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Most Guessed African Countries on JetPunk

Name the ten countries that have been guessed most frequently on the Countries of Africa Quiz.
As of July 25, 2019
Quiz by catlover2496
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First submittedMarch 19, 2017
Last updatedJuly 25, 2019
Times taken29,441
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% Guessed
Country
97%
South Africa
97%
Egypt
93%
Niger
93%
Madagascar
93%
D.R. Congo
92%
Sudan
92%
Rep. of the Congo
92%
Morocco
92%
Algeria
91%
Nigeria
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level 83
Apr 17, 2017
I would assume that Niger makes the list only because one stumbles upon it while trying to type in Nigeria on any given quiz. It's probably not among the most well known African countries in its own right.
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level 66
Apr 17, 2017
I'm surprised by several of the answers. I would have thought that Kenya and Ethiopia would be more of a house-hold name than Morocco, Niger and Nigeria. Kenya and Ethiopia are both big in Olympic running and often portrayed on TV (animal planet, discovery channel etc).
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level 69
Apr 18, 2017
Nigeria is a well known country because it's the most populous country in Africa and there are Nigerians in many European countries. Also, Nigerian email scams are pretty infamous. I definitely expected to see Kenya up there though.
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level 8
Nov 5, 2017
Botswana?
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level 45
Jun 2, 2018
I expected to see Kenya and Ethiopia too. I think lots of people get Niger, because they are trying to type Nigeria.
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level 56
Aug 18, 2019
Nigeria is well known, Morocco is well known - especially amongst Europeans. I’m surprised Tunisia (another well known tourist destination for Europeans), Kenya and Ethiopia weren’t there and the Congo’s, Algeria and Sudan were. Definitely influenced by jetpunkers rather than regular joes.
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level 39
Apr 17, 2017
You're right, French2010. The first time I took the Countries of Africa Quiz I missed Nigeria because I didn't know Niger existed and I thought it was just a type-in.
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level 53
May 23, 2017
When guessing African countries, I always use Nigeria exactly because you get two answers. Not stumbling but deliberate.
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level 51
Aug 18, 2019
How do you type Nigeria without it just giving you Niger, and then having to start over to type Nigeria? Maybe type "nigeia" and then go back and put the "r"?
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level 45
Aug 18, 2019
Mr. Swilkes, you are a genius!
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level 70
Jul 1, 2018
Yes, it will automatically be accepted as you type Nigeria, just as the United Kingdom (UK) will go down for anyone seeking Ukraine first, Guinea before Guinea-Bissau, USA before Usamabinladenistan.
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level 60
Aug 3, 2018
The last one XDDD
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level 37
Jun 23, 2019
Definitely
+2
level 69
Apr 17, 2017
I like the slight edge that D.R. Congo has over Rep. Congo just by virtue of some of us typing "DRC" instead of getting both at once.
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level 39
Apr 17, 2017
I thought that you could type in "ROC" but I guess not. I personally prefer to type in just "Congo" because it saves time.
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level 74
Apr 18, 2017
It makes sense not to accept ROC for Republic of the Congo because that abbreviation is often used for Taiwan (aka Republic of China).
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level 22
Sep 15, 2017
I had two left, I thought 'Congo and Chad' and typed Congo first...Both came up (ROC and DRC)
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level 77
Apr 18, 2017
Yeah, surprised Kenya didn't make the list. As you can see from my user map, it's the only African country I've been to.
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level 39
Apr 18, 2017
Kenya is 88%.
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level 59
Apr 19, 2017
Sudan over Kenya? Wow!
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level 39
Apr 19, 2017
I know! It's crazy! Kenya was originally on the list because it was 20 countries. When the quiz got featured, Quizmaster reduced the number of countries to 10.
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level 60
Jun 6, 2019
I wondered too why sudan made the list. I would ve thought of ethiopia or somalia. (with items about famine and the conditions there, I think besides egypt, for the piramids, they were the only african countries I had heard of when I was little. Ow and south africa.). And sort of expected lesotho too, since who doesnt type lesotho right after africa. ( but yea you should be aware of its existence) I thought rwanda perhaps would be on there aswell, since it had a lot of news exposure years back.

but yea, this is not the average public, but quiztakers. So that does change things a bit. (like niger being on here and both congos, that is obviously the result of quizmechanics)

