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Countries by Languages in 90 Seconds

When you guess a language, all the countries that use it as an official language will be filled it.
Countries with no official languages appear at the start
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Quiz by scambigol
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First submittedFebruary 28, 2016
Last updatedFebruary 17, 2019
Times taken130,928
Rating4.93
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Europe
Albania
Andorra
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Kosovo
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
North Macedonia
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Vatican City
Asia
Afghanistan
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
China
Cyprus
East Timor
Georgia
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
North Korea
Oman
Pakistan
Philippines
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Turkey
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Yemen
Africa
Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Democratic Republic
of the Congo
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Ivory Coast
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Republic of the Congo
Rwanda
São Tomé and Príncipe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
North America
Antigua and Barbuda
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Canada
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
United States
South America
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Suriname
Uruguay
Venezuela
 
Oceania
Australia
Federated States of
Micronesia
Fiji
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Nauru
New Zealand
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
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level 72
Feb 29, 2016
Nice quiz, but Sirionó, Tacana and Tapieté are missing.
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level 70
Mar 1, 2016
I guess it's because they are missing from the quiz mentioned in the notes
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level 72
May 2, 2016
Which notes?
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level 70
May 26, 2016
I think the link got removed when this quiz got featured - the quiz that was mentioned in the notes is Official Languages of the World
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level 55
Mar 10, 2017
Why the result be country? Isn't it language that's the answer?
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level 58
Sep 22, 2018
No. The country is the answer.
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level 31
Mar 17, 2019
that quiz got me thinking but i did it and got the language badge
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level 72
Mar 9, 2016
Also, since Indonesian and Malay are the same language, would you accept all countries for both languages if you type in either?
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level ∞
Mar 10, 2016
Malay works for both. But it would be incorrect to say that the Indonesian dialect is official in Malaysia.
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level 72
May 2, 2016
I promise you (as someone who did Malay-Indonesian at school) that the Indonesian and Malay languages are one and the same.
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level 31
Jun 18, 2019
The Malay language and Indonesian language are similar, but also very different. The people there can understand each other at least 50% of the time. In Malaysia, the language is called Bahasa Malaysia (used to be Bahasa Melayu) and in Indonesia, its Bahasa Indonesia (surprise surprise).
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level 66
May 16, 2017
i'm indonesian and indonesian and malay are not the same.There are so many ethnic groups in indonesian one of them is malay ans the malay has its own languange and they've been using it since 1000 A.D.
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level 66
May 16, 2017
but they are very resemble not the same Ex:1. In Indonesian Apa means what In Malay Apa means what,too but they read it like a-pe 2.Few words have no the same meaning like :dullness(kesuraman) is kecemasan in Malaysia 3.Malay languange have been assimilating with english (pedestrian etc)
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level 60
Jul 13, 2019
I tried Bahasa for both first.
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level 70
Mar 9, 2016
Got 165. 90 seconds is pretty short, missed some easy ones.
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level 75
May 26, 2016
Same here. I don't understand the need for so little time. It turns it into a fast typing test rather than a test of knowledge. it would be difficult enough with more time. Bah.
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level 58
Mar 9, 2016
And please accept the other 34 official languages of Bolivia - this includes Guaraní, Castellano, and Chimán.
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level ∞
Mar 10, 2016
Having so many official languages seems like it must create a lot of nice jobs for bureaucrats.
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level 58
Mar 10, 2016
Then would a note in the caveats be of good use?
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level 75
Apr 12, 2016
It must make for a nice inclusive, diverse society as well.
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level 58
Apr 20, 2016
True!
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level 72
May 2, 2016
Interesting that four of those official languages (Canichana, Cayubaba, Guarasuawe and Puquina if you must know) are actually extinct! Weirder still, German doesn't have official status, despite being spoken by 160,000 people.
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level 67
May 26, 2016
They're largely Mennonite, Jerry, and of relatively late arrival. This isn't to say that this ought to disqualify German as an official language, but I don't know a lot of places where immigrant groups not from the dominant colonizing society get that sort of official national recognition.
