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The term last large landmass might be backed by some sources but it is open to interpretation of large. The Azores are pretty big. Roger 8 Roger (talk) 13:56, 5 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Azores are (in total) a bit larger than Stewart Island, and smaller than Stewart and Chatham combined. Daveosaurus (talk) 21:23, 5 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I glad we agree. Can you suggest a better description than large land mass? Based on wikipedia I note the population of the Azores is reaching 240,000. A place must be pretty large to support such a population. Moving on, does Greenland count? And depending how we define settled there are lots of people living in Antarctica,some raisinv families there. Roger 8 Roger (talk) 07:55, 6 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My point was that the Azores are, in total, considerably smaller than either of the main islands of New Zealand. It's possible to fit the entire population of New Zealand onto an island smaller than Chatham (it's been done and the result called "Singapore"). The expression is sourced and is not controversial.
I wouldn't describe Antarctica as "settled". It doesn't have a native population - people working there are residents of somewhere else and are working there as scientific or support staff, the majority only for the Antarctic summer. Daveosaurus (talk) 09:00, 6 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A dictionary defines landmass as "a continent or other large body of land" which to me means big, but still open to interpretation of actual size. I would say NZ counts and the Azores probably not. However, based on that definition we can remove the word big as unnecessary -landmasses are big by definition. Argentina and Chile have put people in their Antarctic bases to have kids and live there permantly. It is all part of their respective sovereignty claims. A bit artificial but those places ars nevertheless permanent settlements to an extent. On relection, perhaps the sentence is best left as is but with the word large removed - landmass is enough. Roger 8 Roger (talk) 10:21, 6 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:kahastok has commented here. I went there because I realised the Falklands might be codered a landmass and wanted further opinion, which is what I got. I am now more convinced thatlede sentence should be altered. Roger 8 Roger (talk) 20:05, 7 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Government Box[edit]

I ask that under the right hand "Government" box that the House Speaker & Chief Justices be added under the Monarch, Governor General and Prime Minister. Foxyplus1 (talk) 01:13, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]