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"Land" Countries

Can you name the 11 countries whose common English name ends in "land" or "lands"?
Includes countries that end in "islands"
Sovereign nations only, so Scotland and Greenland don't count
As of February 2019, we now use the name "Eswatini" instead of "Swaziland"
Last updated: February 16, 2019
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Asia
Thailand
Europe
Finland
Iceland
Ireland
Netherlands
Poland
Switzerland
Oceania
Marshall Islands
New Zealand
Solomon Islands
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level 19
Oct 14, 2012
got them all great quiz!
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level 65
Oct 14, 2012
got all of them good quiz
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level 52
Oct 14, 2012
Did ok and I guessed the two I missed would be islands, but wouldn't have got them no matter how long I thought about it.
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level 10
Oct 9, 2016
read the directions then
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level 37
Oct 14, 2012
islands end in lands not land
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level 21
Oct 15, 2012
Try reading the directions
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level 31
Aug 2, 2017
I stupidly didn't read the islands bit either !!! Would have got Solomons but probably not the Marshalls
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level 15
Oct 14, 2012
what about england? EngLAND
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level 43
Mar 1, 2014
You do realise it has to SOVEREIGN nations therefore England doesn't count as it is part of the UK which is a SOVEREIGN nation.
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level 34
Aug 5, 2017
What about the actual name of the UK? United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
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level 56
Aug 7, 2017
exactly my thought, UK MUST be in this quiz as it ends with -land
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level 45
Aug 12, 2017
If we are talking about full, official names, the UK would qualify, but lots of others wouldnt, e.g Switzerland's full name is the Swiss Confederacy (which doesn't end in land, as you can see), but no one says Swiss Confederacy, we say Switzerland. Similarily the common name of the UK is the UK, or the United Kingdom, not "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland". Almost every country has a longer full official name than its common one, but for some reason these controvercies always arise only with the UK, I wonder why.
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level 36
Aug 5, 2017
england is a city
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level 45
Apr 18, 2019
It is indeed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England,_Arkansas
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level 12
Nov 24, 2017
Ipedendent Countrys Dude
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level 27
Apr 20, 2019
Never heard of an "ipedendent" country...
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level 35
Oct 14, 2012
Got them all, I thought it would be harder, but I guess when you do the Countries of the World at least once a week it makes it easier.
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level 57
Feb 13, 2013
I do that quiz once a week too but I still missed two and got 177 on the countries quiz. Im only 10 anyways
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level 35
May 4, 2015
I got over 300 of the countries and I'm not even born yet.
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level 25
Aug 2, 2017
i only got 1 country correct and im 1032 years old
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level 20
Aug 3, 2017
I got 17000 countries and im an ethereal being
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level 57
Jan 21, 2018
I got all Countries and IM ONLY 12 OMFGOMFGOMFG. (for real who cares)
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level 52
Jan 30, 2018
I haven't even born yet but I did the quiz 100% in 2 nanoseconds through the power of my mind. Everything you read on the internet is true, always.... (Honestly, I did the quiz with multiple minutes left and I am 15)
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level 55
Oct 28, 2017
I do that quiz fourteen quadrillion times per yoctosecond and I'm hovering in between a state of nonexistence and spirituality.
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level 46
Jan 19, 2019
Why would you do them so often? A few times I get, to try and get them all in the alotted time. But after that why would you take that quiz again? (Ok once a year I might get aswell, to freshen up your knowledge)
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level 74
Feb 21, 2019
Countries of the World quiz is on a whole other level.
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level 46
Apr 18, 2019
So? Just because this one is easier to get 100% on the first try (i assume that is what you mean?) doesnt change anything i said about the countries of the world quiz. If you know them you know them. Im not revising the alphabet every week either or the names of the planets in our solar system. I allready know them.
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level 28
Oct 16, 2012
England and Scotland ARE countries
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level 29
Oct 16, 2012
They are not separate sovereign nations, which is what the quiz is asking for.
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level 75
Mar 22, 2013
So are Somaliland, Candyland, and Imagination Land.
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level 43
Mar 1, 2014
Haha
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level 32
Jun 25, 2014
Don't forget Neverland
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level 43
May 4, 2015
And don't forget Graceland
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level 54
May 10, 2015
NEVER forget Graceland.
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level 57
Jul 1, 2015
and Greenland!
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level 66
May 6, 2017
Somaliland is sovereign, as that word is generally understood. The government in Mogadishu has no influence on it, or if one prefers, it has much less influence than the EU has on Greece. That sovereignty just isn't recognized as such by other states.
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level 23
Dec 12, 2017
Don’t forget Maryland
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level 65
Apr 3, 2014
No, they're not... *sigh*
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level 43
Jan 21, 2016
@fizzure : and no one care because that's just the way they deal with it IN the uk. Outside it's just relevant about sport teams. Otherwise we should accept Newfoundland, Maryland or Greenland.
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level 38
Sep 20, 2017
Oy, vey!!! - The destruction of the Tower Of Babel didn't go far enough!
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level 60
Oct 16, 2012
I realized how much longer that quiz would be in German, freaking everything ends with "land". Not literally but you know? XD
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level 57
Feb 13, 2013
Yeah that's funny
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level 46
Apr 18, 2019
In dutch too, let me see which ones would be added. Atleast: germany, greece. Ok blanking already haha, it would ve even more if endings in -rijk (-reich) were permitted aswell. Austria, France.

