Islands

Islands and territories tend to defy a tidy geographical hierarchy. On a planet covered 70% by interconnected oceans, in a literal sense every place is an island.

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is a British overseas territory consisting of the islands of and , together with the islands group. Photo: LordHarris, CC BY-SA 3.0.

are a chain of sub-Antarctic islands in the Southern Ocean surrounding Antartica. Photo: Brian Gratwicke, CC BY 2.0.

The are those islands scattered across the Southern Ocean that lie between 45 and 60 degrees latitude south. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Island is in the eastern part of the South Atlantic Ocean and is one of the world's most isolated islands. Photo: Inkey, CC0.

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The are - except for those in one concentrated region - scattered far and wide, with little in common but their relative obscurity. Photo: Frank Klemm, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The are a varied collection, including many of the smallest territories and one of the largest island nations. Photo: B.navez, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The are a pair of rocky islands where borders the across the Bering Strait. Photo: Dave Cohoe, CC BY 3.0.

This is a list of Antarctic and subantarctic islands. Photo: Inkey, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Islands

  • Type: State
  • Description: state whose primary territory consists of one or more islands or parts of islands
  • Category: country

Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Eilandnasie
  • Afrikaans: Eilandstaat
  • Albanian: Shtet ishullor
  • Arabic: دولة جزرية
  • Armenian: կղզային երկիր
  • Armenian: կղզային պետություն
  • Armenian: կղզային պետություններ
  • Asturian: estaos insulares
  • Asturian: estáu insular
  • Asturian: paises insulares
  • Asturian: país insular
  • Azerbaijani: Ada ölkəsi
  • Azerbaijani: ada ölkəsi
  • Basque: Uharte-estatu
  • Basque: uharte-estatu
  • Basque: uharte-nazio
  • Basque: uharte estatu
  • Basque: uharte nazio
  • Bavarian: Inslstoot
  • Belarusian: Астраўная дзяржава
  • Belarusian: астраўная дзяржава
  • Belarusian: астраўныя дзяржавы
  • Bengali: দ্বীপ দেশ
  • Bengali: সীমানাহীন দেশ
  • Bosnian: Arhipelaška država
  • Bosnian: Ostrvska država
  • Bosnian: Otočna država
  • Bulgarian: Островна държава
  • Bulgarian: островна държава
  • Catalan: Estat insular
  • Catalan: País insular
  • Catalan: estat insular
  • Central Kurdish: وڵاتی دوورگەیی
  • Chinese: Tó-kok
  • Chinese: 岛国
  • Chinese: 岛屿国家
  • Chinese: 島國
  • Chinese: 島嶼國家
  • Croatian: Arhipelaška država
  • Croatian: Otočna država
  • Czech: Ostrovní stát
  • Czech: ostrovní stát
  • Danish: Østat
  • Danish: østat
  • Dutch: Eilandstaat
  • Dutch: eilandstaat
  • English: Island country
  • English: borderless country
  • English: borderless nation
  • English: borderless state
  • English: island country
  • English: island nation
  • English: island state
  • Esperanto: Landinsulo
  • Esperanto: insula lando
  • Estonian: Saareriik
  • Estonian: saareriik
  • Finnish: saarivaltakunta
  • Finnish: saarivaltio
  • French: Pays insulaires
  • French: etat insulaire
  • French: pays insulaire
  • French: État insulaire
  • Galician: País insular
  • Georgian: კუნძულოვანი სახელმწიფო
  • German: Inselstaat
  • Greek: Νησί Κράτος
  • Greek: Νησιωτική χώρα
  • Greek: Νησιωτικό κράτος
  • Greek: νησιωτικό κράτος
  • Hebrew: איים
  • Hebrew: מדינת אי
  • Hebrew: מדינת איים
  • Hindi: द्वीप देश
  • Hungarian: Szigetország
  • Hungarian: szigetország
  • Icelandic: Eyríki
  • Igbo: Òbòdò àgwè
  • Iloko: pagilian nga isla
  • Inari Sami: suáluistaatâ
  • Indonesian: negara kepulauan
  • Indonesian: negara pulau
