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Of the Origin of Countries I
"Have you ever wondered where a country's name comes from? Here is a quiz about the origins of the names of some countries in the world. Let's see if you can find them all!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
This country is named after the Arab royal family which founded the kingdom, and still rules it today. What is its name?
Which country's name comes from a Spanish adaptation of a Portuguese name meaning "Lion mountains"?
This country's name was created at the beginning of the 20th century by a student while in Cambridge. What is its name?
Which small country's name comes from Sanskrit for "Lion City"?
This country's name was first written Lbn, which means "white" in an ancient language. It appears over 50 times in the Hebrew Bible, and in three of the twelve tablets of the Epic of Gilgamesh, which was first written about 4,000 years ago. What is its English name?
This country's name comes from Arabic, not Latin, and means "land of the blacks". What is it?
Which country's name was supposedly inspired by the city of Venice, because a village built on a lake reminded sailors of the Italian city?
This country's name comes of the Portuguese name "Rio de Camaroes", which means "River of Shrimp" or "River of Prawns". What is its name?
This country's name comes from the Latin word for silver, even though this particular country has little to no sources of the precious metal. What is it called?
Which country's name comes from old Germanic and means "low land", because most of the country is at or below sea level?
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