continent

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continent in the southern hemisphere Africa
second largest continent; located south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean Africa
countries occupying the African continent African country , African nation
continent surrounding the South pole Antarctica
extremely cold continent at the south pole almost entirely below the Antarctic Circle; covered by an ice cap up to 13,000 feet deep Antarctica , Antarctic continent
largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations Asia
large continent in the northern hemisphere Asia
nations of the Asian continent collectively Asia
nations occupying the Asian continent Asian country , Asian nation
smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean Australia
large continent in Southern hemisphere Australia
nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony Australia , Commonwealth of Australia
family of languages widely spoken in the southern half of the African continent Bantoid language , Bantu
watershed of a continent (especially the watershed of North America formed by a series of mountain ridges extending from Alaska to Mexico) continental divide
relatively shallow (up to 200 meters) seabed surrounding a continent continental shelf
part of a continent that is stable and forms the central mass of the continent; typically Precambrian craton
continent in the Northern hemisphere, by Asia Europe
2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles Europe
nations of the European continent collectively Europe
countries occupying the European continent European country , European nation
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