A large, distinguishable part of a continent, such as North America or southern Africa. See also Indian subcontinent.
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- Chutzpah and discipline more than muscle built the Empire on the subcontinent.
- They can bind relationships even beyond the mental and geographical barriers of a subcontinent.
- This system will develop over the southeastern subcontinent and may reach Namibia's eastern parts.
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- Does the richness of the tradition of argument make much difference to subcontinental lives today?
- Dismissing, optimistically, the threats of African AIDS and Indian subcontinental nuclear lunacy, there will be huge population pressures in the poorer countries over the next few decades.
- I had 20-page faxes of handwritten itineraries, imploring phone calls in the middle of the night, notes from strangers, the itinerant yogis of subcontinental tourism.
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