Former and Alternate Names of Selected Islands

Former or alternate name

Type of name

Name of island or group

Abingdon

former

Pinta, Isla (Galapagos)

Abu al Jirab

variant

Abu al Abyad (UAE)

Açores Acores

Portuguese

Azores (Portugal)

Adrian Blocks Eylant

former Dutch

Block Island (RI, US)

Aenaria

ancient

Ischia (Italy)

Aeoliae

ancient

Lipari Islands (Italy)

Aethalia

ancient

Elba (Italy)

Ahrno

former variant

Arno Atoll (Marshall Is.)

Ahvenanmaa

Finnish alternate

Aland (Finland)

Ailinglap

former variant

Ailinglapalap Atoll (Marshall Islands)

Aion

variant

Ayon (Russia)

Ajjih

Saame alternate

Ukko (Inarijarvi, Finland)

Allor

former variant

Alor (Indonesia)

Almeheira

former variant

Halmahera (Indonesia)

Alsen

former variant

Als (Denmark)

Andalas

ancient name

Sumatra (Indonesia)

Andrija

former

Svetac (Croatia)

Antego

former variant

Antigua

Assumptione, I. della

former

Anticosti (Quebec, Canada)

Aotearoa

Maori alternate

New Zealand

Aquidneck Island

alternate

Rhode Island (RI, US)

Arbe

former

Rab (Croatia)

Arroo

former variant

Aru, Kepulauan (Indonesia)

Atleo

former variant

Atlöy (Norway) Atloy

Attoo

former variant

Attu (Aleutians, US)

Axores

former variant

Azores (Portugal)

Babelthuap

former

Babeldaob (Palau)

Bahía, Islas de la

Spanish

Bay Islands (Honduras)

Bahrein

former variant

Bahrain

Baleares

Latin

Balearic Islands (Spain)

Bally Island

former variant

Bali (Indonesia)

Banca

former variant

Bangka (Indonesia)

Barbada

former variant

Barbuda (Antigua & Barb.)

Barim

variant

Perim (Yemen)

Barlenga

former variant

Berlenga, Ilha (Portugal)

Barrington Island

former alternate

Santa Fe, Isla (Galapagos)

Baruada

former variant

Barbuda (Antigua & Barb.)

Baruodos

former variant

Barbados

Bear Island

English

Bjørnoya (Norwegian Sea)

Bear Islands

English

Medvezh'i Ostrova (Russia)

Behringa

former variant

Beringa (Siberia, Russia)

Bely

former variant

Belyy, Ostrov (Russia)

Bere Island

variant

Bear Island (Ireland)

Beren Eyland

former variant

Bjørnoya (Norwegian Sea)

Bermudos

former variant

Bermuda

Ber'ozovyj, Ostrov

variant

Bol'shoy Berezovyy (Karelia)

Big Diomede Island

alternate

Ratmanova (Siberia, Russia)

Björkö Bjorko

former

Bol'shoy Berezovyy (Karelia)

Black Bend Island

former variant

Blackbeard I. (Georgia)

Bliths Island

former variant

Blythe I. (Georgia)

Boblo Island

variant

Bois Blanc (Ontario)

Bolshoi Island

former variant

Bol'shoy Lyakhovskiy (Russia)

Bömmel Bommel

former variant

Bømlo (Norway) Bomlo

Bonayre

former variant

Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles)

Bonin Islands

alternate

Ogasawara-gunto (Japan)

Borbon, Isla de

Argentine alternate

Pebble I. (Falkland Is.)

