Definition of subcontinent noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

subcontinent

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌsʌbˈkɒntɪnənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsʌbˈkɑːntɪnənt//
 
[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 American Dictionary entry: subcontinent