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sub·con·ti·nent

 (sŭb′kŏn′tə-nənt, sŭb-kŏn′-)
n.
1. A large landmass, such as India, that is part of a continent but is considered either geographically or politically as an independent entity.
2. A large landmass, such as Greenland, that is smaller than a continent.

sub′con·ti·nen′tal (-nĕn′tl) adj.

subcontinent

(sʌbˈkɒntɪnənt)
n
(Physical Geography) a large land mass that is a distinct part of a continent, such as India is of Asia
subcontinental adj

sub•con•ti•nent

(sʌbˈkɒn tn ənt, ˈsʌbˌkɒn-)

n.
1. a large, relatively self-contained landmass forming a subdivision of a continent: the subcontinent of India.
2. a large landmass, as Greenland, that is smaller than any of the usu. recognized continents.
[1860–65]
sub`con•ti•nen′tal (-tnˈɛn tl) adj.

subcontinent

A large area of land that is part of a larger continent but is considered to form a distinct entity, especially India.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.subcontinent - a large and distinctive landmass (as India or Greenland) that is a distinct part of some continent
Greenland, Gronland, Kalaallit Nunaat - the largest island in the world; lies between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean; a self-governing province of Denmark
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
continent - one of the large landmasses of the earth; "there are seven continents"; "pioneers had to cross the continent on foot"
land mass, landmass - a large continuous extent of land
Translations
شِبه قارَّه
subkontinent
subkontinent
szubkontinens
landsvæîi á meginlandi
subkontinentas
subkontinents
subkontinent
kıtacıkküçük kıta

subcontinent

[ˈsʌbˈkɒntɪnənt] N the (Indian) subcontinentel subcontinente (de la India)

subcontinent

[ˌsʌbˈkɒntɪnənt] nsous-continent m
the Indian subcontinent → le sous-continent indien

subcontinent

[ˌsʌbˈkɒntɪnənt] n the (Indian) subcontinentil subcontinente (indiano)

subcontinent

(sabˈkontinənt) noun
a mass of land almost the size of a continent, forming part of a larger mass of land. the Indian Subcontinent (= India, Pakistan and Bangladesh).
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When India and Pakistan gained independence, the subcontinent seemed unlikely to become a theater in the Cold War.
One might be tempted to assume that the contestatory nature of the "new" South Asian history symbolized a pervasive intellectual ferment in the practice of history in the subcontinent.
We are very excited about the impact these new offices will have on our ability to offer our clients superior and enhanced services to and from the Indian subcontinent.
One may conclude that ever since Pakistan announced its response to India's belligerent full spectrum nuclear/cold start doctrine, the US intends to restrict Pakistan's response to only conventional response, where India has a numerical advantage, thus facilitating India's 'hegemonic posture' in the subcontinent.
PESHAWAR -- The Gandhara Hindko Academy has published and launched a book on Sir Syed Ahmad Khan to mark the birth bicentennial of this great social reformer and educationist of the subcontinent.
Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranatunga has announced that Sri Lanka is looking for a Indian subcontinent partner to build a port designed to be the country's deepest and accommodate the world's largest container vessels.
In his book on Quaid-i-Azam, Dr Riaz Ahmad has made it clear that the Quaid used to say that there were four powers in the Subcontinent and they were: the British government, the Hindu Congress, the Muslim League and the native (independent) states.
Amjad Sabri was the son of qawwal Ghulam Farid Sabri whose family is famous in the entire Indian subcontinent for its contribution to the art of qawwali.
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Meanwhile, Oman Air is working hard to expand the scope of the bilateral agreements in place with the Indian subcontinent to add new destinations.
The other regions include the UAE, the Middle East, North Africa and Levant, Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific North and the Indian Subcontinent, and Asia Pacific South and Australasia.