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Countries Bordering Island Countries

Name the countries bordering island countries.
Borders are as in Countries by Borders. (As of now there is no Passport Island.)
Note answers may not be islands!
Island countries are considered countries with the majority of their land on islands
Quiz by Dollyfroggy
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Last updated: January 1, 2023
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First submittedSeptember 16, 2021
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Bordering Island
Answer
Brunei
Malaysia
Dominican Republic
Haiti
East Timor
Indonesia
Haiti
Dominican Republic
Indonesia
East Timor
Malaysia
Bordering Island
Answer
Indonesia
Papua New Guinea
Ireland
United Kingdom
Papua New Guinea
Indonesia
Sri Lanka
India
United Kingdom
Ireland
Spain
8 Comments
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Level 78
Sep 16, 2021
What's your argument for including the border between Thailand and Malaysia? Neither of them are "island countries", are they?
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Level 60
Sep 16, 2021
I assumed Malaysia is an island country because of Borneo but that would be like calling Canada an island country because of Baffin Island. I have now removed it.
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Level 57
Oct 3, 2021
Great job! Nommed
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Level 60
Oct 3, 2021
Thank you! It means a lot :)
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Level 58
Oct 14, 2021
A great idea for a quiz but 2 points of disagreement:

1) There is no land border between India and Sri Lanka

2) UK doesn't border Spain. Gibraltar is an overseas territory of the UK and not part of the UK. The UK consists of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

However, if UK-Spain is included, UK-Cyprus should be included for consistency.

Just to pre-empt any comments about Guantánamo Bay, it's a leased territory and not part of the USA.

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Level 60
Oct 14, 2021
Thanks for taking my quiz. However, as said in the caveats, borders are as in Countries by Borders. Both the UK-Spain border and India-Sri Lanka border are used there.
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Level 89
Dec 29, 2022
Yes, but if you count the UK-Spain border at Gibraltar, is the UK really an island country. (If you're counting Gibraltar, then the UK is like Malaysia, with territory on both islands and the continental mainland.)

I don't really take the view that the UK isn't an island country, but maybe add a note to the instructions that island countries mean countries that are [principally on islands] [generally considered to be island countries] or something similar.

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Level 60
Jan 1, 2023
Okay, I'll add that caveat.