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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: February 17, 2020
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
26
Tasmania
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Level 74
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 87
Oct 11, 2016
Excellent quiz!
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Level 62
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 53
Apr 15, 2017
Behold, the common Sarcasmus misunderstandus, found everywhere on the internet.
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Level 23
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 70
Oct 15, 2016
Yes, damn Mercator.m.
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Level 78
Nov 30, 2016
Horrible oversight. And what about "this island Earth?"
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Level 70
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 69
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 69
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
Dec 7, 2019
This whole thread makes it clear that apparently we dont all agree
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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 78
Mar 15, 2017
I agree. I definitely had a lol on that one.
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Level 43
Jul 25, 2019
Baffin island... not an island bc it's part of a country. Makes sense
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Level 78
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 51
Feb 22, 2017
Or that Ireland isn't a country because it's an island
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Level 68
Mar 15, 2017
Therefore all islands are not part of countries.
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Level 75
Mar 16, 2017
There's no such thing as islands.
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Level 43
Jul 25, 2019
Or the Milkyway isn't a thing, since it's part of the universe
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Level 55
Mar 30, 2017
Thank you. You just made my day. I died laughing
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Level 67
Aug 5, 2017
Looks like they don't teach you the stuff you actually need to know in Hogwarts. :/
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Level 78
Feb 24, 2020
@theperiodictable, I think you should lay off the mercury for a while.
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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 53
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 68
Feb 23, 2020
Did you put 'Australia' for Tasmania?
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Level 47
Jan 29, 2017
I tried 'uk' 'british isles' 'united kingdom' never though to put in 'Great Britain'
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Level 70
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 57
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 24
Feb 23, 2020
in australia were taught there both soo. and its our country sooo.
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Level 63
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 61
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 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 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 72
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 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 78
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 43
Feb 24, 2020
It is also at the top of the list in suicide rate and lowest population density.
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Level 69
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 68
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 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 26
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 20
Feb 23, 2020
True, there is no island named "UK" or "Indonesia" or "Japan".
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Level 49
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 56
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 46
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 66
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 70
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 24
Feb 23, 2020
in austraila we are tuaght its a island and a conietent