Borgundarholm

former

Bornholm (Denmark)

Boriquen

former

Puerto Rico

Bouru

former variant

Buru (Indonesia)

Brassa or Brazza

former Italian

Brač (Croatia) Brac

Bremanger

variant

Bremangerlandet (Norway)

Britannia

Latin

Great Britain

Busi

former Italian

Biševo (Croatia) Bisevo

Byuare

former variant

Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles)

Cabo Verde, Ilhas do

Portuguese

Cape Verde

Canarias, Islas

Spanish

Canary Islands (Spain)

Candia

former alternate

Crete (Greece)

Candle Island

alternate

Raman Thuruth (Kerala, India)

Candy Island

former alternate

Crete (Greece)

Cape de Verd Isles

former variant

Cape Verde

Carmen

former variant

Karmøy (Norway) Karmoy

Caymanes

former variant

Cayman Islands

Ceiram

former variant

Ceram (Indonesia)

Cephalonia

variant

Kefallinia (Greece)

Cercina

ancient

Kerkennah (Tunisia)

Cerigo

former

Kithira (Greece)

Ceylon

former

Sri Lanka

Changoteach

former variant

Chincoteague (VA, US)

Cherso

former Italian

Cres (Croatia)

Chios

variant

Khios (Greece)

Chishima

Japanese

Kuril Islands (Russia)

Christmas Island

English

Kiritimati (Kiribati)

Cipangu

early European

Japan

Cipro

former variant

Cyprus

Codfish Island

English alternate

Whenua Hou (New Zealand)

Col I.

former variant

Coll (Scotland)

Colgoyen

former variant

Kolguyev (Russia)

Colon, Arch. de

Ecuadorian alternate

Galapagos

Commander Islands

English

Komandorskiye Os. (Russia)

Comores

French

Comoros

Company's Land

former

Urup (Kuril Is., Russia)

Condore

former European

Con Son (Vietnam)

Corcyra

ancient

Corfu (Greece)

Corcyra Nigra

ancient

Korčula (Croatia) Korcula

Corse

French

Corsica (France)

Cossura

ancient

Pantelleria (Italy)

Cozumal

former variant

Cozumel (Mexico)

Creta

Latin

Crete (Greece)

Creytons Island

former variant

Creighton I. (Georgia)

Cure

former variant

Kure (Hawaii)

Curzola

former Italian

Korčula (Croatia) Korcula

Cylon

former variant

Sri Lanka

Dagelet Island

former European

Ullung-do (South Korea)

Dago, Dagö, or Dagoe

former

Hiiumaa (Estonia)

Devil's Island

English

Diable, Î. du (French Guiana)

Dhalacel Keber

former variant

Dehalak' Deset (Eritrea)

Diayu Dao

Chinese alternate

Senkaku-gunto (Japan)

Disko

former

Qeqertarsuaq (Greenland)

Djawa

former variant

Java (Indonesia)

Donnasö

former variant

Donna (Norway)

Drago

former variant

Hiiumaa (Estonia)

Ebusos

ancient

Ibiza (Spain)

Edge Island

English

Edgeöya (Svalbard)

Egg I.

former variant

Eigg Island (Scotland)

Egripo

former

Euboea (Greece)

Ekerö Ekero

former variant

Iegeröya (Norway)

Elandia

former Latin

Oland (Sweden)

Eolie, Isole

alternate

Lipari Islands (Italy)

Española

former Spanish

Hispaniola

Etorofu

Japanese name

Iturup (Kuril Islands, Russia)

Ezel

former variant

Saaremaa (Estonia)

Faddeevski or Faddeyeff I.

former variants

Faddeyevskiy (Russia)

Faroër Faroer

former variant

Faeroe Islands

Fayal or Fayall

former variants

Faial (Azores, Portugal)

Feejee

former variant

Fiji

Femeren

former variant

Fehmarn (Germany)

Fero

former variant

Faeroe Islands

Fionia

former Latin

Fyn (Denmark)

Floris

former variant

Flores (Indonesia)

Formosa

former

Taiwan

Formose

former variant

Taiwan

Føroyar Foroyar

Faroese

Faeroe Islands

Frantsa Iosifa, Zemlya

Russian

Franz Josef Land (Russia)

Fridtjof Nansen Land

former alternate

Franz Josef Land (Russia)

Friendly Islands

former alternate

Tonga

Fro Öer

former variant

Froan (Norway)

Froien

former variant

Fröya (north of Hitra, Norway)

Frötö

former variant

Fröya (More og Roms., Nor.)

