Eritrea Country Quiz

🇪🇷 Can you guess these facts about the country of Eritrea?
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Last updated: October 26, 2020
First submittedAugust 15, 2019
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Sea Eritrea borders
Red Sea
"Eritrea" is an ancient name for the
above sea... in this language
Greek
Country that controlled Eritrea
between 1882–1936
Italy
Capital of Eritrea
Asmara
Nickname of that city, based on
architecture from its colonial period
The Little
Rome
Peninsula Eritrea is part of
Horn of Africa
Country from which Eritrea became
independent in 1993
Ethiopia
Largest country Eritrea borders
Sudan
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Smallest country Eritrea borders
Djibouti
Asian country located just 38 km away
Yemen
Most commonly-spoken language
Tigrinya
Ancient kingdom that covered most of
the territory of Eritrea from 100–940 AD
Aksum
Eritrea is the only African
country whose political system
is officially a ___-_____ state
One-Party
Eritrean cuisine is often served on injera,
which is a type of spongy ____
Bread
Animal on Eritrea's national emblem
Camel
Most of the Christians in Eritrea
belong to this branch of Christianity
Oriental
Orthodox
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Level 47
Mar 19, 2020
It should say, "Which sea borders eritrea?"
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Level 84
Jun 4, 2020
The cool answer "nakfa" doesn't appear anywhere on this quiz. :)
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Level 68
Jun 6, 2020
I'm surprised by how few people know 'Tigrinya' but know a seemingly random ancient kingdom. Very curious.
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Level 65
Nov 9, 2020
I learned about Aksum in high school history so that's how I knew that one.
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Level 57
Nov 9, 2020
Might be the spelling. I tried tigrin, tigrina or tigrinja so many times before giving up. Did not know it was spelled that way in English.
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Level 52
Nov 9, 2020
I’ve heard of Tigray (ethnicity) but never seen the language spelled that way.
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Level 57
Jun 6, 2020
surprisingly easy but a cool quiz nonetheless :)
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Level 61
Sep 18, 2020
Could you consider accepting "pancake" or "crepe" for injera? If it's the same injera they have in Ethiopian restaurants, it's definitely closer to a pancake than to bread. Thanks!
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Level 68
Nov 7, 2020
Any chance of coptic being accepted for the religion question? Aren't the two essentially the same?
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Level 49
Nov 9, 2020
No. Coptic is a branch of Oriental Orthodox in Alexandria. The Eritrean church is called Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church
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Level 68
Nov 9, 2020
Thanks
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Level 58
Nov 9, 2020
The Coptic Orthodox Church and the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church are both branches of Oriental Orthodoxy, but they are not both Coptic. The word "Coptic" refers to the language, religion, and culture of the Copts, who are almost entirely in Egypt. The Eritrean church uses the Geʽez language, not the Coptic language.
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Level 84
Nov 9, 2020
Surprisingly pretty easy.
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Level 81
Nov 9, 2020
Injera looks, smells, feels, and tastes like an old sponge that has been sitting in your sink for 15 years. It used to be bright yellow but is now a dingy grey and is falling apart in little bits and pieces.
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Level 65
Nov 9, 2020
It definitely has the look and feel of an old sponge, but I've always found the smell and taste to be the smell and taste of whatever food was resting atop the injera. Do people eat without something on top?
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Level 83
Nov 9, 2020
I eat it plain sometimes and still think it's good, but I agree that it tends to take on the characteristics of what you eat with it.
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Level 83
Nov 9, 2020
Kal, I disagree. I've never tasted an old sponge, so I can't speak to that part of your critique, but I think injera is quite tasty. I find the look, smell and texture of it to be delightful as well. Totally craving some now.
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Level 81
Nov 13, 2020
try an old sponge sometime, then. You might like it.
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Level 65
Nov 9, 2020
Eritrea is also called Africa's hermit kingdom, which seems a more relevant fact than its proximity to three other countries, especially since one question identifies that it's part of the Horn of Africa.
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Level 58
Nov 9, 2020
I tried "Samara." So close, and yet over 4000km away.
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Level 45
Nov 10, 2020
might be the country i have the least knowledge about.
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Level 76
Nov 10, 2020
Possible to also accept Asmera for the capital?

From wikipedia:

Asmara (/æsˈmɑːrə/ əs-MAHR-ə), or Asmera, is the capital and most populous city of Eritrea [...]