subcontinent - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˌsʌbˈkɒntɪnənt/
singularsubcontinent
pluralsubcontinents
  1. a large area of land that forms part of a continent, especially the part of Asia that contains the countries of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

    the Indian subcontinent

derived word

subcontinental

 

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/ˌsʌbkɒntɪˈnent(ə)l/
adjective