- a hypothetical landmass in the Southern Hemisphere that separated toward the end of the Paleozoic Era to form South America, Africa, Antarctica, and Australia.
Origin of Gondwana
Examples from the Web for gondwana
She is more worshipped in Gondwana and the forest tracts to the east and south of it than in any other part of India.
The upper part of the Gondwana series is not improbably Jurassic.
A strip of Gondwana beds follows approximately the course of the Godavari.
Upper Gondwana beds also occur in small patches at several other places near the east coast.
The Gondwana series is in many respects the most interesting and important series of the Indian Peninsula.
Word Origin and History for gondwana
name of a region in north central India, from Sanskrit gondavana, from vana "forest" + Gonda, name of a Dravidian people, literally "fleshy navel, outie belly-button." The name was extended by geologists to a series of sedimentary rocks found there (1873), then to identical rocks in other places; the fossils found in this series were used by geologists to reconstruct the ancient southern supercontinent, which therefore was called Gondwanaland (1896), from German, where it was coined by German geologist Eduard Suess (1831-1914) in 1885.