Countries that Bordered British India with an Empty Map

Can you name all of the countries that bordered British India in 1937?
*Including overseas colonies from other nations
Quiz by Jiaozira
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Last updated: April 4, 2020
First submittedNovember 23, 2018
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Country
Afghanistan
Bhutan
China
French Indochina*
Goa*
Iran
Nepal
Pondicherry*
Siam
Tibet
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Level 72
Nov 23, 2018
Great!
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Level 65
Nov 23, 2018
Thanks Kolji!
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Level 41
Nov 24, 2018
wow I dont know countries of that time only 4 correct haha
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Level 72
Nov 24, 2018
great!
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Level 65
Nov 24, 2018
:)
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Level 68
Jan 13, 2019
Damn Goa!
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Level 88
Jan 14, 2019
You aren't kidding, I spent a long time looking for a gap on the border I'd missed...
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Level 50
Jun 9, 2020
I just wrote France and Portugal.
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Level 44
Jan 14, 2019
Really loved it
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Level 74
Jan 14, 2019
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Level 65
Jan 14, 2019
Sikkim was close! It actually gained proper independence mid 1947 when India succeeded, but this map is from just before the partition.
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Level 18
Aug 28, 2019
While that's certainly a valid view, the same is true of Bhutan. I think it's difficult to justify the view that Bhutan was an independent country when Sikkim was not. Either both should be included, or neither.
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Level 42
Jan 14, 2019
1:44 remained :D
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Level 65
Jan 15, 2019
Nice that it accepts the colony controller.
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Level 75
Jan 20, 2019
Great quiz, thank you!
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Level 21
Jan 30, 2019
Nice Quiz !
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Level 65
Feb 2, 2019
Thanks! :)
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Level 53
Feb 2, 2019
Got Goa, forgot Afghanistan
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Level 68
Feb 8, 2019
Thanks so much for accepting France and Portugal.
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Level 46
Feb 8, 2019
Typing France and Portugal gives the least guessed ones. I'm surprised not many people have done that.
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Level 35
Feb 8, 2019
Great Job! A very unique quiz! I almost forgot Goa...
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Level 55
Feb 8, 2019
What's about Diu and Damão, Dadra and Nagar Haveli? Goa is not the country - it's Portugal or Portugese India, to be more precise.
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Level 65
Feb 8, 2019
Try typing Portugal! ;)
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Level 24
Feb 8, 2019
Burma was seperated from British Raj in 1936. Ceylon(Sri Lanka) was never a part of British Raj. Sikkim's sovereignity is disputed, event though it was a princely state with British suzerainity.
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Level 65
Feb 8, 2019
My source includes them, regardless of how intergrated they were with what is now India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Yes, Sikkim was a princely state, but most princely states in the subcontinent during this era had limited autonomy, such as Manipur and Hyderabad. Bhutan was a princely state, but it had more recognition and legitimacy than others.
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Level 82
Feb 8, 2019
Ugh, got all but one. Typed Puducherry at the very end but didn't have time to enter the old name when it wasn't accepted. Fun quiz though!
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Level 82
Aug 4, 2019
This time I typed France but forgot about Goa/Portugal. Harrumph. Still a great quiz.
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Level 21
Feb 8, 2019
1:40 left
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Level 33
Feb 8, 2019
Playing to much HOI4 made this easy... ;)
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Level 34
Feb 9, 2019
Got Goa with 8 seconds left!
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Level 66
Feb 10, 2019
Was Ceylon part of British India?
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Level 66
May 22, 2019
I don't think Burma was part of British India in 1947. And Siam was renamed Thailand in 1939. And Ceylon was never part of British India.
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Level 66
Jun 7, 2019
Am I right?
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Level 65
Jun 7, 2019
It was renamed to Siam from 1945 to 1949. As for Burma and Ceylon, my source included them.
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Level 66
Mar 27, 2020
Then I'm afraid your source is wrong. Ceylon was never a part of the British Raj, and Burma left the Indian Empire to become a separate colony in 1937. You're right about Siam though.
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Level 65
Apr 3, 2020
Burma did leave the British Raj in 1937. This quiz is not specifically about the British Raj but I've changed the date on the description to match to eliminate any grey area, considering the borders didn't change over the 10 years. I'm keeping Ceylon in however, as it was British territory in the greater area known as India.
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Level 45
Feb 10, 2019
Excellent quiz! This was a very creative quiz, and the accompanying map was excellent :)
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Level 47
Jun 12, 2019
Almost forgot Portuguese Goa and French Pondicherry
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Level 28
Jul 23, 2019
I think you should replace goa and puducherry with portugal. Also french indochina with france
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Level 65
Jul 24, 2019
I kept the name of the colony to be specific, but you can type either the country name or the colony name if you want.
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Level 66
Mar 27, 2020
Pondicherry was French, not Portuguese.
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Level 66
Apr 3, 2020
And Goa was never part of Portugal, and Pondicherry and French Indochina was never part of France.
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Level 49
Aug 26, 2019
Got all 10 out of 10!
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Level 18
Aug 28, 2019
Aden (the port) is not shown on the map. It was administered by India until 1936, the same time as Burma ceased to be administered as part of India. It was bordered by the Aden Protectorate, now part of Yemen.
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Level 66
Apr 3, 2020
The description clearly says as of 1947. But then Burma should not be shown as part of British India as it became a separate colony in 1937, and Ceylon is erroneously shown as part of British India when it never was.
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Level 42
Oct 27, 2019
got all but pondicherry
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Level 61
Mar 25, 2020
OOOOHHHH!! it took me about half the quiz to realize that it filled in the white bits. Not the yellow
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Level 39
May 7, 2020
I accidentaly got Goa, when thinking Pakistan was piece of Portugal! xD
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Level 60
Jul 17, 2020
Bruh...
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Level 47
Aug 31, 2020
Please make it Persia instead of Iran, wasn't called Iran until 1979
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Level 65
Aug 31, 2020
It has been Iran since 1935. I don't believe the revolution had any effect on the name.
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Level 51
Aug 31, 2020
Can you add circles on the map for the smaller overseas territories? I had a hard time finding them
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Level 65
Aug 31, 2020
Apologies, but I do not have a good way of adding circles and preserving the empty map format.
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Level 58
Oct 16, 2020
A weirdly specific quiz. I love it!
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Level 72
Oct 22, 2020
Probably a somewhat minor quibble, since I don't believe it impacts the answers, but Sri Lanka was not part of or in any way involved with British India, as depicted on the map. It was ruled as the Crown Colony of Ceylon with a Governor reporting directly to the Colonial Office in London.