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Why is India called a subcontinent? Name the countries that form a part of the Indian subcontinent?


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The Indian subcontinent consists of India, Bhutan, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. The term subcontinent signifies a subdivision of a continent that has a distinct political, geographical, or cultural identity and also a large land mass somewhat smaller than a continent. The Indian subcontinent is part of the Asia continent, which is the largest continent in the world.


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