Countries by Countries

Can you name these countries based on other countries that share a common trait?
Quiz by WolfCam
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Last updated: March 1, 2019
First submittedSeptember 22, 2018
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Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela
Vietnam
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden
Norway
Vatican City, Lesotho
San Marino
Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt
Libya
Canada, United States
Mexico
Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica
Haiti
Guatemala, Mexico, Kuwait
Panama
France, Chad, Laos, Greece
Spain
Germany, Japan
Italy
Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti
Eritrea
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Togo, Cameroon, Tanzania
Namibia
Malaysia, Micronesia, Tunisia, Russia
Indonesia
United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland
Malta
Vietnam, Laos, Cuba
China
Solomon Islands, Vietnam, Cuba, Zimbabwe
Finland
Bhutan, Fiji, Mauritius, India
Nepal
Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan
Somalia
Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus
Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Russia, Iran
Azerbaijan
Estonia, Latvia
Lithuania
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Level 62
Sep 22, 2018
Reminds me a lot of the Geography Challenges, although without a mystery answer. Don't know if I'm having good or frustrating memories right about now
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Level 61
Sep 22, 2018
Ahhhh memories...
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Level 75
May 7, 2019
I 'member
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Level 54
Sep 22, 2018
Good quiz
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Level 72
Sep 25, 2018
Great!
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Level 73
Mar 1, 2019
This is excellent. Only missed German colonies. Small recommendation to change the category for capital "City"s to something like 'Capital is country name plus "city"' to avoid Vatican City confusion.
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Level 81
Mar 1, 2019
I went there first before Panama too.
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Level 73
Mar 2, 2019
Actually, Vatican City doesn’t have a capital city.
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Level 75
Mar 2, 2019
Sure it does. The capital is Vatican City. True story.
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Level 67
Jul 4, 2019
but not vatican city city
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Level 73
Mar 1, 2019
I tried "Russia" instead of "Indonesia".
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Level 66
May 6, 2019
Well, Russia seems to be in the clue.
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Level 73
May 6, 2019
Well, now it is.
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Level 47
May 9, 2019
i tried algeria
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Level 68
Mar 1, 2019
Challenging!
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Level 62
Mar 1, 2019
What do Mexico, Guatemala, and Kuwait have in common?
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Level 81
Mar 1, 2019
It's in the answer grid.
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Level 75
Mar 2, 2019
Also, they're on this quiz together.
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Level 48
May 6, 2019
What about Luxemborg?
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Level 48
May 6, 2019
Luxembourg doesn't have 'city' on the end of it so doesn't apply here.
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Level 67
Mar 1, 2019
Why is there North Korea missing as a communistic country?
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Level 61
Mar 1, 2019
In 2009, all references to communism were removed from North Korea's constitution
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Level 81
Mar 1, 2019
I tried North Korea first, then gave up thinking I was obviously on the wrong track.
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Level 71
Mar 1, 2019
Surprisingly difficult. I like it.
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Level 42
Mar 2, 2019
Is Cyprus not a European island nation?
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Level 79
Mar 2, 2019
According to JetPunk's Countries of the World quiz, it's an Asian country. That quiz is the basis for every other Country-related quiz here
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Level 63
Mar 12, 2019
According to geography in general Cyprus is an Asian country...
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Level 82
Mar 2, 2019
Ha! I missed my own country. And then also I figured out the -sia thing, but I couldn't come up with a country that fit. Neat quiz!
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Level 67
Jul 4, 2019
I had that with the syllable one... I spend soo much time on that one.
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Level 56
Mar 2, 2019
Really good quiz, greatly enjoyed however I think the ‘more than 25% Hindu one is a bit specific!
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Level 82
Mar 2, 2019
So close...I saw "Malaysia, Micronesia, Tunisia, Russia" and noticed they all ended in "ia" so I tried Albania. Then I remembered Armenia and noticed the clues all ended in "sia". I never got the right answer. :(
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Level 89
Mar 2, 2019
What about Djibouti for the capital "city" one?
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Level 30
Mar 2, 2019
That would mean the capital needs to be called “Djibouti city”, which is not the name of Djibouti.
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Level 30
Mar 2, 2019
Fiji is more than 25% Hindu? Never would have known that. Still got it because I knew Bhutan, India and Mauritius were so I thought it was reasonable.
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Level 83
Mar 2, 2019
great idea!
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Level 73
Mar 5, 2019
Quiz would be improved if the answer reveal included an explanation of why the countries were related to each other.
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Level 83
Mar 7, 2019
Just look in the "Answer stats". Tells you all of that.
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Level 60
Mar 11, 2019
I agree
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Level 70
Mar 12, 2019
What a good quiz!
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Level 82
Apr 12, 2019
Tough and fun!
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Level 62
May 6, 2019
This was challenging! You should make more of these.
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Level 70
May 6, 2019
"Speaks Russian" doesn't make much sense, but I am not sure if other countries are accepted as well? For example Estonia has a higher percentage of native speakers and non-native speakers than Kazakhstan or Kyrgyzstan. If it's "official language" then Tajikistan should be added.
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Level 80
May 6, 2019
Pretty easy for the most part. Missed the ones that have a capital that starts with H... I thought of comparing capital cities for other categories but not that one.
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Level 80
May 6, 2019
And I feel like Andorra ought to be an acceptable answer along with Panama.
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Level 69
May 6, 2019
It's Andorra la Vella, not Andorra City. Same reason Djibouti is not counted as well
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Level 59
May 6, 2019
"La Vella" means "city".
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Level 80
May 6, 2019
Good point. Djibouti should also be counted. "City" is not an official part of the names of any of these capitals, it's just a quirk of common English convention that we believe it is. Mexico, D.F. or Ciudad de Mexico is as much analogous to Mexico City as Andorra la Vella is to Andorra City.
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Level 55
May 6, 2019
TWM03 "La Vella" means "The Old" in catalan, the oficial language of Andorra.
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Level 80
May 6, 2019
Cut and paste:

Andorra la Vella means "Andorra the Town", to distinguish it from the Principality of Andorra as a whole. Although in Catalan the word vella (like French vieille) is derived from the Latin word vetula which means "old", the Vella here (like French ville and Catalan vila) is derived from the Latin word villa and means "town".

