Quiz: How Many African Countries Can You Name in 3 Minutes?
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How Many African Countries Can You Name in 3 Minutes?
By: Erica Sklar
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About This Quiz

Africa is home to giant animals, a huge range of ecosystems, and hundreds of languages. The people of Africa have shown the world a thing or two about resilience, equity, and freedom. From Nelson Mandela's fight for the end to apartheid rule in South Africa to the liberation of formerly colonized countries, Africa is a continent rich in the history of taking a stand for what we believe in. 

The majority of the African continent was split into countries by colonizers from European nations who went on to rule those nations. Today, many historically European languages are still spoken there along with languages indigenous to those who inhabited the land before it was colonized. Do you know what languages are spoken in Somalia? What about Swaziland?

How well do you know your African countries? Can you identify Malawi by its shape? Do you know where the Nile ends? How about where Lagos is located? To test your knowledge of Africa, can you try guessing which country is which? C'mon, it's easy! Take the test and travel away!

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Can you name this central African Country, home to one of the youngest populations in Africa?
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What's this African island named?
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This country is often associated with the Middle East, but it's in Africa. What is it?
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This North African country has had some upheaval recently. Can you name it?
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This country is just a short trip away from Spain. Can you name it?
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What country is this, home to the Cape of Good Hope?
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Most continents don't have too many countries with this first letter. Can you guess what it is?
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This country in Southern Africa has some of the most beautiful beaches on the Indian Ocean. Can you name it?
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This country's name might sound "romantic" to you. What is it?
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This country has just four letters. What is it?
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This country's name translates to "Ivory Coast." Can you identify it?
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Do you know the name of this country, where the official language is English?
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This country has another country inside of it. Can you name it?
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The capital of this country is Lagos. Can you name it?
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Can you identify this country, home to several distinct ecosystems?
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One word in this country's name means "green" in English. But which is it?
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Can you name this two-word country that is the same size as the UK?
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Can you name this country in the southern part of Africa that borders the Atlantic?
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This country's name can be found within the name of another African country. What is it?
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This North African country has a capital that sounds just like its name. What is it?
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This country contains the northernmost point on the continent of Africa. Do you know what its called?
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Can you name this country, one of the largest by land mass in all of Africa?
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This African nation, south of Angola, translates to "vast land." What is it called?
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Which country borders Rwanda and Kenya and sits on the shores of Lake Victoria?
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What country do people associate with the phrase "horn of Africa"?
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Can you name this island nation that's popular with tourists?
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What's the name of this North African country that was home to the Kingdom of Kush?
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What country, whose capital is Nairobi, is south of Somalia?
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This small nation sits on the horn of Africa. Can you name it?
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Can you name this island nation situated in the Indian Ocean?
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This country is home to Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak. Can you name it?
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Can you name this country that is entirely surrounded by South Africa?
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Which landlocked country contains a lake that shares its name?
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Can you successfully identify this African nation, one of the most biodiverse in Africa?
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This African nation declared itself independent in the 1800s. Can you name it?
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This small country shares most of its name with a former Russian dictator?
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Do you know what country is bordered by Senegal on all sides except its Atlantic coast?
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Can you name this nation, bordered by Ghana and Benin?
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Do you know the name of the country once called Equitorial Africa?
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Can you name this island nation in the gulf of Guinea?
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