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terra incognita

[ ter-uh in-kog-ni-tuh, in-kog-nee-; Latin ter-rah in-kawg-ni-tah ]
/ ˈtɛr ə ɪnˈkɒg nɪ tə, ˌɪn kɒgˈni-; Latin ˈtɛr rɑ ɪnˈkɔg nɪ tɑ /
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noun

an unknown or unexplored land, region, or subject.

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terra incognita
/ Latin (ˈtɛrə ɪnˈkɒɡnɪtə) /

noun

an unexplored or unknown land, region, or area for study
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