Asian Island Nations

Name the countries completely located on islands and that are considered to be part of Asia.
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Last updated: January 24, 2017
First submittedJanuary 24, 2017
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Country
Bahrain
Brunei
Cyprus
East Timor
Country
Indonesia
Japan
Maldives
Philippines
Country
Singapore
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
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Level 71
Jan 24, 2017
cue Cyprus debate....
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Level 79
Jan 24, 2017
Grab your popcorn bags my friends:
Winter The Cyprus debate is coming....
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Level 35
Apr 30, 2020
why don't we settle this argument by turning cyprus into a continent? :)
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Level 68
Apr 30, 2020
I think the real underlying debate is whether we should let go of the ancient arbitrary distinction between 'Europe' and 'Asia' and call the whole thing 'Eurasia', as it should rightly be... but that's a story for another time :3
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Level 44
Mar 12, 2019
Bahrain and Singapore are the tricky ones because there connected by brigdes
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Level 57
Apr 30, 2020
As far as I'm aware, bridges aren't natural features (unless they're land bridges).
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Level 36
Apr 30, 2020
I didn't know singapore was an island but put it in anyway
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Level 64
May 31, 2019
Cypress not in ASian. ;)
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Level 67
Apr 30, 2020
I heard it was on a hill somewhere
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Level 67
Apr 30, 2020
No. No, it's not. It's a tree.
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Level 68
Feb 24, 2020
Cyprus is closer to Africa than Europe, yet nobody claims it's African
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Level 28
Apr 30, 2020
Well no it’s closer to europe if you define turkey as Europe which I do
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Level 52
Apr 30, 2020
Turkey is'nt Europe but Cyprus is.
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Level 32
Apr 30, 2020
can we just make cyprus it's own continent at this point
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Level 68
Jan 24, 2017
Lol, what Cyprus debate!? Someone please tell me ALL about it, it's so interesting and novel! Lol
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Level 74
Jan 24, 2017
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Level 79
Jan 25, 2017
104,000 Google hits for "Cyprus is part of Europe" and 51,200 hits for "Cyprus is part of Asia". I rest my case. ;-)
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Level 63
Mar 6, 2017
If Google says so it has to be the truth. All facts aside. Did Voldemort steal your Shampoo too?
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Level 47
May 30, 2017
The Quizmaster says Cyprus is in Asia, then Cyprus is in Asia.
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Level 47
May 30, 2017
Also, why should we believe Google if they're not going to pay their tax?
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Level 70
Jan 5, 2018
CPGATBYU .... I Know your name is an acronym for:- Cyprus Planted Google Answers To Bewilder Your Understanding.
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Level 52
Feb 28, 2020
Cyprus is much closer to Asia mainland (Syria/Lebanon). If you want to judge taking Bosphorus strait as reference, then also it falls “well east”. However, culturally the country is more “Eurocentric”. Moreover in 2004, the country became full time member of European Union suggesting it to be part of Europe. But since your question is from geographical point of view, the easy answer would be: Cyprus is clearly part of Asia !!!
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Level 52
Feb 28, 2020
It's slightly complicated. Tectonically, Europe and Asia are basically one continent and the geographical boundaries we've drawn are pretty arbitrary. Most of Turkey is within Asia, though a small fraction of Turkish territory is on the European side of the Hellespont channel. The present capital of Turkey, Ankara, is well within Asia and the country is generally considered geographically 'Asian'. Cyprus has always been considered 'European', but geographically it's much closer to the Asian mainland than the European (in fact I'm pretty sure it's closer to Africa than to Europe). I would personally put it geographically in Asia, due to proximity, but historically it's pretty much always been part of Europe.
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Level 50
Apr 30, 2020
There is a debate here where people fight whether Cyprus is part of Asia or Europe.
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Level 65
Jan 27, 2017
Quizmaster you accidentally included Cyprus on this quiz. It belongs in the "Islands of Europe" quiz.
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Level 51
May 30, 2017
Dispite Cyprus having many ties with Europe it is almost geographically entirely in Asia.