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level 49
Feb 6, 2017
It was mainly a populist strategy. The 36 languages was supported by the notion that there are 36 indigenous nations in Bolivia, thus dividing the opposition cities (on the east) where there are many more "nations".
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level 76
Mar 10, 2016
Tagalog for Philippines?
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level ∞
Mar 10, 2016
Tagalog works
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level 58
May 31, 2016
No it doesn't.
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level 70
Jun 4, 2016
Didn't work for me.
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level 61
Jun 22, 2016
Nor me
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level 59
Nov 10, 2017
Still doesn't work.
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level ∞
Nov 10, 2017
It still works for me. Going to file this one under computer gremlins.
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level 77
Jan 7, 2018
it won't work if it already accepted english, presumably most of the comments below typed in english first
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level 39
Jul 8, 2018
Doesn't work for me.
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level 63
Feb 16, 2018
Why not just type English?
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level 58
Mar 10, 2016
Just like with the "borders" version, what is the least number of languages needed to get all 196 countries?
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level 58
Mar 10, 2016
I counted somewhere in the near-65 range
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level 70
Mar 12, 2016
I counted 53 - i started adding all the ones that are unique to some countries and not that many were left out. Need to type Serbo-Croatian so that Montenegro gets counted, too. This is what I got 1 Albanian, 2 Amharic, 3 Arabic, 4 Armenian, 5 Azerbaijani, 6 Bengali, 7 Bulgarian, 8 Burmese, 9 Catalan, 10 Chinese, 11 Czech, 12 Danish, 13 Dutch, 14 Dzongkha, 15 English, 16 Estonian, 17 French, 18 Georgian, 19 German, 20 Greek, 21 Hungarian, 22 Icelandic, 23 Italian, 24 Japanese, 25 Khmer, 26 Korean, 27 Lao, 28 Latvian, 29 Lithuanian, 30 Macedonian, 31 Malay, 32 Maldivian, 33 Mongolian, 34 Nepali, 35 Norwegian, 36 Persian, 37 Polish, 38 Portuguese, 39 Romanian, 40 Russian, 41 Slovak, 42 Slovene, 43 Spanish, 44 Swedish, 45 Thai, 46 Tswana, 47 Turkish, 48 Turkmen, 49 Ukrainian, 50 Uzbek, 51 Vietnamese, 52 Serbo-Croatian, 53 Tamil
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level 58
Mar 12, 2016
Very cool, and I assume that's the fastest and only way to go with the least. Besides type-ins of course
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level 70
Mar 12, 2016
I think the only option is tamil/sinhala because the first 51 are unique in some country and you are then left with parts of exJugoslavia and Sri Lanka
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level 58
Mar 12, 2016
Azeri for Azerbaijani, Portugese for Portuguese, Dari for Persian, Dzongka for Dzongkha.
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level 58
Mar 12, 2016
Which only eliminates 11 characters. 12 if you do "Serbocroatian" for Serbo-Croatian.
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level 70
Mar 13, 2016
but Persian gets you three countries, Dari only gets one
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level 58
Mar 20, 2016
Then just Azeri, Portugese, and Dzongka.
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level 58
Mar 20, 2016
((1 Albanian, 2 Amharic, 3 Arabic, 4 Armenian, 5 Azeri, 6 Bengali, 7 Bulgarian, 8 Burmese, 9 Catalan, 10 Chinese, 11 Czech, 12 Danish, 13 Dutch, 14 Dzongka, 15 English, 16 Estonian, 17 French, 18 Georgian, 19 German, 20 Greek, 21 Hungarian, 22 Icelandic, 23 Italian, 24 Japanese, 25 Khmer, 26 Korean, 27 Lao, 28 Latvian, 29 Lithuanian, 30 Macedonian, 31 Malay, 32 Maldivian, 33 Mongolian, 34 Nepali, 35 Norwegian, 36 Persian, 37 Polish, 38 Portugese, 39 Romanian, 40 Russian, 41 Slovak, 42 Slovene, 43 Spanish, 44 Swedish, 45 Thai, 46 Tswana, 47 Turkish, 48 Turkmen, 49 Ukrainian, 50 Uzbek, 51 Vietnamese, 52 Serbocroatian, 53 Tamil)) is the least amount of chars.
