- a part of the continental crust above sea level having a distinct identity, as a continent or large island.
Origin of landmass
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This determines the degree of their isolation from the land-mass.
The larger a land-mass is, the nearer it approaches to others.
The Eastern blacks are found mainly in the archipelagoes lying between the Asiatic land-mass and Australia.The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy
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The independence of a land-mass is based not alone on size: there is also an independence of location.
- a large continuous area of land, as opposed to seas or islands
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- A large, continuous area of land, such as a continent or a very large island.
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