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Princeton's WordNet

  1. East Africa(noun)

    a geographical area in eastern Africa


  1. East Africa

    East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easterly region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. In the UN scheme of geographic regions, 20 territories constitute Eastern Africa: ⁕Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi – comprise the African Great Lakes region and are members of the East African Community. Burundi and Rwanda are sometimes considered part of Central Africa. ⁕Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia – collectively known as the Horn of Africa. ⁕Mozambique and Madagascar – often considered part of Southern Africa. Madagascar has close cultural ties to Southeast Asia and the islands of the Indian Ocean. ⁕Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe – often included in Southern Africa, and formerly of the Central African Federation. ⁕Comoros, Mauritius and Seychelles – small island nations in the Indian Ocean. ⁕Réunion and Mayotte – French overseas territories also in the Indian Ocean. ⁕South Sudan – newly independent from Sudan. Due to colonial territories of the British East Africa Protectorate and German East Africa, the term East Africa is often used to specifically refer to the area now comprising the three countries of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. However, this has never been the convention in many other languages, where the term generally had a wider, strictly geographic context and therefore typically included Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of east africa in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of east africa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeremy Gordon:

    East Africa hasn't seen huge tech acquisitions or other types of exits, the events that make early stage investments truly pay off.

  2. Aidan Heavey:

    There are still some exciting areas in Africa like east Africa and in particular the onshore areas, this is certainly not the end of African oil - far from it.

  3. Somalia Nick Kay:

    But scaling back now will crush the hopes of millions of Somalis, endanger peace and security in the Horn of Africa and East Africa, bolster violent extremism globally and risk a renewed exodus of refugees, reducing effort should not be an option.

  4. Matt Bryden:

    ) pitch will actually appeal to an East African audience, it seems there are two audiences: There's the game-meat eating audience, possibly aiming for here in East Africa, and then there's the adventure tourism audience of elsewhere, likely the West.

  5. Joseph Votel:

    Votel told Fox News’ Catherine Herridge. The intent is to create a situation where NATO can't continue to thrive. Votel said he did not have unique insights into Russian President Vladimir Putin but he believes Putin sees the expansion of NATO ...as a threat to him and I think what they (Moscow) are attempting to do is create these frozen conflicts and create situations that are very, very difficult to resolve along their border. That does, could pose an existential threat, Votel added. He also said Russia is using a hybrid approach to warfare where state and non-state actors are mixing military and non-military capabilities. The result is a coercive effect...using information operations, using manipulation of media , using social media. Since January, Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia – three traditional U.S. allies - have completed significant nuclear energy deals with Russia. Asked if this is evidence of Putin's effort to further expand Russia’s reach, and the seeds of a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, Votel replied it was proof of Moscow's push to challenge the U.S. and expand its influence. Votel said SOCOM is assisting those countries that want to resist Russian influence. We work with partners to help develop their capabilities, we help our embassies with some of their messaging activities that they are doing out there to make sure that truthful information is getting out to populations. We use our civil affairs capability to help connect governments to their populations and strengthen those relationships. In doing that, (we) reduce those vulnerabilities of populations who may be vulnerable to this type of pressure they get from outside countries . Asked about Al Qaeda, Votel said the terror group was diminished in east Africa, Syria and Yemen, but the lesson of the last decade is that the U.S. and its allies must maintain pressure or the groups will reinvent and reconstitute. The leader of Al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, is believed to be in Pakistan, and has been noticeably silent on the June drone strike that killed the organization's number two , Naser al Wuhayishi, who also was the leader of the Al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen. To me it is a good sign it’s an indication that we have been very effective at isolating him so that is kind of my initial reaction.

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