Definition of Gondwana in English:


(also Gondwanaland)

proper noun

  • A vast continental area believed to have existed in the southern hemisphere and to have resulted from the break-up of Pangaea in Mesozoic times. It comprised present-day Arabia, Africa, South America, Antarctica, Australia, and the peninsula of India.


Late 19th century (originally denoting any of a series of rocks in India, especially fluviatile shales and sandstones): from the name of a region in central northern India, from Sanskrit goṇḍavana forest of Gond.