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Old World

that part of the world that was known before the discovery of the Americas, comprising Europe, Asia, and Africa; the eastern hemisphere
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Old World

 

the common name for the three parts of the world known to the ancients: Europe, Asia, and Africa. The term is usually used in contrast to the New World.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The discovery, announced in the current issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, is providing important clues as to when and how old world monkeys dispersed out of Africa and into Eurasia.
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