Africa

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English[edit]

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From Latin Āfrica, from Āfrī, singular Āfer (inhabitant of the country of Carthage), in turn either from:

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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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  • Swahili: Afrika

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Italian[edit]

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From Latin Africa.

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Africa f

  1. Africa (a continent)

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Latin[edit]

Latin Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Feminine of āfricus/Āfricus, as a noun elliptic of terra āfrica/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 suffix -icus.

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

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Āfrica f sg (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. Africa (a province of the Roman Empire) (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 noun, with locative, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Āfrica
Genitive Āfricae
Dative Āfricae
Accusative Āfricam
Ablative Āfricā
Vocative Āfrica
Locative Āfricae

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Occitan[edit]

Occitan Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Africa.

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Africa f

  1. Africa (a continent)

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Romanian[edit]

Romanian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin Africa.

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Africa f

  1. Africa (a continent)

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