Fune, Funen, or Fünen

alternate

Fyn (Denmark)

Fungma

former

Cheju (South Korea)

Fyen

former variant

Fyn (Denmark)

Gallups Island

former variant

Gallops Island (MA)

Gardner Island

former

Nikumaroro (Kiribati)

Georgia

former alternate

South Georgia

Gilolo

former

Halmahera (Indonesia)

Godland

former variant

Gotland (Sweden)

Godo

former variant

Goddo (Norway)

Gothland or Gottland

former variant

Gotland (Sweden)

Gran Malvina

Argentine alternate

West Falkland (Falkland Is.)

Graver Island

former variant

Grover Island (SE Georgia)

Great Island

former variant

Groote Eylandt (Australia)

Great Liqueo

former alternate

Okinawa (Japan)

Great Warsaw

former variant

Wassaw (Georgia)

Green Island

English

Lu Tao (Taiwan)

Groenlande

former variant

Greenland

Groenlandia

former variant

Greenland

Gross Homn, Insel

former

Kräsuli (Estonia)

Grossa

former Italian

Dugi Otok (Croatia)

Grossbritannien

German

Great Britain

Gyaros

variant name

Yiaros (Greece)

Haida Gwaii

Haida

Queen Charlotte Is. (BC, Can.)

Haynan

former variant

Hainan (China)

Herd's Island

former variant

Heard Island (Indian Ocean)

Heligoland

former variant

Helgoland (Germany)

Herds Island

former variant

Hird I. (off Darien Georgia)

Hestmandö

former variant

Hestmona (Norway)

Heyligeland

former variant

Helgoland (Germany)

Hibernia

Latin name

Ireland

Hindo

former variant

Hinnöya (Norway)

Hitland

former variant

Shetland (Scotland)

Hitteren

former variant

Hitra (Norway)

Hitterö Hittero

former variant

Hidra (Norway)

Hjaltland

former Norse

Shetland (Scotland)

Hog Island

former

Paradise Island (Bahamas)

Hogland

former variant

Gogland (Baltic, Russia)

Hondo

former

Honshu (Japan)

Hoopen Eyland

former variant

Hopen (Svalbard)

Hope Island

English

Hopen (Svalbard)

Imbros

former Greek

Gökceada (Turkey)

Imroz

former Gokceada

Gökceada (Turkey)

Ila

former variant

Islay (Scotland)

Ilva

ancient

Elba (Italy)

Incoronata

former Italian

Kornat (Croatia)

Indre Sulen

former variant

Sula (Norway)

Irian

Indonesian

New Guinea

Isedom

former variant

Usedom (Germany-Poland)

Island

Icelandic, German

Iceland

Islandia

Latin

Iceland

Ithaca

variant

Ithaki (Greece)

Ivica or Iviza

former variant

Ibiza (Spain)

Iwo-jima

variant

Io-jima (Japan)

Jawa

Indonesian

Java (Indonesia)

Jeendana

former alternate

Sumba (Indonesia)

Jeju

alternate

Cheju (South Korea)

Jerba

variant

Djerba (Tunisia)

Jesso

former variant

Hokkaido (Japan)

Joanes or Joannes

former

Marajo (Brazil)

Jykill Island

former variant

Jekyll Island (Georgia)

Kaggo

former variant

Kågen (Norway) Kagen

Kalaallit Nunaat

Greenlandic alternate

Greenland

Kalimantan

Indonesian

Borneo

Kannay

former variant

Canna (Scotland)

Karafuto

Japanese

Sakhalin (Siberia, Russia)

Karlo or Karlö

Swedish alternate

Hailuoto (Finland)

