Definition of subcontinent
: a large landmass smaller than a continent; especially : a major subdivision of a continent the Indian subcontinent
subcontinentalplay \ˌsəb-ˌkän-tə-ˈnen-təl\ adjective
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The Indian subcontinent was the most illuminated, but pockets across the world with a significant South Asian diaspora were also lit up.
Asians, a term that in Kenya refers to those from the Indian subcontinent, have long enjoyed economic success, but many feel excluded from the country’s political and social fabric, Mr. Shabbir said.
In a near future heavily influenced by the imminent boom of the Indian subcontinent, an emerging technology and economic superpower a new digital city has developed.
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Definition of subcontinent for English Language Learners
: a large area of land that is a part of a continent
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