Dark Continent, The
Africa: so called, especially during the 19th century, because little was known about it.
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Origin of Dark Continent, The
First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for dark continent
the Dark Continent a term for Africa when it was relatively unexplored
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