Indian subcontinent

Indian subcontinent, region, S central Asia, comprising the countries of Pakistan , India , and Bangladesh and the Himalayan states of Nepal , and Bhutan . Sri Lanka , an island off the southeastern tip of the Indian peninsula, is often considered a part of the subcontinent.

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