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Continental Geography Decoder

Solve the short clues about each continent. Then combine the first letters of each answer to form one more continent-related answer.
Last updated: November 30, 2017
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Africa
SECRET:
ZAIRE
Z
Last country alphabetically
Zimbabwe
A
Algeria's official language
Arabic
I
Madagascar touches this ocean
Indian
R
Burundi's northern neighbor
Rwanda
E
Asmara is its capital city
Eritrea
 
 
 
Asia
SECRET:
TIBET
T
Subarctic forest biome in Siberia
Taiga
I
Peninsula of Thailand and Vietnam
Indochina
B
"Kalimantan" is part of this island
Borneo
E
Tallest mountain in Eurasia
Everest
T
Companion of the Euphrates
Tigris
 
 
 
Europe
SECRET:
VOLGA
V
English name of Wien
Vienna
O
Largest city of Norway
Oslo
L
This bridge is falling down
London Bridge
G
Overseas territory of Denmark
Greenland
A
Sea touching Italy, Croatia, etc.
Adriatic Sea
North America
SECRET:
IDAHO
I
Narrow strip of land. Panama is one
Isthmus
D
Formerly known as Mount McKinley
Denali
A
Eastern USA mountain range
Appalachian
H
Five-letter Great Lake
Huron
O
Second biggest city in Ontario
Ottawa
 
 
 
Oceania
SECRET:
PALAU
P
Westernmost major city in Oceania
Perth
A
Highest mountain in New Zealand
Aoraki
L
Taupo is a type of this
Lake
A
Term for a ring-shaped coral island
Atoll
U
Also known as Ayers Rock
Uluru
 
 
 