Kashut

former variant

Kasos (Greece)

Ke

former variant

Kai (Indonesia)

Keeling Islands

former alternate

Cocos Islands (Indian Ocean)

Kentucky Island

former Western

Dan Dao, Shandong, China

Kerkira

Greek alternate

Corfu (Greece)

Kharaj Island

former variant

Kharg (Iran)

Kipr

former Norse

Cyprus

Kolgi, Kolguef, or Kolguev

former variants

Kolguyev (Russia)

Kondor Islands, Pulau

former alternate

Con Son (Vietnam)

Kotelnoi or Kotelny

former variants

Kotel'nyy (Russia)

Koulouri

former

Salamis (Greece)

Koutan

former variant

Akutan (Aleutians, US)

Kreta

German

Crete (Greece)

Kriti

Greek name

Crete (Greece)

Kunö Kuno

former

Kihnu (Estonia)

Kuria Muria Islands

variant

Khuriya Muriya (Oman)

Kurile Islands

variant

Kuril Islands (Russia)

Kythera

variant

Kithira (Greece)

Laaland

former variant

Lolland (Denmark)

Laccadive

former

Lakshadweep (India)

Ladrone or Ladrones

former alternate

Mariana Islands

Lagosta

former Italian

Lastovo (Croatia)

Landegode

former variant

Landego (Norway)

Lantau

variant

Lan Tao (Hong Kong)

Leila

Moroccan alternate

Perejil (Ceuta, Spain)

Lesina

former Italian

Hvar (Croatia)

Leucas or Leukas

ancient name

Levkas (Greece)

Liakhof Islands

former variant

Lyakhovskiye Os. (Russia)

Liqueo Isles

former alternate

Ryukyu Islands (Japan)

Lisiansky

former variant

Lisianski (Hawaii)

Lissa

former Italian

Vis (Croatia)

Little Makin Island

former

Makin (Kiribati)

Little Warsaw

former variant

Little Wassaw (Georgia)

Lofoden

former variant

Lofoten Is. (Norway)

Lombock

former variant

Lombok (Indonesia)

Longa, Insula

former Latin

Long Island (New York, US)

Longe Isleland

former variant

Long Island (New York, US)

Loppen

former variant

Loppa (Norway)

Lossin

former Italian

Lošinj (Croatia) Losinj

Low Archipelago

former European

Tuamotu Arch. (French Pol.)

Luchu Islands

former variant

Ryukyu Islands (Japan)

Luconia

former variant

Luzon (Philippines)

Lunga

former Italian

Dugi Otok (Croatia)

Lussin

former Italian

Lošinj (Croatia) Losinj

Maasö Maaso

former variant

Måsöya (Norway) Masoya

Mackenzie Is.

former European

Ulithi Atoll (FS Micronesia)

Magindanoa

former variant

Mindanao (Philippines)

Makin Island

former

Butaritari (Kiribati)

Maluku

Indonesian alternate

Moluccas (Indonesia)

Malvinas

Argentine alternate

Falklands

Manitoualin

former variant

Manitoulin I. (Ontario)

March Island

former

Queens I. (Georgia coast)

Marcus Island

former European

Minami-tori-shima (Japan)

Marianne Is.

former variant

Mariana Islands

Marigalanta

former variant

Marie-Galante (Guadeloupe)

Marquises, Îles

French

Marquesas (French Pol.)

Maykor

former variant

Maikoor (Aru Is., Indonesia)

Mays Island

alternate

Municipal Island (Iowa, US)

Mazira

former variant

Masirah (Oman)

Mela

former variant

Melöya (Norway) Meloya

Meleda

former Italian

Mljet (Croatia)

Melita

ancient

Malta

Melita

ancient

Mljet (Croatia)

Melo

former variant

Melöya (Norway) Meloya

Mille

former variant

Mili Atoll (Marshall Is.)

