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subcontinent

noun [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.
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