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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
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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 69
Oct 11, 2016
Nice quiz!
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level 69
Oct 11, 2016
Great, I was hoping to see this one soon!
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level 67
Oct 11, 2016
Thanks :)
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level 83
Oct 11, 2016
Excellent quiz!
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level 57
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 35
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 67
Oct 15, 2016
Yes, damn Mercator.m.
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level 73
Nov 30, 2016
Horrible oversight. And what about "this island Earth?"
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level 67
Mar 15, 2017
Same goes for Afroeurasia. I always thought it was bigger than Tasmania.
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level 41
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 42
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 60
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 63
Oct 15, 2016
Heh, almost typed in Indonesia because most of it was highlighted on the map.
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level 34
Nov 17, 2016
tasmania isn't an island- it is part of a country
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level 67
Nov 17, 2016
One of the best comments ever :D
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level 75
Mar 15, 2017
I agree. I definitely had a lol on that one.
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level 11
Dec 16, 2016
Islands are geographic entities, countries are political. No one says that Greenland isn't an island, despite it being governed by the Kingdom of Denmark.
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level 36
Feb 22, 2017
Or that Ireland isn't a country because it's an island
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level 66
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 46
Mar 30, 2017
Thank you. You just made my day. I died laughing
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level 57
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 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 22
Sep 7, 2017
Me too , first tried british isles and then uk , ireland and britain and then great britain :]
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level 33
Dec 31, 2016
i might be wrong but even though green land seems big it is actually not quite since it is further away from the equator
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level 56
Mar 15, 2017
I think most maps actually distort Greenland to make it appear smaller than it really is. It's massive.
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level 66
Mar 15, 2017
Actually Greenland is less than 1/3rd (one third) the size of Australia, it appears so much bigger because of the way the world map is drawn. for comparison try http://thetruesize.com where you can move a country around for comparison.
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level 49
Mar 15, 2017
Do I smell a conspiracy?
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level 67
Mar 15, 2017
Great web site Malbaby!
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level 74
Mar 15, 2017
Agree. Great website. I sent the link to my grandkids. Thanks.
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level 16
Sep 24, 2017
That site is amazing
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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 67
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 58
Feb 23, 2017
Loved this quiz! Thanks. Just missed one - forgot Banks Island. Drat.
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level 45
Mar 15, 2017
thats called 100 percent 1st go around !!!!!
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level 58
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 56
Mar 15, 2017
Needs more Australia
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level 60
Jun 20, 2017
I liked this and/because I was quite good, 3:52 remaining.
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level 60
Jun 20, 2017
Perhaps increase the amount of islands and decrease the size needed to make the cut. Would like to see Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Hainan, Mediterranean islands, Novaja Zemlja, Sjælland, Taiwan, Kyushu and Shikoku included, perhaps even that thing at the mouth of the Amazon?
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level 22
Sep 7, 2017
why aint Antartctica ?? sorry I dont know the correct spelling!
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level 67
Sep 7, 2017
Because it is a continent.
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level 65
Mar 16, 2018
Sulawesi accepted but why not Sumatera Kalimantan and Papua ?
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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 59
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 67
Jul 7, 2018
So true.
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level 64
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.