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Bordering Countries Beginning With the Same Letter

Name the countries that border each other and begin with the same first letter.
Not including the two Congos. Also we use the country name Myanmar, not Burma
A more difficult version of this quiz, with no hints, can be found here
As of February 2019, we use the name "Eswatini" instead of "Swaziland"
Last updated: February 17, 2019
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Letter
Country #1
Country #2
A
Armenia
Azerbaijan
B
Benin
Burkina Faso
B
Bolivia
Brazil
C
Cameroon
Central African Republic
C
Cameroon
Chad
C
Central African Republic
Chad
E
Eritrea
Ethiopia
G
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
I
Iran
Iraq
Letter
Country #1
Country #2
K
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
L
Latvia
Lithuania
M
Malawi
Mozambique
M
Mali
Mauritania
M
Mauritania
Morocco
N
Niger
Nigeria
S
South Sudan
Sudan
Z
Zambia
Zimbabwe
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level 48
Dec 12, 2016
I would vote for a little more time. If you wanted to make it a bit easier, you could add continents as clues. But that's not really necessary; and I personally like the quiz the way it is. Very creative idea :)
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level 52
Dec 14, 2016
Thanks! I originally did have the continents as clues, but that seemed to make it too easy; at least 75% of people got each question. It's true that the time is a bit short, but I want to avoid allowing people to just guess every country they know and getting a bunch of correct answers without actually knowing them.
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level 38
Mar 19, 2017
But isn't the point of this quiz going through the countries and figuring it out? Who would know the answers to these offhand? lol.
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level 52
Mar 19, 2017
I think it is perfect, I got all but 3 and they were all small countries. One was a brain fart, but the continent hint would have made the other 2 gimmes!
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level 72
Jan 14, 2017
Think the time's about right. Missed three pairs on my first go; all fairly obvious ones too so was doable. Continents I feel would make it too easy. I like the challenge, which is what is should be IMO.
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level 75
Apr 18, 2019
I ran out of time, but I don't think this is good reason to increase the time limit. It's fine as is.
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level 57
Dec 29, 2016
Scambigol has already made this quiz: Bordering Countries with Same Initial. Featuring his instead would be the better idea, or if it's too much work, give him credit :)
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level 70
Dec 29, 2016
Wow, then there are TWO like that (see also the one linked to in the description). However, I do think this one deserves its separateness because of giving us the letter hints (in alphabetical order).
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level ∞
Dec 30, 2016
I was sure there must be an earlier quiz, and I spent quite a bit of time looking, but I never thought to search for "initial". But now that this one is featured, we're not going to change it. Great minds think alike!
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level 52
Jan 3, 2017
I didn't realize there was a similar quiz already out there! I also did some searching to be sure there wasn't a similar quiz before I made this one, but I made the same mistake in not searching for "initial."
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level 68
Dec 30, 2016
Scambigol is one of the best among us, so this is not going to be harmful for him. This version with initial letters is better, and I support featuring quizzes made by less known users. This will motivate them and there will be more of us with good ideas.
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level 57
Dec 30, 2016
I indeed also see your point! But should not the person who thought of the idea and put it to work at least get some form of recognition?
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level 71
Dec 31, 2016
I hear both of you guys (and QM further up the page as well). Maybe, since scambi's version is slightly different (and tougher too), that could still qualify to be featured at some point?
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level 43
Feb 16, 2017
I completely agree with KoljiVriVoda. I have had a similar case with one of my quizzes but the person (Shall not be named :) was very understanding and just wanted to have some recognition that he had done a similar quiz before me :)
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level 67
Dec 29, 2016
Fantastic idea but it needs more time, at least 90 seconds more. There's a lot of thinkng to be done with this one.
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level 68
Dec 29, 2016
Good version.
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level 70
Dec 29, 2016
I'm definitely on board for more time. This is only enough time for those that really have the answers memorized, but given a few more minutes, most geography fans will be able to logic the answers out -- which is way more fun!
