A region of western Africa between the Sahara Desert and the Gulf of Guinea. In the 1950s and 1960s most of the countries in this area achieved independence from colonial powers.
An area of westAfrica, spanning 16 African countries.
West-africa Sentence Examples
Senegal, West Africa >>
Of the Sarcopsyllidae the best known species is the "jigger" or "chigoe" (Dermatophilus penetrans), indigenous in tropical South America and introduced into West Africa during the second half of last century.
The colonial budgets totalled in 1907 some 16,760,000, being divisible into six categories: Algeria 4,120,000; Tunisia 3,640,000; Indo-China3 about 5,000,ooo; West Africa 1,600,000; Madagascar 960,000; all other colonies combined 1,440,000.
The banded duiker (C. doriae) from West Africa is golden brown with black transverse bands on the back and loins.
TOGOLAND, a German colony on the Gulf of Guinea, West Africa.