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level 60
Jun 6, 2019
countries I learned when I was a little older, like 8 years old, was mauritius, cause that was where the dodo came from and cameroon cause that was the name of a soccer club I heard often. And yes kenya cause they run fast and have the masai people
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level 43
Apr 20, 2017
Congrats on the feature! Great Quiz!
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level 39
Apr 20, 2017
Thank you!
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level 42
May 2, 2017
I thought for sure Kenya would be on here!
+1
level 61
May 21, 2017
When you type just about every country in Africa but not Madagascar...
+1
level 39
May 22, 2017
Yep, I Always forget Madagascar!
+1
level 60
May 23, 2017
Though it wouldn't be within the first 10 African countries I'd guess I've seen that it's an often guessed answer in Africa-related quizzes so I always try that one early. Still I would've expected more similar ones like Zambia, Gambia & Namibia.
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level 50
Sep 23, 2017
Madagascar is in there because of the cartoon films.
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level 60
Jun 6, 2019
It is there because it is a massive island... (bigger than france, and more than two times as big as new zealand or the UK, to give you some perspective) and is obviously easily differentiated from the rest of africa.
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level 37
Feb 10, 2018
Madagascar and south Africa......................
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level 72
May 23, 2017
It's interesting to compare the Countries of Africa answers to the Countries of the World answers. At the moment the numbers on Countries of the World are SA 88% (9% less), Egypt 87% (10% less), Madagascar 75% (17% less), Morocco 69% (22% less), Niger 69% (24% less), Dem Rep Congo 65% (27% less), Congo 64% (27% less), and Sudan 62% (29% less). If this quiz was based on the Countries of the World quiz, then Libya (60%) and Kenya (59%) would bump Nigeria (58%) and Algeria (57%) off these answers.
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level 39
May 23, 2017
I didn't want to base this quiz on the countries of the world quiz, because those stats probably change a lot more often than this quiz.
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level 65
May 23, 2017
Surprised Ethiopia didn't make the list
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level 49
May 23, 2017
I'm sure the animated movies gave Madagascar a big bump.
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level 67
May 23, 2017
Same way that people know Morocco for Casablanca.
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level 75
May 23, 2017
Funny that Sudan is on the list but not South Sudan. I always type those together, but apparently not everyone else does. Sudan is at the bottom, though, so maybe S. Sudan is not too far down the list.
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level 39
May 23, 2017
South Sudan is 85%. I guess since it's new, not many people know it's a country.
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level 61
May 23, 2017
Pretty soon, someone will make a "Most Guessed African Countries in the Most Guessed African Countries Quiz Quiz."
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level 39
May 23, 2017
Haha, probably so!
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level 61
May 23, 2017
Brilliant!
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level 59
May 24, 2017
That would be my job: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/28534/most-guessed-african-countries-on-most-guessed-african-countries-quiz
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level 51
Oct 10, 2017
Surprised that Kenya, Tanzania or Ethiopia aren't there
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level 31
Jun 22, 2018
Can you make more of these quizzes?
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level 39
Jul 1, 2018
Sure can!
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level 37
Nov 19, 2018
https://www.jetpunk.com/series/287103/top-20-countriesstates
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level 37
Nov 19, 2018
https://www.jetpunk.com/series/287103/top-10-countriesstates
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level 37
Nov 19, 2018
https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/287103/top-20-countries-most-guessed-in-africa-map-quiz
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level 21
Dec 28, 2018
Madagascar!
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level 56
Mar 26, 2019
Um, catlover2496, how old are you? You wrote on another quiz that you were nine, but I don't believe you.
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level 39
Apr 18, 2019
I'm 11. My mom watches my account though.
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level 56
Apr 28, 2019
Really?? Do you make your own quizzes too?
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level 56
Apr 28, 2019
You've been to many countries for your age. I'm 17 and have only been to 15.
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level 56
Apr 28, 2019
Have you really been to North Korea? (and Venezuela?)
+1
level 39
May 24, 2019
Yes, my older sister helps me.
+1
level 39
May 24, 2019
My dad travels for work. I have been to all of them but some I don't remember because I was a baby. I know, it's unusual
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level 56
Jun 8, 2019
Interesting :)
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level 76
Aug 1, 2019
cats are awesome
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level 44
Aug 1, 2019
For anyone wondering where other African countries are: 11: Libya (90%) 12: Ethiopia (89%) 13: Kenya (89%) 14: Somalia (88%) 15: Chad (87%) 16: Zimbabwe (87%) 17: South Sudan (86%) 18: Tunisia (85%) 19: Mali (83%) 20: Ghana (83%)
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level 38
Aug 19, 2019
Anyone who has seen "Out of Africa" (Streep/Redford) would definitely include Kenya. Besides it being a beautiful country!