- The southernmost continent, south of the Southern Ocean, containing the South Pole.
- The wider South Polar region comprising the Antarctic Continent as well as the adjacent Antarctic and Subantarctic islands, and the Southern Ocean waters situated south of the Antarctic Convergence.
Etymology: (unreferenced)From Latin, Antarctica < Ancient Greek (polytonic, á) (antarktikos) < (polytonic, á-) (ant-) "ant-, against, opposed" + (polytonic, á) (arktikos) "Arctic" < Ancient Greek (polytonic, á) (arktos) "bear".
- Dutch: Antarctica
- French: Antarctique
- German: Antarktis
- Italian: Antartide
- Spanish: Antí¡rtida
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