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Former Names of African Cities
"Due to the ending of colonial rule in Africa, many countries and cities changed names. I want the former names of some African cities. I give you the present name of the city and the present name of the country. You give me the colonial name of the city."
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This city and the following 4 are all situated in what is today called DR or Democratic Republic Congo. It used to be Zaire, and before that Congo and Belgian Congo. I start with the capital Kinshasa, which used to be called?
The southern province of Shaba, formerly Katanga, in the DR Congo. The city is the capital of the province and is now called Lubumbashi. It used to be called?
DR Congo: This city is capital of the Upper Congo province and is now called Kisangani. It was called ______ ?
DR Congo: This city is capital of Kasai province and is now called Mbuji-Mayi. But was called _____ ?
DR Congo: This town, capital of the Equator province, is now called Mbandaka but was called___?
The capital of Chad is Ndjamena. Which of the following was its colonial name?
The former Rhodesia: today Zimbabwe's capital is Harare. What was Harare called?
West-Africa and Gambia. The capital is today called Banjul, but used to be ______ ?
The former Portuguese colony of Mozambique, and today's capital Maputo. What was Maputo called?
North West Africa. This used to be a small port in the Spanish Sahara. The area is today controlled by Morocco, but is called Western Sahara and seeks independence. The town is now called Dakhla, but used to be called?
This city in former Portuguese colony Angola is now called Huambo. But it used to be called what?
This seaport in South West Angola is now called Namibe. But what was it called before?
Zambia: This town is today called Kabwe, but used to be?
Morocco: This seaport town in the SW is now called Essaouira, but used to be called?
Algeria: This town is now called Skikda. But during the French colonial period what was it called?
Algeria: This is now Ech-Cheliff. But what was it called before?
Algeria: this town is now called: Bejaia. What was it called before?
Tunisia: This town is now called Menzel Bourguiba. But it used to be called _____ ?
Zimbabwe: This town is now Masvingo. What was its previous name?
Zimbabwe: this town is now Mutare, but used to be _______ ?
This town in Zimbabwe is now called Hwange, but used to be?
The former Spanish colony of Equatorial Guinea. The capital is now called Malabo, but what was its Spanish name?
Some colonial names haven't changed - just yet. But the governments of South Africa, Zimbabwe and others have serious plans to change names with a colonial flavor. I will ask you a couple of questions about cities in South Africa that just MIGHT change names. Some think this city - or rather the whole urban area - should be renamed Egoli. Which city?
This city - or rather the whole urban area - has been renamed Tshwane. What city or urban area is this?
This city in Madagascar is now called Antsiranana, but once was _____ ?
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