Mindano

former variant

Mindanao (Philippines)

Minorca

variant

Menorca (Balearic Is., Spain)

Mitilene or Mitylene

former variants

Lesbos (Greece)

Miya-jima

alternate

Itsuku-shima (Japan)

Möen Moen

former variant

Møn (Denmark)

Mohu

former variant

Muhu (Estonia)

Mon, Ynys

Welsh alternate

Anglesey (Wales)

Mortay or Morty

former variants

Morotai (Indonesia)

Moseirah

former variant

Masirah (Oman)

Mosera

former variant

Masirah (Oman)

Moskenäsö

former variant

Moskenesøy (Norway)

Mula I.

former variant

Mull (Scotland)

Mulatas

former

San Blas, Islas (Panama)

Mysol

former variant

Misool (Indonesia)

Mytilene

former variant

Lesbos (Greece)

Nansei-shoto

Japanese alternate

Ryukyu Islands (Japan)

Nargo

former

Naissaar (Estonia)

Nedoen Tivoe

former

Delft (Sri Lanka)

Negropont

former

Euboea (Greece)

Neu-Britannien

German

New Britain (PNG)

Neuguinea

German

New Guinea

Neu-Pommern

former German

New Britain (PNG)

New Amsterdam

former

Amsterdam (Indian Ocean)

New Hebrides

former

Vanuatu

New Siberia

English

Novaya Sibir', O. (Russia)

New Siberian Islands

English

Novosibirskiye Os. (Russia)

Nicholas II Land

former

Severnaya Zemlya (Russia)

Nieuw Guinea

Dutch

New Guinea

Nightingale Island

former European

Bach Long Vi, Dao (Vietnam)

Niphon or Nipon

former alternate

Honshu (Japan)

Nobon

former variant

Annobon (Equatorial Guinea)

Normandes, Iles

French

Channel Islands

Normmanische Inseln

German

Channel Islands

North East Land

English

Nordaustlandet (Svalbard)

North Land

English

Severnaya Zemlya (Russia)

Nouvelle Caledonie

French

New Caledonia

Nova Zemla

former variant

Novaya Zemlya (Russia)

Nyas

former variant

Nias (Indonesia)

Odensholm

former

Osmussaar (Estonia)

Oglasa

ancient

Montecristo (Italy)

Ogurchinskiy

Russian

Ogurja Ada (Turkmenistan)

Old Providence Island

former English

Providencia (Colombia)

Onne-kotan

Japanese

Onekotan (Kuril Is., Russia)

Oonalashka

former variant

Unalaska (Aleutians, US)

Oqui

former variant

Oki-retto (Japan)

Orcades

former variant

Orkney (Scotland)

Orchid Island

English alternate

Lan Yu (Taiwan)

Ösel Osel

former German

Saaremaa (Estonia)

Osilia

former Latin

Saaremaa (Estonia)

Öst Vaagö

former variant

Austvågöy (Norway)

Ostfriesische Inseln

German

East Frisian Islands

Otaheite

former variant

Tahiti (French Polynesia)

Ousel

former variant

Saaremaa (Estonia)

Owhyhee

former variant

Hawaii (Hawaii, US)

Pagalu

former

Annobon (Equatorial Guinea)

Pagasa

Philippine name

Thitu (Spratly Islands)

Pago

former Italian

Pag (Croatia)

Pamodus

ancient

Pag (Croatia)

Pandateria

ancient

Ventotene (Italy)

Pangan Island

former variant

Phangan, Ko (Thailand)

Papua

former alternate

New Guinea

Paragoa

former name

Palawan (Philippines)

Pascua, Isla de

Spanish

Easter Island

Paumotu Arch.

former variant

Tuamotu Arch. (French Pol.)

