HyperDic: africa

English > 1 sense of the word Africa:
NOUNobjectAfricathe second largest continent
Africa > pronunciation
Soundsae'ferkah; ae'frahkah; ae'frihkah
RhymesAlaska ... yucca: 76 rhymes with kah...
English > Africa: 1 sense > noun 1, object
MeaningThe 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.
Instance ofcontinentOne of the large landmasses of the earth
Part ofeastern hemisphere, orientThe hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia
PartsAfrican country, African nationAny one of the countries occupying the African continent
Angola, Republic of AngolaA republic in southwestern Africa on the Atlantic Ocean
BarbaryA region of northern Africa on the Mediterranean coast between Egypt and Gibraltar
Benin, Republic of Benin, DahomeyA country on western coast of Africa
Botswana, Republic of BotswanaA landlocked republic in south-central Africa that became independent from British control in the 1960s
Burundi, Republic of BurundiA landlocked republic in east central Africa on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika
Cameroon, Republic of Cameroon, CamerounA republic on the western coast of central Africa
Central African Republic, Central AfricaA landlocked country in central Africa
Chad, Republic of Chad, TchadA landlocked desert republic in north-central Africa
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zaire, Belgian CongoA republic in central Africa
Congo, Republic of the Congo, French CongoA republic in west-central Africa
Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti, Afars and IssasA country in northeastern Africa on the Somali peninsula
East AfricaA geographical area in eastern Africa
Egypt, Arab Republic of Egypt, United Arab RepublicA republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971
Equatorial Guinea, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Spanish GuineaA country of west central Africa (including islands in the Gulf of Guinea)
Ethiopia, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Yaltopya, AbyssiniaEthiopia is a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea
Gabon, Gabonese Republic, GabunA republic on the west coast of Africa
Gambia, The Gambia, Republic of The GambiaA narrow republic surrounded by Senegal in West Africa
Ghana, Republic of Ghana, Gold CoastA republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea
Great Rift Valley(geology) a depression in southwestern Asia and eastern Africa
Guinea, Republic of Guinea, French GuineaA republic in western Africa on the Atlantic
Guinea-Bissau, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, Guine-Bissau, Portuguese GuineaA republic on the northwestern coast of Africa
Ivory Coast, Cote d'Ivoire, Republic of Cote d'IvoireA republic in western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea
Kenya, Republic of KenyaA republic in eastern Africa
Lake Chad, ChadA lake in north central Africa
Lake Tanganyika, TanganyikaThe longest lake in the world in central Africa between Tanzania and Congo in the Great Rift Valley
Lake Victoria, Victoria NyanzaThe largest lake in Africa and the 2nd largest fresh water lake in the world
Lesotho, Kingdom of Lesotho, BasutolandA landlocked constitutional monarchy in southern Africa
Liberia, Republic of LiberiaA republic in West Africa
Libya, Socialist People's Libyan Arab JamahiriyaA military dictatorship in northern Africa on the Mediterranean
Madagascar, Republic of Madagascar, Malagasy RepublicA republic on the island of Madagascar
Maghreb, MahgribThe region of northwest Africa comprising the Atlas Mountains and the coastlands of Morocco and Algeria and Tunisia
Malawi, Republic of Malawi, NyasalandA landlocked republic in southern central Africa
Mali, Republic of Mali, French SudanA landlocked republic in northwestern Africa
Mauritania, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mauritanie, MuritaniyaA country in northwestern Africa with a provisional military government
Mozambique, Republic of Mozambique, MocambiqueA republic on the southeastern coast of Africa on the Mozambique Channel
Namibia, Republic of Namibia, South West AfricaA republic in southwestern Africa on the south Atlantic coast (formerly called South West Africa)
Niger, Republic of NigerA landlocked republic in West Africa
Nigeria, Federal Republic of NigeriaA republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea
North AfricaAn area of northern Africa between the Sahara and the Mediterranean Sea
NubiaAn ancient region of northeastern Africa (southern Egypt and northern Sudan) on the Nile
Ottoman Empire, Turkish EmpireA Turkish sultanate of southwestern Asia and northeastern Africa and southeastern Europe
Roman EmpireAn empire established by Augustus in 27 BC and divided in AD 395 into the Western Roman Empire and the eastern or Byzantine Empire
Rwanda, Rwandese Republic, RuandaA landlocked republic in central Africa
Sahara, Sahara DesertThe world's largest desert (3,500,000 square miles) in northern Africa
Senegal, Republic of SenegalA republic in northwestern Africa on the coast of the Atlantic
Shari, Shari River, Chari, Chari RiverAn African river that flows northwest into Lake Chad
Sierra Leone, Republic of Sierra LeoneA republic in West Africa
Somali peninsula, Horn of AfricaA peninsula of northeastern Africa (the easternmost part of Africa) comprising Somalia and Djibouti and Eritrea and parts of Ethiopia
SomaliaA republic in extreme eastern Africa on the Somali peninsula
South Africa, Republic of South AfricaA republic at the southernmost part of Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa, Black AfricaThe region of Africa to the south of the Sahara Desert
Sudan, Republic of the Sudan, SoudanA republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea
Sudan, SoudanA region of northern Africa to the south of the Sahara and Libyan deserts
Swaziland, Kingdom of SwazilandA landlocked monarchy in southeastern Africa
Tanzania, United Republic of TanzaniaA republic in eastern Africa
Togo, Togolese RepublicA republic on the western coast of Africa on the Gulf of Guinea
Uganda, Republic of UgandaA landlocked republic in eastern Africa
West AfricaAn area of western Africa between the Sahara Desert and the Gulf of Guinea
Zambia, Republic of Zambia, Northern RhodesiaA republic in central Africa
Zimbabwe, Republic of Zimbabwe, Rhodesia, Southern RhodesiaA landlocked republic in south central Africa formerly called Rhodesia
Region ofBoer WarEither of two wars
Namibia, Republic of Namibia, South West AfricaA republic in southwestern Africa on the south Atlantic coast (formerly called South West Africa)
Somali peninsula, Horn of AfricaA peninsula of northeastern Africa (the easternmost part of Africa) comprising Somalia and Djibouti and Eritrea and parts of Ethiopia
campaign, hunting expedition, safariAn overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa)
emir, amir, emeer, ameerAn independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia)
SpanishAfrica, áfrica, África
CatalanAfrica, Àfrica
AdjectivesAfricanof or relating to the nations of Africa or their peoples
Eurafricanrelating to or coming from Europe and Africa

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