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Pangaea

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The breakup of Pangaea.

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Etymology

From pan- + γαῖα (gaia), earth, land), probably after [[w:Template:lang:de language|Template:lang:de]][[Category:Template:lang:de derivations]] Pangäa, coined by Alfred Wegener in 1915.

Pronunciation

  • pănjē'ə, /pænˈdʒiːə/, SAMPA: /p{n"dZi:@/

Hyphenation

pan·gae·a

Proper noun

Singular
Pangaea

Plural
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Pangaea

  1. A supercontinent that included all the landmasses of the earth before the Triassic period and that broke up into Laurasia and Gondwana.

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