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Definition/Scope: Second largest continent, after Asia, covering about one-fifth of the total land surface of the Earth. The continent is bounded on the west by the Atlantic Ocean, on the north by the Mediterranean Sea, on the east by the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, and on the south by the mingling waters of the Atlantic and Indian oceans.

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Narrower Terms:

Central Africa
East Africa
Northern Africa
Saharan Africa
Southern Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Western Africa

Related Terms:

Kalahari Desert
Libyan Desert
Sahara Desert

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