What does Africa mean?

Definitions for Africa
ˈæf rɪ kəAfrica

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Africa(noun)

    the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean

Wiktionary

  1. Africa(ProperNoun)

    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:

Freebase

  1. Africa

    Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent. At about 30.2 million km² including adjacent islands, it covers six percent of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4 percent of the total land area. With 1.0 billion people, it accounts for about 15% of the world's human population. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, both the Suez Canal and the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagoes. It has 54 fully recognized sovereign states, 9 territories and two de facto independent states with limited or no recognition. Africa's name is derived from an ancient area in modern day Tunisia known as Ifriqiya or sunny place, in Tamazight. Africa, particularly central Eastern Africa, is widely accepted as the origin of humans and the Hominidae clade, as evidenced by the discovery of the earliest hominids and their ancestors, as well as later ones that have been dated to around seven million years ago – including Sahelanthropus tchadensis, Australopithecus africanus, A. afarensis, Homo erectus, H. habilis and H. ergaster – with the earliest Homo sapiens found in Ethiopia being dated to circa 200,000 years ago. Africa straddles the equator and encompasses numerous climate areas; it is the only continent to stretch from the northern temperate to southern temperate zones.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Africa

    one of the five great divisions of the globe, three times larger than Europe, seven-tenths of it within the torrid zone, and containing over 200,000,000 inhabitants of more or less dark-skinned races. It was long a terra incognita, but it is now being explored in all directions, and attempts are everywhere made to bring it within the circuit of civilisation. It is being parcelled out by European nations, chiefly Britain, France, and Germany, and with more zeal and appliance of resource by Britain than any other.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Africa

    From the Phœnician afer, a black man, and the Sanskrit ac, earth, land, country. This great continent is the natural home of the blacks--the negroes of North America and the West Indian Islands being descended from the slaves carried thither from the west coast of Africa since the time of the original slave trader, Sir John Hawkins, in 1562.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Africa' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1298

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Africa' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2372

How to pronounce Africa?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Africa in sign language?

  1. africa

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Africa in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Africa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Africa in a Sentence

  1. President Ramaphosa:

    The impact of apartheid on black families was devastating. In my own family it happened twice, where land was taken, we were moved from where my parents had grown up owning land, working the land, they were moved and dropped into an arid place with no compensation whatsoever, as it is now, the poverty that we have in South Africa, in part, has been given rise to by people not having assets.

  2. Mike Rogers:

    When you pay ransom, you get more kidnappings. That's certainly what we saw across Africa. We're certainly seeing it in Yemen as well, if we're going to be extorted into paying ransom to al Qaeda so that they can rape women and blow up buildings and kill civilians, men, women and children, that's a pretty bad plan to start with. I agreed with the President's decision.

  3. Chief Executive Sani Sener:

    We are going to be very active in South East Asia and Africa and the Middle East, where we will continue to be active, we are a company from an emerging market and we always like the growth in emerging markets. The growth will be in emerging markets from now on.

  4. Brett Thomson:

    Over the past month we have had numerous clients replying that they will be in touch after all the health scares are over, even if we explain how far southern Africa is from West Africa, it does not change their mind. Africa is seen as a country and hardly ever as a continent.

  5. Xolani Dube:

    Many of the women the president announced have been there for many decades. We need to ask ourselves what kind of paradigm shift are we looking for in this country, we need to introduce young women who have a different outlook on how South Africa is supposed to be governed in this particular age.

Images & Illustrations of Africa

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