Largest World's Islands on the World Map

Name the 26 world largest islands highlighted on the map.
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Island
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Greenland
2
New Guinea
3
Borneo
4
Madagascar
5
Baffin Island
6
Sumatra
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Island
7
Honshu
8
Victoria Island
9
Great Britain
10
Ellesmere Island
11
Sulawesi
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Island
12
South Island
13
Java
14
North Island
15
Luzon
16
Newfoundland
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Island
17
Cuba
18
Iceland
19
Mindanao
20
Ireland
21
Hokkaido
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Island
22
Hispaniola
23
Sakhalin
24
Banks Island
25
Sri Lanka
26
Tasmania
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Level 75
Oct 11, 2016
Nice quiz!
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Level 72
Oct 11, 2016
Great, I was hoping to see this one soon!
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Level 71
Oct 11, 2016
Thanks :)
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Level 88
Oct 11, 2016
Excellent quiz!
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Level 63
Oct 14, 2016
Wow, didn't realise Australia was so small as to not make the list... must be the Mercator
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Level 59
Oct 14, 2016
I was under the impression that we all agree Australia is not an island.
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Level 37
Mar 15, 2017
If by "everyone" you mean 50-50, then sure.
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Level 54
Apr 15, 2017
Behold, the common Sarcasmus misunderstandus, found everywhere on the internet.
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Level 31
Feb 23, 2020
Australia is an island, it is part of the the continent Oceania. Russia, Canada, China, USA, and Brazil aren’t continents and they’re larger than Australia so Australia isn’t one either
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Level 35
May 15, 2020
Regtheledge its defined as a continental landmass
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Level 43
Sep 2, 2020
So what is Zealandia?
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Level 71
Oct 15, 2016
Yes, damn Mercator.m.
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Level 80
Nov 30, 2016
Horrible oversight. And what about "this island Earth?"
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Level 71
Mar 15, 2017
Same goes for Afroeurasia. I always thought it was bigger than Tasmania.
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Level 39
Jun 1, 2017
australia is this wonderful thing that we call a c o n t i n e n t
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Level 44
Nov 13, 2017
Oceania is the wonderful thing we call a c o n t i n e n t . Australia is the thing we exclude because it's not considered an island in everyday speech (for some reason)
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Level 71
Nov 14, 2017
DapperAlpaca, nah, dude, Oceania is a geographical region, as is Australasia, officially the continent is in fact Australia, which is why it's not usually considered an island.
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Level 28
Jan 9, 2018
The continent of Australia is referred to as an island because it is surrounded by ocean. However, Australia is actually made up of more than 8,000 islands, including the island state of Tasmania. As an island, Australia is a natural quarantine zone. From au.gov website
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Level 70
Jun 24, 2019
The decision to describe the four biggest "islands" in the World as continental landmasses (and therefore not really islands at all) but the fifth biggest (Greenland) as not a continent and therefore a real island, may seem rather arbitrary. However, it has become generally accepted. By more than 50% of the people, I would suggest.
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Level 51
Jul 14, 2020
Where did you get the four from? Africa is connected to Eurasia... America, Afroeurasia, Australia
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Level 67
Dec 7, 2019
This whole thread makes it clear that apparently we dont all agree
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Level 67
Oct 15, 2016
Heh, almost typed in Indonesia because most of it was highlighted on the map.
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Level 46
Nov 17, 2016
tasmania isn't an island- it is part of a country
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Level 71
Nov 17, 2016
One of the best comments ever :D
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Level 80
Mar 15, 2017
I agree. I definitely had a lol on that one.
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Level 44
Jul 25, 2019
Baffin island... not an island bc it's part of a country. Makes sense
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Level 81
Feb 24, 2020
🎼 The ship set ground on the shore of this uncharted desert non-isle
With Gilligan
The Skipper too,
The millionaire and his wife,
The movie star
And the rest
Of the NPCs
All here on Gilligan's non-isle. 🎶
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Level 53
Feb 22, 2017
Or that Ireland isn't a country because it's an island
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Level 70
Mar 15, 2017
Therefore all islands are not part of countries.
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Level 78
Mar 16, 2017
There's no such thing as islands.
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Level 44
Jul 25, 2019
Or the Milkyway isn't a thing, since it's part of the universe
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Level 59
Mar 30, 2017
Thank you. You just made my day. I died laughing
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Level 69
Aug 5, 2017
Looks like they don't teach you the stuff you actually need to know in Hogwarts. :/
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Level 81
Feb 24, 2020
@theperiodictable, I think you should lay off the mercury for a while.
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Level 66
Apr 5, 2020
'Scotland isn't a country- it is part of a united kingdom'
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Level 49
Jan 29, 2017
I tried 'uk' 'british isles' 'united kingdom' never though to put in 'Great Britain'
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Level 71
Mar 15, 2017
UK includes Great Britain, smaller islands around Great Britain and N. Ireland. British Isles includes all of the above + Ireland
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Level 44
Feb 22, 2017
Really nice quiz :)
But why didn't you put Australia ?
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Level 58
Apr 20, 2017
Ad nauseum... Because all international authorities and academic bodies with interests in this sort of thing regard the Australian mainland to be a continent.
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Level 25
Feb 23, 2020
in australia were taught there both soo. and its our country sooo.
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Level 47
Jul 8, 2020
In America we're taught we're better than everyone else, and it's our country sooo. *comedy alert* for all those who can't take a joke.
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Level 64
Feb 23, 2017
Loved this quiz! Thanks. Just missed one - forgot Banks Island. Drat.
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Level 58
Mar 15, 2017
thats called 100 percent 1st go around !!!!!
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Level 61
Mar 15, 2017
Great quiz! I was surprised not to see Tierra del Fuego.
