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Largest World's Islands on the World Map

Name the 26 world largest islands highlighted on the map.
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Last updated: October 14, 2016
First submittedOctober 11, 2016
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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
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Tasmania
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level 73
Oct 11, 2016
Nice quiz!
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level 71
Oct 11, 2016
Great, I was hoping to see this one soon!
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level 70
Oct 11, 2016
Thanks :)
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level 86
Oct 11, 2016
Excellent quiz!
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level 60
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 55
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 51
Apr 15, 2017
Behold, the common Sarcasmus misunderstandus, found everywhere on the internet.
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level 70
Oct 15, 2016
Yes, damn Mercator.m.
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level 77
Nov 30, 2016
Horrible oversight. And what about "this island Earth?"
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level 69
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 66
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 67
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 66
Oct 15, 2016
Heh, almost typed in Indonesia because most of it was highlighted on the map.
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level 45
Nov 17, 2016
tasmania isn't an island- it is part of a country
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level 70
Nov 17, 2016
One of the best comments ever :D
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level 77
Mar 15, 2017
I agree. I definitely had a lol on that one.
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level 41
Jul 25, 2019
Baffin island... not an island bc it's part of a country. Makes sense
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level 48
Feb 22, 2017
Or that Ireland isn't a country because it's an island
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level 67
Mar 15, 2017
Therefore all islands are not part of countries.
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level 70
Mar 16, 2017
There's no such thing as islands.
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level 41
Jul 25, 2019
Or the Milkyway isn't a thing, since it's part of the universe
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level 54
Mar 30, 2017
Thank you. You just made my day. I died laughing
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level 63
Aug 5, 2017
Looks like they don't teach you the stuff you actually need to know in Hogwarts. :/
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level 27
Nov 17, 2016
Tried England, UK, Britain, British Isles, but not Great Britain. Argh!
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level 51
Mar 15, 2017
There are very few circumstances where you can say 'England' in the correct context, and this is not one of them. Prepare to face my mighty wrath as protector of the obscure differences between the parts of Great Britain and Ireland.
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level 32
Mar 15, 2017
uk includes northern ireland
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level 24
Sep 7, 2017
Me too , first tried british isles and then uk , ireland and britain and then great britain :]
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level 46
Jan 29, 2017
I tried 'uk' 'british isles' 'united kingdom' never though to put in 'Great Britain'
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level 69
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 56
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 62
Feb 23, 2017
Loved this quiz! Thanks. Just missed one - forgot Banks Island. Drat.
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level 56
Mar 15, 2017
thats called 100 percent 1st go around !!!!!
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level 60
Mar 15, 2017
Great quiz! I was surprised not to see Tierra del Fuego.
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level 32
Mar 15, 2017
that fealing when you only now the countries
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level 59
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 70
Sep 7, 2017
Because it is a continent.
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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 61
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 70
Jul 7, 2018
So true.
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level 71
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 58
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 62
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 44
Jul 25, 2019
Greenland is at the top of the list for once! :D
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level 68
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 46
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 22
Jul 26, 2019
Why is Australia not on the list? And Sri Lanka is?
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level 58
Sep 5, 2019
Asked (and replied) at least 3 times in the comment chain above.
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level 66
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 18
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 70
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 44
Nov 11, 2019
Please accept Hobbiton for North Island and van Diemens Land for Tasmania
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level 70
Nov 11, 2019
I will think about it.
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level 53
Nov 11, 2019
I typed Great Britain several times and gave up after that. Didn't realize I was spelling it wrong.