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level 70
Mar 20, 2016
I exported the answers to check for shorter type-ins etc: you can use FARSI instead of PERSIAN, DIVEHI instead of MALDIVIAN, BANGLA instead of BENGALI
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level 58
Apr 5, 2016
Okay, so ((1 Albanian, 2 Amharic, 3 Arabic, 4 Armenian, 5 Azeri, 6 Bangla, 7 Bulgarian, 8 Burmese, 9 Catalan, 10 Chinese, 11 Czech, 12 Danish, 13 Dutch, 14 Dzongka, 15 English, 16 Estonian, 17 French, 18 Georgian, 19 German, 20 Greek, 21 Hungarian, 22 Icelandic, 23 Italian, 24 Japanese, 25 Khmer, 26 Korean, 27 Lao, 28 Latvian, 29 Lithuanian, 30 Macedonian, 31 Malay, 32 Divehi, 33 Mongolian, 34 Nepali, 35 Norwegian, 36 Farsi, 37 Polish, 38 Portugese, 39 Romanian, 40 Russian, 41 Slovak, 42 Slovene, 43 Spanish, 44 Swedish, 45 Thai, 46 Tswana, 47 Turkish, 48 Turkmen, 49 Ukrainian, 50 Uzbek, 51 Vietnamese, 52 Serbocroatian, 53 Tamil))
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level 69
Mar 12, 2016
There is no such thing as Montenegrin language. It is same lake Serbian. The best solution is Sebo-Croatian (Serbian or Croatian) for Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro.
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level 44
May 26, 2016
Nije isti kao srpski, ima par novih slova :D Ћирилица с́ з́ latinica ś ź Oni ne kazu predsednik nego preśednik :D
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level 16
Jan 16, 2019
Language and alphabet Article 13 The official language in Montenegro shall be Montenegrin. Cyrillic and Latin alphabet shall be equal. Serbian, Bosniac, Albanian and Croatian shall also be in the official use https://wipolex.wipo.int/en/text/187544 So Serbian, Bosnia(n/c), Albanian and Croatian shall also fill out Montenegro, just like how Swedish works for Finland.
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level 62
Mar 16, 2016
that was pretty fun. Thanks
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level 45
May 26, 2016
Nice quiz.
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level 50
May 26, 2016
I can't type fast enough for this!
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level 67
May 26, 2016
Great quiz! While I assume that this comes from your source, there is no language called "Maldivian." It's called Dhivehi. That said, typing Dhivehi works, so this doesn't even constitute a complaint.
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level 46
May 26, 2016
Cool quiz, but a little more time would be great! I would like to take a closer look to the map while thinking of the languages spoken in each country... unfortunatelly, with 90 secs it is impossible to think
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level 66
May 26, 2016
That took three tries. Darn you, Maldivian and Dzongkha.
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level 40
May 26, 2016
Same!
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level 42
May 26, 2016
I found a typo. In the description, I think it should say "will be filled in", not "will be filled it." I also think more time should be added.
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level 43
May 17, 2018
yeah, there are a lot of languages that only do one country itd be nice if there were two minutes, maybe three.
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level 54
May 26, 2016
please give more time. this is just a speed typing test. those of us with hand injuries need an extension, along with many others with dexterity issues. thanks!
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level 53
May 26, 2016
More time please, too short.
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level 23
Aug 22, 2018
There's a Take Untimed button
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level 36
Apr 28, 2019
You don't get points for doing the quiz untimed. The first time I only did this for the language badge, now i'm doing it to get 100%.
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level 68
May 26, 2016
Great quiz, but needs a little more time
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level 67
May 27, 2016
English is an official language of Botswana but it appears to only accept Tswana as an official language.
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level 71
May 27, 2016
Please, for the love of God, give us more time. I can't type that fast.
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level 35
May 29, 2016
Azerbaijani? I always thought that they speak Turkish there... Like Romanian = Moldovan.