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Level 58
Mar 15, 2017
Needs more Australia
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Level 24
Sep 7, 2017
why aint Antartctica ?? sorry I dont know the correct spelling!
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Level 71
Sep 7, 2017
Because it is a continent.
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Level 43
Sep 2, 2020
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Level 66
Apr 5, 2020
Remove the second t. Or you could have searched its correct spelling, or even better, searched up why Antarctica isn't considered to be an island.
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Level 23
Jun 13, 2018
Why isn't there Australia? Also, when I type certain countries, they don't appear! Can you Accept 'UK' for 'Britain'? Pretty lacking.
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Level 63
Jul 6, 2018
its not the uk without northern ireland. the island is britain. the uk is the united kingdom of great britain and northern ireland. uk isnt a right answer
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Level 71
Jul 7, 2018
So true.
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Level 73
Aug 18, 2018
It's almost true - UK is indeed a wrong answer here. But the geographical term for the island is Great Britain rather than Britain.
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Level 63
Mar 15, 2019
Agreed that the island is GB. Britain is on the other side of the English Channel and shouldn't be accepted as a type-in.
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Level 66
Apr 5, 2020
It's also not the UK without all the smaller islands that constitute the United Kingdom - the Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, Inner and Outer Hebrides, Anglesey etc. etc.
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Level 67
Apr 17, 2019
Uk stands for united kingdom, (maybe the abbreviation is used so often people forget what it stands for?). As the name sort of suggest it is not the name of an island. It is a kingdom united.
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Level 53
Jan 14, 2019
Thanks for counting Celebes. I pulled that one out of my butt.
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Level 81
Feb 24, 2020
And they thought the tidal wave was bad.
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Level 48
Jul 25, 2019
Greenland is at the top of the list for once! :D
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Level 45
Feb 24, 2020
It is also at the top of the list in suicide rate and lowest population density.
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Level 47
Jul 8, 2020
this is true. and weird, for a place that I thought was generally considered calm, it has a very high suicide rate, 24 times that of the US
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Level 71
Jul 25, 2019
Could you please accept Ellismere island? I can never get the spelling right, though the pronunciation would still be spot on.
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Level 66
Apr 5, 2020
No, it's pronounced /ɛlzmɪə/, not /ɛlɪsmɪə/, so replacing the first e with an i would be totally incorrect.
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Level 47
Jul 26, 2019
Hey just to complicate matter further. The North and South islands of New Zealand are now considered by many Geologists as the peaks of the continent of Zealandia. Most of this continent is submerged under the Pacific.
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Level 70
Feb 23, 2020
No islands are 'floating', they are all attached to something so if all the seas dried up there would be no islands, just lots of little mountains popping up across the plains.
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Level 28
Jun 7, 2020
You have obviously never heard of a Coral Atoll
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Level 22
Jul 26, 2019
Why is Australia not on the list? And Sri Lanka is?
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Level 63
Sep 5, 2019
Asked (and replied) at least 3 times in the comment chain above.
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Level 67
Nov 5, 2019
if you took this quiz, you might be interested in "Five biggest islands by country" :-) https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/108464/five-biggest-islands-by-country
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Level 41
Nov 11, 2019
Please make it so the UK works for Britain, and, whilst this is debateable, could you make it so that Greenland could also be Denmark. I suppose it would make the Canadian islands also able to answer correctly for Canada, but perhaps you could do some research and consider it?
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Level 71
Nov 11, 2019
I do not neet to do research. People need to guess the names of the islands, not the countries.
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Level 20
Feb 23, 2020
True, there is no island named "UK" or "Indonesia" or "Japan".
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Level 54
Nov 11, 2019
Please accept Hobbiton for North Island and van Diemens Land for Tasmania
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Level 71
Nov 11, 2019
I will think about it.
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Level 58
Nov 11, 2019
I typed Great Britain several times and gave up after that. Didn't realize I was spelling it wrong.
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Level 43
Sep 2, 2020
Isn't that how you spell it?
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Level 49
Nov 28, 2019
Technically, any piece of land could be an island because it's surrounded by water.
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Level 25
Feb 2, 2020
yea America (north, central, and south) is second largest then (followed by Afro-Eurasia)
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Level 67
Feb 9, 2020
Wanted to ask why nova zembla/novaya zemlya isnt on here since with 91.000km² it is significantly bigger than tasmania with 67.000km² but apparently a canal runs through it, leaving the biggest part with 49.000km²
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Level 71
Feb 9, 2020
Because Novaya Zemlya is not an island. It is an archipelago.
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Level 20
Feb 23, 2020
Nice quiz! I got all but Banks Island. I am a child prodigy of age eight with an IQ of 168. I intend to study medicine and letters at the world's finest universities.
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Level 66
Apr 5, 2020
Are you kidding me?
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Level 58
Apr 15, 2020
i do hope this is a joke
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Level 25
Feb 23, 2020
in austraila we are tuaght its a island and a conietent
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Level 66
Apr 5, 2020
Australia* taught* it's* an* continent* 😓
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Level 28
Jun 7, 2020
The correct word is obviously conytent
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Level 26
Apr 5, 2020
New Zealands North and South Islands do have names! They're not just called North and South?! The north is called Te Ika a Maui and the south is Te Wai Pounamu.
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Level 56
May 3, 2020
I have a friend from New Zealand who refers to the islands as 'the North Island' and 'the South Island'. I think both English and Maori versions are acceptable.
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Level 25
May 13, 2020
2:11 reamaining
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Level 22
Aug 25, 2020
Where is Australia mate. It’s the biggest island in the world?
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Level 35
Sep 17, 2020
Bottom right on most maps. You're welcome.