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What is Gondwana?

Gondwana (aka Gondwanaland) was the southern-most of two supercontinents (the other was Laurasia) that were joined together in one landmass known as Pangea until about 200 million years ago.

Named by Dr. Suess after the region of central northern India that bears the same name, Gondwana (meaning "Forest of the Gonds" — the Gonds, or Gondi, being the Dravidian people who live there) included what we now know as Antarctica, South America, Africa, Madagascar, Australia, Arabia and the Indian Subcontinent.

By the way, Dr. Seuss is Austrian geologist Dr. Eduard Seuss, not cartoonist Theodor Seuss Geisel who wrote as Dr. Seuss and created the Grinch.
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