the Mesozoic landmass in the Southern Hemisphere that included what are now South America, Africa, Australia, and Antarctica: it and Laurasia were the result of the splitting of Pangea
often called Gondwanaland
Origin of Gondwanaafter the Gondwana Series, an extensive tillite deposit in Gondwana, region in central India ; from Gond
The supercontinent of the Southern Hemisphere that, according to the theory of plate tectonics, broke up into India, Australia, Antarctica, Africa, and South America.
Origin of GondwanaAfter Gondwana, a region of central India, ultimately from Sanskrit Go&nlowdot;&dlowdot;avanam : go&nlowdot;&dlowdot;a&hlowdot;, Gond + vanam, forest.