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1. One of the many Pacific islands inhabited by the Polynesian people became a second home to Joseph Banks, botanist of the Cook expedition. Here, Banks became a well respected figure in the local tribe and is popularly believed to be the first westerner to observe the activity of surfing. Which island, the largest of the Windward Islands, is being described here?
2. This island in the northern Pacific Ocean is the ancestral home of the Ainu people. It is separated from the mainland of the country it belongs to by the Strait of Tartary, and from its nearest foreign neighbour by the Strait of La Pérouse. Which island is this?
3. This island is both the smallest, and easternmost, of the Greater Antilles. Which island is this, whose natives refer to themselves as Boricuas, a word derived from the original inhabitants of the island, the Taino?
4. The Goths were a European tribe who initially inhabited what is now known as Pomerania. The region of Pomerania is divided between Germany and which other country?
5. There are believed to be around 5.8 million members of this ethnic group living in China, but they are perhaps more associated with the country which shares the Gobi desert with China. Which ethnic group is this?
6. The Chimu peoples built the largest pre-Columbian city in the New World. They lived there from around 800 CE to 1470 CE when they were conquered by the Incas. In which modern country did they reside?
7. Mount Kebnekaise is the highest mountain in the Sápmi region. This area is home to the indigenous Sami peoples, and includes territory in four modern countries. Which of these is NOT one of those countries?
8. One of the most notable ethnic tribes of Africa is the Maasai. While some Maasai live in northern Tanzania, where would you find the majority of these tribespeople?
9. The Anasazi or Ancient Pueblo peoples flourished from approximately 1200 BCE to 1300 CE. In what part of the world did they live?
10. One of a very few remaining hunter-gatherer societies on earth, the Sentinelese people live on North Sentinel Island, and reject all attempts at contact from the outside world. Their island is a little over 70 square kilometres in area, and mainly forested. It is surrounded by coral reefs and shoals, and is part of an archipelago whose capital is Port Blair. Which archipelago is this?
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