Farmhouses overlook Akaroa Harbor on the South Island of New Zealand. The South Island is sometimes called New Zealand's "mainland," because it is larger than the country's other main landmass, the North Island. However, the South Island is more sparsely populated.

Photograph by James L. Amos

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An island is a body of land surrounded by water