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subcontinent

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