The concept of smallness depends on what is included and excluded. If only land area is included, islands may indeed be perceived as small (Dean et al., 59).
— Dean, A., Green, D. & Nunn, P. D. (2017). Too much sail for a small craft? Donor requirements, scale, and capacity discourses in Kiribati. En: Stratford. E. (Ed.). Islands geographies: essays and conversations, 54-77. New York: Routledge.