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WHY IS AFRICA, CALLED AFRICA? AND FROM WHAT LANGUAGE, DOES THE NAME COME FROM?

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WHY IS AFRICA, CALLED AFRICA? AND FROM WHAT LANGUAGE, DOES THE NAME COME FROM?
posted Apr 9, 2016 by Divya Shree

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“Africa”—land of the Afer—was a name used by the Romans to refer to the region belonging to Carthage, a powerful North.
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Alternate explanation may come from a North African tribe that the Romans encountered in Carthage, the Afri, or Ifira. The Ifira were a group of Berbers that dwelt in modern-day Tunisia. The name is still in use today. Africa, then, would be “the land of the Afri,” instead of “the land without cold.”

answer Apr 18, 2016 by Prajwal C.m.
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