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Another of my friends gave me this code to show where he lives:

RODA, NAYU, GURU, GARA, MOLO, ZENE, LIZA, ANIT, ELIH, IVIL, ANIR

Can you figure out where he lives?

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This time your friend lives in:

PERU

The code consists of:

4-letter fragments that can be found backwards within the names of 11 of the 12 sovereign states that make up South America:

ECUADOR, GUYANA, URUGUAY, PARAGUAY, COLOMBIA, VENEZUELA, BRAZIL, ARGENTINA, CHILE, BOLIVIA, SURINAME.

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

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RODA

Equador

NAYU

Guyana

GURU

Uruguay

GARA

Paraguay

MOLO

Colombia

ZENE

Venezuela

LIZA

Brazil

ANIT

Argentina

ELIH

Chile

IVIL

Bolivia

ANIR

Suriname

So the missing country is

Peru

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  • $\begingroup$ Snap! What was that - 24 seconds?! $\endgroup$ – Stiv Oct 29 '20 at 7:18
  • $\begingroup$ Don't know, something like that :) $\endgroup$ – Prim3numbah Oct 29 '20 at 7:20
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    $\begingroup$ (+1 by the way - nice spot) $\endgroup$ – Stiv Oct 29 '20 at 7:46
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    $\begingroup$ To be fair, the fastest to answer will be marked. (It makes me so hard since two of you answered at the same time) $\endgroup$ – 00xxqhxx00 Oct 29 '20 at 11:48
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    $\begingroup$ Yes, Stiv was indeed faster and provided a full explanation so np $\endgroup$ – Prim3numbah Oct 29 '20 at 11:52

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