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Definition of subcontinent noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

subcontinent

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌsʌbˈkɑntənənt//
 
, NAmE//ˌsʌbˈkɑntn̩ənt//
 
[usually singular]
 
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a large land mass that forms part of a continent, especially the part of Asia that includes India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh the Indian subcontinent
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: subcontinent