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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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First submittedDecember 29, 2016
Last updatedDecember 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 73
Dec 29, 2016
Excellent idea!
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level 60
Dec 29, 2016
I got 6/9. I'm happy with that!
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level 60
Apr 4, 2017
Four months later and I got 9/9
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level 51
Apr 4, 2017
Needed four months to learn three countries? :-D SCNR.
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level 69
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 59
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 67
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 63
Dec 30, 2016
5 star quiz!
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level 59
Dec 30, 2016
Not too hard since I recently watched a video about it. Pretty cool!
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level 60
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 60
Sep 5, 2017
Yay! Reallifelore! Yay!!!!!
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level 60
Aug 24, 2019
RealLifeLore gang
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level 82
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 72
Apr 7, 2017
And here..
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level 64
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 43
Oct 30, 2018
happened to know that strange fact beforehand
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level 61
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 83
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 43
Oct 30, 2018
Maur(more), i t i, us
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level 62
Apr 4, 2017
Cool moa picture.
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level 58
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 44
Aug 24, 2019
Did you mean Cape Verde? Cabo Verde?
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level 72
Aug 25, 2019
Wasn't Capo Verde part of the Green Mafia?
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level 48
Mar 22, 2018
Wow! im surprise i got them all...
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level 68
Mar 27, 2018
Is there a better clue than "various" possible?
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level 43
Oct 30, 2018
so many in the Indian
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level 79
Dec 14, 2018
Strange that the Bahamas were settled so much later than Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, etc.