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  • proper n. Mythical lost country, continent, or island proposed to explain the existence of lemurs on two continents.


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  • Lemuria is the contestant chosen by the SciFi. com readers.

    First Impression: Who Wants to be a Superhero

  • The name Lemuria was proposed by Mr. Sclater for an imaginary submerged continent extending from

    Alfred Russel Wallace: Letters and Reminiscences, Vol. 1

  • The name Lemuria, as above stated, was originally adopted by Mr. Sclater in recognition of the fact that it was probably on this continent that animals of the Lemuroid type were developed.

    The Story of Atlantis and the Lost Lemuria

  • The name Lemuria was proposed by Mr. Sclater for an imaginary submerged continent extending from Madagascar to Ceylon and Sumatra.

    Alfred Russel Wallace Letters and Reminiscences

  • It was fed by the theory that in the Indian Ocean there once existed a lost continent called Lemuria similar to the Atlantis myth, the original homeland of the Dravidians.

    Rajiv Malhotra: How Evangelists Invented 'Dravidian Christianity'

  • The whole area is called Lemuria now, while the other area, the civilised,

    The War with the Newts

  • Geoffrey is Sclater's 'Lemuria' -- that sunken land which, containing parts of Africa, must have extended far eastwards over Southern India and Ceylon, and the highest points of which we recognise in the volcanic peaks of Bourbon and Mauritius, and in the central range of

    The Story of Atlantis and the Lost Lemuria

  • And also the hypothesis of Häckel, that the cradle of mankind was a land between Africa and Asia, now sunk in the sea, and called Lemuria, can be neither proved nor denied.

    The Theories of Darwin and Their Relation to Philosophy, Religion, and Morality

  • The big misconception of the Tamils being immigrants is because the British bought more tamils from South India to Sri lanka for work. charan you need know the history of tamils before you say this. tamils living in sri lanka NOT from india, only sigales came from somewhere else (from there history) srilanka was a big land like africa which is called Lemuria (you can seach on goodle) and it was conected to southindia.

    Top stories from Times Online

  • Tripoli, the Balearic Islands and the Dodecanese, and others who wanted to establish a new continent to be called 'Lemuria' to the east of Italian Somalia which would take in the entire Indian Ocean in one move.

    The War with the Newts


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