Indo-Australian Plate

/ˌɪndoʊ-əsˌtreɪljən ˈpleɪt/ (say .indoh-uhs.traylyuhn 'playt)

noun
a major tectonic plate including the Australian continent and its surrounding waters and extending to the Indian subcontinent and surrounding waters; consists of two subplates, the Australian Plate and the Indian Plate.
Also, Indian-Australian Plate.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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