"Indien ist kein Kontinent."

Translation:India is not a continent.

March 11, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/JavierWoln1

Indien war ein Kontinent

March 22, 2018

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Well, that’s disputable.

March 11, 2018

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Not really: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_India

India is a country. It occupies much of the Indian subcontinent, which is a part of the continent of Asia.

March 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/4of92000

It depends on, among other things, whether you define continent culturally or tectonically (India is on its own plate, but so is Arabia and the Adriatic Sea of all places), or just by convention (are Europe and Asia two continents or the single continent of Eurasia; ditto with the Americas).

Then there are botanical continents, which just make no sense.

June 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/treyblake

Europe is just a peninsula on Asia. India has twice the number of people and is nearly as large.

March 31, 2018

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It makes more sense to consider India (and the rest of the Indian subcontinent) a continent than it does Europe.

September 17, 2018

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Doch.

February 11, 2019

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But considering the number of languages and number of different ethnic groups in india, india can be considered as a continent

March 18, 2019

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This discussion is very illuminating: at the very least, it shows that the criteria for defining what a "continent" is are not very clear. Is it geographic? Geological? Sociopolitical? Tough calls to make!

March 18, 2019
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