Definitions for sub-saharan africa

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sub-Saharan Africa, Black Africa(noun)

    the region of Africa to the south of the Sahara Desert

Wiktionary

  1. sub-Saharan Africa(Noun)

    Africa south of the Sahara.

Freebase

  1. Sub-Saharan Africa

    Sub-Saharan Africa is, geographically, the area of the continent of Africa that lies south of the Sahara. Politically, it consists of all African countries that are fully or partially located south of the Sahara. It contrasts with North Africa, which is considered a part of the Arab world. Somalia, Djibouti, Comoros and Mauritania are geographically part of Sub-Saharan Africa, but also part of the Arab world. The Sahel is the transitional zone between the Sahara and the tropical savanna and forest-savanna mosaic to the south. Since probably the 5.9 kiloyear event, the Saharan and Sub-Saharan regions of Africa have been separated by the extremely harsh climate of the sparsely populated Sahara, forming an effective barrier interrupted by only the Nile River in Sudan, though the Nile was blocked by the river's cataracts. The Sahara Pump Theory explains how flora and fauna left Africa to penetrate the Middle East and beyond. African pluvial periods are associated with a "wet Sahara" phase during which larger lakes and more rivers exist.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sub-saharan africa in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sub-saharan africa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michel Sidibe:

    HIV prevention is not working for young women in sub-Saharan Africa. They need more options.

  2. Barack Obama:

    My hope is that we can deliver a message that the U.S. is a strong partner not just for Kenya, but for Sub-Saharan Africa generally.

  3. Alan Fenwick:

    There are 25 to 35 million people infected in sub Saharan Africa with HIV [and] ten times that number of people after affected by schistosomiasis.

  4. Silvia Macri:

    We are seeing the same trends everywhere in sub-Saharan Africa, there's no experience with these projects, and not much clarity around the political framework.

  5. Marc Baum:

    Over 7,000 people a day are contracting HIV … mostly in sub-Saharan Africa, if we can make a dent in that with our technology, it would make an enormous impact.

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