more -land: russia, belarus, estonia, latvia ( and uk in -rijk obviously) hmm guess that was it, not as much as i thought (are there more in german ?)

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level 15
Mar 19, 2013
Does Island really count as 'land'?
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level 15
Mar 21, 2013
Yes. Island - isLAND
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level 56
Aug 2, 2017
For the purposes of this quiz, yes. The instructions are given at the top of the quiz, they're clear and straight-forward - why does everyone have to question something so basic and simplistic on this website so much? Just do the quiz and enjoy it. Or not. There's no need to get so indignant about it.
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level 71
Jan 21, 2018
Do. Or do not. There is no indignant. ;-)
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level 15
Mar 21, 2013
Missed Marshall islands
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level 75
Mar 22, 2013
got them all but took a minute to figure out Marshall/Solomon isLANDS.
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level 19
Mar 24, 2013
100 procent, first time :)
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level 35
May 11, 2013
Got them all first time but kept thinking lapLAnd :P
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level 13
Jun 22, 2013
Aww I keep forgetting that Iceland is in Europe, I got all of them but Iceland
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level 44
Jul 25, 2013
Makes me sad to see all the people wondering about England :( Come on guys, do you really not know what the United Kingdom is?
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level 50
Oct 16, 2013
Got Marshall and Solomon easily but it took me ages to think of Poland ahah xD
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level 27
Dec 6, 2013
I don't know how I missed Finland, since I'm from there... wow
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level 43
Dec 15, 2013
Wow. Embarrassing. I lived in Ireland for a year and my fiance is from there and it's the only one I missed!
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level 59
Sep 20, 2016
I'm from New Zealand. It was the first one I got. Just saying... ;-)
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level 23
Dec 22, 2013
got them all. took a minute to get swaziland
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level 30
Apr 19, 2019
Uh, Swaziland is now eSwatini.
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level 57
Mar 29, 2014
100% :D
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level 70
Sep 8, 2014
Missed Thailand...dang
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level 75
May 3, 2015
I miss Thailand, too. One of the few places I've been that I really do miss when I'm gone... :(
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level 64
Oct 15, 2014
lmaoooo i didn't think we'd count islands
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level 48
Apr 22, 2015
Iceland?
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level 48
Apr 22, 2015
I meant Greenland
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level 67
May 3, 2015
If all is lost ........... read the instructions
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level 32
May 3, 2015
Too bad Greenland and Newfoundland wasn't added as a "Miscellaneous" category
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level 54
Feb 7, 2017
Then it wouldn't be a countries quiz
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level 46
Apr 18, 2019
Would be interesting though, to add provences/states and other types of official regions. In another quiz/ another title ofcourse
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level 66
May 3, 2015
Not that hard if you played "countries of the world" a few times. Good quiz though.
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level 75
May 3, 2015
pretty easy, 100% with 2:51 leftover.
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level 44
May 3, 2015
islands don't count quizzer
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level 56
Aug 2, 2017
His quiz, his rules.
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level 25
May 3, 2015
You might want to add "Cook Islands" or "The Cook Islands" as it is a country in Oceania
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level 65
May 4, 2015
Not a country...
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level 43
May 3, 2015
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IreLAND! Technically the UK should count :)
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level 66
May 7, 2015
"Common English names." The "common" name for the UK is either UK or United Kingdom. The rest, though technically correct, isn't really all that "common."
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level 27
May 4, 2015
2:30 left
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level 34
Jun 16, 2015
I took your comment in another quiz - much better
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level 48
Jul 11, 2015
Forgot switzerland and I live 5km from it -.-
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level 35
Sep 27, 2015
i dont like how it finishes the name for you....let me finish!
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level 37
Mar 23, 2016
10 seconds remaining.
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level 11
Apr 10, 2016
I got 100% 11/11 and I didn't know I would
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level 24
Aug 27, 2016
Full marks but took me an embarrassingly long time to think of Thailand
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level 10
Oct 9, 2016
got them all after 4th go! a little slow but it's a good, fun quiz :)
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level 24
Nov 30, 2016
Switzerland - 70 Marshall - 49 Solomon - 48 You guys have to be kidding
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level 46
Apr 18, 2019
Do you think it is high or low?
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level 48
May 5, 2017
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland?
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level 56
Aug 2, 2017
Please read some previous comments.
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level 60
Aug 2, 2017
I like Somaliland myself
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level 63
Aug 2, 2017
-Stan actually means "land of". Not that we need that here, just wanted to let you know :)
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level 38
Aug 2, 2017
nice quiz. done with 1:22... what about England though?
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level 58
Jul 11, 2018
Read instructions?
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level 60
Aug 2, 2017
I guess I should be shamed... Got everything else except Finland, and I'm from Finland ;D
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level 44
Aug 2, 2017
how did i forgot my own country
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level 28
Jan 22, 2018
easy got them all. :D
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level 18
Feb 14, 2018
what about never-never land
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level 18
Apr 14, 2018
I gave up as nothing was comming to my mind and finally forgot to write my own coutry.
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level 44
Jan 12, 2019
I got a revelation and remembered them all on the 1 minute mark. 44 seconds left
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level 39
Jan 12, 2019
can you remove swaziland
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level 46
Jan 19, 2019
Why?
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level 74
Feb 21, 2019
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level 46
Jan 19, 2019
Wow, these scores are low :o especially on the islands, since you mentioned them in the description, then again, who reads those, right.
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level 46
Jan 19, 2019
Btw in dutch (and perhaps others languages) there would be several more. Let me see if I can think of them.

