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A follow-up to Dmitry Kamenetsky's Objects that are countries or nationalities.

Can you figure out what these countries and nationalities are based on the clues?

$ \begin{gather} % custom template - reuse if you may \def\S#1#2{\Space{#1}{19px}{#2px}}\def\P#1{\V{#1em}}\def\V#1{\S{#1}{9}} \def\T{\color{white}{\textbf{ Country }}}\def\NT{\color{white}{\textbf{ Clue }}}\displaystyle \smash{\lower{29px}\bbox[teal]{\phantom{\rlap{rubio.2020.01.21-custom}\S{80px}{0} \begin{array}{cc}\T&\NT\\\end{array}}}}\atop\def\V#1{\S{#1}{5}} \begin{array}{|c|c|}\hline\T&\NT\\\hline % ~\text{ ? }&\text{ nuts }\\ \hline ~\text{ ? }&\text{ punched paper }\\ \hline ~\text{ ? }&\text{ a pepper }\\ \hline ~\text{ ? }&\text{ a gold coin }\\ \hline \end{array}\end{gather}$

$ \begin{gather} % custom template - reuse if you may \def\S#1#2{\Space{#1}{19px}{#2px}}\def\P#1{\V{#1em}}\def\V#1{\S{#1}{9}} \def\T{\color{white}{\textbf{ Nationality }}}\def\NT{\color{white}{\textbf{ Clue }}}\displaystyle \smash{\lower{29px}\bbox[teal]{\phantom{\rlap{rubio.2020.01.21-custom}\S{100px}{0} \begin{array}{cc}\T&\NT\\\end{array}}}}\atop\def\V#1{\S{#1}{5}} \begin{array}{|c|c|}\hline\T&\NT\\\hline % ~\text{ ? }&\text{ a woven carpet }\\ \hline ~\text{ ? }&\text{ a wood patch }\\ \hline ~\text{ ? }&\text{ an advocate }\\ \hline ~\text{ ? }&\text{ a pastry }\\ \hline ~\text{ ? }&\text{ a young fish }\\ \hline ~\text{ ? }&\text{ a shiny substance }\\ \hline ~{?^\color{red}*}&\text{ a great dog }\\ \hline \end{array}\end{gather}$

All words are valid words in the SOWPODS dictionary with the exception of the nationality marked with ${?^\color{red}*}$.

Hint:

All answers, with the exception of #1 ("nuts") and #11 ("a great dog"), are nouns (by themselves) with the clue as their meaning when not capitalized.

Hint #2:

The answer to #7 ("an advocate") is commonly preceded by a five-letter word. The phrase originated from a movement consisting of people of this nationality before becoming a generic term.

Hint #3:

 Countries
 _ _ _ _ _ _ = nuts
 _ _ _ _ = punched paper
 _ _ _ _ _ = a pepper
 _ _ _ _ _ _ = a gold coin 

Nationalities _ _ _ _ _ _ = a woven carpet _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ = a wood patch _ _ _ _ = an advocate _ _ _ _ _ _ = a pastry _ _ _ _ = a young fish _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ = a shiny substance _ _ _ _ = a great dog

Edit: Nationality #2 ("a rib-like form") was removed since there was an error.

First answer to include all 11 will be accepted.

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Countries:

Brazil - (Brazil nuts)
Chad - (The little circles from hole punching are known as chad)
Chile - (chilli pepper - also known as a 'chile pepper')
Guinea - (Guinea coin thats made from gold - thanks @MacGyver88!!)

Nationalities:

Afghan - (Afghan rug) - thanks @El-Guest!
Dutchman - (A wood patch used in carpentry for repairs) - thanks @DarrelHoffman!
Turk - (Young turks was a political movement)
Danish - (Danish pastry)
Brit - (Young herring) - thanks @DarrelHoffman!
Polish - (As in 'polishing' - Shiny substance)
Argentine - an alternative answer for shiny substance is ‘argentine’, relating to silver.
Dane - (Great Dane - actual nationality is 'Danish' but a 'Dane' is also from Denmark.)

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    $\begingroup$ Country 4 could be rot13(Thvarn). $\endgroup$ – MacGyver88 Apr 29 at 14:23
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    $\begingroup$ @MacGyver88 ahhhh that makes a lot of sense! $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Apr 29 at 14:35
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    $\begingroup$ @eyl327 oh wow I was certain for polish :P I've been searching for the rest (mostly looking up a list of nationalities and typing ones that seem like they could be something else into google) but nothing yet, I'll keep searching! $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Apr 29 at 16:03
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    $\begingroup$ @BeastlyGerbil The woven carpet is likely this. $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Apr 29 at 16:29
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    $\begingroup$ @eyl327 could it perhaps be ‘Argent’? $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil May 1 at 8:44
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For starters,

Chile

is a pepper,

a

Berber (while not exactly a nationality)

is a woven carpet

and a

Dane

is a great dog.

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  • $\begingroup$ The gold coins could be rot13(Oevgnaavn) but that's really a Latin country name... $\endgroup$ – Glorfindel Apr 29 at 11:28
  • $\begingroup$ 'Pepper' and 'great dog' are correct. I have something else in mind for woven carpet, though. $\endgroup$ – DenverCoder1 Apr 29 at 16:02
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Is the answer to #7 ("an advocate") chicano

  • It is a valid word in SOPODS
  • An informal term for Mexican nationality
  • The Chicano movement

Though I don't know the five-letter word preceding it

Okay the answer probably is Turk

  • The phrase is Young Turk
  • Advocate is used in the sense as to support
  • Young Turk is defined broadly as one advocating changes within a usually established group
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  • $\begingroup$ Good answer, but do you have a dictionary source for chicano being defined as "an advocate"? If so, this can be an alternate answer. $\endgroup$ – DenverCoder1 Apr 30 at 16:41
  • $\begingroup$ The word I am thinking of is defined on M-W with an "often not capitalized" definition. $\endgroup$ – DenverCoder1 Apr 30 at 16:44
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    $\begingroup$ Is the answer young turk $\endgroup$ – Rajeev Sebastian Apr 30 at 22:49
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    $\begingroup$ Well done. It is indeed Young Turk. $\endgroup$ – DenverCoder1 May 1 at 7:37

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