Talk:Islands of the Indian Ocean

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East timor[edit]

I removed East Timor from the list. Wikipedia seems to define the Indian Ocean as being bound by the southern limit of Indonesia, hence excluding East Timor and if you are going to include East Timor why not Indonesia itself? (WT-en) Shep 15:06, 5 February 2010 (EST)

Straits of Malacca[edit]

Aren't Langkawi and even more so, Penang in the Strait of Malacca, not an ocean at all? We need to make a decision about how far north(west) the Straits of Malacca extend, because some of the Thai and perhaps Burmese islands are questionable, too. Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:56, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

We should only use this page for islands that are outside of the regular area of a state, and do not clearly fall within a continent, I think. Listing islands like Phuket here is nonsensical, as we'd have to list hundreds of islands that are right off the coast of Thailand. Globe-trotter (talk) 17:03, 19 January 2013 (UTC)