Dvipa

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In Indian mythology, dvīpa (Devnagari: द्वीप "peninsula, island"; also mahadvipa "great island") is the term for the major divisions of the terrestrial sphere, sometimes translated as "continents". There are 7 dvipas.[1] The list of seven (sapta-dvipa) is (e.g. Mahabharata 6.604 ):

  1. Jambu ("Blackberry tree")
  2. Plaksha ("ficus relegiosa tree")
  3. Shalmali (Bombax tree)
  4. Kusha ("grass")
  5. Kraunca ("Mountain")
  6. Shaka ("Pine tree")
  7. Pushkara ("Maple tree")

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