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    Posted: 07-Oct-2004 at 15:57
No, the Philopines is its own seperate plate. Just like Arabia, Indo-Australia etc.

Renember, there are many diffinitions of continents
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Picture of the 2Euro coin with the abduction of Europe:

 

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I found something interesting about the name "Asia".  To the Greeks of Herodotus's time, it was a "woman's name" of unknown origin, although Herodotus does mention that the Lydians claim the name originated among them.  The curious thing about this claim is that in Linear B tablets found at Mycenaean Pylos in the western Peloponnese there is mention of slave-women of different western Anatolian locales including, among others Aswija.  This name matches a western Anatolian country mentioned in Hittite texts known as Assuwa which is placed by some scholars in the later region of Lydia.  When the Romans acquired the Kingdom of Pergamum which included Lydia, they renamed it the province of "Asiana".  If "Asia" comes from "Assuwa", then the Greek name came from a Luwian name, because "assuwa" in Luwian meant, "horse". 
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Originally posted by Tobodai

... India should be a continent too.

Actually, the Indian subcontinent is believed to have been a separate land mass which collided with the Asian continent land mass, raising the Himalayas from the bottom of the ocean.

The presence of certain fauna found only in Africa and India also suggested the two land masses were once joined.

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  Quote Cywr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Oct-2004 at 03:38
The presence of certain fauna found only in Africa and India also suggested the two land masses were once joined.


Madagaster IIRC.
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  Quote SJI Lasallian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Oct-2004 at 20:45
Originally posted by snowybeagle

Originally posted by Tobodai

... India should be a continent too.

Actually, the Indian subcontinent is believed to have been a separate land mass which collided with the Asian continent land mass, raising the Himalayas from the bottom of the ocean.

The presence of certain fauna found only in Africa and India also suggested the two land masses were once joined.

I heard about this too...but just isn't sure if it's true.

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  Quote Cywr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Oct-2004 at 04:36
It is, it was once joined to Madagastar and Austrailia, fossil evidence of dinosaurs is another clue pointing that way.
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  Quote SJI Lasallian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Oct-2004 at 06:15
...interesting indeed.
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