South America
SECRET:
ANDES
A
Longest river in the Americas
Amazon
N
Capital of Rio Grande do Norte
Natal
D
Official language of Suriname
Dutch
E
Island known for its 900+ moai
Easter Island
S
Capital and largest city of Chile
Santiago
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level 70
Oct 5, 2015
Nice idea! Not sure Easter island, despite being politically part of Chile, belongs to 'South America'
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level 73
Nov 22, 2016
That's like saying Hawaii, which is technically part of the USA, belongs in Oceania.
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level 71
Nov 22, 2016
Which it does!
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level 62
Dec 15, 2016
It absolutely does - Hawai'i is Polynesian.
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level 57
Jan 17, 2017
It belongs to the US, although geographically in Oceania. French Guiana belongs to a European country while in South America.
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level 59
Mar 5, 2017
Same case with Greenland, it is owned by Denmark, A European Country, but is part of North America.
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level 66
Mar 5, 2017
Yup, it's Polynesian. No amount of years or imperialism can change that.
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level 49
Mar 5, 2017
On a related note, could you accept Rapa Nui or Rapanui for Easter Island, since it's the local name for it?
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level 57
Mar 5, 2017
If the answer goes below 50% guessed, then I will.
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level 66
Mar 28, 2017
That's like saying Cyprus is European, when in fact it is an Asian country.
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level 53
Jul 29, 2018
@TinklePork. Cyprus is geographically closer to Asia but historically and culturally and geographically it is part of Europe.
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level 67
Mar 5, 2017
All depends what you mean by 'belong'. If you mean which country 'owns' Easter island it is Chile, if you mean which Continent is nearer to Easter Island then it depends where you measure from, if Oceania means Australia (as everyone seems to offer in jetpunk when it is said Australia is a continent not an island) then the distance is 11,084 km, whereas the distance to Chile (South America) is 3,686 km.
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level 64
Mar 5, 2017
And Greenland is North America
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level 58
Apr 6, 2018
There's no one definition for what a continent is, ergo, there should not be one continent that a region necessarily belongs to.
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level 7
Nov 25, 2015
Forgot how to spell Isthmus.
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level 76
Jun 28, 2016
Just missed Natal. Great quiz!
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level 68
Nov 23, 2016
A bridge that is falling down, starting with L...mh..."Ladder".
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level 71
Nov 23, 2016
Wonderful quiz!
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level 64
Nov 27, 2016
Isn't Honolulu the westernmost major city in Oceania? It's at 157 west, while Perth is at 115 east.
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level 44
Dec 23, 2016
no you got your directions switched up...
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level 70
Mar 5, 2017
The other west.
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level 54
Mar 5, 2017
Good point
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level 44
Dec 23, 2016
2:33 on the clock!
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level 68
Jan 2, 2017
The "tallest Eurasian mountain" one tripped me up for ages. I kept trying to spell "Elbrus"...
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level 49
Mar 5, 2017
rightfully so i did same
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level 49
Mar 5, 2017
What do you mean rightfully? Everest is certainly taller than Elbrus. And you understand Eurasia means Europe and Asia, not just Europe?
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level 48
Mar 5, 2017
Same, but after a few tries I realised Everest was the right one, lol.
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level 75
Mar 5, 2017
I did the same thing. Yes, Swilkes, I'm guessing most of us on here know what Eurasia means. For some reason I read Eurasian as European.
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level 59
Mar 5, 2017
Didn't realize you required the "continent-related answer" to be retyped. Is that really necessary?
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level 49
Mar 5, 2017
Well, If you don't get the other clues you can still guess the continent-related one so that's why
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level 41
Mar 5, 2017
Very clever! What about Antarctica?
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level 43
Mar 5, 2017
32/36
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level 43
Mar 5, 2017
4 ponis
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level 55
Mar 5, 2017
Accidentally i wrote down Palau instead Perth (both on P) so i got all first letters in Oceania and then I tried Ayers and it worked as Uluru! That's pointless, because you're supposed to look for another name of this!
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level 58
Oct 11, 2018
Same thing happened to me
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level 63
Mar 5, 2017
Happy to see the three I didn't get are the three least-guessed by a large margin.
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level 48
Mar 5, 2017
Can arabian be accepted for arabic?
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level 49
Mar 6, 2017
Please say no. It is so much better to learn that Arabic is a language and Arabian is the name of both a sea and a peninsula.
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level 51
Mar 6, 2017
Rapa Nui as an acceptable alternative for Easter Island please?
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level 52
Mar 14, 2017
Good job on having only two and a half questions about the United States!
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level 43
Mar 15, 2017
Well 'Zaire' no longer exists. I've not heard of many of these answers before. Surprised others have
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level 63
Jul 11, 2017
Zaire still 'exists'. It's just called something else now.
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level 64
Aug 8, 2017
For Taupo, I kept typing volcano, caldera, etc. because Taupo is a volcano (volcanic caldera filled with a lake, I know) which confuzzled me before I finally tried lake, the last thing I had left :/ Could those things I mentioned be added as type-ins, or would that mess it up?
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level 67
Feb 2, 2018
I think the clue is misleading. It shouldn't say "Taupo is a type of this". It should just say "Taupo is one of this"
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level 61
Nov 29, 2017
This quiz is great and similar to many of my other favorite quizzes, but I have one suggestion. I am I the only one who realized that Wien is a type-in for the English name of Wien? That's got to be fixed. I didn't know it was Vienna, but I certainly think that a question asking you to give an alternative name for a place should not have the original place as an answer.
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level ∞
Nov 29, 2017
Fixed! The downside of automatic type-ins.
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level 40
Mar 25, 2018
Maybe a part 2?
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level 66
Apr 7, 2018
Very fun. The definition for "atoll" needs to be reworked. Maybe "ring-shaped coral reef"? After all, atolls develop on the former coastline of partially-submerged volcanic mountains sitting on subsiding tectonic plates, so atolls of any significant age do not form the shoreline of any island, but generally involve multiple islands at various points on the rim, or even the interior, of the outer reef. ("Atolhu" is a Maldivian - Dhivehi - word meaning something like province, which bears close similarity to the geographic feature, given that physical atolls were convenient ways to combine islands for administrative purposes.)
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level 65
Apr 7, 2018
Mega awesome.
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level 38
May 15, 2018
Great Quiz! - But isn't Zaire extinct (now the Democratic republic of the Congo?
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level 53
Jul 29, 2018
what is your point?
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level 56
Nov 29, 2018
I got Zaire, Idaho, Tibet and Volga after guessing 2 letters in each of these continents. Oceania was tough.
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level 53
Dec 8, 2018
Easter Island is 49% guessed. You said you would accept Rapa Nui if it went below 50%.
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level 32
Dec 10, 2018
London Bridge is falling down ?! Oh no ! (jk, just didn't get the reference until the answers showed.)
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level 39
Jan 6, 2019
I knew "Natal" because I live one state south of Rio Grande do Norte
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level 30
Feb 17, 2019
I guessed Greenland, but wouldn’t Faroe Islands work better? Greenland is generally considered North American, but the Faroe Islands are definitely European.