  • Indonesian: negara tanpa batas
  • Indonesian: negara tanpa perbatasan
  • Ingush: ГӀайрен паччахьалкхе
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): stato insular
  • Italian: Isola-stato
  • Italian: Isola stato
  • Italian: Nazione insulare
  • Italian: Stati insulari
  • Italian: Stato insulare
  • Japanese: 島国
  • Kannada: ದ್ವೀಪ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರ
  • Korean: 섬 국가
  • Korean: 섬 나라
  • Korean: 섬나라
  • Kurdish: Dewleta Giravî
  • Kurdish: Dewletên giravî
  • Kurdish: Girav dewlet
  • Kurdish: دەولەتا گراڤی
  • Lao: Pagilian nga isla
  • Latin: Civitas insularis
  • Latin: civitas insularis
  • Latin: insularis
  • Latvian: Salu valsts
  • Latvian: salu valsts
  • Limburgan: Eilandjstaot
  • Literary Chinese: 島國
  • Lithuanian: Salų valstybė
  • Low German: Inselstaat
  • Luxembourgish: Inselstaat
  • Macedonian: островска држава
  • Malagasy: firenena nosy
  • Malay: Negara pulau
  • Malay: negara pulau
  • Malay: نݢارا ڤولاو
  • Min Nan Chinese: Tó-kok
  • Moroccan Arabic: دولة ݣزيرة
  • Nepali: द्वीपीय देश
  • Northern Sami: sulloriika
  • Northern Sami: sullováldegoddi
  • Norwegian: Øystat
  • Norwegian Bokmål: øynasjon
  • Norwegian Bokmål: øystat
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Øystat
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: øystat
  • Occitan (post 1500): país insular
  • Panjabi: ਟਾਪੂ ਦੇਸ਼
  • Persian: جزیره
  • Persian: کشور جزیره‌ای
  • Persian: کشورهای جزیره
  • Polish: Państwo wyspiarskie
  • Polish: państwo wyspiarskie
  • Portuguese: Ilha nação
  • Portuguese: Ilha país
  • Portuguese: Lista de países insulares
  • Portuguese: Nação insular
  • Portuguese: País insular
  • Portuguese: país insular
  • Romanian: Țară insulară
  • Russian: Островное государство
  • Russian: островная страна
  • Russian: островное государство
  • Russian: островные государства
  • Serbian: Ostrvska država
  • Serbian: Ostrvske države
  • Serbian: ostrvska država
  • Serbian: острвска држава
  • Serbo-Croatian: Arhipelaška država
  • Sicilian: statu insulari
  • Sindhi: ٻيٽ تي مشتمل ملڪ
  • Sinhala: දූපත් රටවල්
  • Skolt Sami: suâlvaldia
  • Slovak: ostrovný štát
  • Slovenian: otoška država
  • Spanish: País insular
  • Spanish: estado insular
  • Spanish: nacion insular
  • Spanish: nación insular
  • Spanish: pais Insular
  • Spanish: paises insulares
  • Spanish: países insulares
  • Spanish: país insular
  • Swahili: Nchi ya kisiwani
  • Swahili: Nchi ya visiwa
  • Swahili: Nchi ya visiwani
  • Swahili: Nchi za visiwa
  • Swahili: Nchi za visiwani
  • Swedish: gränslös nation
  • Swedish: gränslös stat
  • Swedish: gränslöst land
  • Swedish: Östat
  • Swedish: öland
  • Swedish: önation
  • Swedish: östat
  • Swedish: östater
  • Swiss German: Inselstaat
  • Tajik: давлати ҷазиравӣ
  • Tamil: தீவு நாடு
  • Tatar: utraw-däwlät
  • Tatar: utraw-il
  • Tatar: Утрау-дәүләт
  • Tatar: утрау-дәүләт
  • Tatar: утрау-ил
  • Telugu: ద్వీప దేశం
  • Thai: ประเทศที่เป็นเกาะ
  • Tosk Albanian: Inselstaat
  • Turkish: Ada ülkesi
  • Turkish: ada ülkesi
  • Turkish: sınırsız devlet
  • Turkish: sınırsız millet
  • Turkish: sınırsız ülke
  • Ukrainian: острівна держава
  • Upper Sorbian: kupowy stat
  • Urdu: جزیرہ ملک
  • Venetian: Stato insułare
  • Vietnamese: Quốc đảo
  • Vietnamese: Đảo quốc
  • Welsh: ynys-genedl
  • Wu Chinese: 岛屿国家
  • Yiddish: אינזל לאנד
  • Yoruba: Island nation
  • Yoruba: Orílẹ̀-èdè erékùsù
  • Yoruba: Orílẹ̀-èdè erékùṣù
  • Yue Chinese: Island country
  • Yue Chinese: 島國
  • Landamæralaust land
  • Ostrovný štát
  • Saarivaltio
  • Saarivaltiot
  • Stato insular
  • Territori insulari
  • Òbòdò àgwà
  • Островска држава
  • Острівна держава
  • კუნძულოვანი სახელმწიფოები
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