Pelagosa

former Italian

Palagruža (Croatia)

Pelagruža Pelagruza

variant Palagruza

Palagruža (Croatia)

Pelew Is.

former variant

Palau

Pennan, Koh

former variant

Phangan, Ko (Thailand)

Pescadores

former European

P'eng-hu (Taiwan)

Peter Islands

English

Petra, Ostrova (Russia)

Pharus

ancient

Hvar (Croatia)

Phu Kok

former variant

Phu Quoc (Vietnam)

Pinang

variant

Penang (Malaysia)

Pinas

former variant

Juventud, Isla de (Cuba)

Pines, Isle of

former English

Juventud, Isla de (Cuba)

Piños, Isla de

former Spanish

Juventud, Isla de (Cuba)

Poggy

former variant

Pagai, Kepulauan (Indonesia)

Pomo

former Italian

Jabuka (Croatia)

Ponape or Ponapi

former variants

Pohnpei (FS Micronesia)

Port Hamilton

former European

So-do (South Korea)

Porto Rico

former variant

Puerto Rico

Princes Island

former European

Panaitan (Indonesia)

Princes Islands

English

Kizil Adalar (Turkey)

Proconnesus

ancient

Marmara (Turkey)

Pulau Kondor Islands

former alternate

Con Son (Vietnam)

Quelpart or Quelport

former European

Cheju (South Korea)

Quemoy

former

Kinmen (Taiwan)

Quibo

former variant

Coiba (Panama)

Raippaluoto

Finnish

Vallgrund (Finland)

Rakiura

Maori alternate

Stewart Island (New Zealand)

Rameswaram

alternate

Pamban Island (India)

Randel's Island

former variant

Randalls Island (NYC, NY)

Rapa Nui

Polynesian alternate

Easter Island

Ratno Island

variant

Veliko Ratno (Serbia)

Rebum

former variant

Rebun-to (Japan)

Ree, Île de

former variant

Ré, Île de (France)

Renaissance Island

English

Vozrozhdeniye (Aral Sea)

Rhodus

Latin

Rhodes (Greece)

Rhum

variant

Rum (Scotland)

Ringvatsö

former variant

Ringvassöy (Norway)

Riouw

former variant

Riau, Kepulauan (Indonesia)

Riu Kiu Islands

former variant

Ryukyu Islands (Japan)

Roccha Partida

former variant

Roca Partida (Mexico)

Rodhos

Greek

Rhodes (Greece)

Rodi

former variant

Rhodes (Greece)

Rodö Rodo

former variant

Rödöya (Norway)

Rolfsö Rolfso

former variant

Rolvsöya (Norway)

Röm Rom

former variant

Rømø (Denmark) Romo

Ronu Sala

former variant

Ruhnu (Estonia)

Rook or Rooke

former European

Umboi (Papua New Guinea)

Roosevelt Island

variant

Theodore Roosevelt I. (DC)

Royale, Île

former French

Cape Breton Island (Canada)

Rugia

former variant

Rugen (Germany)

Ruk Islands

former variant

Truk (FS Micronesia)

Runö Runo

former

Ruhnu (Estonia)

Sagaleen

former variant

Sakhalin (Russia)

Saint David Islands

former European

Mapia, Kepulauan (Indonesia)

St. Jean, Île

former French

Prince Edward Island (Can.)

St. Jo

English variant

San Jose Island (Texas)

Saint Jona or Jonas

former English

Iony, Ostrov (Russia)

St. Joseph Island

English variant

San Jose Island (Texas)

St. Thomas

English

Sao Tome

Ste. Marie Sainte

former European

Boraha, Nosy (Madagascar)

Saishu Island

former Japanese

Cheju (South Korea)

Salomon Is.

former variant

Solomon Islands

Salomonis, Insulae

former Latin

Solomon Islands

San Andrea

former Italian

Svetac (Croatia)

Sandalwood

former European

Sumba (Indonesia)

Sando

former variant

Sado-shima (Japan)

Sandwich Islands

former European

Hawaii

Sansibar

German

Zanzibar (Tanzania)

