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Largest Islands A-Z

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Source: Wikipedia
There is no island whose English name starts with X in the top 322 (islands of at least 1000 km2).
Qeqertarsuaq is #84, but English name is Disko.
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Area (km2)
Rank
A
Alexander Island
49,070
28
B
Borneo
743,330
3
C
Cuba
105,806
17
D
Devon Island
55,247
27
E
Ellesmere Island
192,236
10
F
Flores
14,154
60
G
Greenland
2,130,800
1
H
Honshu
225,800
7
I
Iceland
101,826
18
J
Java
138,794
13
K
Kyushu
37,437
37
L
Luzon
109,965
15
M
Madagascar
587,713
4
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Answer
Area (km2)
Rank
N
New Guinea
785,753
2
O
October Revolution Island
14,204
59
P
Prince of Wales Island
33,339
40
Q
Qeshm
1,488
258
R
Roosevelt Island
7,910
90
S
Sumatra
443,066
6
T
Tasmania
65,022
38
U
Unimak Island
2,722
134
V
Victoria Island
217,291
8
W
Wrangel Island
7,866
91
X
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Y
Yuzhny Island
33,246
41
Z
Zealand
7,031
96
3 Comments
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Level 59
Jan 8, 2018
Great work! This was really tough!
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Level 20
Apr 21, 2022
How is Australia not the biggest island for A
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Level 85
Apr 21, 2022
Because Australia is considered a continent, not an island. All landmasses are surrounded by water. If all landmasses are considered islands, then Antarctica is a bigger island than Australia, and the Americas are a bigger island than Antarctica, and Afro-Eurasia is a bigger island than America.

I agree that it's hard to define what is a continent and what is an island. We demoted Pluto based on a new definition that requires a planet to be the dominant body in its orbit, which it demonstrates by capturing or removing all other bodies within that orbit. If you believe that Oceania is a continent, then Australia is clearly the "mainland" of that continent. If you consider Oceania to be part of Asia, then Australia is indeed a mother-big island, 3.5 times larger than the world's second largest island (Greenland), and 9.2 times larger than the third largest (New Guinea). I think the consensus is that it's just too big to be an island, and it's the mainland of the continent of Oceania.