subcontinent


sub·con·ti·nent

noun \ˌsəb-ˈkän-tə-nənt, -ˈkänt-nənt\

: a large area of land that is a part of a continent

Full Definition of SUBCONTINENT

:  a large landmass smaller than a continent; especially :  a major subdivision of a continent <the Indian subcontinent>
sub·con·ti·nen·tal \ˌsəb-ˌkän-tə-ˈnen-təl\ adjective

First Known Use of SUBCONTINENT

1863

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