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proper noun 
  1. The continent that is south of Europe, east of the Atlantic Ocean, west of the Indian Ocean and north of Antarctica. It holds the following countries:
Central Africa
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Republic of the Congo
Eastern Africa
  • Burundi
  • Comoros
  • Djibouti
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Seychelles
  • Rwanda
  • Somalia " Somaliland " Puntland
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
Northern Africa
  • Algeria
  • Ceuta
  • Egypt
  • Libya
  • Mauritania
  • Melilla
  • Morocco
  • Sudan
  • Tunisia
  • Western Sahara
Southern Africa
  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Reunion
  • Swaziland
  • South Africa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Western Africa
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Cí´te d'Ivoire
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Gabon
  • The Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Togo
Translations: 
  • Dutch: Afrika(nl)
  • French: l"Afrique
  • German: Afrika(de)n
  • Italian: l"Africa(it)f
  • Spanish: ífrica(es)f
Etymology: From Latin, Africa, from Afri, the ancient Carthagenian tribe of Northern Africa named after (Afros), a character in Greek mythology, king of (Libya) and son of (Kronos) and (Filyra). Adjective form with suffix -ic, -icus, -ikos, related to Afars.


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