Santiago

former Spanish

Jamaica

Santo Domingo

former alternate

Hispaniola

Santorini

Italian alternate

Thira (Greece)

Sao Jorge

Portuguese alternate

Saint Georges I. (Goa, India)

Sardegna

Italian

Sardinia

Sardinien

German

Sardinia

Saseno

Italian

Sazan (Albania)

Schetlad

former variant

Shetland (Scotland)

Seeland

German

Sjaelland (Denmark)

Seilan

former variant

Sri Lanka

Seladia

former Latin

Sjaelland (Denmark)

Seniavina Islands

former variant

Senyavin Is. (FS Micronesia)

Senjen

former variant

Senja (Norway)

Serpent or Serpents

English

Zmeinyy (Black Sea, Ukraine)

Shimushiru

Japanese

Simushir (Kuril Is., Russia)

Shirangapattana

variant

Srirangapatnam (India)

Sicilia

Italian, Latin

Sicily

Sierro

former variant

Stjernöya (Norway)

Sikiløy Sikiloy

Norse

Sicily

Silden

former variant

Silda (Norway)

Sizilien

German

Sicily

Skedaway

former variant

Skidaway (Georgia)

Smolen

former variant

Smola (Norway)

Societe, Îles de la

French

Society Is. (French Polynesia)

Soemba Island

former variant

Sumba (Indonesia)

Soembawa

former variant

Sumbawa (Indonesia)

Sokotra

former variant

Socotra (Yemen)

Soledad

Argentine alternate

East Falkland (Falkland Is.)

Sorlinges, The

former

Scilly, Isles of (England)

Spagnola

former variant

Hispaniola

Staten Island

English

Estados (Argentina)

Staten

former

Iturup (Kuril Islands, Russia)

Stokö Stoko

former variant

Stokköya (Norway)

Store Sartorö

former variant

Sotra (Norway)

Sudrøyene

former Norse

Hebrides (Scotland)

Sulawesi

Indonesian

Celebes (Indonesia)

Sulet

former

Solta (Croatia)

Sumatera

Indonesian

Sumatra (Indonesia)

Suqutra

variant

Socotra (Yemen)

Swallow Reef

alternate

Layang Layang (Spratly Is.)

Swan Islands

English

Cisne, Islas del (Honduras)

Tanegaxinia

former variant

Tanega-shima (Japan)

Tenedos

former Greek

Bozcaada (Turkey)

Terra Nova

former Latin

Newfoundland (Canada)

Thiaki

former variant

Ithaki (Greece)

Thren Is.

former variant

Træna (Norway) Traena

Tiao-yu T'ai

Chinese alternate

Senkaku-gunto (Japan)

Tongataboo

former variant

Tongatapu (Tonga)

Torgen

former variant

Torget (Norway)

Torre Iland

former variant

Tory I. (Donegal, Ireland)

Trinidada

former variant

Trinidad

Tsarevich Alexis

former

Malyy Taymyr (Russia)

Tusterö

former variant

Tustna (Norway)

Tyrrie

former variant

Tyree (Scotland)

Tysnæso

former variant

Tysnesöy (Norway)

Unguja

alternate

Zanzibar (Tanzania)

Unie

former Italian

Unije (Croatia)

Union Group

former European

Tokelau

Uruppu

Japanese

Urup (Kuril Islands, Russia)

Ushant or Ushent

former variants

Ouessant, Île d' (France)

Utsire

former variant

Utsira (Norway)

Uznam

Polish

Usedom (Germany-Poland)

Vaagsö Vaagso

former variant

Vågsöy (Norway) Vagsoy

Vaigach or Vaigatch

former variant

Vaygach, Ostrov (Russia)

Van Diemen's Land

former

Tasmania (Australia)

Vandö Vando

former variant

Vanna (Troms, Norway)

Vannøy Vannoy

variant

Vanna (Troms, Norway)

