Meaning of “subcontinent” in the English Dictionary

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"subcontinent" in British English

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subcontinentnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌsʌbˈkɒn.tɪ.nənt/ us /ˈsʌbˌkɑːn.ən.ənt/

a large area of land that is part of a continent, often referring to South Asia:

the Indian subcontinent
He has written a book about the history of railways in the subcontinent.

(Definition of “subcontinent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)