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Level 38
Dec 21, 2017
depends on whether you think turkey is in Europe or asia.
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Level 42
Apr 30, 2020
and here it is
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Level 60
Mar 17, 2017
Feel like such an idiot, focused on the smaller ones and missed Japan
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Level 82
May 30, 2017
Usually I miss the Philippines. Not this time though.
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Level 82
Apr 30, 2020
I remembered them all this time!
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Level 44
May 27, 2017
Of all countries to miss, it's Singapore... :/
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Level 33
May 27, 2017
Oh, looks like the only one I didn't get is Cyprus, the debated island.
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Level 18
May 27, 2017
Is Northern Cyprus part of Cyprus?
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Level 79
May 27, 2017
Only recognized by Turkey
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Level 59
May 27, 2017
you should check then wich countries recognyze taiwan...
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Level 79
May 31, 2019
Mostly small countries that don't do significant business with the People's Republic of China officially recognize Taiwan, but it's still a much longer list than just Turkey.
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Level 55
Mar 25, 2020
I'm pretty sure 19 UN Members plus Vatican City disregard the People's Republic of China and recognize Taiwan. These are mostly Central American Countries, Pacific Island Countries and European Micronations. Still, 20>1.
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Level 42
May 27, 2017
Putting Cyprus on the quiz...edgy decision to make. I'm pretty sure it's generally considered to be part of Europe.
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Level 79
May 27, 2017
I think that's the one thing that makes this quiz harder than the version that include *all* island nations in the world.
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Level 61
May 29, 2017
No it's not. The general divide between Asia and Europe goes between Turkey and Greece. Cyprus is geographically part of Asia. Politicaly and culturewise it's part of Europe, without doubt.
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Level 79
May 31, 2019
it's an island in the Mediterranean. It's not geographically part of any continent.
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Level 67
May 27, 2017
I did get Cyprus (regardless of the debate, if you know it's debated then it's worth trying on any quiz where it MIGHT fit)... and then I forgot Taiwan and Sri Lanka. Doh!
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Level 56
May 27, 2017
I am from Cyprus .Cyprus is considered an EU country geographically as well as politically as is a part of the European Union
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Level 61
May 29, 2017
nonsence. Politicaly yes, geographically it's Asia. But the people of Cyprus would of course prefer to be part of Europe also geographically, but they ARE NOT.
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Level 38
May 30, 2017
Regarding the argument about where Cyprus is located and whether or not it is part of Europe because of its membership in the European Union. Personally, I believe that if Malta is in Europe then so is Cyprus. However, that it is in the European Union is not a valid argument. The countries of Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten, because of their being members of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, are all part of the European Union, but they are PHYSICALLY located in the Caribbean!
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Level 67
Apr 30, 2020
You are totally wrong there, Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten are actually NOT in the EU. (Curious how incorrect information manages to get 5 upvotes)
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Level 50
May 1, 2020
A better example, though, would be French Guiana, which is in the EU, but physically in South America.
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Level 64
Jun 14, 2017
SInce when was Cyprus not in Europe? This is all recent stuff and I have seen it only here. Everyone else says it is in Europe. The dividing line is Istanbul, and the Ural mountains and river - period. Hate these dumb academic exercises. I have been there, they are Europeans.
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Level 59
Apr 30, 2020
But Cyprus is east of Istanbul....
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Level 59
Nov 23, 2017
Let's just solve the Cyprus issue by saying it is in both continents at the same time (even though it is European)
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Level 70
Nov 3, 2019
Listen, Boney, we know that if you'd had it your way it would have been part of France. But you lost at Waterloo, so it remains Asian.
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Level 37
May 1, 2020
The EU is not an authority on geographical boundaries of continents.
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Level 27
May 27, 2017
missed bahrain its attached to saudi arabia!
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Level 33
May 28, 2017
Qatar is, Bahrain isn't
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Level 76
May 29, 2017
not naturally at least
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Level 47
May 30, 2017
It might be actually. Kalbahamut knows.