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level 40
Mar 27, 2017
Azerbaijani is Turkic language like Turkish, Kazakh, Uzbek and so on. Azerbaijani is the second most spoken language(more than 50 million native speakers) in Turkic family but, I would say it is the richest and the most intelligible language which means only learning Azerbaijani will help you to understand not only Turkish but also Central Asian languages
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level 76
May 29, 2016
I type 90wpm and I know all of the answers, but I can't type fast enough to get perfect.
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level 65
May 29, 2016
I think I'm right in saying that English isn't a legally-codified official language of the UK, but Welsh is....
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level 67
Feb 26, 2017
Official languages of Wales are English and Welsh. In this quiz it is not needed to enter every language spoken in a country otherwise PNG would need 6,912 separate entries.
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level 57
Nov 8, 2017
In Wales the official languages are English and Welsh, but as a whole the UK does not have any official language. The UK should appear at the start because it has no official language throughout. The situation is much the same in the USA - Hawaii has English and Hawaiian as official languages but there is no nationwide official language. If the USA is given at the start the UK should be too. Source - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_official_languages_by_country_and_territory#U . I know that Wikipedia might not be accurate so if you do have a source I would be interested to see it.
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level 61
Nov 10, 2017
Yes - English is only de-facto (by practice) official as the UK's main language, not de-jure (by law) offical. (Welsh is de-jure official in Wales, making it the only language in the UK to have de-jure/legal official status, though that only applies in Wales - in the rest of the UK, Welsh is recognised regional language.)
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level 43
May 17, 2018
yeah, same in the us. it might not be 'official' but it is.
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level 43
Jun 1, 2016
English is also an official language of Botswana so it should be accepted in addition to Tswana.
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level 14
Jun 1, 2016
Finland shouldn't be in this one, Finland doesn't have an official language (two national languages tho, finnish and swedish).
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level 60
Dec 16, 2018
so you mean finland should be left out by the rest of the world? Every country in the quiz besides finland?
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level 24
Jun 9, 2016
I did it with 2 seconds to spare. I also did it while recognizing all legitimate ex-Yugo languages (eg Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Montenegrin plus Slovenian, Macedonian and Albanian).
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level 57
Aug 24, 2016
Lot of work went into that quiz. Nice job!
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level 45
Sep 17, 2016
if you have the top six languages spoken worldwide/the official UN languages entered in first, it's pretty easy. Hard part is the time to type all the one-country-only languages that consist of basically the entire country name with "ese" or "ian" added in.
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level 51
Feb 26, 2017
It's depressing that not everyone typed in English.
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level 60
Dec 16, 2018
I typed in greek..
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level 40
Mar 23, 2017
I did it => 174/192 and I got 5/5 points :)
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level 63
Apr 17, 2017
More time please
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level 62
May 20, 2017
why not unite serbian, bosnian, croatian and montenegrin as serbo-croatian? everyone knows it's basically the same language, even if they say it isn't. you've already done that for kosovo.
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level 42
Aug 2, 2017
You should include Basque, Catalan, Galician and Occitan for Spain because they're co-official languages (and I wouldn't have to type in Catalan just for Andorra)
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level 56
Nov 9, 2017
They are only co-official at the regional level, not at the national level (i.e. at the sovereign state level, which this website deals with). If you were to include such regional languages of Spain, then you would have to include a huge amount of other langauge from around the world - it would become too unwieldy.
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level 63
Nov 8, 2017
Please can we have more time
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level 39
Nov 12, 2017
Can you please try "Countries by Religion in 90 seconds" too?
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level 53
Nov 12, 2017
Wow, completely blanked on English!!! I must be the reason English is 99% guessed. :(
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level 38
Jan 20, 2018
What language was South Africa counted under? I tried Afrikaans and it didn't accept it, so it must have been counted under either English or Dutch. If Dutch, it would be incorrect as Afrikaans, while a derivative of the Dutch language, is a language in its own right.
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level 18
Feb 1, 2018
what about adding BAHASA to indonesia as correct answer?
