What's the most populous country you can't remember meeting someone from?

NB: You must remember meeting someone from the country and some vague details about them, not just “Oh I must have met someone from Brazil at some point”

The World’s 10 most populous countries are:

  1. China
  2. India
  3. USA
  4. Indonesia
  5. Brazil
  6. Pakistan
  7. Nigeria
  8. Bangladesh
  9. Russia
  10. Mexixo

Further full list here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_population_(United_Nations)

Bangladesh for me off the top of my head.



I don’t think I’ve met an Indonesian.


Not sure I’ve ever met a Brazilian. I’ve seen a few… etc etc

Chris Waddle

Think Indonesia’s the only one in the top 10 I’ve not met someone from


Reminds me of this old joke:

Giving George W. Bush his daily war briefing, Donald Rumsfeld ended by saying: ‘Yesterday, three Brazilian soldiers were killed.’ ‘Oh no!’, exclaimed Bush. ‘That’s terrible.’ His staff were stunned by this display of emotion. Finally Bush raised his head from his hands and asked: ‘OK, so how many is a Brazillion?’

  1. China - friend’s wife
  2. India - numerous colleagues
  3. USA - do we really have to do this one? COME ON
  4. Brazil - wife’s colleague
  5. Russia - friend’s ex-wife

someone reboot him

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Hey man, I know numerous US citizens, that’s all.

I feel like I have a kindred spirit in you when you explain the same sort of stuff I feel obliged to explain :slight_smile:

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Sometimes it takes a while for Smee to get it, I guess.

But you listed places you can remember people from.

I don’t think that’s what the thread is about.

Indonesia for me.

Wouldn’t even have known it would be that high in this list tbh.


Oh yeah, you’re right. Sorry @smee, my brain swapped can and can’t. I’ll blame you, though, because you’re so difficult on here all the time. :wink:

(Also I’ve answered your query if you just invert my answers, I guess.)