Rivers and Lakes whose Names are Countries

Can you guess these rivers and lakes who share their name with a country?
One of the answers is not an exact JetPunk country name
Not necessarily a complete list
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Last updated: September 2, 2020
First submittedMay 21, 2020
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According to the bible, Jesus was baptized in this river
Jordan
Kinshasa and Brazzaville lie on opposite banks of this river
Congo
Shallow African lake that has shrunk by 90% since 1960
Chad
River that flows through Timbuktu
Niger
Lake that lies in the East African Rift
Malawi
River flowing into the Río de la Plata
Uruguay
There were plans to build a canal through this lake, as an alternative to the Panama canal
Nicaragua
This river divides its country into the Paraneña region and the Gran Chaco region
Paraguay
This river flows alongside the Maya Mountains
Belize
This river lies entirely in Romania
Moldova
River flowing through the city of Saint-Louis, which is also called "Venice of Africa"
Senegal
A very skinny African country consists of this river and the 10km of land to either side
Gambia
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Level 50
Sep 2, 2020
Good Quiz but too short, maybe expand the scope to include names derived from rivers like"India" from Indus?
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Level 71
Sep 2, 2020
Or you could include other types of landforms and easily get to 20
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Level 83
Sep 2, 2020
There appears to be some debate on whether the "90% lake" is actually shrinking. https://bhekisisa.org/opinion/2019-11-13-lake-chad-shrinking-its-a-story-that-masks-serious-failures-of-governance/
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Level 81
Sep 3, 2020
Great Quiz I learned a few things
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Level 73
Sep 4, 2020
Belize River was a total guess, but the clue helped!
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Level 51
Oct 13, 2020
Great guiz! Thanks
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Level 53
Oct 13, 2020
There is also river Bosna in Bosnia and its name means, you guessed it Bosnia.
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Level 25
Oct 13, 2020
Great quiz, could give a stronger clue to belize, though.
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Level 82
Oct 13, 2020
Nice idea for a quiz, thanks!
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Level 47
Oct 13, 2020
Good quiz but too short.
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Level 78
Oct 13, 2020
Fun quiz, kaderschaufel.
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Level 55
Oct 13, 2020
11/12 - only knew three!
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Level 51
Oct 16, 2020
The clue "one of the answers is not an exact JetPunk country name" confused me... which one? Those all seem like exact JetPunk country names!
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Level 51
Oct 16, 2020
Unless you mean Congo, because there are two?
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Level 65
Oct 16, 2020
Hate to be pedantic (well, ok, no I don't) but the amount of land on either side of the Gambia river is closer to 10 miles than 10km.
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Level 52
Oct 19, 2020
So the Moldova river doesn't even flow through Moldova?