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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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subcontinentsub‧con‧ti‧nent /ˌsʌbˈkɒntɪnənt $ -ˈkɑːn-/ noun [countable]  1 HEPGa very large area of land that is part of a continent2 the subcontinent
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subcontinentIt is a subcontinent of many religions, many languages, many ethnic groups, and many skin colors.During the days of the Raj, a train journey across the subcontinent could take a week.Yet today eunuchs have apparently died out everywhere except in the subcontinent.Later, it tried in vain to conquer the whole of the subcontinent.
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