São Tomé and Príncipe Country Quiz

🇸🇹 Can you guess these facts about the country of São Tomé and Príncipe?
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Last updated: August 12, 2020
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Capital city
São Tomé
Saint after which the country is named
Saint Thomas
Official language
Portuguese
Gulf in which São Tomé and Príncipe is located
Gulf of Guinea
Population of São Tomé and Príncipe in the year 1400
0
Mainland African country located due east of the main island
Gabon
Second largest island
Principe
Bean that makes up about half of the country's exports
Cocoa
Practice that was legally abolished in 1876, but continued to persist for decades afterwards
Slavery
Currency of São Tomé and Príncipe
Dobra
Term for the people with mixed European and African origins who comprise most
of the population (starts with M)
Mestiço
Only African country that is smaller than São Tomé and Príncipe
Seychelles
Critically-endangered wading bird, the smallest of its type in the world (starts with I)
São Tomé ibis
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Level 66
Jun 22, 2020
Aren't people with European and African origins mulattoes?
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Level 56
Jun 22, 2020
Mestiço seems to be referring exclusively to children of Portuguese colonists and African slaves. Since the description says "European", I think mulatto should be at least accepted as an alternate answer.
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Level 79
Jun 23, 2020
"Mestiço" (in Portuguese) means "child of parents of different races". According to São Toméans, that's the correct name.
"Mulatto" could be used as an alternative, but not as the main answer.
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Level 66
Jun 23, 2020
Didn't know about difference between mestico and mestizo but i think mulatto should be accepted also. Yes mestico is more accurate term mulatto is general term for African and European mix.
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Level 79
Jun 23, 2020
The problem is how each colonial power deemed every possible mix.
For example, Spain implemented a whole table in New Spain (nowadays Mexico and Central America) to name the race of every person depending of the parents. For example: Spanish and Native = Mestizo; Mestizo and Spanish = Castizo; Spanish and Black = Mulato; Spanish and Mulato = Morisco...
They even had races like "Lobo" (Wolf), "Tente en el Aire" (Touch in the air), "No te entiendo" (I can't understand you), "Torna Atrás" (Come back), "Salta Atrás" (Jump back)...
Other empires, like Portuguese, were more simple.
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Level 79
Jun 23, 2020
This sentence about São Tomé and Príncipe might seem like it was generated by a randomizer, but it's actually 100% accurate:
"In 2016, a British and a Mexican joined together to set a bolt-protected route in a volcanic plug in São Tomé island, which is named after a big dog"
Doubters can start their research here.
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Level 51
Jul 7, 2020
Is it bad that I didn't know what the second largest island of São Tomé and Principé was?
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Level 51
Sep 28, 2020
I typed it thinking surely it can't be...
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Level 65
Jul 29, 2020
Could you accept "bin chicken" for ibis?