Ow poland would be out btw. (Polen)

germany (duitsland), russia (rusland), belarus (wit-rusland), estonia (estland), latvia (letland) ehmm cant think of any more...

yes, I tried to think of all 196 countries... and it is 1 am and hardly slept this week... maybe not the best thing to do haha.

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level 60
Feb 22, 2019
Greece (Griekenland). :)
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level 72
Feb 16, 2019
I disagree with Swaziland, considering Ivory Coast and North Korea for example.
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level 71
Feb 16, 2019
What happened to Swaziland??
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level 79
Feb 16, 2019
Dude you're on the internet... Just look it up yourself.
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level 73
Feb 17, 2019
It now identifies as Eswatini
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level 20
Mar 13, 2019
Yeah but it's spelled "eSwatini" like it's an early 2000's Apple product...
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level 46
Apr 18, 2019
Lmao that s funny :D
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level 60
Feb 22, 2019
Wow, I didn't even know that. I like it.
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level 58
Feb 19, 2019
Too much time
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level 43
Feb 21, 2019
Missing Africa - Swaziland
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level 74
Feb 21, 2019
Not anymore.
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level 31
Feb 26, 2019
That was much harder than I thought, but I got 100%
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level 38
Mar 3, 2019
Again, Swaziland changed its name to Eswatini what, a few months ago? and it is immediately adopted, but poor Cote d'Ivoire is still, years after it was changed from Ivory Coast, being ignored!!!
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level 75
Mar 13, 2019
I think in one case they are changing the official name of the country. In the other case the name has stayed the same, but they are telling everyone that they prefer you start speaking a different language when you say that name. That seems different to me. If we're going to start using Cote d'ivoire for Ivory Coast then we might as well start using Deutschland for Germany.
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level 27
Mar 13, 2019
I didn't get Switzerland.... ....I'm swiss
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level 28
Mar 13, 2019
Missed Finland, even when I thought about the Scandinavian Peninsula.
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level 20
Mar 13, 2019
I've got a big brainfart. In my native Languague (Dutch) most of the -ia countries end on -land so my brain got stuck at Rusland, Estland, Letland, Wit Rusland,...
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level 46
Apr 18, 2019
En Duitsland en Griekenland ;)
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level 50
Mar 19, 2019
Americaland
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level 25
Apr 7, 2019
My mind keep yelling of Greenland TBH
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level 43
Apr 20, 2019
I guess SWAZILAND doesn't count?