Ring of Countries Puzzle #1

Starting from the A at the top of the ring, move clockwise around the word AROMATIC, returning to the letter A. Along the journey, spell out all countries of the world that start with each pair of consecutive letters: AR, RO, ... CA
Some consecutive letter pairs may not yield any countries
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Quiz by kiwirage
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Last updated: April 17, 2021
First submittedApril 13, 2017
Times taken747
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Country
Argentina
Armenia
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde
Iceland
North Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Country
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Oman
Romania
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Level 46
Apr 13, 2017
Great quiz idea!
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Level 84
Apr 14, 2017
Maybe remove alphabetical ordering to make it harder?
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Level 62
Apr 14, 2017
I wondered that, too. But the average score is 12/19 so I don't think it needs to be harder.
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Level 70
Apr 14, 2017
Why not have to write the names backward in Chinese, that would make it a tad harder?
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Level 65
Apr 14, 2017
A spectacular new idea! :)
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Level 74
Apr 14, 2017
I nominate this for a star :)
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Level 65
Apr 14, 2017
Seconded
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Level 68
May 27, 2019
Two years later, but thirded! All these puzzle quizzes Kiwirage makes are fantastic!
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Level 82
Apr 21, 2021
Sorry, the idea is good, but I don't like the fact that there are no countries in AT and TI (and ten in MA...).
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Level 62
Apr 21, 2021
Glad you liked the idea. It was hard to find an 8-letter word that generated countries for each pair of consecutive letters. If you play the sequel, you'll see I managed to do one pair better. But I have yet to find a word where all pairs yield answers.
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Level 22
Apr 22, 2021
Why does it go counterclockwise when the instructions say clockwise?
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Level 62
Apr 22, 2021
What direction do clocks go where you come from?