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English definition of “subcontinent”

subcontinent

noun [C]     /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.Small and large land massesContinents and regions of the worldCountry namesCountry and nation
(Definition of subcontinent noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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