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When I asked my friend who lives overseas where he lives, he gave me a code:

MBOD, DONE, ETNA, LAYS, ANMA, PINE, ILAN, PORE, RUNE, ESTE

The country where he lives is not included in the code, where he is?

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Possibly your friend lives in:

LAOS

The code consists of:

4-letter fragments that can be found within the names of 10 of the 11 countries traditionally classed as being in Southeast Asia:

CAMBODIA, INDONESIA, VIETNAM, MALAYSIA, MYANMAR, PHILIPPINES, THAILAND, SINGAPORE, BRUNEI, TIMOR-LESTE.

The eleventh country that usually completes this list is LAOS, which cannot be included in the coded list without giving away its identity since it is only 4 letters long!

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  • $\begingroup$ Wow! How fast you are to figure out the answer! $\endgroup$ – 00xxqhxx00 Oct 22 at 13:46
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    $\begingroup$ @00xxqhxx00 Your question hooked me right in :) I'm an unashamed sucker for geography trivia! $\endgroup$ – Stiv Oct 22 at 13:47

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