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Level 69
Aug 20, 2017
Just like Singapore is attached to Malaysia. Doesn't make it less of an island; Although the border island for the bridge/road between Bahrain and Saudiarabia can be argued about :)
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Level 62
Feb 21, 2020
It's still an island nonetheless. Nobody said island countries can't border other countries
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Level 44
May 27, 2017
Missed the Phillippines :(
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Level 77
May 28, 2017
Could've sworn Russia was an island.
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Level 53
Nov 13, 2017
Ugh, I thought that too... :(
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Level 76
Nov 23, 2017
Russia isn't, but Slovenia is, maybe even in Asia.
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Level 70
May 28, 2017
I think Cyprus is a part of Africa.
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Level 57
May 30, 2017
I thought it was a continent in its own right! :-)
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Level 70
Jun 12, 2017
That's true, like Australia
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Level 38
Dec 21, 2017
Y'all are dumb, It's in the continent of Mars.
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Level 67
Apr 30, 2020
@fifteach. I think that is the best solution to settle these arguments once and for all)
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Level 39
May 28, 2017
Hmm... If you look up "Cyprus is in which continent," it says Europe. Honestly though, I don't really care. I just enter it in any quiz that it could be an answer, Europe or Asia
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Level 69
May 29, 2017
The whole Cyprus issue wouldn't be a problem if people would just realize that Europe and Asia are the same continent.
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Level 59
Nov 23, 2017
They aren't really
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Level 70
Jan 5, 2018
Like Africa and Asia
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Level 38
Nov 2, 2018
^ CartoJuggernaut: Hallelujah! Finally someone who makes sense out of this nonsense too. Europe and Asia are one continent geographically, regardless of political and cultural/ ethnic affiliations, so the argument should be moot.
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Level 35
May 29, 2017
Isn't Singapore linked to Indonesia. If so, it should not be co sidered an island for thr very definition of island is "a portion of land surrounded by sea in all directions".
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Level 76
May 29, 2017
It's linked to Malaysia, but only by bridges. This is easy to check on map, so not sure why you have to wonder about it.
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Level 59
Apr 30, 2020
Dude then Sri Lanka wouldn't be here either as there are bridges between that and India
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Level 70
May 29, 2017
Well, I agree with CartoJuggernaut, silly Europe thinking it's a separate continent. I'm interested to know whether you all think Rhodes is a part of Europe or Asia? It's in Greece (at the moment) but clearly closer to the Asian mainland...
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Level 63
Aug 28, 2017
I've been to Rhodes but I wouldn't say I've been to Asia. Rhodes is definitely part of Greece. You may be able to see the Turkish coastline from Rhodes City on a clear day but that's it. I mean you can see Asia from the European side of Istanbul, too. I'm not sure where exactly the border of Europe/Asia lies on the water but probably somewhere around the edge of the Agean Sea and the Levantine Sea which places Rhodes in Europe and Cyprus in Asia GEOGRAPHICALLY.
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Level 70
Nov 3, 2019
Rhodes is clearly geographically in Asia too, along with many other Greek islands. Just as Lampedusa (Italian island) is in Africa along with Madeira (Portuguese) and the Canary Islands (Spanish).
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Level 41
May 29, 2017
Im so done with Singapore. It was the only country I forgot on the world map quiz
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Level 46
May 30, 2017
That moment when you forget Japan...
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Level 39
Jun 20, 2017
I don't like popcorn. Sorry, can't debate this.
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Level 37
Jul 1, 2017
guys...Cyprus isn't included in the EU. Cyprus is also closer to Asian Turkey, Lebanon, Israel and Syria than it is to Greece... to be brief on the Cyprus debate... (in my opinion, Cyprus is European as Cypriots are ethically from Greece or UK, its for debate though...)
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Level 76
Nov 23, 2017
Cyprus is an EU member!
