Brain Game: Europia
While perusing an old puzzle book recently, IÂ came acrossÂ aÂ challenge that asked readers to name the five European nations whose names end with the letter Y. (Short pause as you come up with those.) As smart as you people are, I knew it wouldn't suffice as Brain Game material,Â but IÂ stole the ideaÂ employed the concept to devise a more difficult version. Enjoy!
On the European continent,
FIFTEEN independent nations have names
that end with the two-letter sequence "IA."
Can you name 8 or more of them?
If you included Bosnia, give yourself half a point, as it's more properly known as Bosnia & Herzegovina.
FWIW, the five "Y" answers are Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, and Turkey. Some would add Vatican City to the list.