Värö Varo

former variant

Værøy (Norway) Vaeroy

Veglia

former Italian

Krk (Croatia)

Vest Vaagö Vaago

former variant

Vestvågöy (Norway)

Vesteraalen

former variant

Vesterålen (Norway)

Vestspitsbergen

former

Spitsbergen (Svalbard)

Vigreö Vigreo

former variant

Vigra (Norway)

Vigten Islands

former variant

Vikna (Norway)

Viti Islands

former variant

Fiji

Volcano Islands

English

Kazan-retto (Japan)

Waihu

former

Easter Island

Walaamo

former variant

Valaam (Karelia, Russia)

Walgrund

former variant

Vallgrund (Finland)

Wamma or Warmar

former variants

Wamar (Indonesia)

Watling Island

former

San Salvador (Bahamas)

Waygeeoo

former variant

Waigeo (Indonesia)

Western Isles

former alternate

Azores (Portugal)

Westmanneiar

former variant

Vestmannaeyjar (Iceland)

Wetter

former variant

Wetar (Indonesia)

White Island

English

Belyy (Kara Sea, Russia)

Wipin

variant

Vypeen (Kerala, India)

Woahoo

former variant

Oahu (Hawaii, US)

Wokan

former variant

Wokam (Indonesia)

Wollin

German

Wolin (Poland)

Worms

former variant

Vormsi (Estonia)

Wrangel

English

Vrangelya, Ostrov (Russia)

Wrangelsholm

former

Prangli (Estonia)

Wulff or Wulfö Wulfo

former

Aegna (Estonia)

Xicocu

former variant

Shikoku (Japan)

Ximo

former

Kyushu (Japan)

Xulla Talyaboo or Xullo Taliabo

former

Taliabu (Indonesia)

Yas

variant

Sir Bani Yas (U.A.E.)

Yedso

former

Hokkaido (Japan)

Yeso or Yesso

former

Hokkaido (Japan)

Ysabel

variant

Santa Isabel (Solomons)

Yslandia

former Latin variant

Iceland

Ytre Sulen

former variant

Ytre Sula (Norway)

Yvica

former variant

Ibiza (Spain)

Zacynthus

ancient

Zakinthos (Greece)

Zante

former

Zakinthos (Greece)

Zealand

variant

Sjaelland (Denmark)

Zelandia Nova

Latin

New Zealand

Zemlya Frantsa Iosifa

Russian

Franz Josef Land (Russia)

Zetland

former variant

Shetland (Scotland)

Zeylon

former variant

Sri Lanka

Zocotora

former variant

Socotra (Yemen)

Zuri

former Italian

Žirje (Croatia) Zirje

 

Notes on geographical terms used on this page

term

language

meaning

Adalar

Turkish

islands

Arch.

English

archipelago

Arch.

Spanish

archipiélago (archipelago)

Dao

Chinese, Vietnamese

island

Deset

Amharic

island

-do

Korean

island [suffix]

-gunto

Japanese

islands [suffix]

Î.

French

île (island)

I.

English

island

I.

Italian

isola (island)

Île(s)

French

island(s)

Ilhas

Portuguese

islands

Inseln

German

islands

Insulae

Latin

islands

Is.

English

islands

Isla

Spanish

island

Isole

Italian

islands

-jima

Japanese

island [suffix]

Kep. or Kepulauan

Indonesian

islands

Ko or Koh

Thai

island

Nosy

Malagasy

island

O.

Russian

ostrov (island)

Öer

Norwegian

islands

Os.

Russian

ostrova (islands)

Ostrov

Russian

island

Otok

Serbo-Croatian

island

-retto

Japanese

islands [suffix]

-shima

Japanese

island [suffix]

-shoto

Japanese

islands [suffix]

St.

English

saint

Tivoe

Tamil

island [variant of tivu]

-to

Japanese

island [suffix]

Ynys

Welsh

island

Zemlya

Russian

land

  

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