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level 59
Feb 27, 2018
MORE TIME PLEASE!!!
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level 35
Apr 11, 2018
official language in México is Spanish
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level 58
Apr 29, 2018
100% is possible, it only took me 9 tries to finish with 6 seconds left.
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level 70
Jul 5, 2018
Not a fan of short timed quizzes, no point at all. As for memory recall speed, they're useless because the brain is way ahead of finger lag and computer lag, typos, all that irrelevance. It's better to click "Take untimed" and really quiz your knowledge and learn instead of rattling off by rote like Rain Man.
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level 40
Jul 20, 2018
Really hard and good quiz
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level 25
Aug 1, 2018
I finally did it! It's taken me about three days to get 160 and finally, I got there. This quiz was more about how much you can type in 1:30 instead of the language itself. Other then that, it was hard.
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level 32
Aug 11, 2018
Damnit, Asia and Europe! Why does each country have to have its own language?
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level 35
Aug 27, 2018
Spanish is the official language in México, I believe that English is in US and Australia. What are your sources?
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level 29
Sep 8, 2018
ethiopia and azerbajan got me ;-; maldives and bhutan were a real set back but idk what azerbajan and ethiopia are
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level 39
Sep 17, 2018
I put in Amharic each time and it would not accept it. Says incorrect answer. This happens to be one of the few I know.
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level 66
Sep 26, 2018
Amharic is not working please fix this
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level ∞
Sep 26, 2018
Fixed
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level 49
Oct 12, 2018
Azerbaijani isnt working. Please fix as this is one of the only ones im not getting
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level ∞
Oct 12, 2018
Fixed, thanks.
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level 23
Nov 2, 2018
100% with 1 second left! That was hard!
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level 49
Nov 26, 2018
Very tough quiz, took forever to get 100!
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level 57
Nov 26, 2018
Am I the only one who misses the days of Yugoslavia?
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level 53
Feb 2, 2019
Yes.
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level 46
Jan 16, 2019
Typing in Afrikaans doesn't work, South Africa and Namibia should have showed up.
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level ∞
Jan 16, 2019
Afrikaans will work for South Africa now.
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level 55
Feb 2, 2019
Why are Urdu and Hindi listed as Hindustani? Urdu is written in Arabic script and Hindi in Devanagri script. This is a direct insult to Pakistan and Urdu, because the whole point of freedom was to be separated from Hindus and Hindustan. Plz elaborate if i'm wrong. Thanks.
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level 53
Feb 2, 2019
Bahasa for Indonesian?
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level 53
Feb 2, 2019
I just realised that Bahasa means language in Indonesian. Never mind.
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level 56
Feb 3, 2019
I thought French were an official language of Andorra?
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level 41
Feb 3, 2019
no, catalan is the official language
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level 56
Feb 4, 2019
Ok.
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level 38
Feb 5, 2019
Argentina doesn't have an official language. The Spanish is the facto language but not the official.
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level 69
Feb 6, 2019
Finally earned the Language Badge. Yay!
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level 56
Feb 19, 2019
Can the description be changed from 'will be filled it' to 'will be filled in'?
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level 56
Feb 19, 2019
Isn't English also an official language of Botswana?
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level 40
Apr 19, 2019
If only this had 15 more seconds...
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level 36
Apr 28, 2019
I know right? I keep getting like 96% of the languages, but then the time runs out. I'm not a slow typer, I just make a lot of mistakes when going full speed.
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level 15
Apr 28, 2019
All I could think of at first was Arabic, since I was born in Egypt. But after my fifth try, I got 100% :)
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level 16
May 3, 2019
hey I like this quiz but the time is too limited
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level 22
May 23, 2019
I want to know how many people typed Tetum instead of Portuguese for East Timor.
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level 62
Jul 20, 2019
English is an official language of Botswana.
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level 43
Jul 23, 2019
Even with help from the comments I couldn't type them all fast enough XD I think you should add more time, maybe 1:30?
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level 49
Aug 11, 2019
English is an official language in Botswana. Please fix.
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