Africa

Africa

WordNet



noun


(1)   The second largest continent; located south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
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Etymology


From Africa, from Afri, the ancient Carthaginian tribe of Northern Africa named after Άφρος (Afros), a character in Greek mythology, king of Λιβύη (Libya) and son of Κρόνος (Kronos) and Φιλύρα (Filyra). Adjective form with suffix -ic, -icus, -ikos, related to Afars.

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

Eastern Africa

Northern Africa

Southern Africa

Western Africa

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