subcontinent

[suhb-kon-tn-uhnt, suhb-kon-]
noun
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 usually recognized continents.

Origin:
1860–65; sub- + continent

subcontinental [suhb-kon-tn-en-tl] , adjective
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subcontinent (sʌbˈkɒntɪnənt)
 
n
a large land mass that is a distinct part of a continent, such as India is of Asia
 
subcontinental
 
adj

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Example sentences
Yet there is no mistaking the stamp of the subcontinent.
Nor is this kind of activity confined to the subcontinent.
Foreign governments advised their citizens to avoid the subcontinent.
Within a month, the entire southeastern portion of the subcontinent faced
  starvation.
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