Origin of AfricaClassical Latin from Africa (terra), African (land), feminine of Africus from Afer, an African
second largest continent, situated in the Eastern Hemisphere, south of Europe: c. 11,608,000 sq mi (30,065,000 sq km)
The second-largest continent, connected to Asia by the Isthmus of Suez and lying between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
- (historical) A province of the Roman Empire containing what is now modern Tunisia and portions of Libya.
- 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:
- The Maghreb and the Subsahara are regions of Africa with different geographies.
OriginSee also: África
From Latin Āfrica.
- It is as much Asia or Africa as New England.
- I've never been to Europe, or Africa, or anywhere yet.
- In Africa they were successful in expelling the garrisons placed in some of the coast towns by the Norman kings of Sicily.
- 25° N.; farther south the minimum breadth is reached between Africa and South America, Cape Palmas being only 1600 m.
- Although in late Tertiary times widely spread over southern Europe and India, giraffes are now confined to Africa south of the Sahara.