Definition of Africa
continent of the eastern hemisphere straddling the Equator, separated from Europe by the Strait of Gibraltar, and adjoining Asia at the Sinai Peninsula area 11,677,239 square miles (30,244,049 square kilometers) ◆Africa's largest lake is Victoria, its longest river is the Nile, and its highest point is Kibo Peak on Mount Kilimanjaro.
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AFRICA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of Africa for English Language Learners
: continent south of the Mediterranean Sea
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