Most Recently-Settled Countries

Name the countries of the world whose territory was not settled by human beings until after the start of the Christian era.
According to Wikipedia. Their list is incomplete
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Last updated: December 29, 2016
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Year
First Settled By
Country
1770
French
Seychelles
1638
Dutch
Mauritius
1485
Portuguese
São Tomé and Príncipe
1462
Portuguese
Cape Verde
1250
Polynesians
New Zealand
874
Norse
Iceland
850
Taino
Bahamas
550
Various
Comoros
500
Borneans
Madagascar
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Level 77
Dec 29, 2016
Excellent idea!
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Level 61
Dec 29, 2016
I got 6/9. I'm happy with that!
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Level 61
Apr 4, 2017
Four months later and I got 9/9
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Level 55
Apr 4, 2017
Needed four months to learn three countries? :-D SCNR.
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Level 71
Dec 29, 2016
Wow, I had no idea most of the island nations around Africa were uninhabited until the Europeans came. I also didn't know NZ was settled so late.
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Level 62
Aug 24, 2019
I'm especially surprised regarding Seychelles and Mauritius, considering the Indian Ocean was sailed by merchants from many countries.
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Level 69
Aug 24, 2019
Yes - further north though. Reunion, Mauritius, Rodrigues, and the Seychelles weren't on any common trade routes. Same for the Chagos Archipelago.
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Level 62
Dec 30, 2016
5 star quiz!
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Level 63
Dec 30, 2016
Not too hard since I recently watched a video about it. Pretty cool!
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Level 65
Apr 4, 2017
I saw that video too! Definitely helped me on the quiz.
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Level 44
Apr 4, 2017
Me too
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Level 36
Apr 4, 2017
I watch all of his videos.
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Level 61
Sep 5, 2017
Yay! Reallifelore! Yay!!!!!
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Level 62
Aug 24, 2019
RealLifeLore gang
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Level 83
Dec 31, 2016
I kept thinking "no, not NZ because Maori". No idea they came that late!
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Level 45
Jan 1, 2017
Same here!
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Level 73
Apr 7, 2017
And here..
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Level 65
Dec 31, 2016
Got everything but Madagascar. When I saw Borneans, I started going through every Oceania and SE Asian country. Didn't even think about countries to the west. Very interesting.
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Level 47
Oct 30, 2018
happened to know that strange fact beforehand
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Level 67
Aug 24, 2019
I did the same, but after seeing the answer, i realised i allready knew that, well not borneans specifically, but that region, and not settled by africans or europeans
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Level 87
Jan 27, 2017
I was curious as to why the quiz stopped at 9, and the next step jumps back 1500 years to Vanuatu and Samoa at 1000 BC. Yeah, probably a good place to cut!
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Level 66
Apr 4, 2017
If I could spell Mauritania and Mauritius correctly and consistently as I knew them to be correct...
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Level 47
Oct 30, 2018
Maur(more), i t i, us
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Level 64
Apr 4, 2017
Cool moa picture.
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Level 59
Apr 21, 2017
Why isn't Capo Verde accepted?
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Level 27
Apr 26, 2017
Because it isn't the name of the country.
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Level 48
Aug 24, 2019
Did you mean Cape Verde? Cabo Verde?
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Level 81
Aug 25, 2019
Wasn't Capo Verde part of the Green Mafia?
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Level 70
Mar 27, 2018
Is there a better clue than "various" possible?
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Level 47
Oct 30, 2018
so many in the Indian
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Level 81
Dec 14, 2018
Strange that the Bahamas were settled so much later than Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, etc.
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Level 68
Apr 20, 2020
As far as I know, the Taino were the only ones, at the time, really exploring those waters. Since they came from either South or Central America, the Bahamas would be quite far away.