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Level 38
Nov 23, 2017
The entire debate about Cyprus being i Europe or Asia could be easily resolved if the geographical boundaries of the world were respected. Geographically Europe and Asia are ONE Continent, separated because of political and ethnic prejudices. .
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Level 59
Nov 23, 2017
Cyprus is part of Antarctica.
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Level 45
Dec 31, 2017
IS this for real? Politically and Culturally, Cyprus identifies more with Europe, in terms of geography and its location, it is in Asia. There shouldn't be a big argument. As for northern cyprus, Only Turkey recognizes it and it doesn't receive any international support. But anyways, Cyprus is in Asia in terms for location, even though in EU, and if it wasn't for greece cyprus wouldn't be in EU
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Level 72
Mar 13, 2018
I could have sworn Uzbekistan was an island...
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Level 41
May 1, 2020
Lol Uzbekistan, the only double landlocked country..
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Level 50
May 1, 2020
Not the only one. Liechtenstein is too.
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Level 48
Mar 20, 2018
Cyprus is part of AFRICA. hahahaha
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Level 60
Mar 26, 2018
As a Cypriot, I object to the inclusion of Cyprus in this quiz. Cyprus is culturally European, and is European enough to be in the EU
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Level 59
May 30, 2018
And yet it sits on the Asian continent. So it goes.
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Level 79
May 31, 2019
Bad argument. You can say the same about USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand etc. Cultural, ethnic, racial and political affinities must be separated from geographic realities.
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Level 67
Apr 30, 2020
This is indeed not an ethnicity or culture quiz
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Level 48
Jan 21, 2020
Of course! Asia is not prestigious as Europe and besides your a member of EU too! Unfortunately though, we are talking about geography. Unless, EU can pull you out a little closer to Greece.
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Level 33
Feb 2, 2019
My opinion: Turkey and Cyprus are transcontinental countries
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Level 44
Jul 11, 2019
Yeah I think we should have this class of countries for Turkey, Cyprus,Georgia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Egypt maybe or even Indonesia or Papua New Guinea, some countries need not to be considered at one continent but transcontinent
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Level 62
Feb 21, 2020
Yes, United States, Chile, France, Egypt, Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Cyprus, Spain, Portugal, Indonesia, and Japan are all transcontinental countries and I believe they should be included on the quizzes of every continent they are located on. Panama could also be considered a transcontinental country based on where you draw the border between the Americas.
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Level 48
May 31, 2019
Cyprus?!
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Level 59
Apr 30, 2020
Here we go again...
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Level 28
Mar 8, 2020
Taiwan isn't even a country
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Level 37
Mar 23, 2020
Jetpunk recognizes Taiwan and Kosovo as countries.
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Level 81
Apr 30, 2020
Xi Jinping? Is that you? ;)
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Level 59
Apr 30, 2020
It is here
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Level 52
Apr 30, 2020
How can Indonesia and East Timor be in Asia, but Papua New Guinea is not?
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Level 58
Apr 30, 2020
Because that's just how borders work, Papua is split down the middle, Indo-PNG border - Asia/ Oceania border. There has to be a change somewhere, and PNG are mainly associated and associate themselves as an Oceanian nation.
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Level 59
Apr 30, 2020
Then couldn't we say that Colombia is Part of North America or that Panama is part of South America? There is a clear language and cultural barrier established in New Guinea.
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Level 37
May 1, 2020
Indonesia is not part of Asia? You might as well say Australia is Asian?
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Level 30
Apr 30, 2020
Is northern Cyprus is located in Asia ?
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Level 55
Apr 30, 2020
Northern Cyprus is not recognized as a country by every UN member except for Turkey. Therefore, it is not included in this quiz, and is instead considered part of Cyprus the country.
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Level 57
Apr 30, 2020
"Cyprus is in the EU, so it's in Europe." By that logic, Switzerland, Macedonia, Serbia etc. are not in Europe. Culturally European? Yeah, well, Canada and the USA are culturally European, yet nobody says they're European nations.
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Level 38
May 21, 2020
haha glad to know I'm not alone in missing Cyprus and Singapore.