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level ∞
Dec 30, 2016
Added another minute
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level 81
Dec 30, 2016
4 seconds left. I always forgot those two I-countries.
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level 65
Jan 12, 2017
@sillie I'm happy to see I'm not the alone in this. And it's the only one I've missed too. I must've typed all of the other countries beginning with an I.
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level 52
Jan 3, 2017
Thanks for the feature, Quizmaster!
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level 52
Jan 3, 2017
I assume the answers were changed in accordance with what's officially recognized on Jetpunk? I noticed Congo was removed, as were the automatically entered Morocco, Bangladesh, and Myanmar (Burma).
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level 56
Mar 18, 2017
perfect quiz. This had the right amount of time to make it difficult. I was puzzled until I started thinking of Africa -- that continent has the bulk of these neighboring countries
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level 59
Mar 18, 2017
22 countries in Africa and 10 elsewhere are here. At the same time, there are roughly 50 countries in Africa and some 140 elsewhere.
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level 46
Mar 18, 2017
Excelent quiz, got them all! But I can understand the need for some more time.
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level 67
Mar 18, 2017
Great quiz, although I should have done better I enjoyed the challenge. Try some of my quizzes for something different click on Malbaby.
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level 38
Mar 18, 2017
You forgot Central African Republic and Congo
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level 42
Mar 18, 2017
declaimer says that the congos don't count
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level 52
Mar 19, 2017
I included that pair initially, but Quizmaster took it out when he featured it.
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level 54
Mar 18, 2017
Mauritania and Morocco do not actually border each other. Unless you count Western Sahara as part of Morocco, which the African Union doesn't
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level 73
Mar 18, 2017
Jetpunk policy is to generally accept de facto status (not in Cyprus and a few other places though). You meet Moroccan border control just before Mauritanian.
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level 52
Mar 19, 2017
Before the quiz was featured, Mauritania-Morocco was not included. Quizmaster added it so that the quiz would match the standards used for other featured quizzes.
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level 60
Apr 30, 2017
i just knew that this topic would come up...
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level 46
Mar 18, 2017
Agree with a bit more time. One more minute seems good
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level 61
Mar 18, 2017
Very difficult quiz. Kudos!
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level 55
Mar 21, 2017
Nice
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level 60
Apr 30, 2017
All of the ones I missed were in africa, which I barely thought of.. I didn't know there were so many. Then again, it is the continent with the most countries....
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level 57
Jun 16, 2017
Oof, tough quiz.
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level 35
Aug 16, 2017
30 seconds left. finished everything else with 1 minute 30 to go but I could not think of iran iraq to save my life
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level 35
Aug 18, 2018
Bangladesh and Burma? I'm pretty sure Burma is accepted as well as Myanmar on this website. I've always used Burma.
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level 52
Aug 20, 2018
Quizmaster is the one who added the caveat about Myanmar, not me. Burma / Bangladesh was originally one of the pairs on the quiz before it was featured.
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level 78
Sep 16, 2018
Quiz maker's name perfectly describes my experience taking this quiz.
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level 38
Feb 18, 2019
I think you missed South Africa-Swaziland
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level 54
Feb 18, 2019
Swaziland is now called Eswatini
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level 38
Feb 18, 2019
So it is. Note to self, read instructions!
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level 52
May 6, 2019
I followed the name change in the news but didn't even think of how it might affect the quiz -- but it looks like that pair has been removed to reflect the new official name.
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level 38
Apr 18, 2019
Great quiz!
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level 65
Apr 18, 2019
I liked this quiz. Really had to think.
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level 55
Apr 18, 2019
Nice quiz concept
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level 32
Apr 18, 2019
I feel stupid now...
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level 43
Apr 19, 2019
Love this quiz! What a great idea. Thanks for creating.
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level 53
Apr 19, 2019
Not enough time