subcontinent


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subcontinent

a large land mass that is a distinct part of a continent, such as India is of Asia

subcontinent

[¦səb′känt·ən·ənt]
(geography)
A landmass such as Greenland that is large but not as large as the generally recognized continents.
A large subdivision of a continent (for example, the Indian subcontinent) distinguished geologically or geomorphically from the rest of the continent.
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As the United States poured $12 billion into the subcontinent, India and Pakistan obdurately refused Washington's counsel and devoted more of their own meager resources to the military.
He says Sir Syed Ahmad Khan served as a beacon of light and guidance for the Muslims of the subcontinent.
The most critical phase of the Muslim struggle in the Subcontinent was witnessed during the period 1937-1947, when the Quaid-i-Azam proved himself to be the real Founder of Pakistan.
Although the batting legend admitted that Tendulkar deserved all the respect heaped upon him as he has made a lot of contributions to Indian cricket, he however, felt that in the subcontinent the adulation top players got made it difficult for them to decide when was the right time for them to retire, adding that this happened with many greats in the past.
Our logistics business in the Indian Subcontinent is expanding, particularly in India and Sri Lanka.
IN THE east London address of Whitechapel, the Indian subcontinent is anyway the highest common factor -- Bangladeshis form the biggest ethnic minority in this area with nearly 50 percentage share in the local population.
Scientists don't know if there was a permanent land bridge at that time close to the fish's original home on the Indian subcontinent and near freshwater regions in Eurasia.
Britain withdraws from the Indian subcontinent and divides the land into two separate countries: Hindu-dominated India and Muslim-dominated Pakistan.
Pather's'' compelling, open-minded honesty made it the first Indian film to draw a worldwide audience - it won a Best Human Document citation at the Cannes Film Festival - and the first in the minority Bengali language to gain wide recognition throughout the subcontinent.
a) subregion (b) subclimate (c) subcontinent (d) subdivision.
During the study period, the total dialysis population at the Hammersmith Hospital comprised 41% Caucasians, 40% Asians, 18% black Caribbeans, and 1% from other parts of the world, including six from the Indian subcontinent, three from sub-Saharan Africa, and one from the Republic of Ireland.
The world's eyes are on the Indian subcontinent this year as she celebrates 50 years of freedom from British rule.