I believe it was in 1999, but I could have the date wrong).
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level 63
Sep 17, 2015
Definitely need some work on my China knowledge...
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level 77
Apr 23, 2016
Makkah
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level 76
Apr 23, 2016
elswhere = elsewhere
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level 76
Apr 23, 2016
John Stewart spells it "Mess o' Potamia".
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level 86
Apr 23, 2016
YA MANITOBA'S ON IT!!!!!
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level 27
Apr 23, 2016
can you please use makkah
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level 78
Apr 24, 2016
The Magna Carta is definitely not geography. Yes, I know about human geography and all, but this dates from 1215 and is not even about defining borders at that time.
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level 34
Sep 4, 2016
While I would argue that there is more to human geography than defining borders; and that the Magna Carta made substantial impact on Barons and the way the country operated (though I am not a Medieval specialist in History). It doesn't feel like it belongs in a geography quiz.
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level 43
Apr 26, 2016
Mardi Gras is known in a whole country and in a whole province (France and Quebec), yet the hint is mentionning just a city ... That's what I call virtual difficulty.
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level 34
Sep 4, 2016
I was about to agree with you, but I read up on it and it turns out New Orleans is much more famous for its Mardi Gras celebrations than other areas and cities. Turns out France and Quebec aren't the only other places, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Senegal ( to name a few) all celebrate Mardi Gras, but the Louisiana city is most well known.
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level 38
Aug 31, 2018
Many places (Brazil, the Caribbean islands, as well as those previously mentioned) celebrate Carnival/Carnivale. Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) was traditionally the last day of the Carnival when the people ate and drank to their hearts' content for the following day (Ash Wednesday) was the beginning of Lent. During Lent the people were expected to fast and forego culinary pleasures until the Easter Feast.
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level 57
Nov 6, 2016
Umm, I seriously doubt that Mormons are geography. Just saying
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level 40
Nov 11, 2016
100% with 2:37 remaining :D
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level 54
Dec 13, 2016
3.27, took a while to get Manchuria. Glad to see Maori on it, given I have those family links!
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level 32
Jan 17, 2017
accept magiare
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level 51
Apr 18, 2017
only know magyar from the magical magyars of the 1950s such as sandor kocsis, ferenc puskas and zoltan czibor
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level 60
Apr 18, 2017
How are Mormons considered "geography"?
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level 65
Jun 25, 2017
We don't call it Manchuria anymore. It reminds us of the colonial puppet state era by the Japanese empire. We just call it the Northeast. And the majority there is Han Chinese instead of Manchu people. Being half Manchu I never know a single word of the nearly-extinct Manchu language, which still prospered 120 years ago.
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level 62
Jul 7, 2019
China has a habit of erasing history.
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level 45
Oct 14, 2018
Magna Charta should be accepted.
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level 57
Mar 19, 2019
What about Manga Chartah? :):):)
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level 70
May 12, 2019
There is a typo in the Mardi Gras clue, should be an extra 'e' in elsewhere
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level 41
Jul 7, 2019
Almost every single one right with about three minutes to spare. Apart from "U.S. state on the Chesapeake Bay" No idea.
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level 77
Jul 7, 2019
Was watching an interesting YouTube video the other day suggesting that the birthplace of Muhammad and the original holiest city of Islam was actually Petra, not Mecca.
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level 34
Jul 8, 2019
I would've gotten 100% but I put Mecong instead of Mekong :(
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level 73
Jul 8, 2019
Maybe add the accents on Québec and Montréal? You usually do in other quizzes. (And it would make us Montréalais very happy!)