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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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It was difficult for the English to explain how such a deep and extensive body of subcontinental knowledge remained rationally disassociated with children's education in madrasas and temples.
However, the politics of subcontinental cricket means such strict measures would be difficult to implement.
In the West, most subcontinental historians focus on India instead and along with Gardiner professor of history at Harvard, Sugata Bose, Jalal forms a formidable duo whose works have thrown bright flashes of light on the cultures of India and Pakistan.
England haven't consistently succeeded in subcontinental conditions since before I was born.
It won't be quite subcontinental like it is in India.
It has shops manned by swarms of persistent subcontinental traders who can be informative or just annoying.
Entering the tournament as underdogs, a tag the Kiwis have grown accustomed to in World Cups, and on the back of four One-Day International series defeats to subcontinental sides in the last nine months, Daniel Vettori's men defied the odds yet again to get within a step from the final before succumbing to a five-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka on Tuesday.
Nobody in British life, not even footballers, scale the heights of old-fashioned adulation achieved by the subcontinental cricketer.
As you can those other staples of subcontinental cuisine like idli-dosas, pizzas and chicken/veg manchurian (in fact, particularly with chicken/veg manchurian it's difficult to find an eatery, anywhere from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, which does not serve that culinary abomination.
THOUGH THE POPULAR SUB-GENRE OF "JAZZ-FUSION" long ago entered the commercial consciousness of audiences across the world, the specifics of melding subcontinental Indian Carnatic rhythms with western jazz harmonics wouldn't necessarily be obvious to the casual listener.
Continuing with the fusion theme, mouth-watering Indian wraps and Pasta A La Karma are also on the menu for those who want a subcontinental flavour to traditional European food.
Matthew Hoggard will be hoping to get the chance to claim his 50th Test wicket in subcontinental conditions, having stepped up his bid to overcome the back injury which sidelined him at the SSC.