Subcontinent definition: get a summary, overview, and a better understanding of this geography term in the Dauntless Jaunter Travel Glossary.

Updated: 2017-11-30.

A subcontinent is a geographical land mass that is large enough and distinct enough to be separately distinguished from its larger body, the continent itself.

The Indian Subcontinent is a perfect example, since it is quite large and distinct, in that it takes up most of southern Asia. For more, see our article on How many continents are there?

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