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in reply to Re^3: How many continents have you visited?
in thread How many continents have you visited?

You know what
I'm old enough to be educated in an old soviet school. We there distinguished a so-called 'parts of the world' (as a cultural term) from 'continents' (as a geophysical term).

So there is 'America' as a 'part' but not 'continent' and also a 'New World' contained both Americas and Australia +New Zealand -- this is also a 'part of the World' -- a sociocultural term. The same for 'Europe', 'Middle Asia', 'Middle East'. And there were only 6 continents out there. Easy enough.

But I've asked my daughter and guess what? Now they're learn in a different manner, now they have all the 7 continents (with separate Europe and Asia). Things are more complicated than I thought before =)