In other words, exactly the same as Guatemala City, Kuwait City, Mexico City, Panama City... these are cities/towns that have the same name as the country they are capitals of, that we attach a word to that means city merely to differentiate between the city/town and the larger country/principality. In all cases, "City," "Ciudad," "la Vella" are not originally part of the name of the place.
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Level 57
May 6, 2019
Isn't Monaco an enclave too ?
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Level 56
May 6, 2019
Monaco has a coastline so no
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Level 57
May 6, 2019
Great concept for a quiz! Make a series please!
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Level 46
May 6, 2019
Great quiz, difficult but not overly so. 16/20.
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Level 58
May 6, 2019
for some of them i new the common trait, but i couldn't think of the country
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Level 60
May 6, 2019
My favourite quiz yet!
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Level 67
May 6, 2019
Gah! I knew it was H capitals, but couldn't come up with the answer. And I've even lived there! T_T
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Level 46
May 6, 2019
Isn't the capital of Luxembourg Luxembourg City?
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Level 75
May 6, 2019
Pretty sure its just "Luxembourg", no city added.
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Level 80
May 6, 2019
Only because the country of Luxembourg is so tiny that it's barely more than a city itself. Same deal with Monaco, San Marino, Singapore, and the Vatican (City). Though Luxembourg is the largest of all of them, it's still only 998 square miles total. New York City is 8,600+ square kilometers, many times the size of this "country." Also, look at Google maps or Wikipedia (Luxembourg City), looks like they have indeed started calling it Luxembourg City. One more to add to the list along with Andorra and the others.
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Level 80
May 7, 2019
Ville de Luxembourg in French. Which does not mean the Old of Luxembourg.
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Level 75
May 6, 2019
Facepalm on China. I put North Korea. Edit - Great Quiz!
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Level 64
May 6, 2019
I've been using this website for years and I have to say this quiz is excellent.
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Level 61
May 6, 2019
Sorry I haven’t been able to respond to each comment, but thanks to all of you :)!
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Level 60
May 6, 2019
Very fun and challenging even for a geo nerd
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Level 44
May 6, 2019
This was very clever and challenging! Great quiz idea, I'd love to see more like it
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Level 68
May 6, 2019
This was absolutely fantastic. Rare that I ask for more time on a quiz but I could have used it on this one! No shame in missing a few on this one.
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Level 52
May 6, 2019
Should Guyana not be counted for the Hinduism question? Various sources place it in the 25 to 30% range, though Wikipedia contradicts itself on different pages.
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Level 51
May 7, 2019
Really great fun - more please...!
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Level 58
May 7, 2019
Should Swaziland/Eswatini also be included as an enclave?
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Level 75
May 7, 2019
It's not an exclave, it's just landlocked
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Level 58
May 7, 2019
great quiz
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Level 41
May 7, 2019
Ugh, figured out I needed to find another country with "sia" and somewhat Hindu countries, but I couldn't think of anymore! Great quiz, wonderful idea. Are their more in the making?
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Level 61
May 7, 2019
I'm beginning work on another!
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Level 78
Aug 31, 2020
Finished it yet? This is one of the best quizzes on the site. Deserves a sequel :)
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Level 78
Sep 5, 2020
Hey, you made it! Thanks :D
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Level 61
Sep 5, 2020
Only took a year and a half
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Level 65
May 9, 2019
Has someone else asked this? Why is Eswatini (Swaziland) not an acceptable answer for number 3?
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Level 65
May 9, 2019
Oops. I never realized it shared a border with Mozambique. So, nevermind then.
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Level 59
May 9, 2019
Very good idea!
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Level 56
May 11, 2019
I could only get 75%! Everybody-- look at the answer grid to see what these countries have in common, after you finish. Some of these are VERY hard to figure out, in my opinion. Very good quiz though.
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Level 67
Jul 4, 2019
Quite possible one of the best quiz ideas :) I got 11, but I knew several more, just couldnt think of the fitting country. (and was distracted, being quite ill and watching tv in the mean time haha)>

I dont think I would ve gotten nr7, 11, 15, 16, (atleast not without guessing, 11 perhaps by looking at the right continent..)

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Level 48
Aug 3, 2019
Best quiz ever!
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Level 56
Dec 13, 2019
Part 2?
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Level 65
Jan 16, 2020
Lah-Ohs.
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Level 57
Jan 26, 2020
isn't Suriname pretty hindu?
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Level 54
Mar 17, 2020
Great quiz! Got 14/20 plus figured out the SIA clue but couldn't think of the country. Fiji being 25% Muslim surprises me. Also anyone who figured out the H capitals one must be a genius.
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Level 52
Mar 22, 2020
How about Djibouti City?
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Level 55
Aug 13, 2020
Just a little nitpick, I'm pretty sure the term is "Greater Antilles," not "Upper." Other than that, nice quiz, altough I wonder, what's the deal with Djibouti City not counting for the capitals?
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Level 59
Aug 29, 2020
Very nice quiz. Could you consider to do more of this kind, please?
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Level 70
Sep 23, 2020
Very enjoyable! Thanks.