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Gondwana

Pronunciation: /ɡɒnˈdwɑːnə/
(also Gondwanaland)
A vast continental area believed to have existed in the southern hemisphere and to have resulted from the break-up of Pangaea in Mesozoic times. It comprised present-day Arabia, Africa, South America, Antarctica, Australia, and the peninsula of India.

Origin

Late 19th century (originally denoting any of a series of rocks in India, especially fluviatile shales and sandstones): from the name of a region in central northern India, from Sanskrit goṇḍavana 'forest of Gond'.

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