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Countries with "K" #214162
02/09/14 04:49 PM
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COUNTRIES THAT BEGIN WITH 'K'; A CURIOSITY

Six countries have names that begin with the letter K, and each has a different vowel as the second letter: Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan.


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Re: Countries with "K" [Re: LukeJavan8] #214169
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An yŏng ha se yo

Re: Countries with "K" [Re: olly] #214170
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That one begins with an N or an S. Or either that or a P or an R.

Re: Countries with "K" [Re: Faldage] #214171
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Yes, I'd just remembered that.
I think Kiribati is a Republic as well. Formerly known as the Gilbert islands.

Last edited by olly; 02/10/14 03:35 AM.
Re: Countries with "K" [Re: olly] #214172
02/10/14 07:09 AM
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What happened to Korea?

Oh, that's what you folks were talking about.

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Re: Countries with "K" [Re: Tromboniator] #214173
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Republic of Kenya, Republic of Kazakhstan, etc.

Re: Countries with "K" [Re: LukeJavan8] #214254
02/21/14 11:43 AM
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Kiribati is pronounced Kiri-BAHSS, by the way.

Re: Countries with "K" [Re: LukeJavan8] #214255
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On second thoughts, the emphasis should be on the first syllable: KIH-ruh-bahss.

Re: Countries with "K" [Re: John Ansell] #214258
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Welcome, John.

Back during the Y2K scare (remember that?)
Kiribati was the first to see the sunrise on the
new millenia; at least that was their claim as they
have a huge expanse of ocean territory near the date line.

Last edited by LukeJavan8; 02/21/14 05:22 PM.

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Re: Countries with "K" [Re: LukeJavan8] #214274
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There were several claimants to that title. Tonga decided to shift the dateline prior to the event and New Zealands east coast of the north island decreed that mt Hikurangi would be the first due to its elevation.


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