terra incognita

[ter-uh in-kog-ni-tuh, in-kog-nee-; Latin ter-rah in-kawg-ni-tah]
an unknown or unexplored land, region, or subject.
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terra incognita (ˈtɛrə ɪnˈkɒɡnɪtə)
an unexplored or unknown land, region, or area for study

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Word Origin & History

terra incognita
"unknown or unexplored region," 1616, from L., lit. "unknown land," from terra (see terrain) + fem. of incognito (q.v.).
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Example sentences
Less than two centuries ago, new nations could still be staked out on terra incognita.
It's terra incognita, a place no one expected to visit.
There was both promise and danger in such ventures into terra incognita.
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