Africa

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  • Afrika (sometimes used in AAVE)
  • Afric (poetic, archaic)

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From Latin Āfrica, from Āfer(inhabitant of the country of Carthage), probably from a Punic term for the country of Carthage of unknown origin.

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Africa

  1. The continent that is south of Europe, east of the Atlantic Ocean, west of the Indian Ocean and north of Antarctica.
    the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa
  2. (historical) A province of the Roman Empire containing what is now modern Tunisia and portions of Libya.
  3. A surname​.

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Africa f

  1. Africa.

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Latin[edit]

Latin Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia la

Etymology[edit]

Feminine of āfricus, as a noun elliptic of terra Āfrica(literally the African land). The adjective āfricus comes from the name of the Āfrī (singular Āfer), a tribal people of the area near Carthage, by addition of the -icus suffix.

The Latin term formed alongside Greek Ἀφρική(hē Aphrikḗ), both terms being attested since the first century.

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Āfrica f ‎(genitive Āfricae); first declension

  1. Northwestern Africa, the territory of Carthage, the African coast west of the Nile
    Nilus Africam ab Aethiopiā dispescens (Pliny 5, 9, 10, § 53)
  2. Name of a Roman province from 146 BC to AD 293 (later split into Africa Zeugitana and Africa Byzacena under Diocletian)
  3. Africa as a continent, understood as the quarter of the globe south of the Mediterranean
    Si probare possemus Ligarium in Āfricā omnino non fuisse.
    If we could prove that Ligarius was not at all in Africa.

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First declension, with locative.

Case Singular
nominative Āfrica
genitive Āfricae
dative Āfricae
accusative Āfricam
ablative Āfricā
vocative Āfrica
locative Āfricae

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Romanian[edit]

Romanian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ro

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin Africa.

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Africa f

  1. Africa (a continent)

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