subcontinental

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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