[ gond-wah-nuh ]
/ gɒndˈwɑ nə /


a hypothetical landmass in the Southern Hemisphere that separated toward the end of the Paleozoic Era to form South America, Africa, Antarctica, and Australia.
Compare Laurasia.

Origin of Gondwana

First recorded in 1870–75
Also called Gond·wa·na·land.
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