Largest Indonesian Islands

Can you name the largest islands that are part of Indonesia?
Size of the island includes the whole island, not just the Indonesian part
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Last updated: September 12, 2018
First submittedDecember 2, 2015
Times taken22,069
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km2
Island
785,753
New Guinea
748,168
Borneo
480,848
Sumatra
180,681
Sulawesi
138,794
Java
28,418
Timor
18,040
Halmahera
km2
Island
17,454
Seram
14,386
Sumbawa
14,154
Flores
11,742
Yos Sudarso
11,413
Bangka
10,711
Sumba
8,473
Buru
km2
Island
5,416
Bali
5,121
Nias
4,625
Lombok
4,478
Belitung
4,429
Madura
4,408
Buton
3,828
Siberut
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Level 75
Dec 3, 2015
Also accept Kalimantan, the Indonesian name for Borneo? (I did Indonesian at high school and that's what they taught us!)
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Level 70
Jan 9, 2021
Your high school had an Indonesian class? Is that common in New Zealand?
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Level 60
Nov 23, 2021
I learned Indonesian at school in Australia (and Mandarin)
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Level 75
Dec 3, 2015
Wow, never knew about Yos Sudarso, looks like a unique 'island extension' to me
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Level 53
Dec 24, 2016
It's only separated by a river.
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Level 67
Sep 17, 2017
So is Manhattan.
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Level 85
May 16, 2019
It's a strait.
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Level 81
Dec 3, 2015
Wow. I just know 6, although should have known Bali too. Btw, Sumatra doesn't turn green on the map when you get it right.
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Level ∞
Dec 4, 2015
Works now.
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Level 59
Aug 18, 2016
I got the 6 largest but also forgot Bali
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Level 73
Dec 4, 2015
Great quiz!!
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Level 64
Dec 14, 2015
Why can't the svg zoom in/out?
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Level ∞
Dec 15, 2015
I'm not sure. I will investigate this. Someday...
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Level 74
Feb 28, 2016
Great quiz. I can tell this is one I'll keep doing until I remember them all. 13/21 on first try.
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Level 33
Feb 28, 2016
I'm Indonesian and ashamed that I missed three on my first try.

Also, people in Indonesia refers to the whole new guinea island as 'papua'. And the country East of our border as 'Papua nugini'

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Level 35
Aug 26, 2018
I thought you should learn your country first. Believe me, im indonesian too
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Level 73
Oct 21, 2018
I know Pramoedya's Buru Quartet, but I still haven't remembered Buru when doing this quiz.
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Level 30
Feb 28, 2016
want more about indonesian quizes? visit my quizes!
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Level 68
Apr 4, 2016
Will you accept Irian Jaya for New Guinea?
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Level 43
Sep 29, 2016
Suprised not more than 20% got flores and lombok. Anyway, great quiz, so much fun!
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Level 22
Apr 16, 2017
It's not buton it's butung
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Level 43
Jan 18, 2022
Both are acceptable, although it used to be commonly called Butung.
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Level 60
May 30, 2017
Please except Butung of Buton
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Level 31
Jul 3, 2017
Can you accept Irian Jaya for New Guinea
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Level 83
Oct 20, 2018
Got 7. Never heard of any of the ones I missed.
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Level 68
Feb 25, 2020
Same here
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Level 70
Jan 9, 2021
Same
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Level 65
Oct 20, 2018
Irian Jaya for New Guinea?
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Level 44
Apr 12, 2020
Isn't that the area's old name (not the provinces) ?
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Level 53
Oct 20, 2018
Accept Dolak for Yos Sudarso please
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Level 57
Dec 16, 2020
yes exactly
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Level 83
Oct 20, 2018
This quiz has one of the biggest gaps between "easy" answers and "hard" answers that I've ever seen (I got all 7 easy ones and none of the hards). Good for 3 points :)
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Level 17
Oct 20, 2018
it's not New Guinea. It's Papua. New guinea is the country that's connected to Papua.
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Level 43
Jan 18, 2022
That's Papua New Guinea. The island's name is New Guinea.
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Level 74
Feb 16, 2019
21/21 Finally!
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Level 88
Mar 22, 2019
halmahera looks like a baby sulawesi
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Level 72
Nov 13, 2019
Could Kolepom be accepted for Yos Sudarso please?
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Level 82
Dec 8, 2019
Indonesian provinces on New Guinea are "Papua" and "Papua Barat". The other country on the island is Papua New Guinea.

Papua should be a type-in at least, like Kalimantan!

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Level 58
Apr 11, 2020
Halmahera looks like a mini Sulawesi to me
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Level 57
Dec 16, 2020
Could Dolok be accepted for Yos Sudarso please
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Level 61
Mar 4, 2021
Not just could but it should be accepted. It's actually name is probably Dolok or Pulau Dolok (I'm not an Indonesian) and was renamed Yos Sudorso to honour him who was killed at the Battle of Arafura Sea. Wikipedia states Local and alternative names of the island as Dolok, Kimaam and Kolepom.
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Level 73
Mar 30, 2021
Yes please. I only know it as Dolok.
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Level 55
Jan 14, 2022
Yeah I agree
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Level 43
Jan 18, 2022
Not so fun fact. Although New Guinea is larger than Borneo, the Indonesian portion of Borneo is larger than the country's portion of New Guinea (Western New Guinea), with the former being more than 500,000 square km (193,000 square miles) large , while the latter being around 415,000 square km (~160,000 square miles) large.
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Level 21
Apr 28, 2022
Quizmaster should make a "30 largest indonesian islands" or even a "40 largest indonesian islands" quiz.