Type Region
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /pæn.ˈd͡ʒiː.ə/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Created by the German geologist Alfred Wegener in 1915 to refer to a supercontinent that existed over 200 million years ago. He called it in German Pangäa, from Greek πᾶν (pan) meaning "all" and γαῖα (gaia) meaning "earth".

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesPangea(Dutch) Pangée(French) Pangäa(German) Pangea(Italian) Pangea(Polish) Pangeia(Portuguese) Pangea(Spanish)
Entry added June 9, 2023