World Islands.txt


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author "ccquizbowl" tags "Islands, world, geography" description "Quiz on the ninth of March 2011" fileName "World Islands"Largest Island, within the Arctic circle owned by DenmarkGreenland


2nd largest, Pacific Ocean island named for its resemblance to a country on Africa's west coast, part of this island is in Indonesia


New Guinea


3rd largest, in the Malay Archipelago, southwest of the Philippines, the southern part of which is in Indonesia


Borneo


4th largest, Indian ocean island whose capital is Antananrivo


Madagascar


5th largest, Canadian island in Nunavut west of Greenland


Baffin


6th largest, Indonesian island in the Indian Ocean northwest of Java and west of Malaysia


Sumatra


7th largest, Japan's largest island


Honshu


8th largest, Island off the western coast of Europe made up of England, Scotland, and Wales


Great Britain


9th largest, Canadian island in Nunavut in the Arctic Archipelago


Victoria


10th largest, Canadian island in Nunavut in the Arctic Ocean separated from Greenland by a narrow passage and having Canada's northernmost point


Ellesmere


Portuguese volcanic islands in the Atlantic about 900 miles west of the mainland of Portugal


Azores


Island country made up of about 700 islands in the Atlantic east of Florida and Cuba


Bahamas


Indonesian island in the Lesser Sundas east of Java


Bali


Island country that is the easternmost island in the West Indies


Barbados


Self-governing British colony made up of about 300 coral islands in the Atlantic southwest of Cape Hatteras


Bermuda


Island group comprising Great Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Hebrides, the Orkney Islands, the Shetland Islands, and over 5,000 smaller islands and islets


British Isles


Southern Italian island in the Bay of Naples, famous for it's Blue Grotto


Capri


French island in the Mediterranean Sea on which Napoleon Bonaparte was born


Corsica


Mediterranean island that is the largest of the Greek islands, the one on which the Minoan civilization reached its peak


Crete


Largest island in the West Indies and the island nation that is the only communist state in the Americas


Cuba


Island country in the eastern Mediterranean, south of Turkey and west of Syria�it is the 3rd largest Mediterranean island and it's inhabitants are 4/5 Greek and 1/5 Turkish


Cyprus


Islands in the Atlantic east of the strait if Magellan controlled by Great Britain but claimed by Argentina, leading to a brief war in 1982


Falklands


Pacific Ocean islands along the equator owned by Ecuador and famous for their unusual assortment of animals


Galap�gos


2nd largest island in the Caribbean, divided into Haiti and the Dominican Republic


Hispaniola


Island country in the North Atlantic Ocean near the Arctic Circle


Iceland


Atlantic Ocean island country separated from Great Britain by a namesake sea and divided into namesake Northern and Republic parts


Ireland


Indonesian island separated from Borneo by the namesake sea


Java


Island and overseas department of France in the Windward Islands of the West Indies


Martinique


Group of widely scattered islands of the western Pacific Ocean whose name means "small islands"�it includes the Carolines and Marianas


Micronesia


Collective name for the many islands of the Pacific Ocean, including Micronesia, Polynesia, and sometimes Australia�sometimes called the South Seas


Oceania


Group of widely scattered islands of the central Pacific Ocean whose name means "many islands"�it includes the Hawaiian islands and Samoa


Polynesia


Volcanic island group in the South Pacific Ocean, about midway between Hawaii and Sydney, made up of Western and American namesake parts


Samoa


Italian island that is the second largest in the Mediterranean Sea, located south of Corsica and west of the Italian mainland


Sardinia


Largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, located in southern Italy and separated from the mainland by the Strait of Messina


Sicily


French Polynesia's largest island, in the Windward Group of the Society Islands


Tahiti


Group of islands between North and South America including the Greater Antilles, the Lesser Antilles, and the Bahamas


West Indies